(310) 393-2721
1332 6th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401



Welcome to the Santa Monica Family YMCA Aquatics Center. Our center includes a competitive pool, therapy pool and spa for our members!

Swimming is not only a healthy activity that exercises the entire body – it is also a skill that can both save lives and enrich them. The Y strives to help individuals of all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living.

The Y has been the nation’s leader in swim instruction and water exercise for more than 100 years. Whether you’re looking for swim lessons, aquatic exercise classes or just enjoy swimming laps, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of our pools!


The Santa Monica Family YMCA is home to a beautiful indoor Aquatic Center, which includes:

Indoor Lap Pool

six lanes

Length: 25 yards

Depth: 3’6 to 6′

Indoor Training Pool

Length: 12 yards

Depth: 3’ to 3’6

Indoor Spa

Depth: 3’6

Capacity: 12 persons



Swimming is not only a well-known healthy activity that exercises the entire body —it is also a skill that can both save lives and enrich them.

Learning how to swim and be comfortable in the water is just as important as learning how to look both ways before crossing a busy street, or knowing what to do in the event of a fire.

The swim lessons we provide for almost all ages help develop competency in swimming alongside confidence and endurance. Instruction is delivered in a caring atmosphere by certified instructors who give students personalized attention and encouragement.

Private Lessons

We offer private swim lessons for swimmers of any age and skill level who are seeking extra attention and focus. Our trained instructors customize each lesson to fit the participant’s unique needs and find the level that best fits the swimmer – there’s nothing quite like it!

Group Lessons

We offer small group lessons for kids ages 3-5 (Preschool Level), 6-12 (School Age Level) and Adult group lessons. Working with an instructor, these groups will progress through a series of levels as participants refine their swimming skills.

Group Lessons are available on Mondays/Wednesdays, Tuesdays/Thursdays and on Saturdays. Classes begin at the beginning of the month. Registration for lessons becomes available two weeks prior to the first day of class.

Not sure which level is the right fit?

Use our Swim Level Selector or contact the Aquatics Director and they’ll point you in the right direction!

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