Three Rivers Family Swim Program

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Welcome to the 2019 Season!

For a list of pre-requisites, and all materials included with the class fee, please look through our course descriptions or online at

Click here to download the 2019 Three Rivers Family Swim Program Brochure.

Three Rivers Family Swim Program Lesson Dates

Class Dates - Saturdays shown in GRAY will have no classes
January 5 — Staff Only* 12 — Staff Only* 19 - Week 1 26 - Week 2
Febuary 2 - Week 3 9 — OA Ice Fishing* 16 - Week 4 23 - — Klondike*
March 2 - Week 5 9 - Week 6 16 - Week 7 23 - Week 8
March 30 - Week 9      

*Students in BSA / Red Cross Lifeguard will meet on Jan 5th, 10:00am – 4:00pm. All staff will meet 11:00am - 4:00pm.

All staff will meet on Jan 12th, 8:00am – 2:00pm. (Dryland - no swimsuit required.)

To register for the 2019 Swim Program, click here.


We have come a long way from our humble beginnings at the pool at the Anoka State Mental hospital in 1963 when we were originally called “Take Your Son Out to Swim Day”. Back then there were only 2 community pools available to the community during the winter months. We have grown and expanded since those simple beginnings, thanks to the continued support from all of you.

For those of you new to Scouting or to the Three Rivers District, our swim program is an excellent, low cost, eight-week educational swim program for Scouters and their siblings. It has been specially designed to teach your children to be more proficient swimmers and develop confidence in and around the water. Classes include all Cub Scout - Boy Scout aquatic awards, American Red Cross Certifications in youth swimming classes and Lifeguarding.

We are staffed, run, planned & organized by a group of highly skilled American Red Cross certified Instructors from Venturing Crew 513. Because ALL of our instructors are Scouting volunteers, we’re able to provide swim lessons at a fraction of the cost of other community based programs

There’s more information in this packet and our website, Give us a chance and I’m sure you’ll find out why we are one of the most successful programs of its kind in the nation!

We hope to see all of you in January at Centennial High School!

Tom Beck
Program Director

Susan Gerard
Youth President

Please check the Cancelled link before class to find out if any new updates exist throughout the swim season.

It is also very important that class participants attend every class session. New course requirements are covered at every class, so missing classes could mean missing a skill that cannot be made up. If an absence is unavoidable, please talk to your child's instructor prior to that absence.

If you have any questions, Please feel free to contact us at our email: