Kids Swim Lessons

Make swimming skills second nature.

 

Swimming is one of the best full body exercises available.  Using the resistance of water, it provides excellent cardiovascular and strength training, while keeping low stress and strain on your body. CAC’s multiple, state-of-the-art pools offer many opportunities for lap swimming, water exercise classes and private swim instruction. Looking to learn more?

Group Swimming Lessons are available for both kids and adults.  With some of the best instructors in the city, your kids will be swimming laps in no time!  If you’re an experienced swimmer and looking for a new challenge, our advanced swimming programs are sure to push you to the next level.

 

Kids Swim Lessons & Programs

ALL Kids Swim Programs  (Parent Infant/Toddler, Group lessons and Jr. Swim Team ) are open to Non-Members!
*Please note: for specific program differences for City and Evanston locations for Kids Swim Programs see descriptions listed below.

City Clubs Parent/Toddler Swim

Get in the water with your child as we make his or her first experience with the water gentle and rewarding. Class will work on increasing your child’s comfort level in the water and basic swim safety skills.

A parent must be in the water with his/her child. One of the following diaper choices MUST be used or the instructor will deny entry into the class:

  • A disposable swim diaper.
  • A cloth diaper with a leak proof outer panty.
  • A swim diaper with a leak proof inner panty.

Parent/Infant Swim (6 months–2 years)

Our expert instructors teach parents how to hold their child in the water; the children learn basic water adjustment skills. Parents and children sing songs together to encourage the children to use their arms and legs in the water.

Wednesday    LPAC • 9:00 am

Saturday       WAC • 10:30 am

Saturday       LSAC • 10:30 am

Sunday         LPAC • 3:30 pm

Parent/Toddler Swim (2–4 years)

This class is designed to get your child ready for group lessons. Children continue to work on their skills from the Parent/Infant class and introduce more complex skills such as floating, breathing, gliding and diving.

Wednesday    LPAC • 9:30 am

Saturday       WAC • 10:30 am

Saturday       LSAC • 10:30 am

Sunday         LPAC • 3:30 pm
                   
                    

Class Fees

Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70 per month

Non-Members** . . . . . . . . . $95 per month

**Non-members can only attend swimming lessons and classes at the club where they registered.



City Clubs Kids Swim Lessons

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A variety of creative and educational classes are offered for your child’s physical, mental, social and emotional development! All classes are taught by qualified professionals. All children’s swim classes at Lakeview, Lincoln Square, West Loop and Lincoln Park locations are open to members and non-members.

Where do you place your child?

The group swim instructors reserve the right to move a child into the appropriate class and/or class level if the child is placed in the wrong class and/or class level by the parent. If space is not available in the requested class, the child will be placed on a wait list and we will contact you when a spot opens up. You will not be charged until your child starts his/her lessons. It is very important that you read about the class levels and place your child accordingly. If unclear on the levels, please email Monika Suto at msuto@chicagoathleticclubs.com for more information.

City Clubs Kids Swim Classes

Kids Swimming Lessons (4-8 years)

Lessons are offered once or twice a week with a minimum of two month commitment.

Level 1: Water Fundamentals

Fully submerge face, experience buoyancy, bubble blowing, front and back kicks, prone and supine push off and glide, safely enter and exit water. — Student to teacher ratio is 4:1.

Level 2: Stroke Development

Combined arm and kick action, freestyle, backstroke, retrieve object, jump and dive in deep water, tread water. — Student to teacher ratio is 5:1.

Level 3: Stroke Improvement

Perfect freestyle, backstroke, learn breaststroke, butterfly motion, endurance, treading, underwater swimming, and diving. — Student to teacher ratio is 5:1.

Days & Times

Monday  (LPAC & LVAC)         3:30–4:00 pm; 4:00–4:30 pm; 4:30–5:00 pm

Tuesday (WAC & LSAC)         4:00–4:30 pm; 4:30–5:00 pm

Wednesday (LVAC)                 3:30–4:00 pm; 4:00–4:30 pm; 4:30–5:00 pm

Thursday (LSAC)                     4:00–4:30 pm; 4:30–5:00 pm

Saturday (WAC & LSAC)         9:30–10:00 AM; 10:00-10:30 AM

Class Fees

Members*

1 time per week          $70 per month

2 times per week      $110 per month

Non-members**

1 time per week          $95 per month

2 times per week      $145 per month

No refunds or makeups.

*Members can sign up for kids swimming lessons at any location, not just at their home club.

**Children can only attend swimming lessons and classes at the club where they registered.

Registration Information

Registration required for Parent/Toddler Swim,  Junior Swim Team, CAC Swim Team  and Children’s Swimming Lessons. Desk. Note: Due to space constraints a waitlist may be in place for some programs. Please wait for confirmation of receipt of registration before attending classes.

 

Junior Swim Team

City Clubs (6 to 11 years) &  Evanston (5 to 11 years)

Children perfect strokes and work on endurance in this noncompetitive swim team. Children should be able to swim 20 yards freestyle and 20 yards backstroke before registering for this class.

City Clubs

Days & Times

Saturday                9:30 –10:15 am @ WAC
                            9:30-10:15am @LSAC
                           10:15-11:00am @LSAC

Tuesday                4:15–5:00 pm @ LPAC

Wednesday           4:00-4:45pm @LSAC

Thursday               3:30 –4:15 pm & 4 :15–5:00 pm @ LVAC

Class Fees

Member*: $70 per month

Non-members**: $95 per month

*Members can sign up for Junior Swim Team at any location, not just at their home club.

**Children can only attend Junior Swim Team at the club where they registered.

Evanston

Days & Times

Monday                 4:00-4:45pm

Tuesday                6:00 -6:45 pm

Thursday              4:45 – 5:30 pm

Class Fees

Members: $60 per month

Non-members: $80 per month

No refunds or makeup

CAC Swim Team

(6-13 years)

CAC Swim Team meets at WAC’s state-of-the-art, 25-meter pool. Swimmers will perfect and build endurance in all four strokes and learn other skills beneficial to lifelong swimming. Children must be promoted from Jr. Swim Team to participate.

Days & Times

Monday & Wednesday       4:00 –5:00 pm

Class Fees

Members: $75 per month

Non-members: $100 per month

Evanston Parent/Toddler Swim

Get in the water with your child as we make his or her first experience with the water gentle and rewarding. Class will work on increasing your child’s comfort level in the water and basic swim safety skills.

A parent must be in the water with his/her child. One of the following diaper choices MUST be used or the instructor will deny entry into the class:

  • A disposable swim diaper.
  • A cloth diaper with a leak proof outer panty.
  • A swim diaper with a leak proof inner panty.

Parent/Infant Swim (4-18 Months)

This is simply a water orientation class. Children are given an opportunity to become familiar with sights and sounds associated with being in the pool. Parents and children sing songs that encourage the children to use their arms and legs in the water. No true swimming techniques are taught.

Friday                  11:00 am

Saturday              9:00 am

Parent/Toddler Swim (18- 36 Months)

This class is designed to get your child ready for group lessons. Children continue to work on their skills from the Parent/Infant class and introduce more complex skills such as floating, breathing, gliding and diving.

Tuesday                11:00 am

Saturday                9:30 am

Sunday                  9:00 am

Class Fees

Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$60 per month

Non-members**. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80 per month

**Non-members can only attend swimming lessons and classes at the club where they registered.

View Evanston Group Swim Schedule

Evanston Kids Swim Lessons

Lessons are offered once or twice a week with a minimum of two month commitment.

(3–8 years)

Please note that instructors reserve the right to move students if they are placed in an inappropriate class, even if that class is not convenient to your schedule.  To avoid this inconvenience, please read level descriptions carefully and place your child in the appropriate class.

Level 1: Water Fundamentals

Fully submerge face, experience buoyancy, bubble blowing, front and back kicks, prone and supine push off and glide, safely enter and exit water. — Student to teacher ratio is 4:1.

Level 1 Youth Class: Water Fundamentals

Beginning youth class, ages 5-10. Students don’t require any knowledge of swimming. Parents DO NOT enter the water with children. Fully submerge face, experience buoyancy, bubble blowing, front and back kicks, prone and supine push off and glide, safely enter and exit water. — Student to teacher ratio is 4:1.

Level 2: Stroke Development

Combined arm and kick action, freestyle, backstroke, retrieve object, jump and dive in deep water, tread water. — Student to teacher ratio is 5:1.

Level 3: Stroke Improvement

Perfect freestyle, backstroke, learn breaststroke, butterfly motion, endurance, treading, underwater swimming, and diving. — Student to teacher ratio is 5:1.

Download the EAC Kids Swim Schedule here

Class Fees

Members*

1 time per week          $60 per month

2 times per week      $100 per month

Non-members**

1 time per week          $80 per month

2 times per week      $140 per month

No refunds or makeups.

*Members can sign up for kids swimming lessons at any location, not just at their home club.

**Children can only attend swimming lessons and classes at the club where they registered.




Private Swim Lessons for Kids

Whether your child is a total beginner, needs technique work, or is looking to improve the level of their swimming ability, one-on-one swim instruction allows you to tailor their swim experience. Our certified instructors will teach your child how to swim more effectively, increase speed and endurance, and overall have fun in the water.

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Family Swim

Non-Members who enroll their children in Kids Swim Lessons are able to attend Family Swim for free!

Family Swim

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Club members and their children (ages 14 and under) have access to family swim at any of our clubs. Family non-members (ages 15 and over) must pay the member guest fee to attend Family Swim. Non-members enrolled in CAC swim programming may attend Family Swim for free.  There are two lap lanes open at WAC during Family Swim.  There is one lap lane open at EAC during Family Swim.  At LPAC, LSAC and LVAC, all lanes will be removed from the pool.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For safety, children under 15 years of age are not allowed in the whirlpool. Family Swim Rules are posted in the pool area.

Family Swim Hours:

LPAC:  Saturdays 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 pm

LVAC:  Saturdays 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Sundays 3:00 – 6:00 pm

WAC:  Saturdays 2:00 –5:00 pm

Sundays 2:00 – 5:00 pm

LSAC:  Saturdays 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 pm

EAC:   Saturdays 2:00 –5:00 pm

Sundays 2:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Pool and Lesson Guidelines:

  • All registration takes place at Customer Service Desk or via email to msuto@chicagoathleticclubs.com.
  • CAC reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum enrollment.
  • Children who are not toilet-trained must wear a swim diaper and tight-fitting plastic pants over diaper
  • Children under the age of 4 may use opposite sex locker rooms when accompanied by adult.
  • Children 4 and older must use same sex locker rooms or Family Locker Rooms off of the pool deck.
  • Siblings of children participating in swim lessons have complimentary use of Kids Club during lessons.
  • During Family Swim, parents must remain in pool area and be in the pool with children who are not self sufficient swimmers.
  • No children in the hot tub at anytime.

Register for Kids Lessons, Private Swim and Teams

A separate registration form must be filled out for each participant. Members have registration priority over non-members on waitlists.