Aquatics & Water Safety

Safe in and around the water, free to have fun.

We want kids to not only be safe in and around the water but also free to have fun. Water safety classes and swim lessons at the Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth & Teen Enrichment Center help make this possible. Our facility offers year-round aquatics programming in an adapted indoor pool featuring 4 zero-depth entry lanes and 2 competitive lap lanes.

Swim Lessons

The Y Swim Academy is a unique program, designed to promote safe, effective swimming for all ages—from infants learning to love the water to advanced swimmers perfecting their strokes.

Not sure which level to choose?

Review lesson descriptions, or contact an Aquatics Manager to schedule a free skill-level assessment. 

Need to register more than one child?

Download the Swim Lessons Schedule for a consolidated class list, or contact an Aquatics Manager.

Parent and Child, six months to three years

The goal for these lessons is water adjustment. Through songs and games, we help your child get comfortable in the water and learn basic paddling and kicking motions. Get detailed descriptions for all Parent and Child lessons, or find lessons at North Community:

Preschool Child, three to five years

These lessons are for new swimmers and are designed to promote gradual independence and basic stroke development. Get detailed descriptions for all Preschool Child lessons, or find lessons at North Community:

School-Age Child, five to 12 years

In these lessons, swimmers work on stroke refinement and work toward more advanced skills. Get detailed descriptions for all School-Age Child lessons, or find lessons at North Community:

Teen, 13-17 years

These lessons are just for teens. Get detailed descriptions for all Teen lessons, or find lessons at North Community:

Water Safety

The statistics around accidental drowning deaths involving young people are alarming. In order to raise awareness and keep families safe, we’ve made water safety one of our key initiatives and priorities. These courses feature life jacket training, boating safety, emergency swim strokes and basic water safety protocol.

COMING SOON: Family Night water safety classes!

Contact the front desk (612-588-9484) for more information on upcoming classes.