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Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

SALE! Take 15% off private and semi-private swim lessons in May!

See below for pricing and details.

  • Lessons for any ages
  • Sale runs May 1 – 31
  • Purchase in-house to receive discount

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.


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 level 3 and 4 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 level 3 and 4 students, and each individual participant must purchase their own semi-private package.

Swim Instructor Certifications

We have four 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.

Pricing & Registration Information

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

  • YWCA Downtown: 612-332-0501
  • YWCA Midtown: 612-215-4333
  • YWCA Uptown: 612-874-7131

View Private Swim Policies

  • Cancellations require a 24-hour notice prior to the lesson; otherwise the lesson is forfeited.
  • Private and Semi-Private lessons are nonrefundable or transferable.
  • Lessons expire three months from date of purchase.
  • The swimmer taking the lesson must be an active YWCA Minneapolis member to receive the membership price.
  • Please check-in at the membership 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.

Register for Private Swim Lessons

To register for private swim lessons, please log in to our online ordering system, choose the “Scheduler” option and then select “Swim Instruction.” You can also call 612-874-7131 (Uptown) or 612-215-4333 (Midtown) for more detailed information on YWCA swimming lessons and how to register.