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.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding -- Recertification

An abbreviated Lifeguarding course that briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for 2 years.

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. 

Beginning Diving Clinics

Learn the basics of diving with a trained instructor. This includes diving off the side of the pool and the diving board.

No experience in diving is necessary.  Student should be comfortable swimming independently in deep water.

Competitive Swim Training

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

Middle School Swim Lessons

This class is for students who are in 6th-8th grade and are beginning swimmers.  The basics of floating, gliding, water entry, and beginning strokes will be taught.

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.  

Preschool Level 3 (ages 3 and 4)

This class is for 3 and 4 year olds who have completed the following requirements:

  • Bobbing, 5 times (head completely under water)
  • Retrieve submerged object in chest-deep water
  • Front glide, 2 body lengths
  • Front float, 3 seconds
  • Back glide, 2 body lengths
  • Back float, 5 seconds
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions, 15 seconds in shoulder deep water
  • Combined arm/leg actions on front, 3 body lengths

The purpose of the class is to:
  • Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1 and 2. 
  • Increase knowledge of water safety topics and skills introduced in earlier levels and introduce additional water safety topics.

Private Swimming Lessons

Private lessons are an opportunity for a one-on-one lesson with a student and instructor. This lesson option is a great opportunity to work on specific skills or techniques that a student is working to perfect.

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.

Summer Swim Maintenance

Summer Swimming Maintenance Program geared for athletes who will be on a high school swimming team in the 2018-19 school year.

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