Fall 1 Aquatics Programs

YMCA swim lessons are more than stroke development. It’s a child centered approach, where children learn to have a life-long love for swimming. The children gain confidence, self-esteem and make new friends while developing listening and social skills.

Children are taught in skill appropriate groups and progress at their own pace.

For more information on aquatic programs or swim evaluation, contact Pat Bonga at 518-583-9622 ext.125.

All aquatic programs will take place at the Saratoga Springs Branch Pool.


Members/ Family Members: $70.00

NOTE: Classes, dates, times and pricing are subject to change

without notice. To verify information, please contact the Saratoga

Regional YMCA at 518-583-9622 or visit our website at




These classes promote aquatic enrichment and readiness while

promoting parental education, safety and fun.


Stage A/B (6-36 months) Parents accompany their child in the pool.

  • Monday 9:00-9:40am
  • Wednesday 4:15-4:55pm
  • Friday,9:45-10:25am; 4:15-4:55 pm; 5:00-5:40pm
  • Saturday, 9:45-10:25 am; 10:30-11:10 am
  • Sunday 10:30-11:10am 



Preschool swim lessons promote water readiness, safety and encourage independent swimming through progressive skill development and fun.

Stage 1P with Parents (3-5 years)

For beginners.

  • Monday 9:45-10:25am
  • Tuesday 4:15-4:55pm
  • Saturday 9:00-9:40am; 9:45-10:25am


Stage 2P with Parents (3-5 years)

For children who can float on front/back and go under water willingly.

  • Monday, 10:30-11:10am;
  • Tuesday 5:00-5:40pm
  • Saturday10:30-11:10am; 11:15-11:40am
  • Sunday 9:00-9:40am


YOUTH (6 + years)

Children in the YMCA youth swim lessons continue to develop personal growth, improve swim strokes and endurance, while progressing at their own pace and gaining confidence along the way.


Stage 2 (6-12 years)

For children who can float on front/back and go under water willingly. 

  • Wednesday 5:00-5:45pm
  • Friday 5:45-6:25pm
  • Sunday 9:45-10:25am


Stage 3 (6-12 years)  

For children who can roll from front to back while swimming, front & back float, submerge and swim 25 yards independently.

  • Tuesday 5:00-5:40pm
  • Friday, 5:00-5:40 pm;
  • Saturday 9:00-9:40am; 10:30-11:10 am
  • Sunday 9:45-10:25am
  • Swim evaluation and goggles are required.


Stage 4 (6-12 years)

For children who can swim on front and back without flotation for 25 yards and jump and submerge independently. 

  • Wednesday 5:00-5:40pm
  • Friday, 4:15-4:55pm; 5:45-6:25pm
  • Saturday, 9:45 am -10:25 am
  • Sunday 9:00-9:40am
  • Swim evaluation and goggles are required.


Stage 5/6 (7-12 years)

For children who can swim front crawl with rotary breathing and back crawl 50 yards and elementary backstroke and breast stroke 25 yards..

  • Tuesday 5:45-6:25
  • Saturday, 11:15-11:55am
  • Swim evaluation and goggles are required.



Swim Team is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. Children become a team, as they learn how to be more independent and yet work as a group. Swim team helps teach self reliance and develops attitudes and practices that build character and leadership, all while having fun. 


A comprehensive, competitive fall/winter swim program. The swim team focuses on developing technical abilities which build self-esteem, team values, and fitness knowledge. Placement in swim groups will be determined by coaches at tryouts.

  • Saratoga Springs Branch
  • Swim team runs from September 2021 through March 2022
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: times to be determined 
  • Full year or Modified (Middle School Sports) $609
  • Girls Varsity (Fall High School Sports season)        $516
  • Boys Varsity (Winter High School Sports season) $462
  • Above fees reflect USA registration fee required
  • All participants must have a youth or teen or family membership in addition to this fee.
  • New swimmers must attend one night of tryouts. Dates to be announced
  • Pre-registration is not required for try-outs.
  • Caps and goggles are required.
  • For more information, please contact Pat Bonga at ext. 125 or email stingrays@srymca.org


Private/Semi Private Lessons for all abilities ages 6 months and up

For more information contact Pat, Aquatics Department at stingrays@srymca.org or call 518-583-9622, Ext. 125.



 This class is for adults who are beginners or who can swim but want to learn strokes. Bring goggles and swim cap to class.

  • Beginners Thursday 8:20-9:00am
  • Intermediate Thursday, 9:05-9:45 am
  • Members/Family Members: $70.00 



A great low impact, cardiovascular workout that includes body toning exercise. A great way to get in shape while having fun in the the shallow and deep ends of the pool. No swimming skills required.

Combo Shallow/Deep Water Workout

  • Monday and Wednesday 11:20-12:00 pm
  • Wednesdays and Friday 9:05 am - 9:45 am
  • Members/Family Members: $65.00


Deep Water Workout

  • Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am- 10:40 am
  • Members/Family Members: $65.00


AQUA ZUMBA (14+ years)

An easy to follow, calorie-burning fitness class that makes working out in the pool a splash! This fun, up-beat class integrates stretching, body-toning and cardio-conditioning using the resistance of water.

  • Sundays 11:20 am-12:00 pm 
  • Members/Family Members: $35.00



A water fitness program utilizing the physical properties of water to increase agility, range of motion and cardiovascular conditioning. No swimming ability is required.  Sliver Splash utilizes shallow water.  Registration is required.  Participants can only register for one (1) class PER day.  This class is for members age 55 years and up!

  • Tuesday 9:50-10:30am
  • Tuesday 10:35-11:15am
  • Thursday 9:50-10:30am;
  • Thursday 10:35-11:15am
  • Members/Family Members: Free-Reservations Required



An aquatic exercise class for individuals who have completed physical therapy and now want to move on to a low impact total body conditioning program. It combines aerobic, stretching and strengthening exercise that offers both comfort and challenge to participants of all fitness levels. Physician’s consent is required.

5 week program

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 1:20-2:00 pm
  • Members/Family Members: $85.00
  • Instructor: Sharon Cudahy
  • For more information, please contact Pat Bonga at ext. 125 or email stingrays@srymca.org



Become a certified lifeguard and build pride in your leadership skills while enhancing your time management and social skills as well as making new friends. This class will provide a foundation and jump start that will enhance your life. 

  • Class start is TBA
  • $390 (membership is not required)
  • For more information, call Ilene at 583-9622, ext.103 or email Ilene.leverence@srymca.org
  • A pre-requisite swim evaluation is required before the start of the class.
  • Includes Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR/FPR certifications.
  • Books and supplies are included in price.



Reservations are required for Lap Swim

Reservations are made on the SRYMCA.org website under schedules or from the Saratoga Regional YMCA App.

To reserve a lap lane time:

  • An active SRY membership and advanced reservations are required to participate.
  • Reservations open 48 hours before the start of each session/class and will remain open until 1 hour before lap swim time starts or until all spaces are filled.


Family Open Swim ( For Families Only)

  • Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm only
  • Various times available during the week, see group X pro for schedule
  • Max 6 people, in same household, may include up to 2 adults and 4 children 
  • reservations required, one reservation per day, make your reservations under one family member name.