Teen Swim Lessons (ages 13-17)

Teen Beginner

For the teen who has little-to-no swim experience. The instructor will work with the teen both as a group and one-on-one. Participants will learn to swim basic front crawl, elementary backstroke, floating and proper breathing techniques.

Teen Intermediate

For the teen who has experience with swimming, but needs to work on endurance. Participants should be comfortable in the water, be able to float on their front and back and swim 25yards front crawl and back crawl. Participants will learn how to swim proper front crawl, back crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke.

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.



If you have any additional questions, please contact Tracy Gray, Aquatic Director at 630.420.6270 or tgray@ymcachicago.org.



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