Swim Lessons


Free Swim Assessment

Are you unsure what level swim lessons your child needs? Now there are no more questions! Stop by for a FREE swim assessment. Assessments given by a qualified swim instructor. Please call GREATER LAGRANGE YMCA for available day/time.

Swim testing is also available upon request. Please call GREATER LAGRANGE YMCA Aquatics Director at 708.352.7600 for more information.


About Our Swim Lesson Offerings

We’ll teach your child to swim confidently and stay safe. You’ll receive resources and weekly feedback to help you become an active participant in your child’s learning process. Together, we’ll focus on water safety, having fun and building character.

To register, just sign your child up for the appropriate age range below (Parent/Child, Preschool or School Age). On the first day of class, instructors will determine the starting “stage” for your child and place them into the appropriate lesson group. From there, children progress at their own pace. (No make-up lessons available.)


Parent/Child (ages 6m-3y) Swim Lessons

(Ages 6 months to 3 years) Promotes water enrichment and aquatic-readiness activities for children and their parents or other trusted adults. In this program, the developmental experiences of each child are used to build the child's self-confidence. Parents learn from the instructor's example how to guide their children through positive reinforcement and appropriate praise. So let's just pool it!

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Preschool (ages 3-5) Swim Lessons

Children (Ages 3-6) These programs offer children their first experience in the water without a parent. Children are taught basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming, including: water propulsion, floating, body awareness and independence. They are also taught some general aquatic safety and pool games. Children will be taught with and without the use of various instructional flotation devices.

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School Age (ages 5-12) Swim Lessons

Children (Ages 6-13) These programs follow the YMCA of the USA’s guidelines to swim lessons. There is a focus on five main points: personal growth, personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, and rescue.

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Group Adult Swim Lessons

(Ages 18+) It's never too late to learn or improve your swimming skills. Participants must be able to front and back float independently and swim half the length of the pool. This class is for the more advanced beginner who is already comfortable in the water, but is ready to take it to the next step.

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