Build Confidence and Self-Esteem with Our Swim Programs

EmBe has provided members of the Sioux Falls community and beyond with swimming lessons for nearly 90 years. The EmBe pool has been a staple in the community, providing entire generations with fond memories and meaningful experiences. Today, EmBe offers tailored lessons and training to help everyone succeed in their own swimming goals. From the first lesson to triathlon training, we teach our swimmers to feel safe and confident in their swimming ability.

In addition to swimming lessons, EmBe excels at transforming your love of the pool into a career. EmBe leads the Sioux Falls aquatics community with its expert instruction, guiding and training the best aquatics instructors in the region.

Our Aquatics Programs



Swimming is a lifetime sport that benefits the body and the whole person.


Junior Lifeguard Camp

Designed for kids ages 11 to 14, Junior Lifeguard Camp introduces kids to the foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for a future career as a lifeguard.







Pool Calendar

Updated daily. For questions about swimming schedule or information on reserving pool time, call (605) 336-3660.

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Pool Rental

The EmBe pool has hosted countless swim meets and celebrations. Rent our pool for your next event! Celebrate by hosting your next club meeting, birthday party or church gathering in our pool. Our pool rental requires an adult to child ratio of 1:10 and an on duty EmBe lifeguard.

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Financial Assistance

EmBe meets the individual needs of women and their families through financial assistance. We work with those in challenging financial situations who cannot afford the full cost of EmBe memberships and programs. We make EmBe programs accessible for all.

Scholarship Application

Community Partners & 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.

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.

Aquatics Jobs

We’re proud to offer decades of experience in providing lifeguards and swim instructors with effective training. 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.

Latest EmBe News

The work of EmBe would not be possible without the generous support of our families and sponsors, and guidance from our volunteers.

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Can you empower women and families with a donation?

The COVID-19 pandemic impacts our community more and more each day. Suspending program offerings and decreasing demand for childcare are impacting our organization. We ask you to consider a donation to EmBe so that we can respond to urgent community needs like childcare scholarships and employment resources. Click here to learn more about how you can help.

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Click here to learn more about EmBe’s Program Scheduling changes due to COVID-19.



While EmBe’s childcare operation is reopening with limited services on March 30, EmBe’s offices are closed.

Get In Touch

300 West 11th Street

Phone: (605) 336-3660

Fax: (605) 336-2238

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