Jamestown Family YMCA


Welcome to the Jamestown YMCA Aquatics Department under the direction of Aquatics Director Jason Chinni.  The aquatic facility conists of an upper pool (82-83 degrees) for lap and family swim and a lower pool (86-87 degrees) for swim lessons and water exercise supervised by certified lifeguards.  We have several aquatic programs available to the entire family.  For more information, please call (716) 664-2802, ext. 233.

A swimming test may be adminsitered for any person of any age in order to swim in the deep end of the pools.  A non-swimmer is a person of any age who can not pass the deep end test.  They are required to stay on the shallow side of the pool.  For more information, please see the lifeguard on duty.

Lap Swim

For members and guests of any age who are swimming continuous laps. Lap swim is offered several times a day.

Open Swim

Come enjoy the water with your family. Open swims are offered daily, though times vary throughout the week.

Adapted Aquatics Program

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to join this fun program in the upper pool. A lift is available for any individuals that require assistance getting into or out of the water.

Day/Time: Monday, 7:15 PM – 8:15PM

Cost: $3 per participant, no fee for any aides

Swim Lesson Practice Time

For a half hour after each scheduled group lesson time, the aquatics department opens the lower pool up to that day’s students and their families to practice and show off the skills they learned in class that day.

Required Entry Level Skills For Lessons

Pike (3-5 years) and Polliwog (6-12 years): Beginner level. No skill required.

Eel/Ray (3-5 years): Put face in water. Must be comfortable with eyes in water. Float without help. Swim 10 feet on front and 10 feet on back without assistance. Jump into water without assistance.

Starfish (3-5 years) and Guppy (6-12 years): Must be comfortable with face in water. Tread water for 30 seconds. Swim width of pool using front crawl without floats. Swim width using back stroke without floats. Be able to flutter kick on front and back full length.

Minnow/Fish/Flying Fish/Shark: Entry to these levels through prior class progression or evaluation by Aquatics Staff.

Personalized Swim Instruction

Ages: 5 years to Adult
Sign up now for individual swim lessons. Choose your instructor or be assigned one. Each lesson is 30 minutes. Availability limited.
Registration: Ongoing
Season: Ongoing
Member: $30 per lesson one on one / $25 per lesson each person for two people
Potential Member: $50 per lessons one on one / $40 per lesson each person for two people