Des Plaines Park District

Summer Swim Lessons

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 Swim Program • 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 Swim Lessons

We Offer Four Sessions
Classes are held Monday–Thursday.

Make-up classes (due to inclement weather) are generally held on Fridays.

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.
If you have never registered online, you’ll need an account. Fill out this form. (PDF)

SWIM LESSONS AT CHIPPEWA POOL

Session 1
6/8–6/18
Session 2
6/22–7/2
Session 3
7/6–7/16
Session 4
7/20–/30
Preschool 1
Guppy
, Ages 3–5
9:50–10:20a
R: $57/NR: $71
#167039-1 #167039-2 #167039-3 #167039-4
Preschool 2
Minnow
, Ages 3–5
9:50–10:20a
R: $57/NR: $71
#167038-1 #167038-2 #167038-3 #167038-4
For Ages 6+
Level 1
Starfish
9:00–9:45a
R: $56/NR: $73
#167031-1 #167031-2 #167031-3 #167031-4
Level 2
Goldfish
9:00–9:45a
R: $62/NR: $78
#167032-1 #167032-2 #167032-3 #167032-4
Level 3
Jellyfish
9:00–9:45a
R: $62/NR: $78
#167033-1 #167033-2 #167033-3 #167033-4
Level 4
Dolphin
9:00–9:45a
R: $62/NR: $78
#167034-1 #167034-2 #167034-3 #167034-4
Level 5
Whale
9:00–9:45a
R: $62/NR: $78
#167035-1 #167035-2 #167035-3 #167035-4
Level 6
Shark
9:00–9:45a
R: $62/NR: $78
#167036-1 #167036-2 #167036-3 #167036-4

SWIM LESSONS AT IROQUOIS POOL

Session 1
6/8–6/18
Session 2
6/22–7/2
Session 3
7/6–7/16
Session 4
7/20–/30
Parent & Tot
Ages 6ms–3yrs
5:15–5:45p
R: $57/NR: $71
#167040-1 #167040-1 #167040-1 #167040-1
Preschool 1
Guppy
, Ages 3–5
R: $57/NR: $71
9:50–10:20a
#167049-1 #167049-2 #167049-3 #167049-4
5:30–6:00p #167049-5 #167049-6 #167049-7 #167049-8
Preschool 2
Minnow
, Ages 3–5
R: $57/NR: $71
9:50–10:20a
#167048-1 #167048-2 #167048-3 #1670438-4
5:30–6:00p #167048-5 #167048-6 #167048-7 #167048-8
For Ages 6+
Level 1
Starfish
R: $62/NR: $78
9:00–9:45a
#167041-1 #167041-2 #167041-3 #167041-4
6:05–6:50p #167041-5 #167041-6 #167041-7 #167041-8
Level 2
Goldfish
R: $62/NR: $78
9:00–9:45a
#1670432-1 #167042-2 #167042-3 #167042-4
6:05–6:50p 1670432-5 1670432-6 1670432-7 1670432-8
Level 3
Jellyfish
R: $62/NR: $78
9:00–9:45a
#167043-1 #167043-2 #167043-3 #167043-4
6:05–6:50p #167043-5 #167043-6 #167043-7 #167043-8
Level 4
Dolphin
R: $62/NR: $78
9:00–9:45a
#167044-1 #167044-2 #167044-3 #167044-4
5:15–6:00p #167044-5 #167044-6 #167044-7 #167044-8
Level 5
Whale
R: $62/NR: $78
9:00–9:45a
#167045-1 #167045-2 #167045-3 #167045-4
5:15–6:00p #167045-5 #167045-6 #167045-7 #167045-8
Level 6
Shark
R: $62/NR: $78
9:00–9:45a
#167046-1 #167046-2 #167046-3 #167046-4
5:15–6:00p #167046-5 #167046-6 #167046-7 #167046-8

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!
Chippewa Pool
Saturdays, 9:30–10:15a, 6/13–8/8*
R: $62/NR: $78, #167020-1
*No class July 4

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!

Instructor: Mary Lou Anderson
Tuesdays, 6:30–7:15p, 6/9–8/4
R: $65/NR: $81, #162310-1

Tuesdays, 7:15–8:00p, 6/9–8/4
R: $65/NR: $81 #162310-2

Instructor: Lisa Guagenti
Fridays, 11:00–11:45a, 6/12–8/7
R: $65/NR: $81, #162310-3

Saturdays, 8:30–9:15a, 6/13–8/8*
R: $58/NR: $73, #162310-4
*No Class July 4