Adult, Private, + Adaptive Lessons

Take the Plunge

Are you an adult looking to swim or improve your stroke? Perhaps you or someone you know — of any age — with a physical or developmental need is looking for swim lessons. Well, the Y can help! We provide adaptive swim lessons for youth and adults, private adult swim instruction, and stroke refinement.

Fall 2 session (7 weeks) will run Oct. 31 – Dec. 18.

Adult Small Group Lessons


Beginner Adult Swim: Designed for adult swimmers with little to no experience in the water. We will work to help conquer the fear of swimming, and introduce basic concepts of stroke technique and water safety. The majority of this class takes place in the shallow end of the pool. Tuesdays, 6:15-7:00pm.

Intermediate Adult Swim: For adult swimmers who feel comfortable in the water and are looking to improve technique and learn new strokes. This class covers more advanced, deep-end skills such as diving, treading water, and fitness swimming, along with continued stroke technique and safety skills. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:15pm.

Lessons are offered during our regular 7-week session schedules.

Cost: Member $123 / Non-member $193

Swim Stroke Refinement Using Underwater Video

During this 45 minute session in the lap pool, a coach will help you to identify changes to improve your swim stroke(s) using a submersible iPad. Underwater video will be taken and reviewed to provide immediate and detailed stroke feedback. After the lesson the video will be emailed to you with voiced over feedback related to the lesson. Contact Jess Lukas, Aquatics Director, at [email protected] or 802-652-8143 with questions or to schedule a lesson.

Cost: Member $75 / Non-member $100

Youth Private Lessons

Youth private lessons are designed to give children individualized attention to improve or master their swimming skills. Together, the instructor, guardian, and child determine the goals for the session. Private swim lessons are 30 minutes in length and no make-up lessons are offered. Contact Jess Lukas, Aquatics Director, at [email protected] or 802-652-8143 for more information.

Adaptive Lessons

Individual, 30-minute lessons for people with physical or developmental needs. Students work one-on-one with an instructor. An application must be completed two weeks prior to lesson start date. Contact Jess Lukas, Aquatics Director, at [email protected] or 802-652-8143 for more information.

Cost: $32 per lesson

We are so grateful to have received the Norma & Malcom Baker Recreation Grant from Autism Speaks this year. These funds allow us to provide six 30-minute private swim lessons, at no cost, to 27 youth and adults on the autism spectrum. Thank you to Autism Speaks for this generous support which helps make adaptive swim lessons more accessible to our community!

Autism Awareness Month Family Swim

We invite families in our community who have 
an individual with an ASD diagnosis to enjoy 
Family Swim in the comfort of our 86 degree 
program pool. Registration is required to keep within safety ratios in the pool. This event is free through 
a grant from Autism Speaks.

Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10, and 17, 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4:00-5:00pm

Adult Flip-Turn and Freestyle Clinics

Coach: Abe Rogers

These clinics are ideal for intermediate swimmers, triathletes, and open water swimmers who are looking to improve their technique. You must be able swim continuously for a 30 minute period.  
 
Abe Rogers swam and ran track and cross country at Colby College, and is an accomplished triathlete. He is a former Olympic Trials competitor, US Elite National Team Member, competitor on the Triathlon World Cup Series, and Junior National Champion. He has coached Harvard and Boston University Masters swimming, MIT Varsity swimming (where he was also a Triathlon Instructor), and Harvard Technique Swim Academy, as well as various USA swim clubs and high school varsity teams. Abe has been with our aquatic team since 2020. 

Flip-Turn Clinic:  TBD
Cost: Member $8.00 / Non-Member $13.00

Freestyle Clinics:  TBD
Cost: Member $15.00 / Non-Member $25.00