Swim Lessons & Swim Team

The Maquoketa Area Family YMCA offers something for everyone! Adult, parent/tot, preschool and youth lessons are available in a group setting, semi-private, or private lessonsTo sign up for lessons, please stop at the Welcome Desk or call 563 652 6566.


For over 100 years, the YMCA has been one of America’s favorite swim instructors
and a leader in water safety. Our proven curriculum and friendly environment enhance skills, all while having fun.

  • At the Y, swimming is a life skill.
  • We offer a wide selection of parent & child, preschool, school age, teen, and adult swim lessons.
  • We build strong and confident swimmers.
  • Utilizes a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment.

All age groups are taught the same skills, but divided according to their developmental milestones.

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Location Description Member fee / Non member fee Begins / Ends Days Of Week Ages
Maquoketa YMCA
Preschool Swim Stage 1 2 3 4
12/6 - 12/17
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
M, Tu, W, Th 3-5 Register Now
Maquoketa YMCA
Youth Swim Stage 1 2 3 4 5 6
12/6 - 12/17
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
M, Tu, W, Th 6-14 Register Now
Maquoketa YMCA
Adult Swim Stage 1 2 3 4 5 6
12/1 - 12/22
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
W 16-120 Register Now



Private Swim Lessons

CLICK HERE for more information on private swim lessons


CLICK HERE for the 2021/2022 Winter swim team registration form.

Maquoketa YMCA Marlins Swim Team finishes summer swim season with a strong 2nd place finish at the Championship Meet!

On Sunday, July 15th your Maquoketa YMCA Marlins swim team finished 2nd at the championship meet, going up against 6 teams between 2-6 times their size. Swimming, often viewed as an individual sport, saw 12 Maquoketa  swimmers finish 1st in all 6 relays they competed in! Coach Kayla Hopson said, “I was so proud of all of our swimmers! They not only gave it their all, they cheered for & supported all of their teammates.” The team was led by Aubrey Bahl, Kahlan Baker & Thomas Wiebenga who finished with five 1st place finished respectively. The 1st place podium was not reserved for the alone, with Brooklyn Banghard swimming to 4 1st place finishes followed by James Bahl and Sophie Payton with 3, & Izzy Hopson, Katie Nguyen, Kylie Nguyen, Ariana Payton, Jenna Wiebenga & Ryan Warren with 2 1st place finishes.

The Maquoketa Area Family YMCA swim team is open to YMCA members aged 6-18 who are able to swim the length of the pool, this is not swimming lessons.

The Maquoketa Marlins is a great opportunity for kids to swim at a competitive level with other YMCAs and improve their swim skills in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind, and body.

The summer swim season runs from early June through late July and the winter swim season runs from November through February. Swimmers will have a chance to swim in a sectional meet and possibly qualify for a state meet at the end of the season. The Maquoketa Marlins swim team is a lot of fun for any youth that enjoys swimming!