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Youth and Family Fitness

Youth Programs

Regular physical activity is essential for a lifetime of good health. YWCA Minneapolis has many programs designed to inspire your family to have fun staying active together. From fitness classes and youth sports opportunities to free child care while you work out, we offer all the resources your family needs to connect, unwind and stay fit.

Youth Sports

YWCA Minneapolis offers youth sports programs for basketball, soccer, volleyball, group swim and more. These classes introduce youth to the basics of team sports in a positive and collaborative environment — it’s the perfect way to nurture your child’s interest in athletic activities.

Our youth sports classes are run by experienced coaches who are committed to the safety and development of each participant. Through personalized guidance and pre-game lessons on sportsmanship and inclusion, our coaches instill the positivity, respect and determination young athletes need to excel in team sports.

Swim Team Rookie Camp

Bridge the gap between swim lessons and swim team! In this camp kids will learn the basics of competitive stroke technique for butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. We will teach racing starts and turns. Participants will learn in a positive atmosphere and have the chance to experience a team setting, from hard sets to game time. Above all else, you learn how much fun you have on a swim team!

Youth Swim Lessons

YWCA swim lessons teach every member of the family how to feel capable and comfortable in the water. Through detailed instruction on essential swim skills and water safety, our youth swim lessons nurture strong swimming skills and life-saving habits — all in a supportive and safe learning environment.

We offer youth swim lessons for parent-child, preschool and swim levels 1-6 — each guided by experienced swim teachers. Whether you’re looking to get your children involved in competitive youth swimming or simply want help with developing your family’s swim skills, our youth swim lessons are the perfect place to get started.

Child Care While You Work Out

Kids Zone & Fit Kids Gym

We provide free child care services for members using the YWCA Midtown and YWCA Uptown facilities as part of your family membership.

Kids Zone is a child care service for ages 6 weeks to 4 years. Participating children receive engaging and supportive care from our highly trained youth staff, who are fully certified in CPR and First Aid.

Fit Kids Gym at YWCA Midtown provides child care service for ages 5-11, and focuses on creating engaging fitness activities for youth. Gym staff are experienced child care professionals with CPR and First Aid training.