Anoka-Hennepin School District #11

Aquatics & swimming lessons

Community Education offers American Red Cross swimming lessons, water exercise, competitive swim, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid courses, adult swimming lessons, and more.

All community education aquatics opportunities are offered at Roosevelt Community Pool. The pool is located inside Roosevelt Middle School, 650 125th Ave., Blaine, MN 55432. For more information, call 763-506-5980.


Adult swimming lessons

Have you ever wanted to learn to swim? This class is designed for adults who are beginners as well as those who wish to improve their stroke. The class will focus on individual needs and will include a consultation with each student in order to work on and meet your goals. Adults 17 and over.

Aquatics-Adult Fitness

Adult Lap Swim, Aqua Jogging and Shallow Water Workouts are available on a pay per visit basis. Workout Punch Cards are available for purchase. No registration required. 

Competitive Swim Training

Training for those seeking a swim workout and a challenge beyond swimming lessons.

Parent/Tot Aquatics (6 months until age 3)

Parents and children (ages 6 months until 3 yrs) learn together through fun activities to increase children's comfort in the water and build a foundation of basic aquatic and water safety skills.

Preschool Level 1 (ages 3 and 4)

This class is for 3 and 4 year olds who are just beginning to learn to swim.  

There are no skill prerequisites.

Preschool Level 2 (ages 3 and 4)

This class is for 3 and 4 year olds who have completed  the Preschool Aquatics Level 1 or are able to complete the the requirements of that level.  

Recreational Swimming

Recreational Open Swim:   includes 1 meter diving board, deep end swimming section, rings, mats, balls, toys provided, basketball hoops, jumping and diving lane to practice skills from the side, lap lanes.

Wibit Open Swim:  includes a inflatable obstacle course in the deep end.  Swimmers using the wibit must be 7 or older and be able to pass a deep water swim test.  The diving boards are not available during WIBIT swims.

Toddler Pool Time:  program is concentrated in the shallow end of the pool and is for preschoolers with a parent/adult.  This program is offered the first and third Wednesday of the month.

Youth Level 1 (Ages 5 & Up)

Introduction to water skills.

Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.

Prerequisites:  None

Youth Level 2 (Ages 5 & Up)

Fundamental Aquatic Skills.
Gives participants success with fundamental skills.

Prerequisites:  Able to enter water and comfortably submerge head three or more times, glide on front 2 body lengths, float on back 3 seconds.

Youth Level 3 (Ages 5 & Up)

Stroke Development.

Builds on skills with practice in deeper water.

Prerequisites:  Jump into pool on own, front float for 5 seconds, back float for 15 seconds, Combined stroke on front for 5 body lengths.

Youth Level 4 (Ages 5 & Up)

Stroke Improvement

Develops confidence and improves skills.

Prerequisites:  Jump into deep water from the side, swim front crawl for 15 yards, maintain position by treading or floating for 30 seconds and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards.

Youth Level 5 and Level 6 Combination (Ages 5 & Up)

Stroke Refinement

Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes.

Prerequisites: Perform a feet-first entry into deep water, swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Swim breaststroke for 15 yards, change direction and position as necessary and swim back crawl for 15 yards