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Parent-Toddler Swim Lessons (1&2 yr olds)

Parent-Preschool Swim Lessons (3&4 yr olds)

Parents/guardians are in the water with the child. This is an instructor led class intended to help young children become comfortable and safe in and around water. Techniques will be taught to help orient their children to the water and to supervise water activities in a safe manner. These classes involve both parent and child in the water. Parent and child will focus on floating and basic skills.


Members: $31

Non-Members: $46

YMCA Swim Lessons

The Albert Lea Family Y’s curriculum offers different skill levels that emphasizes stroke mechanics, water games, personal safety, rescue skills and stamina. Please see the Y swim lessons flyer to see how the Y levels compare to Red Cross levels and to find out which level best suits your swimmer. Levels with fewer than two swimmers may be cancelled or combined with a group one level above or below.


Members: $31

Non-Members: $46

Ray (5 yr olds and up)





Private Swim Lessons—Youth & Adult

Private swim lessons allow you to work at your own pace with an instructor. Learn to swim for the first time or perfect certain strokes. Schedule your classes around your schedule. Contact the Y for scheduling information. Participants must fill out a registration form.

One 30-minute lesson

Members: $15

Non-Members: $20

Six 30-minute lessons

Members: $75

Non-Members: $95

For 2 people in one lesson, the pricing, per person, is:

Members: $32

Non-Members: $52

Red Cross Lifeguarding

For ages 15 and older. Red Cross Lifeguarding is a national certificate that is recognized by many organizations. Those who successfully complete this course will receive certification in life guarding, first aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. Prerequisites include a minimum age of 15 and strong swimming ability. For more information, contact David Cheeks.

Waiting Lists

We would like every opportunity to serve you.  If a class you want fills before you register or is not offered, you may place your name on a waiting list.  Additional classes may be added to accommodate the waiting lists.

Refund Policy

The Albert Lea Family Y reserves the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment. Full refunds are given when this occurs. Persons withdrawing registrations must give 72 hours notice before the program starts to receive a full refund. No refunds are made after the 72-hours prior to the start of an activity unless due to medical or unavoidable circumstances.

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