The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes, or taking water exercise classes, members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

The aquatics programs at the Y are about more than just the techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem, and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.





Learn To Swim

Swimming is a life skill that allows you to safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment. Private & Group Swim Lessons for children beginning at 6 months old.


Swim Lesson Finder

Answer the questions below to find the swim lesson that fits.

Group Exercise Classes In The Pool

Water Aerobics, Aqua Dance, Paddle Board Yoga, Core On The Board

See Group Exercise Schedule

Youth Swim Team (6-18yrs)

Red River Aquatic Club of the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana is a Competitive, USA Swimming and National YMCA registered age group swim team. We are now evaluating youth swimmers to join the swim team. Coaches must evaluate potential team members. Visit the swim team website for more information and recent news:

U.S. Masters Swim Team (18yrs +)

Swim team for individuals over the age of 18 who are looking to improve their swim fitness. All practices have a coach on deck and workouts incorporate drills and work sets to develop and refine your swimming skills and endurance. We strive to give each swimmer a workout catered to their particular ability level.

Masters Team Workouts: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – 5:30am, Mondays & Wednesdays – Noon, Tuesdays & Thursdays – 6:00am & 6:30pm

Must register in person at the Y. Must be a Y member. Additional cost is $10 per month and you must have a U.S. Masters Swimming Membership – Register Here for U.S. Masters Swimming Membership

For More Information about Masters Swimming at the Y:

Mason McGee


For More Information About Aquatic Facilities & Programs:

Raymond Lee

Executive Director, BHP Billiton YMCA


STAGE 3 - WATER STAMINA (3 - 12 Years)

Saturday 10:05 – 10:35 AM (3 – 12 Years)

BHP Billiton YMCA

Swim, Swim Instructor, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jan 11 2020 - Feb 29 2020

Time: 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM
Stage 3: Water Stamina is available for ages 3 - 12 years. Please see our Swim Lessons Selector, located at to determine what stage your child should be in.

Online Registration: Nov 20 2019 - Dec 29 2019

In-House Registration: Nov 13 2019 - Dec 29 2019

Contact: Heidi Gerkin at

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00


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