Parent/Child Swim Lessons

(Ages 6 Months to 3 Years) Our parent/child swim lessons will increase your child’s self-confidence in and out of the water while keeping them safe. Parents and caregivers will learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies. On the first day of class, instructors will place your child into the appropriate lesson group. From there, children progress at their own pace. Progression levels include:

A: Swim Starters: Water Discovery

  • Encourages appropriate parent expectations
  • Introduces basic aquatic safety to parents
  • Provides an opportunity to build the parent/child relationship

B: Swim Starters: Water Exploration

  • Encourages children to explore their aquatic environment with parents’ help
  • Introduces basic water skills such as kicking, breath control, and body control
  • Encourages children to move in response to visual and verbal cues
  • Uses toys, flotation devices and interaction with other children
  • Introduces basic aquatic safety to parents
  • Provides an opportunity to build the parent/child relationship

The following YMCA of Metro Chicago centers offer Parent/Child Swim Lessons:

YMCA Center Address View Schedule
Buehler 1400 West Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60067 click here
Elmhurst 211 W. First St., Elmhurst, IL 60126 click here
Foglia 1025 N. Old McHenry Rd., Lake Zurich, IL 60047 click here
Fry 2120 W. 95th St., Naperville, IL 60564 click here
Greater LaGrange 1100 E. 31st St., LaGrange Park, IL 60526 click here
Hastings Lake 1995 Grass Lake Rd., Lindenhurst, IL 60046 click here
High Ridge 2424 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL 60645 click here
Indian Boundary 711 59th St., Downers Grove, IL 60516 click here
Irving Park 4251 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60641 click here
Kroehler Family 34 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540 click here
Lake View 3333 N. Marshfield, Chicago, IL 60657 click here
Lattof 300 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, IL 60016 click here
Leaning Tower 6300 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714 click here
Sage 701 Manor Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 click here
South Chicago 3039 E. 91st St., Chicago, IL 60617 click here
South Side 6330 S. Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60637 click here
West Communities 6235 S. Homan Ave., Chicago, IL 60629 click here



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