Aquatics

SWIMMING LESSONS

Parent/Child$35 YMCA Member, $45 Community Member
Preschool
$35 YMCA Member, $45 Community Member
School Age
$45 YMCA Member, $55 Community Member
Adult (email our Aquatics Director)
Private
$100 YMCA Member, $130 Community Member
Semi-Private* –
$40 YMCA Member, $70 Community Member (price is per swimmer)

6-week Session begins the week of September 21

Monday
Preschool 4:30 – 5:00pm
School Age 5:00 – 5:45pm
Preschool 5:15 – 5:40pm

Wednesday
Preschool 4:30 – 5:00pm
School Age 5:00 – 5:45pm
Preschool 5:15 – 5:45pm
Parent/Child 6:00 – 6:30pm
School Age 6:00 – 6:40pm

Thursday
Private/Semi private only
3:30 – 4:00pm
4:15 – 4:45pm
5:00 – 5:30pm
5:45 – 6:15pm
6:30 – 7:00pm

Saturday
Preschool 7:30 – 8:00am
Preschool 9:00 – 9:30am
Parent/Child 8:15 – 8:45am
School Age 8:00 – 8:45am

Privates & Semi privates available during daytime hours, please contact our Aquatics Director, Tracey Christiansen for more information. 

*Semi-private lessons are a max of 3 children and all children MUST live in the same household. Interested in Semi-Private Lessons? Please contact our Aquatics Director, Tracey Christiansen via email or by calling 507.433.1804 ext. 104

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FREE SWIM LESSONS

The YMCA offers FREE swim lessons* to children who qualify. Our swim lessons are taught by YMCA trained and certified Swim Instructors and are always under the watchful eye of a YMCA Certified Lifeguard. Students are grouped according to their ability; no previous experience is necessary.  In order to qualify, the youth or family must participate in and provide proof of one of the following: Free/Reduced School Lunch, WIC, Medical Assistance, CCAP, or SNAP. Thees session will be held Saturdays 9/26 through 10/31 from 11:00 – 12:00. 

You do not need to be a Y member to participate. Don’t miss a chance to give your child the gift of life saving skills! Reserve your spot today by completing this form


SWIM TEAM

The YMCA swim team is a developmental swim program run by trained coaches to improve swimmers‘ competitive skills and endurance through progression rather than intense competition. The YMCA swim team promotes healthy lifestyles while embracing the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Requirement: Swimmer needs to be able to swim the length of the pool, 25 yards, with no flotation.

6-week Session
September 21 – October 30, 2020

Novice
Tuesday
4:50 – 5:45pm

Beginner
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
3:30 – 4:30pm

Beginner
Tuesday & Thursday
3:30 – 4:30pm

Intermediate
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
4:45 – 5:45pm

Advanced
Monday & Tuesday
6:00 – 7:30pm
and Thursday
4:30 – 6:15pm


LIFEGUARD TRAINING PRETEST

October 16 – 18Must complete a pretest* prior to registration. To take this pretest, please contact Tracey by calling 507.433.1804 ext. 104 or by email at tchristiansen@ymcaatacrc.org.

*All interested candidates must pass a pre swim test before registering for the course:

50 yards of each of the following:

  • Freestyle face in
  • Freestyle face out
  • Breaststroke face in 
  • Breaststroke face out
  • Sidestroke
  • Elementary backstroke kick only
  • Swim 100 yards freestyle

Then complete the following:

Start in shallow end of pool and spring down to deep end, dive down and retrieve brick, bring brick to the surface, then tread water for 2 minutes without using your hands, then exit the pool without use of the ladder. 

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Must attend all 3 full days in order to be eligible to pass.

October 16 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm
October 17 | 7:00am – 3:00pm
October 18 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm


Please contact our Aquatics Director, Tracey Christiansen if you have any questions or would like further information.

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