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Kids don’t need to be future Olympians to take up swimming. With two outdoor pools open during the summer months and Choice Health & Fitness’ pool open year round, kids have many opportunities to get fit while having fun.

Outdoor Pools

The Grand Forks Park District has two great outdoor pools that offer fun for kids of every age. Elks Pool and Riverside Pool are open from early June to mid-August of each year for open swimming and lessons. Riverside pool offers a diving board, a fun water slide and toddler pool while Elks Pool has two great water slides and a spray park. Both facilities have concessions, picnic & playground areas.

Youth Outdoor Swimming
Lesson Program
(Ages 4 - 12)
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED

Summer 2021 Online Program Registration is closed. To register for programs, please visit the GF Park District Main Office located at 1060 47 Ave. South.

2021 Session Dates:

  • Session 1:  June 14 – 24, 2021 at Elks Pool
  • Session 2:  July 6 – 16, 2021 at Riverside Pool
  • Session 3:  July 19 – 29, 2021 at Elks Pool
  • Session 4:  August 2 – 12, 2021 at Riverside Pool

Cost: $50 per session (8 lessons)  

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2021 (Add $10 after registration deadline)

PLEASE NOTE: When registering your child for multiple sessions, sign them up for the same level until it is confirmed that they passed.

Contact Information

Lisa Rollefstad
Sports & Rec Manager
p: 701.746.2790
email

How to Register

Outdoor Swim Program at Riverside & Elks Pool
Register with GF Parks

Register Now

Choice Little Swimmers & Swim Academy
Register with Choice Health & Fitness

Register Now

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Covid-10 Policies for Swimming Lessons

  • Participants should come dressed to swim.
  • Changing rooms and shower facilities will not be available.
  • Participants should arrive for lessons through the main pool entrance
  • Participants will be directed to exit through the employee gate.

Swimming Levels:

Level 1 | Sunfish Bobs/Floats
Level 2 | Perch Kicks & Glides, Rolls, Breathing for the front crawl
Level 3 | Bass  Freestyle, Elementary Backstroke
Level 4 | Walleye Backstroke, Treading, Sculling, Retrieving Objects
Level 5 | Northern Pike Breaststroke, Side Stroke, Retrieving Objects
Level 6 | Muskie Butterfly, Master all strokes, Endurance, Turns

Contact Preston Olson (701-746-2790) to determine the appropriate level for your child.

Level 1 | Sunfish:

Monday – Thursday | 10:45 – 11:25 am

  • Session I | Activity Code: 421110 – 11
  • Session II | Activity Code: 421110 – 12
  • Session III | Activity Code: 421110 – 13
  • Session IV | Activity Code: 421110 – 14

 

Level 2 | Perch:

Monday – Thursday | 10:45 – 11:25 am

  • Session I | Activity Code: 421110 – 21
  • Session II | Activity Code: 421110 – 22
  • Session III | Activity Code: 421110 – 23
  • Session IV | Activity Code: 421110 – 24

 

Level 3 | Bass:

Monday – Thursday | 10:45 – 11:25 am

  • Session I | Activity Code: 421110 – 31
  • Session II | Activity Code: 421110 – 32
  • Session III | Activity Code: 421110 – 33
  • Session IV | Activity Code: 421110 – 34

 

Level 4 | Walleye:

Monday – Thursday | 10:00 – 10:40 am

  • Session I | Activity Code: 421110 – 41
  • Session II | Activity Code: 421110 – 42
  • Session III | Activity Code: 421110 – 43
  • Session IV | Activity Code: 421110 – 44

 

Level 5 | Northern Pike:

Monday – Thursday | 10:00 – 10:40 am

  • Session I | Activity Code: 421110 – 51
  • Session II | Activity Code: 421110 – 52
  • Session III | Activity Code: 421110 – 53
  • Session IV | Activity Code: 421110 – 54

 

Level 6 | Muskie:

Monday – Thursday | 10:00 – 10:40 am

  • Session I | Activity Code: 421110 – 61
  • Session II | Activity Code: 421110 – 62
  • Session III | Activity Code: 421110 – 63
  • Session IV | Activity Code: 421110 – 64
Swimming Lessons at Choice Health & Fitness

Age Groups:

Choice Little Swimmers:

  • Tiny Tots (3 – 4 years)
  • Parent and Me (9 months – 2 years)

Choice Swimming Academy:

  • Sunfish, Perch, Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie (4 years – 12 years)

Where: Choice Health & Fitness