NEW! YMCA Swim Lessons



Parent/Child Class

For ages 6 months to 3 years old

These classes are created to introduce your little one to the water.  Parents will learn about water safety and ways to help their child be comfortable in the water.  With your help we introduce them to the water through fun songs and activities!

Session Dates:

June 3rd-26th  Tuesday & Thursdays 5:45pm and 7:30pm (Registration Open)

July 8th-31st    Tuesday & Thursdays 5:45pm and 7:30pm (Registration Opens June 10th)

Members $55/Non-Members $65


Pre-School Swim Lessons

Members $55/Non-Members $65

For Ages 3 to 5 years old

To introduce preschool-age children to the water environment and to help them to gain confidence in the water while learning about water safety.


Pike (Beginner): 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, *7:30pm

Eel (Intermediate):3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, *7:30pm

Ray (Advanced):3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, *7:30pm


Progressive Youth Swim Lessons

For Ages 5 years and older

Members $55/Non-Members $65

To introduce the fundamentals of swimming and continue the development, improvement and refinement of different swimming strokes.


Polliwog: 3:30pm. 4:15pm, 5:45pm, *7:30pm

Guppy: 3:30pm. 4:15pm, 5:45pm, *7:30pm

Minnow: 3:30pm. 4:15pm, 5:45pm, *7:30pm

Fish: 3:30pm. 4:15pm, 5:45pm

Flying Fish: 5:00pm, 5:45pm

Shark: 5:00pm, 5:45pm

Please Note: During this transition to YMCA swim lessons, please know your child may be in a different level than they were previously.  This is because the skill levels for these lessons are different than American Red Cross.  If you have questions please contact Deb Collard, Youth Development Director.


2 Week Session Dates (Monday-Thursday):

June 2nd-12th (Registration Open)

June 16th- 26th (Registration Open)

July 7th-17th (Registration Opens June 10th)

July 21st-31st (Registration Opens June 10th)

August 4-14th (Registration Opens July 10th)

*4 Week Session Dates *(Tuesday & Thursday):

(Pike, Eel, Ray, Polliwog, Guppy, & Minnow)

June 3rd-26th (Registration Open)

July 8th-31st (Registration Opens June 10th)


Private Swimming Lessons/Aquatic Fitness Training

One-on-one swim instruction tailored to fit your individual needs and goals. One hour session are scheduled at your convenience.

Single Private Lesson (1 person) $20 Members, $30 Non-Members

Single Semi Private Lesson (2 person only) $25 Members, $35 Non-Members

6 Private Swim Lessons (1 person) $95 Members, $115 Non-Members

6 Semi Private Lessons (2 person only) $140 Members, $160 Non-Members

Adaptive Swimming Lessons

Through cooperation with Grand Forks Public School and East Grand Forks Public School Districts. We are able to provide opportunities for children with special needs to participant in basic swimming skills, fitness activities and games, pool entries/exits and water adjustment. Check with your child’s school for availability during school hours.

Class Times:

Call for Availability

Competitive Swim Team – Red River Valley Y Wahoos

Interested in taking your swimming skills to a higher and more competitive level? The Y sponsors a USS year round competitive swim team, which offers high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of the team is to provide every participant an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor. Click here for more detailed Swim Team information

Jr. Lifeguarding Class

This class is for Youth ages 12-14 who are interested becoming a lifeguard once they reach 15, or if they have interest in volunteering as a Jr. Lifeguard/Jr. WSI instructor.  They will gain valuable hands on work experience using traditional lifeguarding skills along with steps they can take to assist a lifeguard during an emergency, gain American Red Cross CPR/First aid certification, and gain skills to be an Jr. Water Safety Instructor!!  Come join the Fun!!

Class Dates/Times:                                            Cost: $75

August 22-24th

What to Bring

Swim Suit/Towel

Snacks (Lunch will be provided on Saturday& Sunday)

Water Bottle