Youth Swim Lessons & Classes for All Ages in Greenwich CT

Meet Bruce Semer, Director of Aquatics

Bruce has been Director of Aquatics at the YWCA Greenwich for more than ten years. He earned his Bachelors and Masters of Science in Education from the City College of New York. Prior to his work at the YWCA, Bruce was Acting Director of Aquatics in charge of adult and youth programs at Baruch College in New York City.

Bruce is CPR/AED certified by the American Red Cross. An avid national level Triathlete and competitive runner, Bruce acted as an American Red Cross volunteer during the 9/11 crisis in Manhattan.

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.

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 more information, contact Bruce Semer at
or (203) 869-6501, ext. 121.

Please note: YWCA Membership is required for all programs.

Go to the Membership Section for information on membership categories.