MAke a splash

aquatic programs

The Airport Area YMCA offers swim lessons, water aerobics and free swim.  Print the Schedule for Summer I (June 1-July 9) 

Our 2015 pool schedule is now available at the Airport YMCA and swim lesson registration is now open.  You can register online or in person at the YMCA.  Please see our swim lesson information below.
For questions please contact Laura Campos (Aquatic Coordinator) at

General Information

  • Parent/Child and Pre-School classes are 30 minutes in length 
  • School-Age and Adult classes are 45 minutes in length 
  • Each session consists of 8 lessons which run Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks 
  • Fridays are reserved for rain-out make-up lessons 
  • All YMCA instructors are certified according to standards set by the YMCA of the USA and the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth       

Weekday Sessions:


Weekend Sessions:


Summer I  June 1-June 11 Saturday I  June 6-June 27
Summer II  June 15-June 25 Saturday II  July 11-August 1
Summer III  June 29-July 9    
Summer IV  July 13-July 23    
Summer V  July 27-August 6    
Summer VI  August 10-August 20    

Group Lessons: 
Weekday classes meet Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks, following the session dates above.
Saturday classes meet EVERY Saturday for 4 weeks, following session dates above.
Monday-Thursday Classes:                             Member $55         Non-Member $75
Saturday Classes:                                            Member $35         Non-Member $55

Monday-Thursday Classes*                                             Saturday Classes*
9:00-9:45am     Pike/Eel, Polliwog, Guppy/Minnow         10:30-11:15am Pike/Eel, Polliwog, Parent/Child
10:00-10:45am Pike/Eel, Parent/Child, Polliwog             11:30-12:15pm Pike/Eel, Guppy/Minnow, Ray/Starfish
11:00-11:45am Pike/Eel, Guppy/ Minnow, Ray/Starfish
5:00-5:45pm Pike/Eel, Polliwog, Ray/Starfish
6:00-6:45pm Pike/Eel, Parent/Child, Guppy/Minnow
7:00-7:45pm Flying/Fish, Adult
Classes meet 4 days a week at the same time every day for one week only.  The private lessons are 30 minutes each. Various times are offered throughout the day and evening.  See Welcome Desk for more information
Member $75      Non-Member $100 


Class Description

Parent/Child Water Adjustment (6-36 Months)  

This class provides the parent and child a positive aquatic environment and experience together under the guidance of a trained YMCA staff member.  With the parent and child in the water together, the child will be exposed to games and activities that use basic skills in the water such as kicking, arm strokes, floating, and breath control.  Children   progress at the own rate and development in a comfortable and fun class setting.  

Preschool Lessons (35 Years)  

  • Pike/Eel 
Newer to the aquatics environment , learning to float on their own, learning to jump off the side of the pool, have not mastered kicking or gliding   
  • Ray/Starfish 
Can float on their front or back on their own, do not need floatation devices to swim, learning the crawl stroke, learning rotary breathing, have not mastered the back crawl stroke  

  School-Age Lessons (6 Years and Up)   

  • Polliwog 
Newer to the aquatics environment, learning to float on their own, have not mastered kicking or gliding    

  • Guppy/Minnow 
Do not need floatation devices to swim, learning to swim proficiently using the crawl stroke, learning to swim proficiently using rotary breathing, have not master the back crawl stroke   

  • Fish/Flying Fish 
Can swim 2 lengths of the pool, can use rotary breathing, can use the back crawl stroke, have not mastered the breaststroke or dolphin kick, have not mastered butterfly or open turns 


YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth | 512 Lamar Street, Suite 400 | Fort Worth TX 76102