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Swim Lesson Options at the Red Wing Family YMCA

Swimming is a part of life in the land of 10,000 lakes. The Y provides a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities to learn a lifelong skill, develop water safety skills, discover the health benefits of swimming and build confidence! Swimming lessons are perfect for all ages—from infants to seniors!

Our swimming lesson schedule is designed to fit your families busy lifestyle and we offer lessons all year long! Choose from day, evening, weekend, even private or semi-private options!

Group lessons last 30 minutes. There is no need to be a member to participate in swim lessons at the YMCA.

Group Lesson Cost depends on the session length.

Please email Heather Flock if you have any questions.

Swim Lesson Selector    Register for Group Lessons

Semi-Private Lessons [$$$]

Semi-Private swim lessons provide an individualized experience to help improve or master swimming skills. Semi-private lessons are the perfect option for families with multiple children at or about the same level. In order to participate in a semi-private lesson, you must have your group set-the YMCA Aquatics Department does not set you up with a group. Semi-private lessons are available year-round. Semi-private lessons carry a 3:1 Instructor ratio and are available in packages of 4 or 8 lesson options.

Semi-Private Lesson Cost:

        With 2 swimmers

  • 4 Lesson Package
    • YMCA Member: $80 per swimmer
    • Guest: $100 per swimmer
  • 8 Lesson Package:
    • YMCA Member: $120 per swimmer
    • Guest: $140 per swimmer

      With 3 Swimmers

  • 4 Lesson Package:
    • YMCA Member: $72 per swimmer
    • Guest: $90 per swimmer
  • 8 Lesson Package
    • YMCA Member: $112 per swimmer
    • Guest: $126 per swimmer

Register for Semi-Private Lessons     Questions?


Private Lessons [$$$]

Private swim lessons provide an individualized experience to help improve or master swimming skills and are available year-round. The Instructor and participants work together to determine lesson goals and schedule-we do carry a 24-hour cancellation policy. All private swim lesson instructors have more experience as well as they must teach a higher number of classes than a traditional Instructor. All lesson curriculum is provided to meet your specific goals. Private lessons are available in packages of 2, 4 or 8 lesson options.

Private Lesson Cost:

  •  2 Lesson Package
    • YMCA Member: $70
    • Guest: $90
  • 4 Lesson Package
    • YMCA Member: $120
    • Guest: $160
  • 8 Lesson Package:
    • YMCA Member: $200
    • Guest:$280
If you are interested in private lessons, please complete the form below and either email it or bring it into the YMCA Welcome Desk.

Private Swim Lessons up and running again. Please emaiHeather Flock if you are interested.

Private Lesson Form     Submit Your Private Lesson Form


Frequently asked questions : Private Lessons

Q: How do I register for private lessons?

A: Complete the private lesson interest form and return it to the Welcome Desk or contact Nickie S., Aquatics Director. One of our staff will reach out to you to complete the process.


Q: How are private lessons scheduled?

A: Lessons will be scheduled at times that are convenient for both you and the instructor of your choosing.


Q: When do I pay for the lessons?

A: You can pay for your lessons when your first lesson is scheduled. No later than the first day of the private lesson.

Q: How many lessons should I purchase?

A: It depends on the goals of the lesson. Most people purchase a minimum of 5 lessons to start and then decide whether they want to purchase more after that.


Q: What if I want multiple children taught at the same time?

A: Many parents choose to have 2 or 3 children taught at the same time-the Semi-Private option is best to choose. All children could be from the same family or friends that can share the cost of the lesson.


Q: What is the cancellation window if I need to cancel a lesson?

AWe have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within that window, you are charged for that lesson.