A natural progression promotes safe and effective swimming for all ages—from infants learning to love the water to advanced swimmers perfecting their strokes. If you need help registering more than one child for lessons, download the Swim Lessons schedule or Contact an Aquatics Manager.
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.
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.
Having mastered the fundamentals, preschoolers, school-age kids, teens and adults learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique.
Choosing a level
The student isn’t three years old yet.
The student is three to five years old.
The student is at least five years old, and isn’t yet able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back.
The student is at least five years old, and is able to swim 10-15 yards on their front and back.
If you’re not sure which lesson to sign up for, review the Lesson Selector.
Private and Semi-Private 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 of all ages 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.
Certifications and training
Gain the skills and knowledge you need to provide care and act in an emergency through lifeguard training, CPR training, first aid training or babysitting safety training.
- Upcoming certifications and trainings at Rochester
- Complete list of certifications and trainings available at Twin Cities Y locations
Group Exercise classes in the pool
Members can attend a variety of free fitness classes, including water exercise. There’s no need to register—you’re welcome to drop in at any time. See class schedule.