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 your YMCA for available day/time.
Swim testing is also available upon request. Please call your YMCA Aquatics Director for more information.
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.)
(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!
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.
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.
(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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|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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