Kids Swimming Lessons for All Ages

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Fall Session will be starting September 3rd, registration is now open

Our kids swimming programs are arranged by age group starting at age 3. Ages 5-7 and 8+ have both Beginner and advanced levels. Our small class sizes allow our experienced instructors to give more personalized attention and instruction to each student.

Unsure if your child is ready to attend a swim class independently? We offer free skills assessments to place your child in the correct skill group.

All current swim lesson students and one parent/caregiver have free access during specifically designated family swim times while the child is enrolled in class. 

Please note: Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled. Families will be notified of the cancellation and given the option to switch classes or offered a refund.

McCook, IL Kids Swimming Lessons

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Baby 'N Me (6 months - 3 years old); 30 mins

Tot 'N Me (2 - 3 years old); 30 mins

A parent/caregiver accompanies each child in the water.  Games, songs, and structured activities provide a fun introduction to the water.  Paddles, kicks, back floats and tip ins will be introduced. Disposable swim diapers MUST be worn.

Sign up for Baby ‘N Me/Tot ‘N Me

Pre-School – 3 to 5 Years                30 minutes

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3:1 student/teacher ratio – This program is designed to accommodate beginning swimmers at various skill levels. Paddles, kicks, breathing, and floating are taught as children progress toward official swim strokes. Flotation belts are worn to build confidence and endurance.

Sign-up for Pre-School 3 to 5 Year Olds

5 to 7 years                                         45 minutes

Family swim lessons

4:1 student/teacher ratio - This class is for beginning to intermediate swimmers who will learn water adjustment and basic swimming skills.  Child will learn to paddle forward, paddle backward and back float while making progress toward freestyle and proper breathing techniques. Flutter kick and rotary breathing will be practiced.  Eyes wet will be encouraged.

Sign Up for 5 to 7 Year Olds

8 and older                                            45 minutes

5:1 student/teacher ratio – Beginners will learn water adjustment and basic swimming skills.  Children will learn to paddle forward, paddle backward, and back float. Basic freestyle stroke technique and breathing will be introduced.  Flutter kick and tip-ins will be practiced.  Advanced swimmers will continue with freestyle technique and introduction to additional strokes.  Flip turns and starts will also be introduced.

Sign up for 8 & Older

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Swim Club – Age 8 and above           60 minutes

Swim Club  – Swim Club is a non-competitive, one-hour program for children who have been on a swim team or have had several sessions of swim lessons.  Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle and 25 yards of a second stroke without assistance.  Coaches will develop programs to improve stroke technique and endurance.  Perfect prep for a summer or competitive swim team.

Swimmers must register for and attend one of the sessions.  Switching between the two sessions is not allowed. 

Sign-up for Swim Club