Learn to Swim

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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.

2018-2019 Registration Dates
 

Spring 1 Monday, January 7, 2019, @ 12:00 pm
Spring 2 Monday, March 11, 2019, @ 12:00 pm

 

Spring 1 runs  Saturday, January 26th - Friday, March 8th

Spring 2 runs Monday, March 25th- Sunday, May 5th

Learn to Log Roll

Learn to Log Roll

 

Fall 2

 

Group Day and Time  
     
     

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

 

 

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


Spring 1 

Saturday, January 26- Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Mondays @ 5:00 pm
Wednesdays @ 5:00 pm
Thursdays @ 6:00 pm
Saturdays @ 11:00 am
Sundays @ 9:00 am

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7th @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26 - Friday, March 8

Date and Time
Saturdays @ 9:00 am
Sundays @ 10:00 am
Sundays @ 3:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26 — Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Saturdays @ 9:00 am
Saturdays @ 12:00 pm
Sundays @ 9:00 am
Sundays @ 10:00 am
Sundays @ 12:00 pm
Sundays @ 3:00 pm
Sundays @ 4:00 pm
Mondays @ 6:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 5:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 6:00pm
Wednesdays @ 5:00 pm
Thursdays @ 6:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26- Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Saturdays @ 9:00 am
Saturdays @ 10:00 am
Saturdays @ 11:00 am
Sundays @ 9:00am
Sundays @ 11:00am
Sundays @ 12:00pm
Sundays @ 4:00 pm
Sundays @ 5:00 pm
Mondays @ 5:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 5:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm 
Wednesdays @ 5:00 pm
Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm
Thursdays @ 5:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26 - Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Saturdays @ 9:00 am
Saturdays @ 10:00 am
Saturdays @ 12:00 pm
Sundays @ 9:00 am
Sundays @ 11:00 am
Sundays @ 4:00 pm
Sundays @ 5:00 pm
Mondays @ 5:00 pm
Mondays @ 7:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm
Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm
Thursdays @ 5:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26 - Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Saturdays @ 11:00 am
Sundays @ 10:00 am
Sundays @ 3:00 pm
Sundays @ 6:00 pm
Mondays @ 6:00 pm
Mondays @ 7:00 pm 
Tuesdays @ 5:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm
Wednesdays @ 5:00 pm
Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm
Thursdays @ 6:00 pm
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26 - Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Saturdays @ 10:00 am
Sundays @ 10:00 am
Sundays @ 5:00 pm
Mondays @ 7:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm
Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26 - Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Saturdays @ 12:00 pm
Sundays @ 11:00 am
Sundays @ 4:00 pm
Sundays @ 6:00 pm
Mondays @ 7:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 5:00 pm
Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26 - Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Saturdays @ 12:00 pm
Sundays @ 11:00 am
Sundays @ 12:00 pm
Sundays @ 6:00 pm
Mondays @ 6:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm
Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm
Thursdays @ 6:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26 - Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Sundays @ 5:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm
Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm
Thursdays @ 5:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26- Friday, March 8

Register

Day and Time
Saturdays @  11:00 am
Sundays @ 12:00 pm
Sundays @ 3:00 pm
Mondays @ 5:00 pm 
Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm
Thursdays @ 5:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26 - Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Mondays @ 6:00 pm
Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm
Thursdays @ 6:30 pm (Minneapolis)
Thursdays @ 7:30 pm (Minneapolis)
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Sundays @ 6:00 pm

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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

Spring 1

Saturday, January 26 - Friday, March 8

Day and Time
Thursdays @ 6:30 pm (Minneapolis)
Thursdays @ 7:30 pm (Minneapolis)

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

Register for Spring 1 Beginning Monday, January 7 @ 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 & Semi-Private Registration

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. To register for private lesson, please fill out the Private/Semi-Private Registration Form. Once the form is recieved, you will recieve a confirmation email from the Coordinator of Aquatics within 48 hours. 

Private Swim Lesson Policies & Guidelines

  • Participants must have confirmation from a Learn to Swim Instructor to purchase lessons. Lessons must be purchased before the first lesson begins. Lessons may be purchased online or at the front desk.
  • After the initial purchase, clients have 120 days to complete their lessons. If lessons are not completed in the time frame the lessons will be canceled at no refund to the client.
  • If a participant must cancel a lesson, please give the instructor at least 24 hours notice. If a 24 hours notice is not given, the lessons will be forfeited. 
  • Should a participant be late for a lesson, the lesson will still end at the designated time. Lessons will be canceled 15 minutes after the designated time and the lessons will be forfeited.
  • Private swim lesson participants are not permitted to use the pools or other facilities outside of scheduled lessons.
  • All private lessons will be held in conjunction with informal recreation. Pool space is not reserved solely for private swim lessons.
  • We ask that all parents/guardians stay on deck during the duration of private swim lessons.

If you need further assistance, 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.

Private Lessons may be purchase online or at the front desk of St. Paul Gym, or the University Recreation Center.

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Rates


Group Swim Lessons  - 6 Week Class

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

 

Click here to register for Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons.

NEW PRICING STRUCTURE - Effective January 1st, 2019


Private Lessons*

Single 30-Minute Lesson

Student $20

Member $25

Non-Member $28

Five 30-Minute Lessons

(10% Discount)

Student $90

Member $112

Non-Member $126

Ten 30-Minute Lessons

(12% Discount)

Student $176

Member $220

Non-Member $246

* One participant and one instructor


Semi Private Lessons*

Single 45-Minute Lesson

Student $10/ participant

Member $15/ participant

Non-Member $20/ participant

Five 45-Minute Lessons

(10% Discount)

Student $45/ participant

Member $67/ participant

Non-Member $90/ participant

Ten 45-Minute Lessons

(12% Discount)

Student $88/ participant

Member $132/ participant

Non-Member $176/ participant

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