Youth Swim Lessons

The Y was home to the world’s first group swimming lesson in 1907.  The Y has a long history and excellent reputations for teaching people how to swim. The Maui Family Y is no different. With lap swimming, open and family times, water exercise classes, swimming lessons (group or private) the Maui Family Y has everyone’s  needs covered. Our Y instructors are certified to help any level of swimmer, beginner or not. If you are looking to learn a new stroke or just brush up on the ones you already know our instructors can help.

Parent-Child Lessons
(Ages 6 mos – 2 years)

This class seeks to make both parents and children comfortable in the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving through water and on dry land, while the parent will become aware of how to teach his/her child to be safe in and around the water. All parent-child swim lessons (Level A & B) require one parent to accompany the child in the water.
Parent-Child classes provide experiences and activities for parents and infants to feel more comfortable in the water. Participants will learn how to safely enter and exit the water, as well as how to submerge their faces and explore buoyancy in a front and back position.

Youth Swim Lessons

Students in Pike/Eel are oriented to the aquatics environment and progressively gain skills as they move through the Y swim program. At later levels, students build on their basic skills to learn propulsive movements on both the front and back. Personal safety and rescue skills are included to help students meet safety goals. By the end of the fish level, students will have obtained the skills and fitness level necessary for entrance into advanced courses such as swim team or other aquatic activities.

PIKE/EEL Level 1

Beginners could have a fear of being unfamiliar with how to swim. Their movements will be rudimentary. To progress to the next level they will paddle a length of the pool.

(5-8 years)

Students can already paddle on their front, back, and side. They will be able to paddle across the pool without support and a couple of lengths of the pool with support.


(7-9 years)

Students will be able to perform rudimentary crawl, back, fly, breast, elementary back, and sidestroke. Refinement levels of swimmers begin to look like our more traditional strokes. They are able to swim a couple lengths of the pool without support.

GUPPY Level 4
(8-10 years)

Crawl stroke, backstroke, and elementary back stroke  will be in good form. The rest of the strokes will improve and show all basic elements. Endurance will be improved and students will also be able to swim two lengths of the pool without support.

MINNOW Level 5
(8-11 years)

All traditional strokes have all basic elements. Refinements are becoming mastered. Good endurance will allow swimming 300 continuous yards.

FISH Level 6
(8-13 years)

All traditional strokes are mastered. Students work on improving efficiency, endurance, and adaptability to unique situations. They work on creative movements in the water.

Saturday Swim Lesson Schedule
Classes meets for eight consecutive weeks for 45 minutes.

Dates:  Please contact our Welcome Staff at 242-9007


Youth and Adult Private Swim Lessons
A great alternative to a class environment, our private lessons accommodate your busy schedule. All levels are welcome. Six Lessons (45 minutes each).

Fee:    Member $110        Non Member $220

Youth Swim Team

Keep your child actively swimming with our youth swim team. Swimmers will be trained in conditioning, speed and proper competition strokes. Swim team participants must be at least 5 years old and demonstrate Level 5 (Minnow) swimming ability. Must be able to swim one lap (50 yards) using front and back crawl. Try a free trial class before joining.

Practice Schedule:
Mon/Wed        3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fee:     Member $35        Non Member $70