Superior Douglas County Family YMCA


The YMCA uses the Learn To Swim® program!

This style of swim lesson allows children to learn to swim in small class sizes at water depths appropriate for the skill level. Non-swimming children or beginner swimmers will spend time in water no greater than chest deep. The pool itself is a zero-depth / beach entry pool that will allow for every class to be taught in water depth appropriate for the age and level of the class. The pool's water temperature stays between 87-90 degrees all year, making for an easy entry and no goose bumps!

Take time to read through the information below. If you have any questions after learning about the new swim lesson program, please contact Jon Reimer or Jess Melander.

Which Level should I register my child in?

Once you determine which level is appropriate for your child, refer to our current swim lesson schedule for the corresponding class in the age-appropriate category.

S1: February 19-April 8
S2: April 9-May 20

If the class you desire is full please get your child placed on our Wait List. As demand grows, so does the number of instructors we put in the pool.

Private Swim Lessons: If your busy schedule simply doesn't fit our program or you want your child to receive one-on-one teaching, many of our swim instructors are also available for one-on-one lessons or semi-private lessons. Please ask the Front Desk for a Swim Lesson Request Form or email Jon or Jess for more information on how to get started. These classes are based upon instructor availability and currently cost $20 per half-hour lesson for Superior Y members or $30 per half hour lesson otherwise.

Whaler Swim Team

Got that competitive spirit? The Whaler Swim Team wants energetic, young swimmers ages 5-18 years. Whether just starting out in competitive swimming or a more advanced swimmer, the Superior YMCA Whalers is the team for you! Swimmers who show a willing interest in training and competing will develop competetive swimming skills and experience the commeraderie only a team can provide. Coaches certified in the National YMCA's Competetive Swimming and Diving program are on deck at all times, encouraging participation and personal development in each swimmer. The Whalers season begins early October and continues until the end of February.

Good luck to all swimmers participating at the 2018 State Swim meet February 18!

The 2017-18 swim season is nearly over, but start planning ahead for our Summer Swim Team season! More information will be posted as it becomes available. Last year, the summer program ran for five weeks from the end of June through all of July. Each week, a different stroke is the main focus. Typical summer seasons conclude with one outdoor swim meet in Eau Claire or Twin Cities area.