Swimming - More Opportunities

Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim

Children, kindergarten and under, may bring their parents to enjoy this time in the 0-depth area only.  
Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim is offered only during the school year. 

Please, no children older than 6-years-old.

School's-In-Session (SIS)

On days when the Rapid City Area Schools are scheduled to be in session we offer SIS. All Family swim rules apply – however we may have special groups (pre-arranged) that will be swimming at this time. SIS is in the Family Pool, Monday-Friday, 12-3:30 pm.  breaks will be at 12:50, 1:50 & 2:50 ALL participants (adult and children) will need to get out during the pool breaks.

On scheduled RCAS school breaks there is NO SIS swim – see open swim schedule.

Family Swim Rules            

• No groups - to honor family togetherness, groups will not be allowed during Family Swim. This applies to member birthday parties.
• Safe games may be organized and played. Lifeguard will determine safety of any game.
• Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent (in the pool area) or sibling, age 18+.
• We encourage adults to participate in the aquatic activities with their children. 
• Nerf balls are welcome. Hard and small balls are not permitted.
• Please respect the YMCA by only bringing those persons on your own family membership.

Private Swim Lessons

Private (ratio 1:1) 2 half-hour classes
ALL AGES - Improve your swimming ability! Private swim lessons consist of two 30-minute sessions of one-on-one instruction. All ages and abilities are welcome. 

Semi-private lessons are also available for 2-3 students who are at similar ability level.

SUMMER 2022 private lessons are fully booked

Send an email, after 9/1, to aquatics@rcymca.org to request Fall Private Lessons.