Des Plaines Park District

Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons for all ages year-round!

Register online 24/7.
Click Here to go to the Online Registration page, then click Swim Lessons under Activity Types. Program details and class registration information are all there.

Complete class details are listed bellow and always in the current Spectrum Program & Events Guide.


SWIM LESSONS

Parent/Tot- Ages 6 months-3 years
Basic water adjustment and swimming skills are introduced through songs and games.
The primary focus of this class is to make your child feel comfortable in the water.

Preschool • Ages 3–5 years
We offer two levels of our popular preschool swim program. Parents are not in the water during these classes.
Children will not be moved to Level 1 until they turn 6 years old.

Preschool 1- Guppy
This program is geared toward children who have no previous experience and/or are apprehensive in the water.
Through songs and games our instructors introduce your child to the fun world of swimming.

Preschool 2- Minnow
This program is best suited to children who have previous swimming experience and have no fear of the water.
Basic swimming skills are incorporated through songs and games. Level 1 skills are introduced.

Group Lessons for ages 6 and older

Level 1: Starfish
Helps students feel comfortable in the water using basic swimming and water safety skills.

Level 2: Goldfish
This class introduces the basics of swimming including floating without support, combined arm and leg action, and forward motion.

Level 3: Jellyfish
Building on the basics from Level 2, students learn coordination of the front and back crawl, introduction to butterfly, treading water, and beginning head first entry.

Level 4: Dolphin
Helps to develop confidence in the strokes learned in previous levels, improve strokes, and increase endurance.  The basics of turning at the wall are introduced.

Level 5: Whale
Participants refine their performance of all the strokes: front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke, and increase their distance. Flip turns on the front and back are introduced.

Level 6: Shark
In this level, swimmers continue to refine all six strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.

Summer Session: 8 weeks

Classes are held Monday–Thursday.
Make-up classes (due to inclement weather) are generally held on Friday.
NOTE: In Session 2, there are no classes on Thursday, July 4. Those ‘make-up’ classes are on Friday, June 28.

 

Day Dates Time Code Fee (R/NR)
Parent/Tot Wed 9/12–10/24 6:30–7:00p #267070-1 $44/$55
Sat 9/15–11/3 9:30–10:00a #267070-2 $50/$63
Sat 9/15–11/3 11:15–11:45a #267070-3 $50/$63
Preschool 1
Guppy
Ages 3–5
Mon 9/10–10/29 6:30–7:00p #267079-1 $50/$63
Wed 9/12–10/24 6:30–7:00p #267079-2 $44/$55
Sat 9/15–11/3 11:15–11:45a #267079-3 $50/$63
Preschool 2
Minnow
Ages 3–5
Mon 9/10–10/29 6:30–7:00p #267078-1 $50/$63
Wed 9/12–10/24 6:30–7:00p #267078-2 $44/$55
Sat 9/15–11/3 11:15–11:45a #267078-3 $50/$63
Level 1
Starfish
Ages 6+
Mon 9/10–10/29 7:15–8:00p #267071-1 $54/$68
Wed 9/12–10/24 7:15–8:00p #267071-2 $47/$60
Sat 9/15–11/3 10:15–11:00a #267071-3 $54/$68
Level 2
Goldfish
Mon 9/10–10/29 7:15–8:00p #267072-1 $54/$68
Wed 9/12–10/24 7:15–8:00p #267072-2 $47/$60
Sat 9/15–11/3 10:15–11:00a #267072-3 $54/$68
Level 3
Jellyfish
Mon 9/10–10/29 7:15–8:00p #267073-1 $54/$68
Wed 9/12–10/24 7:15–8:00p #267073-2 $47/$60
Sat 9/15–11/3 10:15–11:00a #267073-3 $54/$68
Level 4
Dolphin
Mon 9/10–10/29 7:15–8:00p #267074-1 $54/$68
Sat 9/15–11/3 10:15–11:00a #267074-3 $54/$68
Level 5
Whale
Mon 9/10–10/29 6:15–7:00p #267075-1 $54/$68
Level 6
Shark
Mon 9/10–10/29 6:15–7:00p #267076-1 $39/$49
Adults (15+) Sat 9/15–11/3 9:15–10:00a #267021-3 $54/$68

Adult Swim Lessons

Ages 15+
You’re never too old to learn how to swim!
Our patient and helpful staff can eliminate unnecessary fears as they teach the basic strokes.
Discover just how relaxing and physically rewarding swimming can be!
Min/Max: 5/10
Chippewa Pool
8 weeks
Saturdays, 9:00–10:15a, June 15–August 3
R: $56/NR $73   #167020-1

Aqua Exercise

Chippewa Pool
Ages 14+
Aerobics+Water=A Cool Workout!
Adding water to your fitness program burns calories and tones muscles in a refreshing way. No swimming skills are necessary;
just bring your noodles and a swimsuit. We provide the rest for one of the best workouts ever!
9 weeks
Mary Lou Anderson, Instructor
Tuesdays, 6:30–7:15p, June 11–August 6
R: $58/NR $73   #162310-1

Tuesdays, 7:15–8:00p, June 11–August 6
R: $58/NR $73   #162310-2

9 weeks
Lisa Guagenti, Instructor
Fridays, 11:00–11:45a, June 14–August 9
R: $58/NR $73   #162310-3

Saturdays, 8:30–9:15a, June 15 –August 10
R: $58/NR $73   #162310-4


Swim Lessons at the Rosemont Indoor Pool

Indoor swim lessons are offered during the fall, winter and spring sessions.
Lessons are available on Monday evenings, Wednesday evenings, and Saturday mornings.

For more information about the Rosemont Indoor Pool, click here.

A cooperative agreement with the Rosemont Park District allows Des Plaines Park District residents to:
• Register for all programs at resident rates. Special events, trips and rentals are not included in this agreement.
• Enjoy the Rosemont Pool, during open swim hours.
Des Plaines Park District residents may also use the Barry Recreation Center and Splash Pad.
R: $7/NR: $10
All Des Plaines residents must provide an ID for entrance to the Center.

Rosemont Pool

6101 Ruby Street, Rosemont. 847-823-6685  Map and Directions
Public Swim Hours • May–September
Mon., Tue., and Wed……  8:30–9:30p
Thursday and Friday…….6:30–9:00p
Saturday………………………1:00–4:00p
Sunday……………………….. Closed
Des Plaines Park District Residents
16 and older……………………………$2
Under 16………………………………..$1
Seniors…………………………………Free
Non–Residents
16 and older……………………………$5
Under 16………………………………..$4
Seniors…………………………………..$3