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We are committed to offering quality swimming lessons and are compliant with the American Red Cross Swim Lesson standards. American Red Cross courses offer something for everyone. Through a progressive approach, participants learn a variety of strokes, including the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. They are also introduced to a wide range of personal safety skills and diving techniques. Courses are fun and interactive with hands-on training.

Group swim lessons are intended for youth participants. Adults & youth needing swim lessons are encouraged to take part in private swimming lessons.

Available Courses

  • Parent and child
  • Preschool beginner
  • Preschool advanced& 
  • Older beginner
  • Level 1 - Introduction to swimming and water skills
  • Level 2 - Fundamentals of swimming and aquatic skills
  • Level 3 - Stroke development
  • Level 4 - Stroke improvement
  • Level 5 - Stroke refinement
  • Level 6 - Stroke mastery

Youth Swim Lesson Schedule

Upcoming Sessions:   

  • Currently only offering private lessons.  See information below.

If you have taken lessons with us before, we will have a record of where your child should be. If this is your first time taking classes with us, review the class descriptions before registering your child.


Swimming Lesson Registration


Members $35 + tax

Non-members $45 + tax

When registering online, only those with a family membership will receive the discount. If you have a single, couple or student membership, you must register in the office or over the phone to get the discounted price.

Private Swim Lessons 

Our private swimming lessons are taught by certified water safety instructor staff. Private lessons are 30 minutes long and provide one-on-one swimming instruction. Follow the steps below to register for private lessons:

**NOTE - OUR CURRENT SESSION OF PRIVATES IS FULL.**  To be added to the waitlist for our next available session, please email to be added to our email listserve for updates.  

  1.  Complete the private lesson form and submit the form to the USD Wellness Center in room 102 in the Wellness Center or email to
  2. Once you have received an email confirmation with the instructor assigned and the lesson schedule, call us with payment information at 605-677-8803.
Single Group (2-3 people)
1 Session $25 plus tax $20 plus tax
4 Sessions $60 plus tax $45 plus tax
6 Sessions $85 plus tax $60 plus tax