Backyard Pool Program

Build confidence, learn new skills, and learn how to swim in the comfort of your own home. We bring the Y to you!

Become part of the Backyard Swim Program and have the luxury of swim lessons, or even specialized adaptive lessons coming to you in your own neighborhood. We know you’ll find this an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience for all.

Our instructors are CPR, First Aid, AED, and Lifeguard certified. All have been trained to work with children from 6 months of age up to adults.

We offer backyard swim lessons at three of our locations: Greenbush, Guilderland, and Southern Saratoga.

The Y sets the standard for swim programs, with participants enjoying the sport for years. Safety comes first. All lessons are taught in a progressive manner, with elements of fun. All programs are taught using the YMCA Progressive Swim curriculum.

For more information, contact the Aquatics Director:

Greenbush YMCA: Emily Furthman at or (518) 477-2570 x1230

Guilderland YMCA: Chelsea Cannon at or (518) 456-3634 x1130

Southern Saratoga YMCA: Jen Kendrick at or (518) 371-2139 x5530