Swim Classes

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Updated July 16

VMCC is open

The VMCC and its facilities reopened on July 6 and will continue to do so in careful phases. View our FAQs on our VMCC Reopening Plan. The Lap Pool and Dive Well are open to the public and swimming lessons have resumed (see below). The Water Park will reopen to MEMBERS ONLY on July 20 with reservations  - for hours, rates and details:

Revised Summer Brochure - includes Swimming Lessons

We’ve relaunched a revised Summer Brochure for July and August and it provides highlights of the new ways to enjoy our some of our facilities and programming, including swimming lessons

Below learn how we are making COVID-19 accommodations for our swim lessons. 

Swim Lessons 

We look forward to welcoming you back in July!

We are happy you have chosen The Grove to enhance your family‘s water safety knowledge and swimming abilities! 

We are excited to be able to offer youth programming that encourages play and teaches lifesaving skills. 

All classes are held in the lap pool at a temperature of 84 degrees during the summer and 81 degrees during the school year.

Our swim lesson program is designed for year-round participation. Swimmers are encouraged to continue swimming in order to build upon their current skills while being introduced to new skills. Swimming is an activity that requires repeated practice and ongoing endurance. It is recommended that your swimmer continue to practice their skills year-round.

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Affordable and Convenient options for everyone

Lessons are available for every level of swimmer and of all abilities. We offer group, semi-private and private lessons during the day and evening to accommodate busy schedules and participants needs.

Certified Instructors

All swimming lessons are taught by caring and compassionate professionals who focus on student needs. Every instructor is nationally certified in American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction.

Instructors are required to attend on-going training to ensure they are up to date with the latest teaching strategies and safety guidelines.


Swim Lesson Levels and Swim Level Assessments

Choosing the appropriate swim lesson level is best left to the professionals! However, at this time we are unable to offer swim level assessments, please use your best judgement when enrolling your swimmer. 

  • We recommend if you are new to the pool OR have been away from lessons/swimming for more than three months please enroll in level 1 for your child’s age. 

Remember It is always easier to move a swimmer up a level. If it is determined by your swimmer’s instructor/lesson manager that they are in the incorrect level you may be asked to transfer.

Contact us - we are here to help!

Please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Maddy Rosewood at mrosewood@invergroveheights.org if you are unsure what level to enroll your swimmer in.

Important Safety Guidelines during reopening Phase 1 (Begins July 6, 2020)

In consideration of the current global pandemic, please note that our American Red Cross swim lesson format has changed slightly. 

View the complete list of important notes

  • All individuals entering the water are asked to arrive in swimsuit and shower with soap prior to arrival at the facility. There will be limited access to restrooms/showers.
  • One parent/guardian per participant is allowed in the facility (other accompanying household members are encouraged to remain outside facility if not in water).
  • At this time, you will be required to maintain social distancing and stay within arm’s reach of your swimmer.
  • Group Lessons will have a maximum of four students per lesson.
  • Make-up classes will not be available for participants who miss a class. Fees will not be pro-rated or refunded.
  • Instructors will wear face coverings when not demonstrating in-water skills.

We know that practice makes perfect and that is why we are allowing students to remain in the pool with their accompanying adult (16+) for 30 minutes of practice immediately following their lesson.


You can register for swimming lessons onlinecall 651-450-2480 or stop in anytime! 

Wait Lists

If you are interested in registering for a class that has reached maximum enrollment, you may place your name on a wait list. An additional class may be added in order to accommodate the waiting list. You will be contacted if we can accommodate you or your child.

Watch Grove Aquatic & Fitness Center Classes online

Visit our Aquatics home page for a collection of mini-swimming lessons at home.

Aquatics Open House | POSTPONED

This event has been postponed. Read more on the latest COVID-19 Update.

Details on new program date and time will be posted on Facebook and the City’s website and emailed to registered participants at a later time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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