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Welcome to the Aquatics Department at the Red Wing Family YMCA!

Information about our pools

Our heated lap pool is 25 yards in length and is excellent for lap swimmers and group fitness class goers alike! The water in the lap pool is kept at 83 degrees all year round. We also hold events in our lap pool like the Floating Pumpkin Patch every October. Our lap pool is ADA Compliant with a chair lift.

The recreation pool is a warm water pool kept at 86 degrees all year round-making it perfect for all ages. Our recreation pool is equipped with a water slide, as well as water toys! We also offer life jackets on a first come, first serve basis if needed. The recreation pool is also accessible for people of all abilities with a zero-depth entry and a railing along the side.

The Red Wing Family YMCA follows YMCA National Guidelines* that restrict children under 16 years of age from hot tub and sauna use. Children 16 years of age must be supervised by an adult.. Children 16 years of age and older may use YMCA hot tubs without adult supervision.

  • Cool down at least five minutes after exercising prior to use.
  • Please shower before using the hot tub.
  • A swim suit must be worn at all times.
  • Limit hot tub usage to 10-15 minutes.
  • Diving or jumping into the hot tub is prohibited.
  • Children under the age of 16 may not use the hot tub or sauna.
  • Aerobic exercise in the hot tub is not allowed.
  • Food or drinks are not permitted.  
  • Do not submerge to the bottom.

Warning! Persons with the following conditions should not use the hot tub:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease 
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Stress/Anxiety Disorders
  • Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders

Failure to follow these rules can result in serious or fatal injury.

*YUSA Medical Advisory Committee Recommendations


Water Group Fitness Classes

Take a dip in our heated pools as you get fit with friends while enjoying a challenging, low-impact workout. From water-walking to Water Bootcamp, Restorative Water Fitness and even WaveFit-there really is a workout for everyBODY. A majority of our water fitness classes are free with the exception of WaveFit.


Why the Y for swim lessons?

We've been in the swim lesson business for more than 100 years, and we know how to do it right. We help students learn at their own pace, building confidence in and out of the water. Plus, our small class sizes (lower level classes 6:1 Instructor ratio / school-age level classes 8:1 Instructor ratio) and flexible schedules are a hit with parents! We even offer scholarships to those who qualify.

We offer year-round lessons at the YMCA for anyone, infants to seniors. To find the lessons that are right for you, click below!


Lifeguard & CPR Training

The YMCA offers American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR training for ages 15 and up. Certifications and training classes are offered in two formats:

  • Traditional Classroom
  • Blended
    • Lessons are completed online and practiced in a classroom setting.