Whether you’re eight years old or eighty, there are swimming programs for you at the Greater Holyoke YMCA. We have two pools: a six-lane 25-yard pool utilized mostly for lap swimming, masters swim lessons, and our Vikings Swim Team, and a four-lane warm water 20-yard pool. Click here to see our weather policy when there is a thunderstorm. Download our current program schedules by clicking on the links below.

Pool Schedules, Policies & Class Descriptions

Program Session & Class Information

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Lifeguard Training

Keep swimmers safe & help save lives by attending our lifeguard training, click here for details.

Masters Swim Programmasters-swim-team-2016

Masters swim practice will be held 5 days a week in the large pool.  Mondays and Wednesdays are  focused on stroke technique and triathlon specific workouts.  They are 45 minutes long and are part of the Triathlon Program but can be attended by Masters swimmers.  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are intense 90 minute training sessions that on sprinting and long distance events.  These practices are not part of the Triathlon Program.

What you need Goggles Swim suit Swim cap Pull buoys and kick boards are provided Water bottle

Holyoke YMCA Vikings

Join the Holyoke Y Vikings!  For questions about our Vikings, please contact the team office by calling Coach Nick Provost at 413-534-5631 x128, or email

Member of the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash InitiativeMakeaSplash

The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning.  To date, more than 3.4 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 725 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit

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