YMCA of the Treasure Coast Offers Free or Discounted Swim Lessons

March 15, 2023

The YMCA of the Treasure Coast offers four ways to receive free or discounted swim lessons. Your child’s health insurance is one way; both Sunshine Health and AmeriHealth Caritas Florida offer a swimming and water safety lesson benefit that will cover up to $200 each year per child for group or private lessons. To enroll, call their member services at 1-855-355-9800 (AmeriHealth) or 1-866-796-0530 (Sunshine Health) between April 1st through April 30th, enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Once approved bring your authorization letter to the front desk at the YMCA of the Treasure Coast (1700 SW Monterey Road, Stuart) to register for swim lessons.

The Children’s Services of Martin County’s S.P.L.A.S.H. program provides free swimming lessons for economically disadvantaged Martin County children between the ages of 6 months and 14 years of age. To qualify, Parent or Guardian must supply proof of residency in Martin County and income verification (i.e. proof of SNAP, Medicaid or free or reduced cost lunch eligibility.) Please visit the YMCA’s front desk to apply for this program and to register for swim lessons. For the S.P.L.A.S.H. class schedule visit:

The YMCA of the Treasure Coast has also partnered with Cleveland Clinic to offer free swim lessons, simply ask your child’s pediatrician to sign a YMCA swim lesson voucher and bring it our front desk to register for a series of 6 to 8 group swim lessons.

Last but not least, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast gives annual scholarships to provide all children and families in our community access to Y programs and services regardless of their economic circumstances, to learn more and apply visit:

For more information on swim lessons please contact Seth Gill, Aquatics Director at the YMCA of the Treasure Coast at 772-286-4444, ext 258 or

About the YMCA of the Treasure Coast

Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 177 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide.