YMCA Swim Academy

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Nurturing Skills & Building Confidence in the Water
For more than 150 years, the Y’s goal has been to strengthen the whole person - spirit, mind and body. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens and adults to swim. And, in the land of 10,000 lakes, it’s one of the most important offerings on the list. Swim lessons provide you and your child with new-found confidence.

They learn skills which could save a life, and will last for lifetime. We’re committed to keeping class sizes small so swimmers get the expert, personal attention they need to succeed. Y instructors have a minimum of 40 hours of training including CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration and are nationally certified to build your child’s swim skills and comfort level in the water. Every 7 weeks over 5,000 youth, teens and adults choose the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities to learn this lifelong skill. And now you can count on Y expertise for a high-quality learning experience through The YMCA Swim Academy at Maplewood Community Center.
MCC Pool

Parent/Child Aquatic Program - Ages 6-36 Months
The Y Swim Academy’s Parent/Child classes focus on specific swim skills for infants and toddlers in a safe and fun atmosphere. Along with parents, Y certified instructors build a foundation of aquatic abilities for each child. The 3 Parent/Child swim levels have integrated, progressive curriculum based on research in child development and aquatic programming to ensure consistency, safety and quality of instruction.

Water Adjustment Lessons - Ages 3-7
Classes for the new swimmer who may be apprehensive in the water, or who has never had swim lessons. We offer small class sizes to provide more 1-on-1 support and attention to the students’ needs.
Beginner Lessons - Ages 3-12
Preschool and Youth classes for swimmers comfortable in the water and ready to develop basic swim skills: 4 swimmers per class.

Intermediate & Advanced Lessons - Ages 5-12
Youth classes for students prepared to refine swim skills: 6 swimmers per class.
Teen/Adult Lessons - Ages 13+
Teen/Adult swim instruction from basic water adjustment to stroke technique to endurance swimming.

To Register
The Maplewood Community Center/YMCA Aquatic Center Water Safety Instructors are trained and certified by the American Red Cross in Water Safety. Session Fees:
  • MCC Member : $64
  • Non Member: $79
2 Ways to Register:
  • Online
  • In-Person or Over the Phone:
    Visit or call the Maplewood Community Center Registration Desk Monday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., or Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Phone: 651-249-2230