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

Learn to swim with the organization that started group swimming lessons…the Y! The Y offers swimming lessons for anyone ages 6 months of age and older. The YMCA Swim Lessons Curriculum is a core group of swimming skills every person needs to learn how to swim. At the Y, we teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.

Find Our Swim Lessons and Sign-Up Here

For More Information About Swim Lessons:

Heidi Gerkin
Swim Lesson Coordinator

Group Exercise Classes In The Pool

Water Aerobics, Paddle Board Yoga, Parkinson’s Aquatic Fitness

See Group Exercise Schedule

Youth Swim Team (6-18yrs)

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


Lifeguard Certification Course

Lifeguard Certification Course June 18th-20th

BHP Billiton YMCA

Swim, Swim Instructor

Ages: 15 - 110

Program Dates: Jun 18 2021 - Jun 20 2021

Time: -
Lifeguard Certification Course

Online Registration: Dec 9 2020 - Jun 18 2021

In-House Registration: Dec 9 2020 - Jun 18 2021

Contact: Raymond Lee at

Non-Member: $225.00


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