Private Swimming Lessons

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Swim School is not offered at this time. Modified Private Household Lessons are available – Click Here for info!

Swim School Fall Session 2 | Monday, October 26th – Saturday, December 12th

  • Adaptive Classes: 7 weeks of class $52.50 Members/ $105 Nonmembers (Due to Thanksgiving, the Thursday and Saturday classes will be pro-rated to a 6 week session).
  • Private Classes: 7 weeks of class, Member rate – $210, Non-member rate – $420  (due to Thanksgiving, the Thursday and Saturday classes will be pro-rated to a 6 week session).

Please call our Aquatics Coordinator at 701-234-6960 or email abby.rundquist@sanfordhealth.org with any questions, for further information or to register for an adaptive swim lesson.

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Swim School Level Description

  • Parent/Baby – Babies ages 6-18 months and the parent will enjoy the class together. This class is an excellent bonding opportunity between parent and baby. This class teaches the parent how to properly hold their baby while working on floating, submerging, hand/eye coordination and muscle strengthening through games and songs.
  • Parent/Child – Babies ages 19-35 months and the parent will enjoy the class together as well. This class teaches the parent how to properly hold their baby while working on relaxed floating, gaining breath control for submerging, independent climbing out of pool and muscle strengthening. This class will also include games and songs.
  • Guppy – Children 3 years old can begin getting comfortable in the water independent of their parents. Through patience and trust, children in this level will overcome their fear and eventually swim independently.
  • Starfish – In this level, encouragement and positive reinforcement will help little swimmers become more skilled swimming independently. Floating on their front and back as well as kicking across the pool on their back independently is stressing in this class.
  • Froggie – In this class, participants will build on their independent swimming ability swimming further distances. Being able to transition from swimming on their front to their back with ease is one of the skills that will build this swimmers confidence and is a major water safety skill.
  • Turtle – Children in this class will build on previous levels and now work on swimming under water, learn more defined swimming strokes and learn more water safety skills. Swimmers will learn scissors kick, dolphin kick and be able to retrieve toys from the bottom of the pool.
  • Otter – Swimmers in the Otter class will gain confidence as they begin to swim further distances in backstroke, front crawl and sidestroke. Children will start to learn flip turns, tread water for at least two minutes and work on butterfly.
  • Seal – Children in this class will increase their strength and endurance by swimming multiple lengths of front crawl and backstroke with flip turns. Discussions of water safety will include calling for help, the importance first aid and CPR, and dangerous swimming conditions. Your swimmer will learn sculling and be able to swim 25 yards of butterfly and sidestroke.
  • Shark – These experienced swimmers will be able to swim multiple lengths of the pool in each of the competitive strokes; front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Children in this class will also be skilled in elementary backstroke and sidestroke. Safety is emphasized in this class while students learn various forms of survival swimming which they will be able to do for ten consecutive minutes.
  • Adaptive – These one-on-one lessons are for swimmers with special needs and are tailored towards the skills of each participant. Instructors will communicate with parents even more than usual to ensure that the class is working towards an agreed upon goal.

Age Group: All Ages