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Three Rivers 2020 Swim Program

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Three Rivers District

Family Swim Program



Welcome again everyone to the 57th year of the Three Rivers Family Swim Program.  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 two 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 this Swim Program, we offer an excellent, low cost, eight-week educational experience for Scouters, the community, and the whole family.  It has been specially designed to teach your whole family to be more proficient swimmers and develop confidence in and around the water. Classes include all Cub Scout – Scouts BSA aquatic awards, American Red Cross certifications in youth swimming classes, and life-guarding.


We are staffed, planned, organized and run 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! 



Char Gerard                                                                                         Danny Manion

Program Director                                                                                  Youth President                                                                


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




Lesson Days (2020)

January 18, 25

February 1, 15, 29

March 7, 14, 21, 28 (back up day incase of pool closure)


*Students in BSA / Red Cross Lifeguard will meet on Jan 4th from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, and all Staff will meet on Jan 11th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Students in BSA / Red Cross Lifeguard, Snorking, and Level 5 will need to come in on Jan 4th to cover pre swim test.  You will be emailed regarding what time.  


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


Please contact Char Gerard if you have any questions:

Three Rivers Swim Program Director


Registration Deadline:  The deadline for registration for the Lifeguard class is December 27th.  The deadline for registration for all other classes is January 10th

If you need to register after this date, contact Char Gerard. 

There will be a $10.00 per person fee for late registrations.

Register online at the Three Rivers District website:

When & Where
Three Rivers Swim Program 2020
Centennial High School
Saturday 01-04-2020 10:00 AM CT to
Saturday 03-28-2020 4:00 PM CT Past
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