• Cloquet Aquatics 
    Building Community One Swimmer at a Time 
    All classes and activities are held at: Cloquet Middle School, 2001 Washington Avenue, Cloquet MN 55720. Enter Community Education door (door #2). 

    If you have any questions or recommendations about our aquatics program, please contact Kimm Miens, Aquatics Coordinator (218) 879-1261, ext 7006. Email: [email protected] Kimm's office | 2:45pm-4:30pm Monday - Friday.   Thank you for supporting the Cloquet Aquatics program!

    Red Cross Swim Lessons: (Click to register online.)
    Parent and Child Aquatics:
    Ages 6 months to 4 
    Water Babies (Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1): Ages 6 months - 2 years. Familiarize participants with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water
    Tadpoles (Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2): Ages 2 to 4 years - Builds on skills learned in Parent and Child Level 1

    Preschool Aquatics: Ages 4 to 6 
    Water Whales (Preschool Aquatics Level 1): - Ages 4 to 6. Water adjustment, floating, entry, movement, safety, and listening skills.
    Jellyfish (Preschool Aquatics Level 2) - Ages 4 to 6.  Recommended for students who have passed Water Whales, but are not 6 years old. Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Level 1.

    Learn-to-Swim: Ages 6+ 
    Level 1 - Introduction to Basic Water Skills (Ages 6+) Purpose: Helps students feel comfortable in the water, develop safe practices around water.  
    Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills Purpose: Gives students success with fundamental skills.
    Level 3 - Stroke Development Purpose: Builds on the skills in Level 2 through additional guided practices. *
    Level 4 - Stroke Improvement Purpose: Develops confidence in the skills learned and improves other aquatic skills.*
    Level 5 - Stroke Refinement Refines skills learned in Level 4. Swim distances and stroke knowledge are increased. Participants refine skills of all six swimming stokes (i.e. front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke) *
    Level 6 -Swimming and Skill Proficiency- Personal Water Safety: Refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Learn how to prevent aquatic emergencies in various aquatics environments and to introduce and practice self rescue techniques*

    Please do not let full classes discourage you from getting your child in the water. Attend a Friday Family Swim. Put your child on a group swim lesson waitlist. Sign up for a Private Swim lesson. 

    Below are some other facilities offering swim lessons and aquatic activities: 

    Proctor/Hermantown Community Ed

    UMD Regional Sports Outdoor Programs

    Duluth YMCA

    Superior YMCA

    Lake Superior Swim Club

  • Please follow the steps below:

    • Enter door #2
    • Sanitize hands at hand sanitizing station
    • Enter pool doors, check in with lifeguard*
    • Enter locker room through pool area, lockers are unavailable. Do not leave personal items in the locker room.
    • Follow the guidelines of locker room use (stated above)
    • Exit using locker room door that leads to the hallway
    • Check out with lifeguard before leaving*

    *checking in/out with lifeguard allows us to monitor how many people are using the locker room at one time. If four people are in the locker room, do not enter the locker room, wait on the pool deck/bleachers until an open space is available.

    Do not attend if you have the following symptoms:

    Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, or Diarrhea

    Please call or email to report if you have developed symptoms and have been at any of our programs. Please remain off site for two weeks or until you get tested and receive a negative result.

    Use of the public locker rooms may change due to our COVID safety plan.

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