Our YMCA is considered the aquatics leader in the community and offers quality swim programs at nine locations throughout three counties. Teaching kids to swim is saving lives and the YMCA is committed to giving instruction to over 3,000 children yearly in organized lessons. The YMCA is also proud of our first-class swim team, which is consistently nationally ranked.


 Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are offered at the Reading YMCA, Adamstown YMCA, Tri Valley YMCA and Tamaqua YMCA. As a YMCA member of one of our branches, you will receive discounted fees for all swim lesson classes. Contact your YMCA for additional information.

Contact your local YMCA for the latest fees.

Additional Resources:

Group Lessons


 Open/Lap Swim

Association-wide YMCA members have full access to the aquatic center at the Reading YMCA. The Reading YMCA pool is open for open/lap swim throughout the week. Refer to pool schedule for days and times. Children 8 years old and under and all non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older for open swim. All children must pass a swim test to enter deep water.


6:00-10:00 am; 11:30-6:00 pm



10:00-2:00 pm

 YMCA Swim Team

Train with one of the best YMCA swim teams in Pennsylvania.
Fall/Winter practice begins in September. For more info:




There are a number of certification courses offered at the YMCA including:


Lifeguarding - $275.00 for certification

Course length: Approximately 26 hours


Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED - $90.00 for certification

Course Length: Approximately 6 hours


Adult CPR/AED - $60.00 for certification

Course length: Approximately 4 hours


Contact Alex Gordon at for dates, times, and registration information.


Our Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.