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Learn to Swim Session II Begins June 19

Learn to Swim at the Glen Ellyn Park District!

The Glen Ellyn Park District’s Learn to Swim program provides a positive, fun-filled opportunity for children to learn skills that will help reduce the number of water accidents and provide lifelong aquatic enjoyment. Lessons are available for ages 3 & up. All lessons are held at Sunset Pool.

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Learn to Swim Class Descriptions

  • Pre-Beginner: Swimmers will be taught to respect and enjoy water, not fear it. Class environment includes basic skills: blowing bubbles, getting head wet, arm strokes, bicycle kicks, and swimming with a flotation device. This class follows the same lesson plans as the Journey IA class, but for younger children. Age: 3-5
  • Journey I: There are three levels within Journey I (IA, IB, and IC). All children will be tested on the first day of lessons and grouped with others of comparable skills. Please keep in mind that it may take more than one session of the Journey to advance a level when registering for multiple sessions. Age: 5+
  • Journey II: Children must have completed Journey I or its equivalent to move into Journey II. There are several adventures in this Journey designed to teach swimmers the front crawl and backstroke. Swimmers will also be introduced to the breast stroke. Students will progress at their own speed in this Journey.  Age: 6+
  • Journey III: Successful completion of Journey II will allow advancement to Journey III. Journey III will utilize adventures designed to introduce swimmers to the elementary backstroke, butterfly, and sidestroke. Emphasis will be on the coordination of kicking and pulling movements associated with each stroke. Age: 6+


June 19


Sunset Pool
483 Fairview Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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