The YMCA was home to the world's first filtered pool, and more importantly, the first group Swim Lessons. The YMCA has a long history and excellent reputation of teaching people how to swim. With lap swimming, open and family swim times, water exercise classes, swim lessons and the Gators swim team, the YMCA is well equipped to provide an enjoyable outlet of fun and fitness for the entire family. We even offer programs and services for those with special needs. For more information, contact the Aquatics Director at 701.364.4167.  Lap, open or family swim times, as well as water exercise classes are included in a YMCA Membership!

> Aquatics Schedule - View our lap, open or family swim times, as well as water exercise class schedules
> Youth Swim Lessons
> Safety Education Courses
- Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor Trainings, CPR/AED and First Aid.

Here is a challenge for anyone ages 15 and up: Swim 50 or 300 miles in the pool and earn a t-shirt for reaching each target! Swimming must be done at the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties in the Large Pool. Record your miles as you go and see how far you can make it! Go at any pace and join whenever you want!

Check out the Aquatics Schedule to see when you can start cranking out those miles!

Adult Swim Lessons : Ages 19 & Up

This class helps participants progress at their own pace. Whether it is overcoming fear and anxiety about the water, developing basic water skills or working on endurance of efficiency, this is a great class for all levels.  

Fall 1: September 5 - October 21 | Fall 2: October 23 - December 9 (no class Sept. 4, Nov. 23-25)
Mondays and Wednesdays | 7:00 – 7:30pm | Members: $49, Nonmembers: $98

Fall/Winter Lesson Schedule


Gator Swim Training : Ages 19 & Up

This program is for swimmers ages 19 and over. Participants can be those looking to stay fit or for the athletes who are aggressively seeking to compete in swimming meets or triathlons. Gator coaches will be on deck to improve stroke technique, endurance and speed. Workouts will be written specifically for all levels on the team. If you haven’t swum in a while or if you were never actually part of a team, this will be a great experience for you! The team is for the beginner swimmers, the experts, and the triathletes all with the same goals of getting faster, stronger and more efficient in the water.

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:45-6:45am | Fargo North High School

Fall Session: August 15 - December 21 | Members: $125, Nonmembers: $161.50

Please contact Gators Head Coach Erich Richardson for details at 701.364.4151 or

Check out the Gators website for the practice schedule and more information.