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Learn To Swim Lessons

We regretfully announce that all aquatic and swim programs are canceled for the 2020 season. We look forward to swimming with you again in 2021.


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. Learn to Swim classes are available from early June through the end of July at Sunset Pool.

Parent/Tot Water Exploration (Ages 9-36 months)

Class is designed to make an infants first experience in the water as positive and fun as possible. Instructor will facilitate the lesson while parents are the main instructor for the class. Class will help develop comfort in the water, swimming readiness, floating with assistance, and blowing bubbles. Parents will be taught how to prevent and manage an aquatic emergency, and basic CPR instruction. View upcoming classes >

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. View upcoming classes >

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. View upcoming classes >

Cancelled Classes: Lessons will be cancelled if there is thunder or lightning. Make-up classes for the Monday-Thursday classes are held on Fridays. There are no make-up classes for Saturday sessions. No more than two classes will be made up per session. Lessons will still be held in cool temperatures and precipitation if no lightning is detected.