Lifeguard Training Course

We have current job openings at the Y!  Become a certified lifeguard and join our aquatics team.


Course Dates:  April 27 – 30 & May 4 – 7 (Monday – Thursday 5:00 – 9:00pm)

Course Fee:  $175 – includes training materials, required CPR mask and certification cards.


To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years of age before the last scheduled class session.  To participate in the Lifeguarding course, you must be able to demonstrate the following skills in a PreCourse Skills Test :

  1. Swim 500 yards continuously using the front crawl and breaststroke, demonstrating rhythmic breathing.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  3. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Goggles are not allowed for this event.
  4. Submerge and retrieve 3 dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4-7 feet of water.

Age confirmation and skills evaluation will happen on Monday, April 27 from 5:00-6:00pm. Please bring a valid ID as proof of age, a swimsuit, and towel for the Pre-Course Skills test and for every class.


CLICK HERE for more information about our Lifeguard Training Course.

Rummage Sale Fundraiser – April 17 & 18


Drop off items at the Y.

ACCEPTING DONATED ITEMS SUCH AS: furniture, small appliances, electronics, books, household items, sporting goods, exercise equipment, tools, toys, baby items, holiday items, collectables and clothing.

Donated items are tax deductible.



Our sale will be held at the Y – rain or shine!

Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18


Proceeds from the Rummage Sale Fundraiser will benefit the YMCA’s Open Doors membership program. Our Open Doors program ensures that the Y is available to all – regardless of their ability to pay.

Current Schedules

View our Pool, Gym and Group Fitness Class schedules here.

POOL Schedule – REVISED 2-19-15

GROUP FITNESS CLASS Schedule: WINTER SESSION II (February 23 – April 5)

GYM Schedule: WINTER SESSION II (February 23 – April 5)

Junior Lifeguard Program

Learning to Lifeguard Today…Saving Lives Tomorrow

Learn Lifesaving Skills

Try New Challenges in the Water

Program activities include: Lifeguarding Skills, Inner Tube Water Polo, Snorkeling and Underwater Hockey


Open to 12 – 15 year olds who can complete the following swim requirements: 50 yards Front Crawl. 50 yards Breaststroke, Tread Water 2 minutes, Submerge & Dive 7 feet underwater.


Workshops held monthly on Fridays 7:00 – 9:00pm – February 6, March 6, April 10, May 1

Program Fee: $5 per workshop

Contact Chad, Y Aquatics Coordinator at or call 749-8020 to register.

TRX Suspension Training

Class days & times available on our current Group Fitness Class schedule.



TRX classes offer a variety to your workout routine that will challenge you. It is modifiable for a wide range of fitness abilities. Consider TRX classes another tool in your toolbox to help you achieve your fitness goals!

Pre-registration required. Register online at or at our Member Services Desk for each class you’d like to attend.

You may register for classes up to one week in advance.



TRX Exclusive $10 per class

TRX Express & Fusion $5 per class

Non-Members must purchase a Y day pass ($8) to participate in TRX classes.

FREE 7-visit Trial Membership

Here’s your invitation to enjoy some fitness and fun at the Mesabi Family YMCA.

CLICK HERE to print the Free 7-visit Trial Membership ad and bring it to the Y to get started!

adult members