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

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in a pool environment. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries.

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.

Level 1 (Ages 5 & Up)

INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS. Helps participants feel comfortable in the water. PREREQUISITES: None

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.

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.

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.

Parent/Tot Aquatics (6 months until age 5)

Parents and children (ages 6 months until 5 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 Aquatics (ages 3 and 4)

Prerequisite: Ages 3 and 4 years of age with a willingness to enter the water with an instructor and enrolled students.

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.