• LAST CHANCE: Summer memberships for $175, $0 joiner's fee

    Our summer memberships are now available, at three months for $175. Whether new members are looking for a three-month summer fling or a long-term commitment, there's NO joiner's fee for summer or regular memberships now through August 31! Start a 7-day free trial to find your fit!
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  • August Special!

    This month, members save 10 percent on ALL personal training packages! Visit Member Services before August 31 to register for sessions.
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  • We're Hiring! Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor (part-time)

    The water is waiting, all that’s missing is you! Jump on in with YWCA St. Paul’s Health & Fitness Center, where you’ll work a variety of shifts, teach swim lessons and keep swimmers safe! If you’re age 15 or older and current on your nationally accredited lifeguard certification, check out the full description by clicking the button below View Job Openings
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  • Marathon in a Month: Coming in September

    Walk a cumulative full or half marathon with the the 30-Day Marathon, Sept 1–30. Visit the Member Services Desk to sign up, and get ready to watch your progress against your fellow marathoners!
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  • Outdoor Cycle Club: August 17

    There are only ONE more opportunities to ride with the Outdoor Cycle Club! Join the club Aug. 17 from 9:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Rides average 15–20 miles at 10–12 mph and are “no drop” rides.

    To register for single rides in advance, click the button below and navigate to the ride date: August 17
    Register online!
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  • Treadmills & Temporary Housing

    YWCA St. Paul also provides supportive services that help single-parent families stabilize their lives and secure a future of safe, consistent housing. Help us empower women and eliminate racism.
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  • Fitness in the Parks: Final Month!

    Join us in Boyd Park for FREE-to-all classes! All updates come through Fitness in the Parks. Click the button below to check for schedules, cancellations or class changes. See Fitness in the Park schedule
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  • Something Is Missing!

    If you haven't heard from us, it's because we haven't heard from you! Confirm and update your email address by clicking below to stay looped in with class offerings, holiday hours, events and more. Click here to update your email address!
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  • Upcoming Events

    Join us at community events, free fitness classes and wellness lectures, community fundraising events and more! Click through to our Facebook page to see all of our upcoming events. View events on Facebook!
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  • You're Welcome Here

    Try us free for a week and discover what YWCA St. Paul has to offer. Sign up for a free 7-day trial!
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Aquatics

Lap Swim

Lanes are available for lap swimmers the majority of every day. For an hour by hour schedule of lane availability, please visit the Aquatics Schedule.

Pool Rental

Want a great way to spend time with family and friends? Planning a special event? Rent out a portion of the pool. Rates start at $85 for up to 10 people. To reserve a date or for more information, contact 651-265-0756 or fitness@ywcaofstpaul.org.

Private Lessons

Need to learn at your own pace or simply want individual attention? Private and Semi-Private instruction is available! A Water Safety Instructor will design lessons to help you achieve your goals. For more information, or to sign up, please contact 651-265-0756 or aquatics@ywcaofstpaul.org.

Piranhas Swim Club

The Piranhas swim team offers a range of great options for kids to develop skills and build confidence—we’re always looking for new team members! Swimmers will be placed on the appropriate team (see descriptions below) based on a coach’s assessment. To schedule an assessment, contact Zak Trimble at 651-265-0756 or aquatics@ywcaofstpaul.org. To learn more, visit the Piranhas team page.

Piranhas Training Groups

Juniors: Ages 5-10

For swimmers who are comfortable in the water but new to competitive swimming.

Emphasis will be placed on learning how to swim the competitive strokes properly, learning the rules of competition swimming and building a cardio base. Junior Piranhas will not compete in swim meets. Practices are offered two days per week. It is recommended that swimmers attend one to two days per week. 

Bronze: Ages 6-10

For swimmers who can complete training sets using Free Style and Back Stroke legally, with a focus on technique improvement and the introduction of longer swims.

Organized dry land activities will be implemented to build strength without putting too much strain on younger bodies. Practices are offered four days per week. It is recommended that swimmers attend at least two to three days per week.

Silver: Ages 9-14

For swimmers transitioning from technique training to more interval/endurance swimming.

Training will focus on continuing to monitor technique while integrating more distance freestyle and individual medley training. Practices are offered five days a week. It is recommended that swimmers attend at least three to four days per week.

Gold: Ages 11 and Up

For swimmers ready to start more intense training with the ability to train for individual medley and distance freestyle.

Training will focus on striving toward the highest levels of competition. Practices will be offered five days a week. It is recommended that swimmers attend all five practices per week.

Masters Swim Team

Join a group of enthusiastic swimmers ages 18–70+ for organized workouts. Interval, distance and non-crawl workouts 3 days/week.  Some stroke refinement included. Former competitive swimmers, triathletes, open water swimmers and swimmers with no competitive experience welcome. For more information on workout days and times as well as nonmember costs, see the Specialty Class Catalog.

Coached by Beth Peterson, Level 2 United States Masters Swim Coach

To find out more about joining the team, contact aquatics@ywcaofstpaul.org

Water Fitness Classes

A variety of group and specialty classes utilize the water for a great workout. For a listing of classes, please visit the Aquatics Schedule.

Celebrating Success

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“The YWCA has provided a safe community for me to begin conquering my fear.”

Carol

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