Swimming Lessons in Fargo & Moorhead (+ Open Swim Times!)

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Swimming is such an important skills for kids to learn, and we’ve got a list of all the locations for swimming lessons in Fargo and Moorhead that can help your little one build the swimming skills they need (PLUS open swim spots!). Whether you have an infant that you want to get used to the water, or a big kid interested in expanding their skills, these great swim schools are here for you!

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, YMCA of Cass & Clay Counties and Family Wellness, for helping us to provide this great Guide to Swimming Lessons in Fargo & Moorhead!

YMCA Swim School takes a safety-first approach, focusing on small class sizes, boosting confidence in the water, building student/instructor relationships, and allowing each student to progress at their own pace.
Our lessons develop aquatic readiness, engage in underwater exploration, and teach children important water safety skills. We offer warm water options, year-round lessons, certified instructors, and more!
The YMCA provides swimming lessons to swimmers of all ages and skill levels, from infants to adults! We also offer private lessons, semi-private lessons, and adaptive lessons for swimmers with special needs.
PLUS, make sure to check out a Sunday Funday at the YMCA to make a splash in their pool! Open to non-members.

Family Wellness Fargo

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Family Wellness Swim School takes pride in our exciting water-safe program, where each child progresses at their own pace. Through positive reinforcement, practice and patience, students learn water-safe swimming skills while having fun.

Lessons are offered for everyone ages 6 months through adulthood. Classes are structured by age and ability to accommodate varying skill levels within each age group. Student to teacher ratios are 4:1 except for Parent/Baby and Parent/Child classes which are 6:1. Private lessons are available for each session and are a good option for those who want or may need more one-on-one attention. Our goal is to teach your child in a fun and safe environment that builds confidence, self-esteem and a feeling of accomplishment.

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FOSS Swim School

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For the past 30 years, Foss Swim School has created hundreds of thousands of safer, more confident swimmers – and you could be next! 

Water is our passion, and our mission is to help our students become safe swimmers with our personalized Swim Path® curriculum. 

Every student that comes through FOSS has a personalized sequence of classes that moves them along their path through skill progression, ultimately leading to graduation as a competent swimmer. 

Get your swimmer started on their Swim Path® today!


Concordia College



Dragon Swim School (MSUM)



Fargo Parks



Hulbert Aquatic Center



Moorhead Parks



NDSU Swim Academy



West Fargo Parks (Summer Only)



Looking for a swim team to get involved in? Check out these great options in Fargo-Moorhead!

FM Gators Swim Team

Northern Lights Marlins Swim Team (Moorhead)

Red Dragon Swim Team (Moorhead)

West Fargo Flyers Swim Team


Here are some great spots to practice those skills from swimming lessons!

Note: Please contact each business to check on open swim times/availability as dates and times are subject to change. 

YMCA Cass Clay

The YMCA of Cass-Clay offers Sunday Funday open swim from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on select Sundays at their Fercho location. Free for members, and $30/family for non-members. Please call (701) 293-9622 to find when the next one is scheduled!

♦ 400 1st Ave S (Downtown Fargo)

Amercinn Swimming Pools

Open swim is offered at both Amercinn locations on Sundays-Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for $7/person. For more details, please visit each website below.

♦ 4325 23rd Ave S (South Fargo, near Sanford Medical Center) 

♦ 1423 35th St S (South Fargo, near West Acres)

Family Wellness Fargo

Day passes are available for $30 for a household, and can be used for their zero-depth pool whenever the pool is open (please check website for call for details).

♦ 2960 Seter Parkway (South Fargo) 

Fargo South Pool

The Fargo South Pool is open to the public during the winter months (December-March). Pool schedule is subject to change for school functions/special events/swim meets/holidays. Find the schedule here.

♦ 1840 15th Avenue S (South Fargo)

Foss Swim School

Family swim is held on select days that rotate through the season. Please call Foss at 701-809-7946 to verify, as dates are subject to change.

♦ 1615 38th St S (Fargo)

Governor’s Inn Casselton

Open swim is available to the public for $9-$11. Please see their website for updated hours.

♦ 2050 Governor’s Drive (Casselton)

Hulbert Aquatic Center

The Hulbert Aquatic Center has open swim times available throughout the week. Daily rates, punch cards, and season passes are available. Please see their website for pricing and calendar.

♦ 620 7th Ave E (West Fargo)

Looking for more opportunities for open swim in Fargo to practice those skills when the weather warms up? Check out our Guide to Swimming Beaches Near Fargo, or Guide to Pools & Splash Pads

Did we miss any swimming lessons in Fargo?

At Fargo Mom, we pride ourselves in providing comprehensive resource guides to local parents to find what they need. Let us know if we missed any swimming lessons in Fargo!

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