SwimSmart Swim Lessons

 SwimSmart

Welcome to SwimSmart! Through SwimSmart, we are increasing participant safety and comfort in the water while teaching. swimming strokes and techniques. SwimSmart participants progress through classes based on demonstrable skills. Lessons are available for infants/toddlers, children, and adults (in groups or individually). For more information, contact Tony at astrack@waukeganparks.org or (847) 782-3629.


Our Swim Lessons

Indoor swim lessors are offered all year at the Field House, Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center. Families with more than one child living in the same household will receive a discount for each additional child participating in SwimSmart in the same session. To receive a discount, participants must be registered at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center.

Our Sharks and Minnows class helps your child adjust to the water, which is a key factor in becoming a confident swimmer. In addition to the instructor, one parent/guardian is encouraged to accompany children in the water to assist with the learning experience. Instructors demonstrate water safety skills to parents/guardians and children through the use of water games, songs, and positive reinforcement. A grandparent or trusted adult is also welcome to accompany the child!

Lesson Days: Tuesdays/Thursdays, Wednesdays/Fridays, and Saturdays
Fees: Click Here
Pool: Therapy Pool
Registration: Participants can register at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center or online.

The preschool swim lesson is designed for children who are of preschool age. The focus in this class is on water adjustment, safety skills and FUN! During your student’s time in this class they will learn skills such as safe water entry, floating, kicking, and techniques that include beginner independent strokes, independent gliding and picking up submerged objects.

Lesson Days: Tuesdays/Thursdays, Wednesdays/Fridays, and Saturdays
Fees: Click Here
Pool: Therapy Pool
Registration: Participants can register at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center or online.

This beginner class is designed to introduce children who have never taken a swim lesson become comfortable in the water, a key factor in becoming a confident swimmer. In addition, the instructor will lay the groundwork on water safety, swimming fundamentals, pool rules and etiquette. This free class is sponsored by North Shore Gas. First-come, first-served.

Lesson Days: Tuesdays/Thursdays, Wednesdays/Fridays, and Saturdays
Fees: Free
Pool: Lap Pool
Registration: Participants can register at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center or online.

These classes teach a wide range of skills from basic gliding and floating to advanced butterfly and deep water treading. All classes are designed to make the student more comfortable in the water than when they started and have a mind for safety. All students will learn water safety techniques.

Lesson Days: Tuesdays/Thursdays, Wednesdays/Fridays, and Saturdays
Fees: Click Here
Pool: Therapy Pool
Registration: Participants can register at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center or online.

The adult beginner swim lesson is geared towards adults who identify as non-swimmers who wish to learn basic swimming skills and water safety. In this class you will learn how to float, explore swimming techniques for different strokes, and work on becoming comfortable with being independent in an aquatic setting.

Lesson Days: Wednesdays/Fridays/Saturdays
Fees: Click Here
Pool: Lap Pool
Registration: Participants can register at the Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center or online.


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