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The YMCA Allard Center offers a wide variety of aquatics programs for every age and fitness level with a focus on water safety and fun! Swim lessons is one of the Y's most popular programs because we are successful in teaching children to be safe and enjoy the water. The Granite YMCA aquatics staff provides skill-based swim program designed to teach safety, technique, and positive values while promoting self-esteem and fun.

Wondering which swim class you should enroll your child in? Click here for a helpful chart.

Aquatics Director Anna-Lise Leblanc • Phone 603.232.8653 • Email

For a full schedule of our most recent or current programs at the Downtown and Allard Center branches, please click here.
Click here for the YMCA Allard Center open swim schedule.
Click here for the YMCA Allard Center aquatics programs schedule.

Specialty Programs & Private Lessons

Come train with the nationwide leader in aquatics! Let the trained professionals at the Y help you improve your swimming ability with one-on-one training sessions or a customized workout designed around your personal goals.

Swim lessons are only a small portion of what we do in aquatics. We strive to make aquatics a regular part of your fitness routine by offering a wide variety of fun programs for people of all ages and fitness levels. Here are just some of the ongoing programs we offer:

  • Competitive swim teams
  • Teen and Adult classes
  • Life Guard Certification, CPR/First Aid
  • Water Exercise Classes (free for Facility Members)
  • Arthritis Classes: Fibromyalgia, Limber Limbs
  • Scuba
  • Lap/Open Swim (check for availability)
  • Family Time

Have a Pool Party!

Make a splash by renting the YMCA pool for your next party or special event! Pool rentals are available at both the Downtown Manchester and YMCA Allard Centers. For more information please contact Assistant Aquatics Director Tim Curran at 603.232.8652 or

The Granite YMCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team

Participants of this exciting recreational team enjoy swimming and wish to take their competitive stroke skill sets to a higher level. All members welcome. Practices are held at either the YMCA Allard Center or the YMCA of the Seacoast in Portsmouth.

To learn more about the Tiger Sharks click here.