Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

We are pleased to introduce our new YMCA swim lesson curriculum!

Please choose the desired class, to view a detailed description of each lesson.

Due to the current social distancing guidelines, a caregiver must be in the water for Levels 1&2 of preschool and youth. Levels 3-6 do not require a caregiver to be in the water.

We are currently offering Saturday lessons, Monday-Thursday morning lessons, and Monday-Thursday evening lessons. Each level contains 8 classes.

Adult Swim Lessons

Oakbrook
6/6/20 - 8/13/20
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For ages 13 and older and who have never learned to swim before. Swimmers will gain comfort in the water through exposure to various techniques and tools.


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
4/29/19 1/18/21 Front Desk $ 52.00$ 92.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
6/6/20 8/8/20 13+ - Sa - 11:30 am 5 / 8 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/13/2020
8/3/20 8/13/20 13+ - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 11:30 am 8 / 8 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/31/2020

Preschool Level 1: Water Acclimation

Oakbrook
8/3/20 - 8/13/20
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THIS PROGRAM INCREASES COMFORT WITH UNDERWATER EXPLORATION AND INTRODUCES BASIC SELF-RESCUE SKILLS PERFORMED WITH ASSISTANCE.

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.


  • Blow Bubbles – mouth & nose submerged, assisted
  • Front Tow – blow bubbles, assisted
  • Water Exit – assisted
  • Water Entry – assisted
  • Back Float – assisted, head on chest
  • Roll – assisted
  • Front Float – blow bubbles, assisted
  • Back Tow – assisted, head on chest
  • Monkey Crawl – assisted, 10 ft.

Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Preschool Level 1 4/29/19 7/31/20 Front Desk $ 52.00$ 92.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 9 / 10 Available Registration
Closed
8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed
8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:50 am 10 / 10 Available Registration
Closed

Preschool Level 2: Water Movement

Oakbrook
8/3/20 - 8/13/20
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THIS SWIM PROGRAM ENCOURAGES FORWARD MOVEMENT IN WATER AND BASIC SELF-RESCUE SKILLS PERFORMED INDEPENDENTLY.

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.


  • Submerge – look at object on bottom
  • Front Glide – 10 ft. (5 ft. preschool)
  • Water Exit – independently
  • Jump, Push, Turn, Grab
  • Back Float – 20 secs. (10 secs. preschool)
  • Roll
  • Front Float – 20 secs. (10 secs. preschool)
  • Back Glide – 10 ft. (5 ft. preschool)
  • Tread Water – 10 secs., near wall, & exit
  • Swim, Float, Swim – 5 yd.

Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Preschool Level 2 4/29/19 8/31/20 Front Desk $ 52.00$ 92.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 10 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/31/2020
8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/31/2020
8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:50 am 10 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/31/2020

Private Swim Lessons

Downtown, Oakbrook
6/8/20 - 12/31/20
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Private swim lessons are offered at both our Wellness and Oakbrook pools. If you would like to sign up for Private Lessons, please follow the following steps:

  1. Fill out the attached Google Form, https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=mfJvRNXDckKvB2ZPzfNIX2shmeXf-2hLr-AW5VbOixBUNTFCOVpBWFNUQUpROVpBMzIzVzVJRDFFOS4u
  2. An Aquatics Representative will respond within 48 hours, to acknowledge receipt of our form.
  3. Our Aquatics Team will send out your request to our instructors. When we are able to pair you with the best match, you will be contacted by the instructor.
  4. When you have set up lessons, on the first day, please come in on the first day of lessons, to the branch, to register. Please let the front desk know which instructor you have been assigned.

A parent is not required to be in the water for private swim lessons.


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
6/3/20 12/31/20 Front Desk $ 125.00$ 185.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date
6/8/20 12/31/20 Register at
front desk

Semi- Private Lessons: (6) 30 min

Downtown, Oakbrook
1/1/20 - 12/31/20
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Private swim lessons are offered at both our Wellness and Oakbrook pools. If you would like to sign up for Private Lessons, please follow the following steps:

  1. Fill out the attached Google Form, https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=mfJvRNXDckKvB2ZPzfNIX2shmeXf-2hLr-AW5VbOixBUNTFCOVpBWFNUQUpROVpBMzIzVzVJRDFFOS4u
  2. An Aquatics Representative will respond within 48 hours, to acknowledge receipt of our form.
  3. Our Aquatics Team will send out your request to our instructors. When we are able to pair you with the best match, you will be contacted by the instructor.
  4. When you have set up lessons, on the first day, please come in on the first day of lessons, to the branch, to register. Please let the front desk know which instructor you have been assigned.

A parent is not required to be in the water for private swim lessons.


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Semi-Private Lessons- 6 5/1/19 1/31/21 Front Desk $ 185.00$ 275.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date
1/1/20 12/31/20 Ages 3 & Up Register at
front desk

Swim With Purpose (Adaptive Swim Lessons)

Oakbrook
8/22/20 - 12/19/20
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This class is designed to provide community members with a mental or physical disability the opportunity to learn and improve swimming skills, maintain and increase physical fitness, achieve success, and receive recognition within an aquatic environment.


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
5/3/19 7/31/20 Front Desk $ 52.00$ 92.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
8/22/20 10/17/20 4-18 Year Olds - Sa - 12:00 pm 11 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
10/24/20 12/19/20 4-18 Year Olds - Sa - 12:00 pm 12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed

Youth Level 1: Water Acclimation

Oakbrook
8/3/20 - 8/13/20
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Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills. Beginner swimmer with no experience.
Children have not taken lessons before. Have very little to no experience in the water.

Helps participants feel comfortable in the water.
– Enter/Exit water using ramp, steps or side
– Bobbing
– Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position
– Back float
– Freestyle
– Backstroke
-Treading Water

$25 for members and $40 for non-members needs to be collected at registration for scholarship applicants and Director will contact family with remaining balance.


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Level 1 Youth 10/3/19 12/31/20 Front Desk $ 52.00$ 92.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
8/3/20 8/13/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 9 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/31/2020
8/3/20 8/13/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 9 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/31/2020

Youth Level 2: Water Movement

Oakbrook
8/3/20 - 8/13/20
VIEW

Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Level 2 Youth 5/8/19 11/30/20 Front Desk $ 52.00$ 92.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
8/3/20 8/13/20 6-12 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 8 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/31/2020
8/3/20 8/13/20 6-12 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/31/2020