Click HERE for the Aquatics Schedule for Open Swim, Lap Swim and Fitness Classes

The POOL is OPEN and running as normal!

Swimming Lessons

As our spaces return to "normal", please know that we are doing our best to keep our members, participants, and staff safe. However, we cannot completely eliminate the spread of illness. Please consider your risk when entering and participating in program/class offerings.

We are pleased to be able to offer the Y-USA swim grant for a FREE session of swim lessons, to families and children who are in need. We received the grant with the focus to provide lessons to families that are lower-income, minorities, or those whose life situation just makes paying for swimming lessons difficult. If you need the lesson, you will receive the grant. Stop by the Y to register and complete a short survey. Grants are first come first served as we have a limited amount available.

Click HERE for the FALL 2021 Swim Lesson Flyer

Fall Lessons at the YMCA!


Session 1: October 5-28
Session 2: November 2-23 
* No class Nov. 25, Fee prorated $39/$59

Fee: Member: $43
        Potential Member: $63

Level 1 & Level 3
6:00-6:30pm: Preschool Combo 
6:30-7:00pm: Level 2 & Level 4
7:00-7:30pm: Level 1 & Level 5/6

6:00-6:30pm: Parent-Child
          October (6 months-1.5 years)
          November (1.5 years-3 years)


September 18-October 23
Fee: Member: $35
        Potential Member: $50

9:00-9:30am: Level 1 & Level 3
9:30-10:00am: Level 1 & Level 3
10:00-10:30am: Level 2 & Level 4
10:30-11:00am: Parent Child & Preschool
11:00-11:30: Level 2 & Level 5/6

COVID specific information:

  • Parents are allowed to be in the pool observation area but should practice social distancing. 

  • The Family Changing Room is available for changing and showering, but participants cannot leave clothing or other belongings in the changing spaces. Participants are encouraged to use the baskets in the pool area.

Private and Semi-Private Swimming Lessons

At this time, August private/semi-private lessons are unavailable. Our Private/semi-private lesson program is very popular and we are not accepting any new participants at this time. Please check back regularly for updates!
Private Swimming Lessons

Private lessons are sold in packages of 4-30 minute lessons. Lessons include one-on-one time with the instructor as well as a curriculum geared towards the goals of the swimmer. After registering with member services, a swim lesson instructor will contact you via telephone to set up your lessons.

Member: $73          Potential Member: $93

Semi-Private Swimming Lessons

Semi-private lessons are sold in packages of 4-30minute lessons. Lessons include individualized time with the instructor. Semi-private lessons are ideal for pre-established small groups of people with similar abilities and goals. The cost is per person. You must create your own small group of similar-level participants. After registering with member services, a swim lesson instructor will contact you via telephone to set up your lessons.

Cost per person: Member: $53          Potential Member: $73

     Click HERE for the Private Swimming lesson registration form


New to the Fergus Falls YMCA Pool?

Welcome! We are happy you are here!  Help us keep our patrons and facility safe by following the rules below.
                  Be cool, follow the rules


My child is registered for swim lessons. Now what?

Great! We are very excited to help you and your children on their journey to confidence in the water. Please read this swimming lesson information letter from Taylor, the Aquatics and Sports Coordinator.
                     Swimming Lesson General Questions 

For questions or more information: aquatics@fergusfallsymca.org

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