Learn to Swim

Teaching Kids Life-saving Lessons

The YMCA believes no child should drown because they never learned to swim. That's why the YMCA Learn to Swim program partners with area schools to provide kids in underserved communities with life-saving water safety instruction at no cost to their families.


YMCA Learn to Swim teaches young swimmers the skills they need to be safe in or near the water, and how to respond in a water emergency. The program is currently offered in the following communities:

  • Glencliff
  • Northwest Nashville
  • Donelson-Hermitage

Contact Learn to Swim

For more information about Learn to Swim, contact: Amy Kennedy

Help Teach a Child How to Swim

Programs like Learn to Swim are possible thanks to generous contributors to the YMCA Annual Giving Campaign. Your gift to the Annual Giving Campaign can inspire a child to learn this life-saving skill.