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New Bedford Aquatics

Swim Programs – Parent/Child, Preschool, Youth & Adult

The Y offers a wide range of swimming options for the whole family  including: traditional learn to swim classes starting with infants right through to adults; specialty programs for diverse abilities; water sports & games; private & semi-private swim lessons; swim team; Master’s style swim conditioning; aquatic exercise classes; open swim & lap swim times.

The Y Aquatic programs are positive, fun, healthy activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills.  Swimming builds self-confidence and develops the whole person – spirit, mind and body.  Instructional swim classes are divided into ability groups where our trained instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance and social skills while guiding students with praise and encouragement.

For more information, please contact Sara White (Aquatic Director) at 508.997.0734 x122 or swhite@ymcasc.org.

Please see our pool schedule for availability.

Swim Lesson Selector

Summer Aquatic Program Schedule 2022

Hurricanes Swim Team

Combining the environment of a great training facility, experienced coaching staff, supportive parents and hard working swimmers, our New Bedford YMCA Hurricanes Swim Team is living their motto everyday: EVERYONE SWIMS, EVERYONE WINS!

Over the course of the season, swimmers will have ample opportunity to increase their mental, physical and emotional abilities, that will carry over into their daily lives out of the swimming pool. As a member of this cohesive group, swimmers will develop social skills that will last a lifetime. Team members will also experience successes that in turn will foster increased self-esteem.

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  • Preregistration to Swim – Registration for pool lap lanes, an independent water exercise area, and family swim areas. Registration will only be open for 48 hours in advance of the day/date of usage.
  • Shower Required – All users must shower prior to pool usage and their reservation time clearly states that check in time, shower on the front end and departure must be within that allotted time frame.
  • No Equipment Allowed – Swimmers are not allowed to bring any equipment with them onto the pool deck beyond a USCG PFD for non-swimmers. NO noodles, balls, dive toys, float toys, etc. will be allowed.