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 confi-dence. 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 5000 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.