Learn to Swim

The Learn to Swim Program provides individuals with a solid foundation of water safety knowledge and skills. Instructors are University of Minnesota Students that are certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED. The program features a variety of knowledgeable and responsible instructors who create the fun and excitement of our swim lessons.

2018 Registration Dates
 

Summer 1 Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 8 am
Summer 2 Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 12 pm
Fall 1 Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 12 pm
Fall 2 Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 12 pm

 

Summer 1 runs Sunday, May 20th — Thursday, June 28th

Summer 2 runs Monday, July 9th — Sunday, August 26th

Learn to Log Roll

Learn to Log Roll

 

Summer 1

Friday, June 1 — Friday, June 29

Group Day and Time  
Youth Fridays @ 5:30 pm Register
Adults Fridays @ 6:30 pm Register

All log rolling lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Friday, July 27 — Friday, August 24

Group Day and Time  
Youth Fridays @ 5:30 pm Register
Adults Fridays @ 6:30 pm Register

All log rolling lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

No experience is necessary! This course will teach the basics of log rolling.

  • Safety around and on the log
  • How to get on the log
  • The proper stance and balance
  • Footwork
  • Rolling with another person

This is a 5-week course that will include 30 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes of free time each week.

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Parent Tot 1

Parent Tot 1


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 9:00 am Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 9:00 am Register
Wednesdays @ 5:00 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 30 minutes with an extra 15 minutes of optional play time.
  • Class Size (max): 10 participants
  • Prerequisites: 6 months to 2 years old, one parent must accompany child in the water.
  • Skills: Basic water orientation, comfort with a non-parent adult in water, aquatic safety, and face submersion.

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Parent Tot 2

Parent Tot 2


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 28 (No lessons May 27)

Date and Time  
Sundays @ 9:00 am Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Date and Time  
Sundays @ 10:00 am Register
Wednesdays @ 5:00 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 30 minutes with an extra 15 minutes of optional play time.
  • Class Size (max): 10 participants
  • Prerequisites: 2 years to 3 years old (one parent must accompany child in water).
  • Skills: Independent water entry and exit, supported combined arm and leg movement, front and back floats, and aquatic safety.

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Swarm

Swarm


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 9:00 am Register
Sundays @ 12:00 pm Register

 

4-Day Mini Camps

Week Time  
Mini Camp 1 (May 21-May 24) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 3 (June 11-June 14) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 5 (June 25-June 28) 5:30 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Mondays @ 4:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Wednesdays @ 4:30 pm Register
Thursdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Sundays @ 9:00 am Register
Sundays @ 10:00 am Register
Sundays @ 12:00 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 35 minutes
  • Class Size (max): 3 participants
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Parent & Tot-Level 2, 3 years of age, or instructor recommendation.
  • Skills: Front and back float with support, arm and leg action on front and back with assistance, fully submerged face and head, and safe entry and exit in and out of the pool.

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Vikings

Vikings


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 9:00 am Register
Sundays @ 10:00 am Register

 

4-Day Mini Camps

Week Time  
Mini Camp 1 (May 21-May 24) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 1 (May 21-May 24) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 2 (June 4-June 7) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 2 (June 4-June 7) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 3 (June 11-June 14) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 4 (June 18-June 21) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 4 (June 18-June 21) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 5 (June 25-June 28) 6:30 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Mondays @ 4:30 pm Register
Mondays @ 5:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 4:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm Register
Wednesdays @ 4:30 pm Register
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Thursdays @ 4:30 pm Register
Thursdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Thursdays @ 6:30 pm Register
Sundays @ 9:00 am Register
Sundays @ 11:00 am Register
Sundays @ 12:00 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 40 minutes
  • Class Size (max): 4 participants
  • Prerequisites: 4 years of age or older, must be comfortable with one-on-one interaction with an adult and able to follow direction.
  • Skills: Bobbing, front and back glides, independent movement, safe entry and exit in and out of pool, combined arm and leg action on front and back, and indoor and outdoor water safety.

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Twins

Twins


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 9:00 am Register
Sundays @ 11:00 am Register

 

4-Day Mini Camps

Week Time  
Mini Camp 1 (May 21-May 24) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 1 (May 21-May 24) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 2 (June 4-June 7) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 2 (June 4-June 7) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 3 (June 11-June 14) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 4 (June 18-June 21) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 4 (June 18-June 21) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 5 (June 25-June 28) 6:30 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11th @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Mondays @ 4:30 pm Register
Mondays @ 5:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm Register
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm Register
Thursdays @ 4:30 pm Register
Sundays @ 9:00 am Register
Sundays @ 12:00 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 40 minutes
  • Class Size (max): 5 participants
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Vikings or instructor consent.
  • Skills: Full submersion of the head and holding breath, front and back floats, recovery from floating to standing, combined arm and leg action on front and back, changing directions while swimming, and water safety and recognizing an emergency.

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Lynx 1

Lynx 1


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 10:00 am Register
Sundays @ 12:00 pm Register

 

4-Day Mini Camps

Day Time  
Mini Camp 1 (May 21-May 24) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 2 (June 4-June 7) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 3 (June 11-June 14) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 4 (June 18-June 21) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 5 (June 25-June 28) 5:30 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Mondays @ 5:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 4:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm Register
Wednesdays @ 4:30 pm Register
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Thursdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Sundays @ 10:00 am Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 45 minutes
  • Class Size (max): 5 participants
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Twins or instructor consent.
  • Skills: Front crawl 15 yards (with face in water and side breathing, not complete rotary), elementary backstroke 15 yards with complete whip kick, streamline on front and back with flutter kick, dolphin kick 3-5 body lengths, flutter kick on front and back with kickboard 15 yards, tread water, back float, and survival float 30 seconds each.

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Lynx 2

Lynx 2

 

Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 12:00 pm Register

 

4-Day Mini Camps

Week Time  
Mini Camp 1 (May 21-May 24) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 2 (June 4-June 7) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 2 (June 4-June 7) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 3 (June 11-June 14) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 5 (June 25-June 28) 6:30 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Mondays @ 4:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 4:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Wednesday @ 6:30 pm Register
Thursday @ 4:30 pm Register
Thursday @ 5:30 pm Register
Sundays @ 10:00 am Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 45 minutes
  • Class Size (max): 5 participants
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Lynx I or instructor consent.
  • Skills: Front crawl 15 yards with rotary breathing, elementary backstroke 15 yards, back crawl 15 yards, whip kick on front with kick board 15 yards, streamline on front and back with flutter kick, streamline on front with dolphin kick, tread water, back float, and survival float 45 seconds each. 

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Wild

Wild


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 11:00 am Register

 

4-Day Mini Camps

Week Time  
Mini Camp 1 (May 21-May 24) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 3 (June 11-June 14) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 4 (June 18-June 21) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 5 (June 25-June 28) 5:30 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Mondays @ 5:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 4:30 pm Register
Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm Register
Thursdays @ 6:30 pm Register
Sundays @ 11:00 am Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 45 minutes
  • Class Size (max): 5 participants
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Lynx II or instructor consent.
  • Skills: Tread water using 2 different kicks for 2 minutes, swim underwater, 3-5 body lengths, survival float, 30 seconds, breaststroke and butterfly for 15 yards, Front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards, front crawl and backstroke open turns, flutter kick and whip kick on front and back with a kick board.

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Timberwolves

Timberwolves


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 10:00 am Register

 

4-Day Mini Camps

Week Time  
Mini Camp 2 (June 4-June 7) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 3 (June 11-June 14) 6:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 4 (June 18-June 21) 5:30 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Mondays @ 6:30 pm Register
Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm Register
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm Register
Thursdays @ 4:30 pm Register
Sundays @ 11:00 am Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 50 minutes
  • Class Size (max): 6 participants
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Wild or instructor consent.
  • Skills Include: Flip turn on front and back, tread water for 5 minutes, 50 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke, 25 yards of butterfly, breaststroke, back crawl, sidestroke.

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Gophers

Gophers


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 10:00 am Register

 

4-Day Mini Camps

Week Time  
Mini Camp 3 (June 11-June 14) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 5 (June 25-June 28) 6:30 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm Register
Sundays @ 11:00 am Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 50 minutes
  • Class Size (max): 4 participants
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Timberwolves or instructor consent.
  • Skills: Appropriate turns for each stroke while swimming laps, learning the principles of setting up an exercise program, using a pull buoy, fins, paddles, and a pace clock while swimming; 50 yards of back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, and 100 yards of front crawl and elementary backstroke.

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Competitive

Competitive


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 12:00 pm Register

 

4-Day Mini Camps

Week Time  
Mini Camp 4 (June 18-June 21) 5:30 pm Register
Mini Camp 5 (June 25-June 28) 5:30 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Mondays @ 6:30 pm Register
Sundays @ 12:00 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 50 minutes, 1 day per week
  • Class Size (max): 4 participants
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Timberwolves or instructor consent.
  • Skills: Technique of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, legal turns, starts and relay takeoffs, strength and dry land training, stroke drills, and equipment use.

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Adult Beginner

Adult Beginner


Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 11:00 am Register

All lessons are located at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Mondays @ 6:30 pm Register
Thursdays @ 6:30 pm Register

All lessons are located at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 50 minutes
  • Class Size (max): 5 participants
  • Prerequisites: 15 years of age or older.
  • Skills: Front and back floats, beginning swim strokes, and building comfort in the water.

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Adult Intermediate

Adult Intermediate

 

Summer 1

Sunday Splash: May 20 — June 24 (No lessons May 27)

Day and Time  
Sundays @ 11:00 am Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 1 Beginning Friday, May 11 @ 8:00 am

 

Summer 2

Monday, July 9 — Sunday, August 26

Day and Time  
Mondays @ 6:30 pm Register
Thursdays @ 6:30 pm Register

All lessons are held at the St. Paul Gym pool.

Register for Summer 2 Beginning Monday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm

 

Class Information

  • Class Length: 50 minutes
  • Class Size (max): 5 participants
  • Prerequisites: Ability to swim 25 yards of any stroke, at ease in the deep water.
  • Skills: Improve all swim strokes and basic lap swimming techniques.

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to receive personalized instruction. Individual classes allow the instructor to focus on specific skills based on each participant's needs. Private lessons are often a popular choice for adults and families with busy schedules.

If you are interested, email the LTS office or call the office at (612) 625-3794. The lessons are then individually arranged with the instructor and can be held at either the St. Paul or Minneapolis campus. These classes are available to all and are generally 30 minutes in length.

Passes must be purchased at the front desk of St. Paul Gym, or the University Recreation Center.

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Rates

7 Week Class

University of Minnesota $55 / participant
Community $60 / participant


6 Week Class

University of Minnesota $50 / participant
Community $55 / participant


Private Lessons*

One 30-Minute Lesson $18
Three 30-Minute Lessons $54

* one participant and one instructor


Semi Private Lessons*

Three 30-Minute Lessons $90

* two or three participants and one instructor. Participants must coordinate their own schedules prior to signing up for semi-private lessons.