The Y has taught the joy of swimming to thousands of youth and adults in Duluth. Elements taught include personal safety, skill development, personal growth, water sports, and rescue. We offer programs year-round for all ages and levels with small student-to-instructor ratios.
Gym & Swim
Combination classes are for preschool–aged children, and include a half hour land based activity, followed by a half hour swim lesson.
Our private or semi–private swimming lesson options are perfect for people of all ages. Work on anything from basic swimming abilities to stroke refinement and triathlon training!
Lifeguarding The Duluth YMCA Lifeguard Training program prepares individuals for a lifeguard position. Must attend all scheduled classes and pass both written and water skills tests. Course includes: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, AED and oxygen administration certifications. Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Course: Junior Lifeguarding is designed to guide youth to the Red Cross Lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills. They should learn techniques and build stamina during this program. This course does not certify participants in first aid, [...]
Log Rolling Not only does the unique sport of log rolling preserve the rich history of lumberjack sports in North America, but this sport is simply the most fun any age level can have in the water! The continuous reward system of staying on the log longer and longer with every practice leads to a wonderful feeling of self-satisfaction for any new student. The sport of log rolling promotes balance, leg and core strength, and cardiovascular endurance and overall functional coordination. Ages 6 and up* Spring: Apr 17 – May 27 | Spring Session Fees: Y Member: $35 | Community: $55 [...]
Youth Swim Lessons
The Y Youth Aquatics Program is divided into several different levels and is oriented toward student-centered learning. It is designed to insure the student's safety, provide for regular, progressive success, and make the learning process more enjoyable.
Adult Swim Lessons
For adults at all levels, Y swim lessons emphasize endurance, personal safety, skill development, and lifesaving techniques. Adult lessons focus on learning to increase your comfort around water and then working on specific strokes and developing them.
Open Swim and Lap Swim
During scheduled Open and Lap Swim times, the pool is available for members who wish to participate in swim activities, as well as relax and enjoy our pool. It is a great time to workout independently or have family time to play together in the pool.
Northerns Swim Team
The Duluth YMCA Northerns Swim Team is for school-aged youth. At practice, kids are separated into ability levels and work on strokes and endurance. Each swimmer will have many opportunities to swim in meets with other youth of their same age.