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Winter Swimming Lessons 

All Classes Have Limited Space Available!

***See times available below***



Swim Lessons

Class for children six months to three years.  Children must be accompanied to the lessons and while in the water by their parent or guardian. This class is designed to introduce infants and parents to an aquatic environment and basic aquatic safety. Must have minimum of four participants per class.


Thursday 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Winter 1 Jan 8th- Feb 26th

Winter 3 Mar 5th- April 30th

(No class April 2nd) 

Fee: $32 Member

        $55 Non Member


Contact Aquatics Director (507-376-6197 ext 229) for questions.




Pike: Children develop safe pool behavior, adjustment to the water, and early development of strokes.

Eel:  Child gain comfort moving independently, going underwater, floating and building endurance, and working on strokes.

Ray: Child can swim independently without a floatation device. Swimmer will be introduced to deep water skills.

Starfish: Child improves stroke skills, builds endurance, and treads water. Child can swim on their front and back without assistance.


Pre- School Winter Session Dates & Times:


4 Week Sessions, Tues/Thurs AM or PM

Winter 1 Jan 6th- 29th

Winter 2 Feb 3rd- 26th

Winter 3 Mar 3rd- 26th

Winter 4 Apr 7th- 30th

(No AM Lessons Winter 4)


 8 Week Sessions, Saturday

Winter 1 Jan 10th- Feb 28th

Winter 3 Mar 17th- May 2nd

(No Class April 4th)


AM Tuesday & Thursday

Pike/Eel 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Ray/Starfish 9:30-10:00 a.m.


Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Saturday 9:30-10:00 a.m.


Fee: $32 Member

                $55 Non Member



Swimming lessons for children ages 6 and up. Offers progressive skill endurance, development from beginning levels to accomplished swimmers. All classes are limited.




Polliwog: Students become acquainted with the water, flotation devices, and pool. Students will learn paddle stroke, side and back paddle. To moved to the next level they will need to swim across the pool without assistance with their face in the water.

Guppy: Students are introduced to lead-up storkes: Front and back crawl, sidestroke, breast-stroke, and elementary backstroke. Before moving on students must swim the length of the pool without assistnace.

Minnow: Students further refine lead-up strokes: Front and back crawl, sidestroke, breast-stroke, and elementary backsstroke. To move to the next level they need to be comfortable swimming all strokes 25 yards.

Fish: Students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, and side stroke with turns. Introducton to butterfly stroke. To advance, students must be able to swim all strokes 50 yards without stopping.

Flying Fish: Perform the front crawl, back stroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and breast-stroke. To advance studnts need to tread water three minutes with combination kicks plus swim all strokes 100 yards.

Shark: Swimmers focus on perfecting strokes and increasing endurance with open and flip turns. Students also learn advanced skills in boating safety and rescues. Perform front crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke with open turns; perfrom the butterfly.


Youth Winter Session Dates & Times:


4 Week Sessions, Tues/Thurs

Winter 1 Jan 6th- 29th

Winter 2 Feb 3rd- 26th 

Winter 3 Mar 3rd- 26th

Winter 4 April 7th- April 30th


8 Week Sessions, Saturday

Winter 1 Jan 10th- Feb 28th

Winter 3 Mar 17th- May 2nd

(No class April 4th)


Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00-10:30 a.m.


Fee: $32 Member

                $55 Non Member




These lessons are designed to give participants individualized attention in order to improve or master their swimming skills. Together, the instructor, participants and/or parent determine the goals for the session and the curriculum is customized to meet these goals. Each session includes five 30 minute lessons swim Semi-Private Lessons available for 2 or 3 participants.


Private 1:1 Ratio

Fee: $46 Members

         $86 Non Members


Semi Private 1:2 or 3 Ratio

Fee: $40 Per Member

         $80 Per Non-Member


For further information, contact the YMCA at 376-6197.


Worthington Area Y
DeGroot Family Center
1501 Collegeway
Worthington, MN 56187
(507) 376-6197
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