Aquatics

SWIMMING LESSONS

Parent/Child$36 YMCA Member, $56 Community Member
Preschool
$36 YMCA Member, $56 Community Member
School Age
$46 YMCA Member, $66 Community Member
Adult (email our Aquatics Director)
Private
$120 YMCA Member, $150 Community Member
Semi-Private* –
$45 YMCA Member, $75 Community Member (price is per swimmer)

Monday
Preschool 4:30 – 5:00pm
School Age 4:30 – 5:15pm
Preschool 5:15 – 5:45pm
School Age 5:30 – 6:15pm

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 – 6:45pm

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 8:15 – 8:45am
School Age 8:00 – 8:45am

FREE SWIM LESSONS

We offer free swim lessons to those that qualify.

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

Unsure where to put your child? View our Lesson Selector


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.

Session Dates:
November 9 – February 12

NOVICE
Swimmer is able to swim 1-25 yard of freestyle with face in water majority of the time. Swimmer must be able to do this without flotation. This group would be geared towards swimmers that have passed at least level 3 in swim lessons. 
Tuesday & Thursday
5:15 – 5:45pm
$50 YMCA/Community Member

BEGINNER
Swimmer is able to swim 50 yards of freestyle with the face in the water majority of the time. Swimmer must demonstrate basic knowledge of dives or starts. Swimmer must also have the basic fundamentals of backstroke and be able to swim a min of a 25 yards. 
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
3:30 – 4:30pm
$65 YMCA/Community Member

INTERMEDIATE
Swimmer should have general understanding of at least breast stroke or butterfly and be able to swim a 50 of freestyle and backstroke. Demonstrate basic knowledge of a flip turn and start. 
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
4:45 – 5:45pm
$75 YMCA/Community Member

ADVANCED/HS
Swimmer must be able to swim 3 out of the 4 strokes legally in a distance of at a min 50 yards. Swimmer must demonstrate the ability to take correction and learn from mistakes. 
Monday & Tuesday
6:00 – 7:30pm
and Thursday
3:30 – 5:00pm
$90 YMCA/Community Member


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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