Homeschool Gym and Swim

Tuesday, September 12, 2017Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (7 weeks)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Description: Participants will spend time playing various gym games as well as time in the pool learning basic swimming technique.

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about being active and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. The Y is offering a variety of youth classes ranging from sports, crafts, dance, special interests and more. 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.

Students participate in 50 minutes of swimming instruction and 50 minutes of gym activities. Everyone should bring a swimsuit and towel, gym shoes and a water bottle.

Gym activities include fitness testing, rock climbing, floor hockey, dodge ball, soccer, and yoga.

Pool activities include pool rules, pool safety, breath holding, back float, diving skills, being confident in the water, following directions and accepting constructive criticism.

Target age range: for ages 5–8 years

Cost per child/student: $68 ($52/YMCA member)

Early bird discount:
 10% off Classes--Early Bird pricing ends Monday, August 28, 2017

Registration: Register online at at or in-person at your Y during regular hours

Parent/guardian/educator policy: A parent must come into the building and sign each child in and out every day. Students are not allowed to do this for themselves.

To minimize interruptions, parents are asked to ensure that all participants visit the restroom before the beginning of class.

On the first day of class there will be multiple forms for each family to complete and a short meeting for both participants and parents for announcements and daily specifics. Families are asked to arrive five minutes early to allow enough time for this.

Starting with the second week of classes, the class will start in the gym and then transition to the pool. Ages 5 to 8 should come dressed in their swimsuits under their gym clothes. Parents will meet their children at the family locker rooms after class to assist them with getting dried off and changed into street clothes.

Sibling policy: Free Kids Stuff drop-off child care for siblings ages 6 weeks to 10 years old for up to 2 hours per day. Parents must remain in the building while child is in the Kids Stuff area. Your child will enjoy safe, fun, structured, age-appropriate activities including story time, arts & crafts, outdoor playtime and gym time. No reservations required. No additional cost.

For more information, contact Samantha Axelson at 952-435-9004 or samantha.axelson(at)

Information subject to change. Please check with Southdale YMCA for the most current information.