We offer the following aquatic lessons:

  • Private Lessons
  • Parent & Me
  • Preschool Levels
  • Levels 1-5
  • Level 6 is by request only

REQUIREMENTS: Only one session of lessons may be registered for at a time.  To sign up for additional swimming lessons you must complete your current session, allowing you to register for the appropriate level. To help select the appropriate level for your child please reference the American Red Cross class descriptions here.

Questions may be directed to the Aquatics Facility Supervisor at (701) 456-2074 or emailed to [email protected]

Aquatic Registration

Aquatic Lessons have their own registration dates outside of regular program registration.  Please note the registration dates for each session below.  Register by selecting your level and session below.

Quick Info

  • Fee $45
  • Location WRCC

Descriptions and Schedules

These classes are designed to encourage parent/child learning and water adjustment in a safe and positive setting. Parents accompany their children at all times while an experienced instructor guides parents in teaching their children fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Parent/child classes are excellent opportunities for children to begin transitioning to the preschool swim program.


September 26-October 7 | 6:00-6:30 pm | Mon, Wed, Fri
*Registration begins September 12 at 12 pm

November 28-December 9 | 6:00-6:30 pm | Mon, Wed, Fri
*Registration begins October 31 at 12 pm

Lessons consist of 10 lessons (30 min. each) following the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. View class descriptions here.


October 10 – November 10, 2022 (Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu)
*Registration begins September 19 at 12 pm

Level 1 | 5:30-6:00 pm | Tue, Thu

Level 1 | 6:05-6:55 pm | Mon, Wed

Level 2 | 6:05-6:55 pm | Tue, Thu

Level 2 | 6:40-7:10 pm | Mon, Wed

Level 3 | 7:15-7:45 pm | Mon, Wed

Level 3 | 7:15-7:45 pm | Tue, Thu

Level 4 | 7:15-7:45 pm | Mon, Wed

Level 5 | 7:15-7:45 pm | Tue, Thu

Private lessons ($65/person) are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Individual lessons consist of four, 30-minute sessions taught by a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.  Specific days/times/months cannot be guaranteed and are based on instructor availability.  Once registered you will be placed on a waiting list. If the waiting list is full, please check the list as often as you like until there is an opening.  A name can only be added once to the waiting list.  Call the DPR office at (701) 456-2074 to sign up for private lessons or register online here.

WAITING LIST PROCESS:  When an instructor has an opening, we will check the waiting list.  The Aquatic Supervisor will contact you with open dates and times.  If your availability is a match for our instructor, you will be enrolled.  Specific days/times/months cannot be guaranteed.  Payment for lessons is required at the time of enrollment. We are not able to keep your name on the waiting list if you are unable to take the lesson schedule that is provided when you are called or if you do not return a call within 24 hours.

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