We don't just teach people how to swim — we teach children and adults how to stay safe in and around the water — and we’ve been doing it for 130 years!


Swim Lessons

Swimming is more than just a hobby — it's a life-saving skill that could prevent thousands of deaths each year. That's why our swim lessons help focus on water safety, building character and increasing self-confidence. We’ll teach your child to swim confidently at his or her own pace, and enlist you as an active participant in the learning process.










Enroll in a YMCA swim program today!

Whether you want to learn how to swim, improve your stroke, compete, or get fit — we have the class for you!

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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.



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



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