Private Swim Lessons (Ages 3+)

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


We offer multiple lessons and packages to fit your needs

Private Swim Lessons

Individual instruction for youths (3 years of age) to adults.

Semi-Private Lessons

This is a swim lesson for 2 individuals of similar skill levels taught at the same time. It is the responsibility of the participants to provide the individuals for the semi-private lesson, not the Elmhurst YMCA Aquatic Department.




(fee per person)

  Length per class Member Non-Member
1 lessons 30 mins $35 $70
3 lessons 30 mins $105 $210
5 lessons 30 mins $150 $300
7 lessons 30 mins $175 $350
9 lessons 30 mins $225 $450



(fees per 2 people, both participants must be a member to get member rate)

  Length per class Member Non-Member
1 lessons 30 mins $40 $80
3 lessons 30 mins $120 $240
5 lessons 30 mins $175 $350
7 lessons 30 mins $210 $420
9 lessons 30 mins $270 $540



How do I arrange a private swim lesson?

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

  1. Fill out Private Swim Lesson Interest Form and it will automatically go to the Aquatic Director. Within 2 business days, the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Director will contact you to help find the instructor that best fits your needs.
  2. The Aquatics Director or instructor will contact you to arrange the first lesson.
  3. When you arrive for your first lesson, you buy your package of private swim lessons. At the beginning of each class, you will sign in with your instructor.



If you have any additional questions, please call Marie Straube, Aquatics Director, at 630.929.2462 or with any questions.


Private Swim Lesson FAQs

During what times of the day can private lessons be scheduled?
Private lessons are scheduled for your convenience. We do not schedule private lessons during group swim lessons. Lessons are 30 minutes and instructors often have lessons back-to-back. If you are late for your lesson, you cannot extend the lesson time.

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 ability. We cannot have a 3 year old learning to swim with their 11 year old sibling who can swim laps. We also offer create your own group lessons. These lessons are a minimum of 3 participants.

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 Aquatic Director) at least 24 hours prior, then you will be charged one lesson. If you do cancel 24 hours prior, then the instructor will reschedule with you for that lesson.

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 Aquatics Director know and they will 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.



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