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Swim Lessons & Programs

Group Outdoor Swim Lessons

Swimming is one of those life skills everyone should have. Sunset Pool Swim Academy provides a positive, fun-filled opportunity to prepare kids for a lifetime of safe water fun. Classes take place outdoors at Sunset Pool in June and July.

Preschool Learn to Swim | Ages 3-5

This swim lesson program covers swimming skills and water safety knowledge in a logical progression. Participants will learn and work on skills such as getting face/head wet, floating, gliding, and combined arm and leg action on front and back. All participants will be tested on the first day of class and placed into the correct level.

Youth Learn to Swim | Ages 6-15

This swim lesson program covers swimming skills and water safety knowledge in a logical progression. Participants will learn and work on skills such as getting face/head wet, floating, gliding, front crawl with rotary breathing, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. These classes will help prepare your child to transition to the Gators Swim Team program, if desired, and help them be confident and safe in the water.


Private Swim Lessons

We offer private, 30-minute, 1:1 swim lessons for ages 3 and up. To setup your lessons, first pay for the number of lessons you would like at any registration office. Next, one of our instructors will contact you to set up a time that works for your schedule! Contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org or (630) 317-0137 for more information.


Gators Swim Team

Swim Team is not a lesson program.
Gators Swim Team will be modified for the 2021 season to follow safety protocols from State and local health organizations. If regulations permit the safe and efficient operation of a swim team; practice times will be more spread out but will continue to be held on weekday mornings. As the West Suburban Swim Conference will be on hiatus due to the pandemic, intramural meets will be held entirely at Sunset Pool. Registration for Gators will begin at 9am Saturday, March 6, and is first come, first serve.

Gators is a competitive recreational swim team is made up of youth ages 7-18 years. Participants are expected to attend practice Monday-Friday where they will learn the techniques and discipline of competitive swimming, and the value of sportsmanship and team spirit. The swim team will be divided into two teams, “A” which is more competitive and “B” which is for less experienced swimmers. Intramural swim meets will take place at Sunset Pool on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Parents will be asked to volunteer their time at the meets to assist with overall operation. Volunteer information, swim meet details, and signups will be taking place later.

Swim Team is not a lesson program. To have an enjoyable experience and safely take part, 7 and 8 years old must be able to comfortably swim 25-yards of freestyle and 25-yards of backstroke without stopping. Participants over 9 years old must be able to swim 50-yards freestyle and backstroke without stopping. For questions on the program, please contact Chad Shingler at cshingler@gepark.org or (630) 317-0137. Learn more at: www.gegators.com