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Please note that our pool is a competition pool and so the water temperature is set lower to accommodate, especially between August - December.  If unsure if you child would tolerate the cooler temperatures, please come to one of our Family Friday night swims.

If you are signing up for Swim Lessons, please make sure the "receive text" box is checked.   

Parent and Child Aquatics: Ages 6 months to 4 years old
Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1 (formerly Water Babies): Ages 6 months - 2 years. Familiarize participants with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water.

Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2 (formerly Tadpoles): Ages 2 to 4 years - Builds on skills learned in Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1
Preschool Aquatics: Ages 4 to 6
Preschool Aquatics Level 1 (formerly Water Whales): Ages 4 to 6. Water adjustment, floating, entry, movement, safety, and listening skills.
Preschool Aquatics Level 2 (formerly Jellyfish): Ages 4 to 6.
Recommended for students who have passed Preschool Aquatics Level 1, but are not 6 years old. Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1.
Learn-to-Swim: Ages 6+
Level 1 - Introduction to Basic Water Skills (Ages 6+) Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water, develop safe practices around water.
Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills.
Level 3 - Stroke Development Purpose: Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practices.
Level 4 - Stroke Improvement Purpose: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.
Level 5 - Stroke Refinement Refines skills learned in Level 4. Swim distances and stroke knowledge are increased. Participants refine skills of all six swimming strokes (i.e. front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke)
Level 6 -Swimming and Skill Proficiency- Personal Water Safety: Refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Learn how to prevent aquatic emergencies in various aquatics environments and to introduce and practice self rescue techniques

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  • Swim Lesson Text and email alerts

    If you are interested in getting a text and/or email when new swim lessons are posted on our site, please sign up here. We must have a valid cell number to text. Please only register adults in this course. You only need to register once. Some cell phone companies do block our texts, so you are encouraged to also provide an email address as well. If you have an Android phone, you can unblock our texts by doing the following: Unblock a conversation Open the Messages app . Tap More options. Spam & blocked. Select the contact from the list. Tap Unblock. Otherwise, tap Back We do not know of a fix for Iphones. If you need to be removed from text/email alerts for swim lessons, please call our office at 218-879-1261. Thank you.
  • Swim Lesson Scholarship Application - Water Safety Grant 2024-25

    Cloquet Community Education was awarded a $24,000 Water Safety Grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. The purpose of this grant is to help reduce drownings by providing swim lessons, increased access to lifeguarded swim facilities, and to increase the number of teenagers/young adults certified as a lifeguard or water safety instructor. Scholarships are available only to those receiving Educational Benefits (formerly called Free and Reduced lunch). Eligibility will be verified with the school district your child attends. If you have not applied for Educational Benefits, please go to this link to do so. We can also help you access the online application in the Community Education office as well. Swim lesson scholarships are for ages 4 to 18. Priority will be given to those that have never participated in swim lessons. Depending on the demand for scholarships, if awarded you may apply for a second scholarship in case there are funds remaining. Scholarships are $100 and are to be used for swim lessons with any remaining amounts to be used for Friday Night Family Swims or towards another swim lesson. For example, if your child participates in 2 classes at $45 each, the remaining $10 can be used for Friday Night Family Swims. Or you can use the $10 towards a third swim lesson class. To help you decide which swim level your child should be enrolled in, please see this link: Swim Lesson Descriptions The scholarships are for children that attend the following school districts: Cloquet Fond-du-lac Carlton Wrenshall Esko Barnum Moose Lake If selected for a scholarship, you will be contacted.