Learning to swim builds confidence and self-esteem
EmBe has spent almost 90 years teaching people to swim in Sioux Falls and the region. If you grew up in Sioux Falls, its likely that your parents or grandparents spent time in the EmBe pool. Whether your child is starting their first lesson or you’re training for a triathlon, we can help you learn the skills you need to be successful. At EmBe, our goal is to teach people how to be safe in, on and around the water.
In addition to teaching folks to swim, EmBe has been taking people’s love for the water and helping them turn it into a career for decades. With a variety of courses aimed at training the best aquatics instructors in the region, we are an integral part of the aquatics community in Sioux Falls.
Our Aquatics Programs
EmBe has been training lifeguards and swim instructors for decades. If you are whistle worthy, go to our career page for the latest aquatics postings: lifeguard, water safety instructor, or lifeguard trainer. Check back often for seasonal opportunities.
Community Parters & Resources
Sioux Falls Swim Team is a USA Swimming year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities.
GreatLife is the fitness partner for EmBe. EmBe offers a full range of fitness equipment plus access to our 25 yard swimming pool. Find out more about GreatLife memberships.
Olympics Swimming has been in the Olympic Games since 1896. The very first Olympic events were freestyle (crawl) or breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904. Women’s swimming became Olympic in 1912 at the Stockholm Games. Since then, it has been part of every edition of the Games. The men’s and women’s programs are almost identical, as they contain the same number of events, with only one difference: the freestyle distance is 800 meters for women and 1,500 meters for men.
EmBe financial assistance provides for the needs of youth, families and individuals who cannot afford the full cost of EmBe memberships and programs. EmBe is committed to being accessible to all, and works hard to support those who may be in challenging financial situations.