Swim Lessons - Not Available At This Time

At this time group swim lessons are not available.  However, we have continued to run private swim lessons and are excited to announce the return of Pathways and the introduction of semi-private swim lessons! YMCA Swim Lessons help adults, kids, and families learn an important life skill and support them in gaining the knowledge, ability, and stamina to become strong and confident swimmers. 

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons



Not sure where to start?

Use our Lesson Selector Guide and Swim Lesson Overview to help you.

Swim Lesson Selector Guide

Swim Lesson Overview


SWIM STARTERS (Parent and Child Swim Lessons)

We are now be offering parent/child swim lessons for children ages 6 months – 1 year and children ages 2 years – 3 years.   In the two stages that make up this parent-child category, children learn to be comfortable in the water. Rather than teaching children how to survive in the water or become accomplished swimmers, Swim Starters focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn essential skills in Swim Starters. Close supervision is the best way to prevent drowning. Parents learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents, and how to plan for emergencies. Requirements: Ages 6 Months to 3 Years. An adult parent, guardian, or caregiver is required to accompany each child in the water and participate in class.
A – Water Discovery – Ages 6 Months-1 Year 
B – Water Exploration – Ages 2 – 3 Years 



Traditional class organized swim lessons offering youth the opportunity to learn and practice new swimming skills and feel a sense of achievement from mastering something that they can enjoy the rest of their lives. Kids become more comfortable and secure around water as they learn water safety and improve their
swim skills. Class size is limited to a 6:2 student to instructor ratio.  Requirements: Ages 4 years and up
View our Swim Lessons Overview to become more familiar with the six levels of classes we offer!

 Please see current schedule for information on registration dates.



Specialized swim tracks for youth. Pool time for students to build confidence, cultivate their passion, and stay active through specialized swim instruction including: swim team training, preparation for lifeguard or junior guard training, and developing healthy living skills through swim fitness. Requirements: Participants must pass Level VI Stroke Mechanics lessons or confidently demonstrate Level VI swimming skills on their first day attending.


For more information or questions please contact our Aquatics Director, Kara Jean, at kbaker@mesabiymca.org or 749-8020.