The Y Learn to Swim Program is oriented toward student-centered learning. It is designed to insure the student’s safety, provide for regular, progressive success, and make the learning process more enjoyable. Instructors are trained to offer the YMCA Swim Lesson Program.

There are 5 components of the YMCA Swim Lesson Program:
Personal Safety – Rules and Safety Tips, Floating, Treading, Use of PFDs (Personal Flotation Device), Boating Safety, Health and Safety
Personal Growth – Character Development, Personal Growth Opportunities
Stroke Development – Major Swimming Strokes
Water Games and Sports – Synchronized Swimming, Water Polo, Competitive Swimming
Rescue – Recognizing Emergencies, Getting Help, Non-swimming Rescues, First Aid

Pre-registration is required for these programs. These programs runs year-round in 6 or 7 week sessions. Click the “online registration” tab at the side of this page to join the current or upcoming session.

Session Dates

  • Winter I – January 8-February 25
  • Winter II – February 26-April 15
  • Spring – April 16-June 3
  • Summer I – June 4-July 15
  • Summer II – July 16-August 26
  • Fall I – September 10-October 28
  • Fall II – October 29-December 16

Parent/Child (6 - 36 months old)

Preschool (3 - 5 years old)

School Age (6 - 12 years old)

Gym & Swim

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Make a Splash Partner Information

Swim Lesson Evaluation


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Grand Marais, MN 55604
(218) 387-3386

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PO Box 787
Grand Marais, MN 55604