Sabes Center

Whether you want to swim laps, play with the kids, or just float around, our indoor pool is ready year round! Looking to get outside? Enjoy our beautiful outdoor pools all summer long!  We offer group swimming classes, as well as private and semi-private classes with one-on-one instruction from our qualified swimming instructors for all ages and abilities.
Indoor pools available consist of a 5 lane 25 yard lap pool with a 1 and ½ foot deep wading pool.

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UPDATED! Cancellation Policy: Refunds are issued in the event that the JCC cancels a class. Refunds are not issued for any other reason including but not limited to: illness, schedule conflicts.


We are deeply committed to providing an opportunity for children and adults of all ages to learn, master and enjoy the ability to swim. We offer swim lessons for all ages and abilities with an emphasis on confidence, personal safety, swimming skills and endurance. Our small class size allows for greater individual attention and is offered throughout the week, so you can pick one that best fits your schedule. Need more personalized attention? Private and semi-private swim lessons are available year round.

Questions regarding swim lessons? Contact Laina Green, Aquatics Manager at lainag@minnesotajcc.org.

Group Swim Lesson

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lesson

Swim Team

Offering programming for swimmers of all levels grades K-8. Our coaches prepare multifaceted season training plans to cultivate each swimmer to reach his or her full athletic potential. It offers children fun and motivating aerobic workouts focusing on stroke technique, endurance, strength, and general fitness. The Swim Team is open to children who can swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke demonstrate the breaststroke kick and dolphin kick. All swimmers will review the basic components of competitive swimming strokes, starts, turns and training tactics.

  • Tuesday • 4-5 PM Pool
  • Thursday • 4-4:30 PM Dryland
  • Thursday • 4:40-5:40 PM Pool

Participants can sign up for 1 or 2 practices a week with or without dryland practice, cost varies.

For questions and to register, contact Laina Green, Aquatics Manager at lainag@minnesotajcc.org.

Masters Swim

TUESDAY & THURSDAY • 9:45 – 10:45 AM
SUNDAY • 12-1 PM (no coach, group workout provided)

A swim program designed for adults who want to improve their fitness, speed, and form in the water. Masters coaches will provide a workout for swimmers to swim, while offering guidance and feedback. Prerequisite: Swimmers should be able to swim 100 yards continuously using a freestyle stroke. It is helpful, but not required, to be familiar with backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly strokes.


Masters is ongoing, for REGISTRATION please contact lainag@minnesotajcc.org.

Lifeguard Training

Learn to save a life, both in and out of the water. This 3-day course covers in-water lifesaving skills as well as Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED. A swimming pretest is required on the first day. Participants will need to pass the pretest to continue with the course. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a swimsuit, lunch/snacks, and a water bottle. Towels are provided.

This is a blended learning class and participants will be responsible for completing an online portion before beginning the course. The online portion takes approximately 7 hours.


  • Must be age 15 by last day of class
  • Must bring driver’s license or photo ID for proof of age and name on the first day of class
  • Must attend all classes
  • Must pass in-water pre-test to continue in course

Skill 1 – Swim 200 yards continuously, starting in the deep end. You must use front crawl or breaststroke and demonstrate breath control and/or rotary breathing. Swimming on side or back is not allowed. Goggles may be used for this portion. After 200 yards stop swimming before touching the wall and begin treading water with hands in armpits for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, swim 100 yards more to complete the skill.

Skill 2 – Complete a timed event in 1 minute and 40 seconds. Goggles are not allowed for this portion. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using any front stroke. Surface dive to a depth of 7-10ft, retrieve a 10 lb. object, and then return to surface. Swim to the starting point on your back with both hands on the object, using your legs to kick. Face should be at or near the surface. Exit water without using the ladder and stand up.


Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Classes
May 17, 18, 24 & 25
June 28-30

CLICK HERE for details and to register.

Pool Rentals

Let us host your next group gathering at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center’s pools – the perfect place to host a birthday party, neighborhood gathering, family reunion, sports team celebration or any social event. Lanes in the JCC pool can be rented during normal business hours. The entire pool can be rented after normal business hours. 

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Community Group Swim – Outside Pool

Is your group looking for outdoor fun in the sun this summer? Check out our pool for a splashing good time, where safety is a high priority as you dive off the diving board, slide down the water slide, or enjoy time in our wading pool. Come for a one-time swim or schedule multiple swims – it’ll be a blast!

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