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Long known for their expertise in providing swim instruction and aquatics programming to all generations, the Y has introduced tens of millions of people nationwide to swimming since inventing group swim instruction in 1906. At the Rochester Area Family YMCA, our lessons are divided by both age and skill level. If you have questions about our Aquatics Programs or what type of lesson would work best for you, contact our Aquatics Director, Crystal Sobotta at 507-287-2260 ext. 304,



General pool information and schedules are located here.


Information and schedules for swim lessons are located in the Fall Guide.

Click here for frequently asked questions.


  • Payment must be received at the time of registration. We will not reserve a space without payment.
  • Make-up classes or refunds for classes missed due to vacations or schedule conflicts are not permitted. Check your schedule before committing to a session.
  • The YMCA reserves the right to combine class levels or cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of a canceled class, a full refund will be giving.
  • Cancelations of swim lessons requested less than a week before they are scheduled to begin will be granted with only 50% refunded.