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.


Congratulations to Kahlan Baker and Ryan Warren, who competed at the YMCA State Swim Meet over the weekend! Both athletes had exceptional times! Kahlan finished 14th, swimming a 23.51 in the 25yd butterfly. Ryan finished 26th in the 50yd freestyle, with a time of 26.33, and 11th in the 100yd backstroke with a time of 1:09:98. The perfect end to a successful swim team season!

Swim Team Flyer

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!