Youth Development

Swim, Sports & Play

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it's gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. We offer great programs like:

Recreation

Youth Tumbling & Gymnastics 

 

 

Youth Sports Program 

 

Youth Lacrosse "NEW for SUMMER"

An all new Summer Sports Skills and Drills based program, YMCA Youth Lacrosse focuses on three primary objectives: Fun, Fundamentals and Character Development. YMCA staff  coaches teach the fundamental skills of lacrosse along with values like teamwork, sportsmanship and our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.  Program begins June 1st for both boys and girls in 1st - 6th grade and runs for 4 weeks.  Register online, by phone or e-mail only.  
 

  • Limit of 9 athletes per grade group.
  • Skills and Drills only, no games will be played
  • No indoor play - this is an outdoor only program
  • All equipment will be provided

View Program Flyer

Register Online 

 

Youth Soccer "NEW for SUMMER"

An all new Summer Sports Skills and Drills based program, YMCA Youth Soccer focuses on three primary objectives: Fun, Fundamentals and Character Development. YMCA staff coaches teach the fundamental skills of soccer along with values like teamwork, sportsmanship and our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.  Program begins June 2nd for both boys and girls in 1st - 4th grade and runs for 4 weeks.  Register online, by phone or e-mail only.  
 

  • Limit of 9 athletes per grade group.
  • Skills and Drills only, no games will be played
  • No indoor play - this is an outdoor only program
  • All equipment will be provided

   

View Program Flyer

Register Online

Youth Swim Lessons

YMCA Progressive Swim Lessons

The Y Aquatics Program is participant centered. The emphasis is on learning, not passing or failing. Each development level is divided into 5 components which include personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water games and rescue.   It is not uncommon for a child to repeat any given level.

Our swimming lessons are specifically tailored to the child’s age, swimming ability, level of physical development and confidence in the water. The participant will advance in the program as they become more skilled in the water.

 

Still have questions? Contact Aquatics Director at (320) 222-9622.

 

 

 

 

"NEW" Adult Swim Lessons

New adult swim lesson class designed in a private setting for women of any nationality or faith.  The class runs in 4 week blocks on Sunday morning before the YMCA opens.  Class sizes will be limited to 10 participants age 16 and up.  
 

 

"NEW" 100 Mile swim club 

Calling all swimmers! Set a goal for the year! Become a member of the 100-mile swim club! 
1) Register for the club
2) Swim!
3)Earn your quarterly 25-mile Swim Club Certificates by logging your laps.  

 

Download PDF Registration or Register Online

 
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