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For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy.

At the YMCA of Pawtucket, we understand that swim lessons are more than just stroke development. As they learn to swim, children also develop endurance, self-confidence, and an appreciation for water safety. The Y staff works hard to create an encouraging atmosphere in the water, where each swimmer can learn and progress at his or her own rate and comfort level.

Our certified, patient, and knowledgeable YMCA swim instructors teach private lessons beginning at age 3.  Benefits of Private Swim Lessons help participants start swimming at their desired level and offer more flexibility than traditional group lessons with length of each lesson, lesson structure and own section of the pool.  Private swim lessons are sold in 180-minute bundles. You and your swim instructor will collaborate to determine how the 180 minutes are segmented.  For example, you may decide on 6 30-minute classes, or 3 60-minute classes, or maybe 4 45-minute classes, or any combination that you and your swim instructor feel will best meet your swim goals. For more information, please email Aquatic Director Jeff Morton at

All ages – from infants to seniors – can learn to swim. See our class offerings to find one that best fits your family’s busy schedule.

For more information, call (401) 769-0791 or go to the member services desk in the lobby of the Y at 18 Federal St., Woonsocket, RI.

A vital part of the Woonsocket YMCA’s extensive programming is its offerings for senior citizens.

Silver Sneakers®, is a preventative exercise program that enhances the quality of life for mature adults across the country. Health Care Dimensions (HCD) developed the Silver Sneakers® Fitness Program over a decade ago, and it has since grown into the largest senior-focused exercise program in the United States. The partnerships between HCD and HMOs allow Medicare-eligible members of these health plans to participate in YMCA programs at no additional cost.

In addition, senior citizens can participate in aerobics, spinning and yoga classes; move and groove to Zumba; use a variety of cardiovascular and weight resistance equipment.

For more information, stop by the member services desk or call (401) 769-0791.

Children and teens who are members at the Woonsocket YMCA can enjoy several fun learning activities that are part of our Summer Camp program.

Campers can enjoy hands-on projects, sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and fitness fun!

Our staff looks forward to helping your kids eventually lead successful, healthy lives by instilling in them the YMCA Character Counts Values. Through our program, campers will learn more about Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Learn more about the Summer Camp program by visiting the Member Services Desk, or calling (401) 769-0791.

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18 Federal Street
Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895
(401) 769-0791


Mon-Fri: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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