Private Swim Lessons (Ages 3+)

Private lessons are the perfect answer for the participant who cannot make our scheduled group lessons or need a little extra attention. The benefits of a private swim lesson are that they are scheduled for your convenience, and you can focus your lesson on exactly what you want to learn: to dive, to swim, to complete a triathlon!

We offer multiple packages to fit your needs (4, 8, 12 - 30 minute packages). Our request form has all the packages we offer with pricing. If you have any additional questions, please call Private Lesson Coordinator, Lisa Bullard, at 630-904-9595 or fryaquatics@ymcachicago.org.

 

How do I arrange a private swim lesson?

We make it as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. At the top of the page, you will find the link to the online request form. You fill out that form and it will automatically go to the Aquatic Department.
  2. Within 5-7 business days, you will be contacted to help find the instructor and schedule that best fits your needs.
  3. Payment for private lessons will be set up by the Aquatics Department once the schedule and instructor has been confirmed.

 

Private Swim Lesson FAQs

During what times of the day can private lessons be scheduled?
Private lessons are scheduled upon mutual availability between, participant, instructor, and pool availability. Private Lessons are not scheduled during Group Lessons.

What is the difference between your packages?
Private lessons are 1 student to 1 instructor. Semi-Private lessons are 2 students to 1 instructor. For semi-private lessons, children need to be close in age and ability (we cannot have a 3 year old learning to swim with their 11 year old sibling who can swim laps), we do not provide partner pairing. Adaptive Lessons are designed for children and adults with special needs, these lessons are offered 1 student to 1 instructor.

What happens if I cannot make a scheduled lesson?
We have a 24 hour prior cancellation policy. If you do not cancel a lesson (with the instructor or fryaquatics@ymcachicago.org) at least 24 hours prior, then you will be charged one lesson. If you do cancel 24 hours prior, then the instructor will either reschedule the lesson or add the lesson to the end of your package.

When will a credit or refund be issued?
For private lessons, we will only issue credits or refunds if there is a medical reason that one can no longer continue. We need a doctor’s note stating such. If you want to try a different instructor than the one you have, let the Coordinator know and they will work to reschedule with you.

Do I need to wear a swim cap?
No, you do not. If you have hair long enough to put into a ponytail, then it must be up. We recommend hair that could fall into your eyes be held back during your lesson.

Do I need to wear or bring goggles?
No, you do not need to wear goggles, however, sometimes it makes it easier for children and adults to put their faces in the water if they aren’t worrying about protecting their eyes from the water.

What is the pool temperature?
The water in the pool is kept between 83-84 degrees Fahrenheit. Please keep in mind that several other factors other than the water temperature go into how the water feels, such as air temperature, relative humidity, and how active you are in the water.

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