WATERBABIES
and Watertots

Our WaterBabies and WaterTots programs build basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children ages 6 months to 4 years old become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position, bubble blowing, and gentle submersions.

Our WaterBabies and WaterTots programs build basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children ages 6 months to 4 years old become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position, bubble blowing, and gentle submersions.

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Our Waterbabies program is designed for infants aged 6 months to 2 years old, or for those who are having a first-time experience of the pool atmosphere. Our WaterTots program is designed for toddlers aged 2 to 4 years old, or for those who have experience around the pool and are able to perform some swimming skills with little assistance.

By registering for any of our group swim lesson programs, you are agreeing to the terms found in our SWIM LESSON PARENT HANDBOOK. Click the link to view the page.

  • Y-Members $50
  • Community Members $75

SUMMER registration OPENS MAY 1st!

June 8th–July 16th
Saturday Mornings
*5-week session*
9:00 AM–9:25 AM 

Saturday Mid-Afternoons
*5-week session*
11:00 AM–11:25 AM

July 20th–August 17th
Saturday Mornings
*5-week session*
9:00 AM–9:25 AM 

Saturday Mid-Afternoons
*5-week session*
11:00 AM–11:25 AM

June 8th–July 16th
Saturday Mornings
*5-week session*
9:30 AM–9:55 AM 

Saturday Mid-Afternoons
*5-week session*
11:30 AM–11:55 AM

July 20th–August 17th
Saturday Mornings
*5-week session*
9:30 AM–9:55 AM 

Saturday Mid-Afternoons
*5-week session*
11:30 AM–11:55 AM

Our WaterBabies and WaterTots programs build basic water safety skills for both parents and children, helping infants and young children ages 6 months to 4 years old become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position, bubble blowing, and gentle submersions.

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Our Waterbabies program is designed for infants aged 6 months to 2 years old. Our WaterTots program is designed for toddlers aged 2 to 4 years old.

By registering for any of our group swim lesson programs, you are agreeing to the terms found in our SWIM LESSON PARENT HANDBOOK. Click the link to view the page.

  • Y-Members $50
  • Community Members $75

SUMMER 1 AND 2 REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1ST!

June 8th–July 16th
Saturday Mornings
*5-week session*
9:00 AM–9:25 AM 

Saturday Mid-Afternoons
*5-week session*
11:00 AM–11:25 AM

July 20th–August 17th
Saturday Mornings
*5-week session*
9:00 AM–9:25 AM 

Saturday Mid-Afternoons
*5-week session*
11:00 AM–11:25 AM

June 8th–July 16th
Saturday Mornings
*5-week session*
9:30 AM–9:55 AM 

Saturday Mid-Afternoons
*5-week session*
11:30 AM–11:55 AM

July 20th–August 17th
Saturday Mornings
*5-week session*
9:30 AM–9:55 AM 

Saturday Mid-Afternoons
*5-week session*
11:30 AM–11:55 AM

  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the MEMBER SERVICE DESK.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the MEMBER SERVICE DESK or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the MEMBER SERVICE DESK.

Book Your Spot:

Reservation Reminders:

  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the Member Service Desk.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the Member Service Desk or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the Member Service Desk.
Reminders
Instructions
  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the Member Service Desk.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the Member Service Desk or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the Member Service Desk.

Financial AsSistance Programs

Individuals will not be turned away from participating in programs, activities, and/or membership due to their inability to pay. The Y maintains a generous financial assistance program for youth, adults, and families who demonstrate financial need. Funding for this program is provided by fundraising events at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA and community-wide donors.