YMCA Swim Lessons


Building Strong, Confident Swimmers

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.


YMCA Aquatics/Pool Schedule: YMCA Aquatics January 2024


  • Preschool Session Levels 1-2 (8 lessons):

$79 Members, $111 Non-Members

  • School Age Session Levels 1-6 (8 lessons):

$79 Members, $111 Non-Members

  • Parent & Me – Water Discovery / Water Exploration (4 lessons):

$49 Members, $61 Non-Members


NOTE: Registration for a given session closes when the rosters are full. There will be no refunds given for absenteeism or cancellations within 3 days of the lessons’ beginning. 


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


These lessons are designed to last 30 minutes.


Spring Registration Opens on January 2nd! 


2024 Spring Preschool SWIM LESSONS

Tuesday & Thursday 

(8 lessons)

  • Choose from: 4:00pm or 4:35pm
  • Levels 1-2: Age 3-5


01/16 -02/08





2024 Spring School Age SWIM LESSONS

Tuesday & Thursday 

(8 lessons)

  • Choose from: 5:10pm or 5:45pm
  • LEVELS 1-6: Age 6-12


01/16 – 02/08

02/13 – 03/07

03/12 – 04/04

04/09 – 05/02




  • 10:00-10:30am & 10:30-11:00am
  • LEVELS A & B – PARENT & CHILD (6-36 months)
  • $49 for members/$61 Non-Members

01/20 – 02/10

02/17 – 03/09

03/16 – 04/06

04/13 – 05/04


  • 6:00-6:30pm
  • LEVELS A & B – PARENT & CHILD (6-36 months)
  • $49 for members/$61 Non-Members

01/17 – 02/07

02/14 – 03/06

03/13 – 04/03

04/10 – 05/01



It’s never too late to learn how to swim. Adult swim lessons provide a place for adults and teens 16 and over to learn how to swim in a friendly group setting. Adult swim lessons are for those individuals who wish to learn to swim or those who want to improve their technique and feel safe and secure in a body of water. Our swimming lessons are designed to meet the individual needs of each participant. Beginners will learn to enjoy the water, work on fundamental strokes, and lap swimming skills. More advanced swimmers will focus on increasing endurance.

Saturdays & Sundays

  • 11:00-11:45am
  • Ages: 16 – however old
  • $65 for members/$85 Non-Members

02/17 – 03/03

03/23 – 04/27

05/11 – 05/26


  • 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • Ages: 16 – however old
  • $65 for members/$85 Non-Members

01/18 – 02/22

03/07 – 04/11

04/18 – 05/23



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


The Altru Family YMCA is an official USA Swimming Foundation Swim Lesson Providerhttps://www.usaswimming.org/ 




Private Swimming Lessons/Aquatic Fitness Training

One-on-one swim instruction tailored to fit your individual needs and goals. 1/2 hour or one-hour sessions are scheduled at your convenience.

  • 6 Private Swim Lessons- 30 minutes: $118 Members, $134 Non-Members
  • 6 Semi Private Lessons (2 people)- 30 minutes: $137 Members, $162 Non-Members
  • 6 Private Lessons- 1 hour: $160 Members, $186 Non-Members
  • 6 Semi Private Swim Lessons (2 people)- 1 hour: $191 Members, $243 Non-Members

PRIVATES ARE ON A WAITLIST; we are currently not adding to the waitlist at this time. Thank you!


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.

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