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

A natural progression promotes safe and effective swimming for all ages—from infants learning to love the water to advanced swimmers perfecting their strokes.

Swim Starters

In this program, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim-readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision.

Swim Basics

In this program, preschoolers, school-age kids, teens and adults learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills—swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.

Swim Strokes

Having mastered the fundamentals, preschoolers, school-age kids, teens and adults learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique.

Customized Private and Small Group Swim Lessons

Customized 30-minute swimming lessons can be scheduled one-on-one, with a buddy or sibling and are a great option for swimmers looking to catch up or get ahead. Available in one-, three- or seven-lesson packages and can begin at any time. Contact an Aquatics Manager to schedule.

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.