Learn To Swim Lessons

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 infant’s first experience in the water as positive and fun as possible. This Class is designed to make an infant’s 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.

Preschool Learn to Swim (Ages 3-5)

This class 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+)

The new and improved swim lesson program covers swimming skills and water safety knowledge in a logical progression. Students will progress to the next level once they have mastered the skills of that level. All students will be tested on the first day and put into the level that best fits their skills and comfort in the water. Class sizes are small to allow the maximum amount of student to swim instructor time.

Skills worked on in this program include floating, gliding, front crawl with rotary breathing, back stroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. These classes will help prepare your child to transition to the Gators swim program, if desired, and help them be confident and safe in the water.

All appropriate changes will be made to ensure quality instruction for your child. Please remember that each child is unique and develops at his or her own rate, and that progression through these levels varies greatly.

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 as long as no lightning is detected.