Adult Swim Lessons &
Masters Swim Team

Take your swim workouts to a whole new level.


Guidelines for Adult Swim Programs

Our pools are open and we are back to sharing lanes! We are still asking members to make a swim reservation in the app.  Members who wish to swim can make a reservation for one hour of lane use on the CAC app or by calling the front desk at each club.  Lanes can be reserved up to 24 hours in advance and are available for members 16 years and older only.  If you are not able to utilize your reservation time, please cancel your reservation in a timely manner by contacting the front desk or on the CAC app.
Pool Guidelines:
  1. Lane access is limited to 60 or 30 minutes per reservation for each individual member. Check the app for your home club.
  2. Lane 1, which will be labeled in each pool, will be reserved sometimes for private swim lessons.  If Lane 1 is not being used for a private lesson, members can use it for lap swimming on a first come, first served basis, but will need to vacate the lane in the event of a private lesson.
  3. All participants must take a cleansing shower prior to entering the pool.
  4. You must wear a mask in the club including in the locker rooms, the shower and bathroom areas (except while showering), and on the pool deck.  When using the pool, masks should be removed just before entering the pool.  CAC recommends placing the mask in a zip lock bag or similar to store your mask safely while you are in the pool.
  5. We are offering adult group swim lessons on a limited schedule. We are currently offering one on one private lessons and Masters Swim team. All of these programs require pre-registration.

Adult Private Swim Lessons

Learn and perfect your stroke with One-on-One swim coaching.

Chicago Athletic Clubs now offers adult private swim lessons. Whether you are a total beginner, need technique work, or are looking for a great swim workout, one-on-one swim instruction is for you. These sessions allow our CAC swim instructors to tailor the lesson experience to fit your needs. Our certified Chicago Athletic Clubs instructors can teach you how to swim more efficiently, increase your speed and endurance, and enjoy being in the water.

For private swim lessons, please contact Monika Suto - 

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Adult Swim Lessons at Chicago Athletic Clubs

Dive into the best shape of your life with the best swim instructors in Chicago.

Here at Chicago Athletic Clubs, we have a wide range of classes and programs for adults who are interested in swimming. Whether you are a true beginner, an advanced swimmer preparing for a triathlon, or anywhere in between, we have a class for you. Our adult swim lessons are open to both CAC members and non-members. To get the whole family involved, you can check out our kids and family swim programs

Learn to Swim Program

The Chicago Athletic Clubs Learn to Swim program for those who need to develop swimming basics—such as stroke form and breathing—to swimmers who tire after a few lengths and need help improving their strokes. This program is also perfect for simply becoming more comfortable in the water. Our more advanced swim classes can help you become a stronger, more skilled swimmer. In addition to improving your swimming skills, these classes serve as an effective, low-impact workout. It is never too late to learn how to swim or to improve your swimming technique. When you are ready to get started, can find our swim class schedule and our registration form at the bottom of this page. 

Adult Beginner Swim Classes

The Adult Beginner class is for those who are completely new to swimming or still maintain a certain fear in the water. Participants work on submerging face in the water, floating on stomach and back, and will learn proper stroke and kick technique.

Adult Intermediate Swim Classes

The Adult Intermediate class is for those who are comfortable in the water and have some knowledge of swimming, but still need work on their technique. Instructor will teach freestyle with proper breathing, backstroke and breaststroke. Beginner and Intermediate adult swim classes are available at our West Loop Athletic Club and our Lincoln Square Athletic Club.

Adult Advanced Swim Classes

The Adult Advanced class is for swimmers currently swimming for fitness wanting to bring more focus and intention to their swims to improve endurance. Classes will include 15 minutes of technique work followed by a structured swim workout. Participants should feel comfortable swimming 50 continuous yards each of freestyle and backstroke. This class is great for swimmers considering joining the Masters Swim Team as it will prepare you!  This class takes place at Lincoln Square Athletic Club only.

*Please note that instructors reserve the right to move participants to another class if the one they signed up for is inappropriate. If there is no space available in other classes, a refund may be issued.

Adult Swim Class Pricing:

Members: $70 per month

Non-members*: $100 per month

*Non-members are restricted to pool use only.

Master Swim Team

Practice Schedule:

M/W/F 6:30 am – 7:30 am
T/Th 6 -7 pm
Saturday: Masters I 7:30 -8:30 am and Masters II 8:30 – 9:30 am

T/Th 6 - 7 am and 7 - 8 am

Registration is required to join the team. Participants need to bring their own equipment.

A fun, advanced swim program at CAC geared towards taking your swim training to the next level.  Members of the Masters Swim program attend training practices led by coaches with elite swimming backgrounds, and have the option to compete with the CAC Masters Swim Team throughout the year, including at state and national championships.

Masters I
Swimmers who have solid strokes and swim for fitness but still need technique work and are building endurance through structured workouts.

Masters II
Swimmers with a strong swimming background and can swim at least 2000 meters per hour.

Members:           $40 per month
Non-members*: $65 per month

*Non-members are restricted to pool use only.

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Adult Swim Classes Schedule 

Day Class Time Club
 Wednesdays  Beg/Int  5:30-6:15pm  WAC



Masters Swim Training Schedule

Day Class Time Club
 Mondays  MastersI/MastersII  6:30-7:30am  WAC


 Wednesdays  MastersI/MastersII  6:30-7:30am  WAC
 Thursdays  MastersI/MastersII

 Fridays  MastersI/MastersII  6:30-7:30am  WAC
 Saturdays  MastersI

CAC Adult Swim Registration

If you wish to cancel your Adult Swim Program registration, click here.