Superior Douglas County Family YMCA


The YMCA has unveiled a brand new, better than ever Learn To Swim® program!

The Superior YMCA has the perfect pool for your child to learn to swim. The pool itself is a zero-depth / beach entry pool that will allow for every class to be taught in water depth appropriate for the age and level of the class. The pool's water temperature stays between 87-90 degrees all year, making for an easy entry and no goose bumps!

Some highlights of the new program include:

  • No more confusing animal names for each class. Instead, we will use a numbered/lettered system based upon one of three swim groups: Toddler (T), Pre-school (P), or School-aged (S)
  • Teacher to student ratios are capped at 1:4 instead of the former 1:6
  • Classes above the Toddler (T) level will no longer use float belts in class. This will help them learn how to use their own buoyancy and what their own limitations are when in and around water. Safety will ALWAYS come first.
  • Each session of swim lessons will include 8 lessons instead of the normal 6 lessons at no additional cost!

Take some time to read through the information below. If you have any questions after learning about the new swim lesson program, please contact Jon Reimer or Jess Melander.

Which Level should I register my child in?

Once you determine which level is appropriate for your child, refer to our current swim lesson schedule for the corresponding class in the age-appropriate category.


If the class you desire is full please get your child placed on our Wait List. As demand grows, so does the number of instructors we put in the pool.

Private Swim Lessons: If your busy schedule simply doesn't fit our program or you want your child to receive one-on-one teaching, many of our swim instructors are also available for one-on-one lessons or semi-private lessons. Please ask the Front Desk for a Swim Lesson Request Form or email Jon or Jess for more information on how to get started. These classes are based upon instructor availability and currently cost $20 per half-hour lesson for Superior Y members or $30 per half hour lesson otherwise.

Whaler Swim Team

Got that competitive spirit? The Whaler Swim Team wants energetic, young swimmers ages 5-18 years. Whether just starting out in competitive swimming or a more advanced swimmer, the Superior YMCA Whalers is the team for you! Swimmers who show a willing interest in training and competing will develop competetive swimming skills and experience the commeraderie only a team can provide. Coaches certified in the National YMCA's Competetive Swimming and Diving program are on deck at all times, encouraging participation and personal development in each swimmer. The Whalers season begins early October and continues until the end of February.

Sign up now for our 2017-2018 Season!

Registration is a 2-step Process:
2. Pay the $25 deposit, either here on our website or in person anytime our front desk is open.

Then, COME TO THE JAMBOREE! We'll see you all at our Meet-and-Greet event at 3:00 on Sunday, October 1. Any swimmer who has completed steps 1 and 2 above before the Jamboree will have a free water bottle waiting for them at check-in!

For more information on Whalers Click Here!