aquatic programs

Swimming is a life skill and great form of exercise for people of all ages. The Ryan Family YMCA offers year-round swimming and aquatics programs for everyone, including water exercise classes, swim lessons and swim team, in addition to lap and open swim.

Special Event:  Splash Day

Celebrate the opening of the outdoor water park for the summer swim season. As a leader in water safety, the YMCA will provide free swim lesson evaluations and an interactive water safety demonstration with tips to staying safe in and around water this summer. There will also be food, fun, prizes, games & more!

Splash Day Details



Water Exercise

The indoor pool is open year-round. We offer multiple group exercise classes, lanes for lap swimming and open swim.

Water group exercise schedule 

Indoor pool schedule 


Water Park

The outdoor water park opens Saturday, May 23, for the summer swim season. 

2015 Water Park Schedule


Swim Lessons - Group & Private 

The YMCA has been the leader in teaching people to swim for more than 100 years. We offer group, private and semi-private swim lessons for children (at least 6 months of age) and adults. Our instructors use a variety of methods to help swimmers build confidence in the water and develop safety skills that last a lifetime.

Swim Lesson Information & Pricing 


Not sure of you or your child's swim level? Click here to view the class swim chart based on age and skill level.


Stingrays Swim Team

The youth swim team focuses on the importance of strong swim foundations, improving stroke technique, and increasing endurance and efficiency. 

Swim Team Information & Pricing



Certifications & Training

The YMCA offers multiple training courses to help you gain the skills and knowledge to provide care in an emergency.

Lifeguard Training

CPR/First Aid Training


Facility Information

The indoor, 4-lane, 25 yard swimming pool is heated to 86 degrees year-round. The indoor spa, located next to the indoor pool, is heated to 102 degrees.

The outdoor, seasonal water park features a splash pad, play features, frog slide and water slide. The family fun water park is open only during the summer swim season. 


Swim Testing Procedure

For the safety of our members, children under the age of 14 are required to successfully pass a swim test before being allowed to swim in deep water.

Children who do not take or do not pass the swim test must always be within arm's length of an actively involved adult caregiver who is in the water with the child, or wear a properly fitted USCG approved personal flotation device (PFD).

If the child can stand with their entire head out of the water at the deepest point of the shallow area, a flotation device or caregiver involvement is not required.

Swim Testing Availability: Swim Testing is available during all open swim times, as long as both lifeguards are not engaged in lifeguarding the water.

Swim Testing Frequency: We will restart our swim test logs weekly.



Please encourage all children to check in with the lifeguard prior to getting in the water.  

For more information on any of our aquatics programs, call 817-346-8855. 

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