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Our ratio for semi-private lessons is 2 participants to a single instructor. A smaller group setting encourages faster learning of swim skills along with cooperation and teamwork. With only two participants the instructor is able to focus more on their individual needs and help them improve at a faster rate.

Semi-private lessons run monthly, with 8 classes on Mondays and Wednesdays for a duration of 30 minutes or 4 classes on Saturdays for a duration of 45 minutes.

Semi-private lessons are offered for children ages 3-12. Broken into preschool (ages 3-5) and Youth (ages 6-12). Instead of signing up for a specified level, choose a time that works best for you!

On the first day of lessons, our staff will administer a quick swim test and/or verbal questionnaire at the beginning of the session. Participants will then be placed in a group that is best suited for their swim development.

We also offer an Adult semi-private lesson on Monday-Wednesday at 5:30 pm, and Saturday at 1:00 pm 




Group swim lessons are not for everyone. Whether your child learns better in a one-on-one environment or you prefer the convenience of planning their lessons around a busy schedule, we can accommodate you. Private Swim Lessons at the Sacramento Central YMCA are a great way to improve confidence or stroke. Instructors will work with you one on one to develop a plan to meet your swimming goals. Private lessons are great for children who thrive with individual attention, teens, and adults who are first learning to swim, or anyone looking to perfect their stroke.

Lessons are available in 2 options (4 Pack, and 8 Pack)

  • Lessons are offered Monday and Wednesday, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Saturdays.
  • Lessons are held year-round in our heated, indoor pool.

Ready to Register for a Private Swim Lesson Package?

  • Follow this link to see available days and times.  


Private swim lessons Refund Policy

All private swim lesson participants will be eligible for a partial refund (all but $15 processing fee) if they choose to drop out of lessons before the first week of your private swim lesson. There are NO REFUNDS after the first week of private swim lessons. The only exception is a pro-rated refund for special situations including an injury where the child is unable to finish the session or a family-related emergency where the child is unable to complete the session. Credit for the pro-rated cost of the lesson will be issued if the YMCA has to cancel a swim lesson due to pool closure.

Make-up Policy:

We do not offer Make-up swim lessons at this time.