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
7/6/20 7/16/20 13+ - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 11:30 am 8 / 8 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 6:45 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/20/20 7/30/20 13+ - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 11:30 am 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

8/3/20 8/13/20 13+ - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 11:30 am 8 / 8 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/31/2020

Level 3: Water Stamina

Oakbrook
7/6/20 - 7/30/20
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THIS SWIM PROGRAM DEVELOPS INTERMEDIATE SELF-RESCUE SKILLS PERFORMED AT LONGER DISTANCES THAN IN PREVIOUS STAGES

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.


  • Submerge Retrieve – object in chest-deep water
  • Swim on Front – 15 yd. (10 yd. preschool)
  • Water Exit – independently
  • Jump, Swim, Turn, Swim, Grab – 10 yd.
  • Swim on Back – 15 yd. (10 yd. preschool)
  • Roll
  • Tread Water – 1 min. & exit (30 secs. preschool)
  • Swim, Float, Swim – 25 yd. (15 yd. preschool)

Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Level 3 FUNdamentals 5/6/19 9/30/20 Front Desk $ 52.00$ 92.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am - 30 mins -
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins 6 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/30/20 Mo,We - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

Level 4: Stroke Introduction

Oakbrook
7/6/20 - 7/30/20
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THIS SWIM PROGRAM INTRODUCES BASIC STROKE TECHNIQUE IN FRONT CRAWL AND BACK CRAWL

Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke. Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.


  • Endurance – any stroke or combination of strokes, 25 yd.
  • Front Crawl – rotary breathing, 15 yd.
  • Back Crawl – 15 yd.
  • Dive – sitting
  • Resting Stroke – elementary backstroke, 15 yd.
  • Tread Water – scissor & whip kick, 1 min.
  • Breaststroke – kick, 15 yd.
  • Butterfly – kick, 15 yd.

Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
5/25/20 8/31/20 Front Desk $ 52.00$ 92.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am - 30 mins
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am - 30 mins
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 6:10 pm - 30 mins
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/30/20 Mo,We - 5:30 pm - 30 mins
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am - 30 mins Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am - 30 mins Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 6:10 pm - 30 mins Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

Level 5: Stroke Development

Oakbrook
6/6/20 - 8/1/20
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THIS SWIM PROGRAM INTRODUCES BREAST-STROKE AND BUTTERFLY

Water safety is reinforced through treading water and sidestroke. Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.


  • Endurance – any stroke or combination of strokes, 50 yd.
  • Front Crawl – bent-arm recovery, 25 yd.
  • Back Crawl – pull, 25 yd.
  • Dive – kneeling
  • Resting Stroke – sidestroke, 25 yd.
  • Tread Water – scissor & whip kick, 2 mins.
  • Breaststroke – 25 yd.
  • Butterfly – simultaneous arm action & kick, 15 yd.

Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
5/21/20 8/14/20 Front Desk $ 52.00$ 92.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date
6/6/20 8/1/20 Sa - 8:45 am - 30 mins
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2020
7/7/20 7/30/20 Tu,Th - 8:45 am - 30 mins Register at
front desk

Closes
07/04/2020

Parent & Child: Swim Starters

Oakbrook
6/6/20 - 8/1/20
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In this program, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim-readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision.
Infants and toddlers are introduced to the aquatic environment and encouraged to enjoy themselves while learning about the water. This class is for kids who aren’t yet able to respond to verbal cues and jump on land.

In this class, you’ll help your child:

Blow bubbles on the surface of the water
Move and float with their chin in the water
Move and float with their head on your shoulder
Roll from back to front and front to back
Grab the pool wall
Enter and exit the water


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Parent Child Oakbrook 10/4/19 12/31/20 Front Desk $ 52.00$ 92.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
6/6/20 8/1/20 Sa - 11:30 am 2 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/05/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:50 am - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:50 am - 30 mins Yes Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

Preschool Level 1: Water Acclimation

Oakbrook
6/6/20 - 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
6/6/20 8/1/20 3-5 year olds - Sa - 9:30 am 5 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/05/2020
6/6/20 8/1/20 3-5 year olds - Sa - 10:10 am 5 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/05/2020
6/6/20 8/1/20 3-5 year olds - Sa - 10:50 am 4 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 8 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 7 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:50 am 10 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 6:10 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/02/2020
7/6/20 7/30/20 Mo,We - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/20/20 7/30/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:50 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/31/2020

8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/31/2020

8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 year oldsPreschool Level 1: Water Acclimation - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:50 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/31/2020

Preschool Level 2: Water Movement

Oakbrook
6/6/20 - 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
6/6/20 8/1/20 3-5 Year OldsPreschool Level 2: Water Movement - Sa - 9:30 am 8 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/05/2020
6/6/20 8/1/20 3-5 Year Olds - Sa - 10:10 am 9 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/05/2020
6/6/20 8/1/20 3-5 Year OldsPreschool Level 2: Water Movement - Sa - 10:10 am 9 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 9 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 8 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:50 am 10 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes Register at
front desk
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 6:10 pm - 30 mins Yes Register at
front desk
7/6/20 7/30/20 Mo,We - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/20/20 7/30/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:50 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes Register at
front desk
7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 6:10 pm - 30 mins Yes Register at
front desk
8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/31/2020

8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/31/2020

8/3/20 8/13/20 3-5 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:50 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
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
VIEW

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 Online / Front Desk $ 185.00$ 275.00

Available Sessions

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

Stingrays Summer Swim Team

Oakbrook
5/4/20 - 7/12/20
VIEW

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Special Rate
5/4/20 7/12/20 U6 $125 - $185 Registration
Closed

Swim With Purpose (Adaptive Swim Lessons)

Oakbrook
6/6/20 - 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
6/6/20 8/1/20 4-18 Year Olds - Sa - 12:00 pm 8 / 12 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/06/2020
8/22/20 10/17/20 4-18 Year Olds - Sa - 12:00 pm 11 / 12 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
08/19/2020

10/24/20 12/19/20 4-18 Year Olds - Sa - 12:00 pm 12 / 12 Available
Registration
will open on
08/25/2020

Youth Level 1: Water Acclimation

Oakbrook
6/6/20 - 8/13/20
VIEW

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
6/6/20 8/1/20 Sa - 9:30 am 10 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2020
6/6/20 8/1/20 Youth Level 1: Water Acclimation - Sa - 10:10 am Yes
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2020
6/6/20 8/1/20 Youth Level 1: Water Acclimation - Sa - 10:50 am Yes
Registration
Closed on
06/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 7 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 6:10 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/30/20 Mo,We - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 9 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 6:10 pm - 30 mins Yes Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

8/3/20 8/13/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/31/2020

8/3/20 8/13/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/31/2020

Youth Level 2: Water Movement

Oakbrook
6/6/20 - 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
6/6/20 8/1/20 6-12 year oldsYouth Level 2: Water Movement - Sa - 10:10 am 5 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
06/05/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 6-12 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 9 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 6-12 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 7 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/16/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 6:10 pm - 30 mins Yes
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/6/20 7/29/20 6-12 Year olds - Mo,We - 6:10 pm 9 / 10 Available
Registration
Closed on
07/03/2020
7/20/20 7/30/20 6-12 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 6-12 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 8 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins Yes Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

7/20/20 7/30/20 Mo,Tu,We,Th - 6:10 pm - 30 mins Yes Register at
front desk

Closes
07/17/2020

8/3/20 8/13/20 6-12 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 9:30 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/31/2020

8/3/20 8/13/20 6-12 Year Olds - Mo,Tu,We,Th - 10:10 am 10 / 10 Available Register at
front desk

Closes
07/31/2020