YMCA Swim Lessons

photo_20100512_ymca_kh_0166_hrBuilding Strong, Confident Swimmers

Starting in 2017, we will be implementing the NEW YMCA swim lessons curriculum!

We are excited to be one of the first YMCA’s in the country to offer this new curriculum. As an aquatics leader, the Y has built a new swim lesson curriculum that will continue to nurture and build safe, strong swimmers. Please click on the link below to refer to the Lesson Selector for level descriptions and determining what level to register for.

  • Standard Session Levels 1-6 (8 lessons): $55 Members, $80 Non-Members
  • 3-Week Session Levels 1-6 (6 lessons): $45 Members, $70 Non-Members
  • Parent & Me – Water Discovery / Water Exploration (4 lessons): $30 Members, $50 Non-Members


All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.

These lessons are designed to last 30 minutes.


Summer Sessions (Monday-Thursday)

Levels 1-6 

Session 1       June 5 – June 15
 Session 2      June 19 – June 29
Session 3       July 10 – July 20
 Session 4      July 24 – August 3
      Session 5      August 7 – August 17

Levels A & B (Saturdays)

Water Discovery / Water Exploration

   Session 1        June 3 – June 24
  Session 2          July 8 – July 29
        Session 3      August 5 – August 26

Lesson Selector and Descriptions

Water Discovery
Water Acclimation 
Water Movement 
Water Stamina
Stroke Introduction 
Stroke Development 
Stroke Mechanics

Swimmers Ages 5-12 years old

  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
3:45pm X X X  —– —–   —– 
4:30pm X X X X X —–
5:15pm X X X X X —–
6:00pm —– X X X X X

Swimmers Ages 3-5 years old

A B Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
3:45pm —– —– X X X
4:30pm —– —– X X X
5:15pm —– —– X X X
6:00pm —– —– —– X X
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10:00am X X —– —– —–



About Make a SplashMakeaSplash

The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning.  To date, more than 2 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 600 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit:

Make A Splash Foundation

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

6 Private Lessons (Pre-K, 3-4 years old only – 30 minutes) $75 Members, $95 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


For more information on any of the YMCA aquatic programs, please contact our Youth Development Director at 701-775-2586 or click here.