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Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Master the Water, Your Way

YWCA swim lessons provide essential skills and knowledge that can save lives. They’re also a fantastic way improve your physical health and enjoy yourself, regardless of skill or experience. Set your own pace with our personal swim lessons — where you can achieve your fitness goals in a positive, safe and stress-free space.

Whether you’re a seasoned aquatic athlete or getting your feet wet for the first time, YWCA Minneapolis swimming lessons are right for you. We design our private and semi-private swim lessons to deliver thoughtful instruction that supports your success and helps you achieve your goals. Work with a private swim teacher to overcome fears, master techniques and unlock your full potential in the water.

Private Swim Lessons Are Great For…

Novice Swimmers

Our private lessons can help swimmers looking to build comfort and basic water skills with an instructor. These lessons provide a supportive setting to help you learn swim basics.

Elite Swimmers

We can aid experienced swimmers from teams across the state wanting to improve race strategies, stroke technique and mental skill for competition.

Triathletes

Our private swim lessons support triathletes needing help building technique and endurance for improving their race times, ease of swim and extending their distances.

Young Swimmers

Children from learn-to-swim programs can use these lessons to receive extra attention for their strokes and level progression.

Students with Disabilities

YWCA swimming lessons can accommodate students with disabilities wanting a personal experience with an instructor to fit their skills and challenges.

Private Swim Lesson Types

Private Lessons

With one-on-one private lessons, you can work on the exact skills you want to improve through individual instruction. Together, you and your instructor will create and execute a practice plan to make the most out of each lesson — while having some fun in the process. Video analysis is also available for Silver and Gold level students.

Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-private lessons are available for two or three people to take swim lessons together. Students can customize the focus points of each lesson — allowing you to receive an educational experience that suits your group’s needs and goals. Video analysis is available for Silver and Gold level students, and each individual participant must purchase their own semi-private package.

Swim Instructor Certifications

We have three levels of nationally certified instructors to fit your learning needs, schedule and budget. These levels are determined by teaching, coaching and swimming experience, as well as certifications in Red Cross Water Safety, Total Immersion Swimming and coaches from USA Swimming, USA Triathlon and U.S. Masters Swimming.

Each of our swim teachers combines inspiring instructive skill with a passion for helping students succeed. Count on them to nurture enthusiasm, progress and confidence in your party — no matter how ambitious your goals. With your personal instructor’s support, you’ll be well on your way towards conquering the water.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lesson Rates

Prices apply to each person in the lesson. You are responsible for combining your semi-private group and arranging compatible times for lessons with all participants.

Bronze Rates

Member Rates

4 x 30-minute sessions, private $128
4 x 30-minute sessions, semi-private $85
8 x 30-minute sessions, private $256
8 x 30-minute sessions, semi-private $171

Nonmember Rates

4 x 30-minute sessions, private $160
4 x 30-minute sessions, semi-private $106
8 x 30-minute sessions, private $320
8 x 30-minute sessions, semi-private $213

Silver Rates

Member Rates

4 x 30-minute sessions, private $143
4 x 30-minute sessions, semi-private $96
8 x 30-minute sessions, private $286
8 x 30-minute sessions, semi-private $190

Nonmember Rates

4 x 30-minute sessions, private $175
4 x 30-minute sessions, semi-private $117
8 x 30-minute sessions, private $350
8 x 30-minute sessions, semi-private $235

Gold Rates

Member Rates

60-minute session, private $88
60-minute session, semi-private $58
4 x 60-minute sessions, private $352
4 x 60-minute sessions, semi-private $234

Nonmember Rates

60-minute session, private $104
60-minute session, semi-private $69
4 x 60-minute sessions, private $416
4 x 60-minute sessions, semi-private $277

Private Swim Policies

  • All services are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
  • All services expire 90 days from date of purchase.
  • All services require a 24-hour cancellation notice. Individuals who cancel within 24 hours of their allotted time will be charged the service rate.
  • The swimmer taking the lesson must be an active YWCA Minneapolis member to receive the membership price.
  • Please check-in at the Member Services Desk before each lesson. You will be asked for a membership card or a picture ID. Please ask for a lesson voucher receipt at this time.
  • Your instructor will meet you on the pool deck during your scheduled time. Hand your instructor the lesson voucher before each session as proof of payment.

Schedule Your Private Swim Lessons

Lessons can be scheduled online or by calling the member services desk at your location.

  • YWCA Downtown: 612-215-4125
  • YWCA Midtown: 612-215-4331
  • YWCA Uptown: 612-215-4202

You may purchase your lesson before scheduling it online, or you may schedule your lesson and pay for it when you come in for your appointment.