Backyard Swim

Build confidence, learn new skills and swim. Whether you have your very own pool, association pool or favorite beach front, let the Y come to you.

What is Backyard Swim?

The Greater Burlington Y provides swim lessons right in your own backyard or neighborhood pool or beach location!

A Schedule that Fits Your Schedule

Become part of the Backyard Swim Program and have the convenience of swim lessons, water fitness classes, or even specialized adaptive lessons coming to you in your own neighborhood. We know you’ll find this an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience for all.

Our instructors are CPR, First Aid, AED, and Lifeguard certified. All have been trained to work with children from 6 months of age up to adults.

The Y sets the standard for swim programs, with participants enjoying the sport for years. Safety comes first. All lessons are taught in a progressive manner, with elements of fun. All programs are taught using the YMCA Progressive Swim curriculum.



For more information, please contact Jess Lukas by email at or by phone at 802-652-8143.


Pomerleau Family Y
266 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties