Swim School

Swim_SchoolDue to COVID-19 precautions, Spring Swim School and June Swim School has been cancelled. Refunds are being processed. Please call the Aquatics Office at 701.234.6960 or the Front Desk at 701.234.2400 to have your refund processed, or to return calls regarding refunds. 

Family Wellness Swim School is perfect for swimmers 6 months old to adults. With our 4:1 ratio of swimmers to instructor (6:1 in Parent/Baby and Parent/Child) you will be certain to learn and have fun! Please use the links below to learn about our different levels, what level would be good to get started in, and how our levels compare to the Red Cross levels. Schedules and dates are updated regularly, so check back to find information on upcoming sessions. Sessions run seasonally but it is never too late to sign up! Join today and you will be prorated for any missed dates in that session. Contact Abby Rundquist, Aquatics Coordinator at 701-234-6960 or at abby.rundquist@sanfordhealth.org for any questions.

Not sure what level to sign up for?
Come to our Free Swim Level Assessments on Saturdays any time from 12:00PM to 12:30PM. An experienced swim instructor will swim with your child for approximately 5-10 minutes and give you a recommendation on which level would be the best fit within Family Wellness’ Swim School Program. There is no charge, and no need to sign up. Simply show up any Saturday and we’ll be happy to help you get started!

Perk of joining the Family Wellness Swim School Program
You and your family will have access to the zero entry pool for open swimming before and after your kids’ swim lesson. The zero entry pool is always available for open swim. Your kiddos can swim before and after their lesson to practice their newly learned skills and build friendships with the kids from their classes. Parent supervision is required.

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Swim School Programs

Level Descriptions


Swim School Schedule

Adaptive Swim Lessons
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. Contact Abby Rundquist, Aquatics Coordinator at 701-234-6960 or at abby.rundquist@sanfordhealth.org for any questions.

Swim School Credit/Refund Policy
If you apply for a refund one week prior to the program starting, then a full credit can be given. It is imperative to give at least one week notice due to the wait-lists for our swim school program. Once a class begins, no credit will be given. There will be no credit/refund due to weather-related cancellations. No credit is given for membership or missed classes, and in order to keep our low 4:1 swimmer to instructor ratio classes cannot be made up during a different lesson.