Meriden YMCA

DEEP Free Swim Lesson Program

The Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA has been awarded the Connecticut State Alliance of YMCA’s DEEP grant for the DEEP Free Swim Lesson program. This grant is made possible through funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

Those who qualify may receive free swim lessons. The Meriden-New Britain Berlin YMCA offers swim lessons for ages 6 months and up for all levels.

  • For age 17 or under
  • Live in Meriden 
  • Either eligible for SNAP benefits (demonstrated by letter of eligibility), living in a Qualified Census Tract (QCT determined by address or registration and verified on HUD website ) or recommended to the program by a State Agency or Pupil Service on behalf of a Board of Education.
  • Lessons are once per week for seven weeks at the Meriden YMCA

2023 Swim Lesson Session Dates

  • Session 1 January 7- February 18
  • Session 2 March 4 - April 15
  • Session 3 April 29 - June 10
  • Session 4  June 24 - August 5

Please call (203) 235-6386 for more information.