Cambridge YMCA
820 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, MA 02139
P. 617-661-9622

Child With Parent Classes

Our classes for ages 6-36 months range in size from 5 to 8 swimmers. Please note that an adult must accompany each child into the water for every class.


Winter Session: January 3rd – February 17th

Spring I Session: February 23rd – April 14th

*Registration Opens Jan. 16th for Members/Jan. 23rd for Non-Members

Spring II Session: Begins April 22nd

*Registration Opens March 13th for Members/March 20th for Non-Members


Our Lightning Policy

Shrimp w/ Parent (Ages 6-18 months)*

toddler swim lessons at the YMCA

This class focuses on basic skills for water familiarization, safety, and confidence. Instructors use games and songs to acclimate babies

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Perch w/ Parent (Ages 19-36 months)*

Parent Child swim lessons at the YMCA

This class includes basic swimming skills including arm and leg movement, breath control, balance, gliding, floating, and safety rules. A

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Pike w/ Parent (Age 2.9 to 5 years)

preschool swim lessons at the YMCA

This is the water discovery class. This class focuses on basic swimming mechanics and prepares young swimmers for independent lessons. The

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