Aquatics

Make a splash at YW with aquatic fun for everyone! We have a competitive swim team, group fitness classes, open and lap swim, and pool rentals available. Want to learn to swim? We offer group lessons for youth ages 6 months to 12 years, and private lessons for any age! 

Lanes are available for lap swimmers the majority of every day. For an hour by hour schedule of lane and open swim availability, please visit the aquatics schedule. 

Pool Rentals

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@ywcastpaul.org

The pool will be unavailable for open swimming at the following times due to group rentals: 

November 16: 1–4 p.m.
November 17: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

December 7: 1–4 p.m.
December 8: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

December 21: 1–4 p.m.
December 22: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Piranhas Swim Club

The Piranhas swim team offers a range of fun and competitive options for kids to develop skills and build confidence—and 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 aquatics@ywcastpaul.org. To learn more, visit the Piranhas team page.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Masters swim team is for swimmers ages 18+ who can swim 200 yards. It’s great for former competitive swimmers and triathletes in training, but competitive swimming experience is not required. 5 organized workouts are scheduled per week, which include interval, distance and non-crawl workouts. Coached by Beth Peterson, Level 2 United States Masters Swim Coach.

For more information about joining the team, contact aquatics@ywcastpaul.org

Masters swim team is a monthly membership, which includes up to four practices per week!

$25/month for YW HFC members
$65/month for non-members

Attend any of the practices listed below—or all of them!

Sunday, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Thursday, 7:30–8:30 p.m.

Youth Swimming Lessons

Learn to swim for kids! For the latest scheduling information, refer to our Specialty Class Catalog. Register for lessons online at www.ywcastpaul.org/register or in-person at the Member Services Desk. Need help registering online? Click here to learn more about specialty class registration.

Parent & Child

Designed for children 3 and under, this class helps to establish water confidence from a very young age. Your child will learn how to support themselves in the water and will also learn the beginning motions for strokes. A parent or guardian must participate in the class with the child.

Goldfish

Developed for children ages 3 to 5 who have little or no experience in the water, this class works to build water confidence. Swimmers will develop stroke technique and learn how to support themselves in the water. Parents are welcome to watch, but children will be swimming independently.

Betta Fish

During this class children ages 5 to 8 will build water confidence, gain the ability to support themselves in the water, and receive an introduction to basic survival strokes. In addition to learning to tread water for short periods of time, swimmers will also begin working to swim full lengths of the pool.

Dolphin

Swimmers age 6 to 8 will focus on learning competitive strokes and techniques during this class. In addition to receiving an introduction to the four competitive strokes, swimmers will learn dives and competitive turns. Upon completion, swimmers will be able to support themselves in the water for extended periods of time, and swim multiple lengths of the pool without pause.

Snow Crab

Geared for children ages 9 to 10 who are new to the water, this class focuses on building both skills and water confidence. Swimmers will be introduced to survival strokes and will learn to tread water for short periods of time. They will also be introduced to swimming full lengths of the pool.

Lobster

This class for swimmers ages 9 to 12 focuses on competitive strokes and techniques. Swimmers will master all four competitive strokes and also learn a variety of dives and competitive turns. Upon completion, swimmers will be able to support themselves in the water for extended periods of time and swim multiple lengths of the pool without pause. 

Private Lessons

Need to learn at your own pace or simply want individual attention? Private and semi-private swim lessons are available! A water safety instructor will design lessons to help you achieve your goals. For more information, or to sign up, contact our Aquatics Supervisor at aquatics@ywcastpaul.org!

Join our Health & Fitness Center for only $28 through the end of November! Stop in today to sign up.
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