Youth Swim Lessons & Classes for All Ages in Greenwich CT



Meet Shanna Sudderth

Shanna received her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Charleston in South Carolina and brings with her over 20 years of experience teaching swimming. For the past 13 years Shanna has been teaching Swimming at the YWCA as the primary Dolphins Babies teacher. She has enjoyed watching many of her students progress through the swimming levels to join the Dolphins Swim Team. Shanna is also certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR. Her true passion is making sure every child learns to swim and grows to love the sport.

Outside of teaching swimming, Shanna has served her community by teaching Hebrew School to preteens at the Rye Community Synagogue for 15 years and Temple of Emanuel for 9 years. Shanna has also furthered her passion for teaching by educating teachers on the use of smart board and classroom technologies for over 7 years.
In her off-time Shanna enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is a passionate New York Jets fan.



Why swim at the YW?

We take great pride in our customized, student-centered approach to swim instruction. Our focus is on placing every student at the appropriate skill level, with the right instructor, so that everyone benefits. Classes are smaller to ensure a higher student to instructor ratio.

Open and family swim is available at various hours during the week.  Check out the swim schedule for specific times.  

Preschool through High School

It all begins with our 25-yard, 6-lane warm-water pool equipped with handicapped-accessible swim lift. All pool activities are supervised by the YW's American Red Cross-certified instructors and lifeguards.

DolphinBabies gets parents involved in helping their children, ages 6 months to 3 years, get comfortable in the water with basic swim skills (floating, kicking, going underwater) games and songs. DolphinTots offers 3-5-year-olds an introduction to swimming skills in a small group setting. Junior aquatics classes build on introductory training with confidence and strength-building instruction for ages 5- 12. (Classes for 13-18 year-olds are available as well.) More advanced swimmers can choose from Scuba (including PADI Certification, for 10 year-olds and up), American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.

The YW's own Dolphins Swim Team, now in its 46th year, offers a competitive, age-group program for swimmers 5 - 18 years old, that holds memberships in Connecticut Swimming, Connecticut Y Swim League, and the United States Swimming.

For adults

Are you a former competitive or serious recreational swimmer? The DolphinMasters Swim group offers enhanced physical conditioning in a friendly competitive atmosphere. Masters swimmers can choose to compete at local and regional Masters Meets as well.

Our Swim School offers swimming fundamentals for adults of all ages, while adult swim classes feature a wide range of fitness-minded activities including Aqua-Aerobics and Aqua Core.



For information and registration, contact the YWCA Aquatics Department at 203-869-6501, ext. 121 or ... or stop by the pool office.

Please note: YWCA Membership is required for all programs.
Go to the Membership Section for information on membership categories.