Group Adult Swim Lessons (Ages 18+)

For adults ages 18+. It's never too late to learn or improve your swimming skills! We offer 3 levels of swimming to meet the needs of a variety of participants.

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons

Water Movement and Stamina: YMCA teen and adult beginner swim lessons are designed for those with little or no swimming experience. Skills will include water acclimation and comfort, proper floating, breathing techniques, and basic swim strokes including front crawl, back crawl and elementary back stroke.

Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons

Stroke Introduction: YMCA teen and adult intermediate swim lessons are designed to build stroke introduction and endurance. Participants should be able to swim 25 yards continuously and be comfortable in deep water. Skills will include proper lap swimming etiquette, endurance, stroke refinement of front and back crawl, and introduce breaststroke, sidestroke, and treading water.

Adult Advanced Swim Lessons

YMCA adult advanced swim lessons are designed to strengthen skills for those interested in building swimming into their fitness routine, train for a triathlon, or participating in Master's swimming. Participants should be able to comfortably swim 50 yards and tread water for one minute. Skills will include endurance swimming, reading a pace clock, isolating and working different parts of each stroke, and swimming drills.

Water Movement and Stamina

The teen/adult beginner swim lessons are designed for those with little or no swimming experience. Skills will include water acclimation and comfort, proper floating, breathing techniques, and basic swim strokes including front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke.

Stroke Development and Mechanics

The teen/adult advanced swim lessons are designed to strengthen skills for those interested in building swimming into their fitness routine, train for a triathlon, or participating in Masters Swimming. Participants should be able to comfortably swim 50 yards and tread water for one minute. Skills will include endurance swimming, reading a pace clock, isolating and working different parts of each stroke, and swimming drills.

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Policies and procedures

Make-Ups: While not guaranteed, make-ups may be considered if appropriate space is available. Refunds and credits will not be issued for missed classes.

Cancellations and Credit Vouchers: If you are unable to attend a session of classes that you have registered for, kindly give us a one week notice before the session begins so that we can fill the spot or make a determination if the class has met minimum enrollment. If we are able to cancel, we will issue you a credit voucher in the amount that you paid for the class.

 

Questions?

If you have any additional questions, please contact Aquatic Director at 630.904.9595 or fryaquatics@ymcachicago.org.

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