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GROUP SWIM LESSONS

Why should your child learn to swim? Swim lessons teach lifesaving skills, calms fears, keeps kids active over the summer months and helps build confidence. Our seven levels of swim lessons guarantee your child is in the proper instructive class. All classes take place at Main Beach and are available for the Friendship Savings offer!

2018 swim lesson schedule


FIRST SPLASH (18 MONTHS TO 3 YRS WITH PARENT)

Infants and toddlers learn to feel comfortable in the water and have fun through games and drills. One parent must be in the water with the swimmer for the entire lesson.

LEVEL 1-tadpoles

Level 1 will help swimmers feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Swimmers will fully submerge their faces, blow bubbles, float on front and back with support, kick on front and back with support, alternating arm strokes, and safety skills.

LEVEL 2-minnows

Level 2 will provide swimmers success with fundamental skills. Swimmers will learn to hold their breath and retrieve objects underwater, float on front and back without support, leveling off and turning over, rhythmic breathing, flutter kick, finning, back and front crawl arm stroke, combined strokes, and self-help safety skills.

LEVEL 3-goldfish

Level 3 will build on skills learned in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Swimmers will become more comfortable in water slightly deeper than their height, front and back glides, coordinated stroke on front with breathing, coordinated stroke on back, elementary backstroke kick, changing directions, treading water, and cold-water safety skills.

LEVEL 4-starfish

Level 4 develops confidence in the strokes learned and is intended to increase the swimmer's endurance by swimming these strokes for longer distances than in Level 3. In Level 4, swimmers will refine elementary backstroke, front and back crawl, and sculling, and be introduced to the breaststroke and sidestroke. Swimmers will also tread water for an extended period of time.

LEVEL 5-stingrays

Level 5 is coordinating and refining key strokes. Students will swim familiar strokes for greater distance than in previous levels, develop the coordinated breaststroke and sidestroke, and are introduced to the butterfly stroke and surface diving.

LEVEL 6-dolphins

Level 6 students will polish all strokes so they can swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Swimmers will develop considerable endurance by the end of class. Surface dives will venture to deeper water.

LEVEL 7-sharks

Level 7 is to perfect all strokes and develop good fitness habits. This level includes many different skills and options, such as swimming for recreation, conditioning, and competitively.

2018 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE

JUN 18 - JUN 28 MON-THUR 10 AM-10:40 AM 10:45 AM - 11:25 AM 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
FIRST SPLASH 340200-01 340200-02 340200-03
LEVEL 1 340201-01 340201-02 340201-03
LEVEL 2 340202-01 340202-02 340202-03
LEVEL 3 340203-01 340203-02 340203-03
LEVEL 4 340204-01 340204-02 340204-03
LEVEL 5 340205-01 340205-02 340205-03
LEVEL 6 340206-01 340206-02 340206-03
LEVEL 7 340207-01 340207-02 340207-03
JUL 9 - JUL 19 MON-THUR
10 AM-10:40 AM 10:45 AM - 11:25 AM 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
FIRST SPLASH 340200-04 340200-05 340200-06
LEVEL 1 340201-04 340201-05 340201-06
LEVEL 2 340202-04 340202-05 340202-06
LEVEL 3 340203-04 340203-05 340203-06
LEVEL 4 340204-04 340204-05 340204-06
LEVEL 5 340205-04 340205-05 340205-06
LEVEL 6 340206-04 340206-05 340206-06
LEVEL 7 340207-04 340207-05 340207-06
JUL 23 - AUG 2 MON-THU
10 AM-10:40 AM 10:45 AM - 11:25 AM 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
FIRST SPLASH 340200-07 340200-08 340200-09
LEVEL 1 340201-07 340201-08 340201-09
LEVEL 2 340202-07 340202-08 340202-09
LEVEL 3 340203-07 340203-08 340203-09
LEVEL 4 340204-07 340204-08 340204-09
LEVEL 5 340205-07 340205-08 340205-09
LEVEL 6 340206-07 340206-08 340206-09
LEVEL 7 340207-07 340207-08 340207-09

JUL 9 - AUG 1 M/W EVE 5:15 PM - 5:55 PM 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM 6:45 PM - 7:25 PM
FIRST SPLASH 340200-10 340200-11
LEVEL 1 340201-10 340201-11 34201-12
LEVEL 2 340202-10 340202-11 34202-12
LEVEL 3 340203-10 340203-11 34203-12
LEVEL 4 340204-10 340204-11 34204-12


private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are 40 minutes in length and contain 8 classes (ages 4 & up.) To schedule lessons, please print and email the Private Lesson Request form or complete the online form below. For additional information about Private Swim Lessons, contact Jessica Ortega at jortega@crystallakeparks.org.

Program Fee: $110

Resident Discount Fee: $100


END OF THE SEASON SWIM PARTY

Calling all swim lesson participants! If you were enrolled in our swim program this summer, we want to celebrate with you in August at Main Beach! Come swim, play games, and enjoy a special treat with all your favorite swim lesson instructors. This event is FREE for all participants, but pre-registration is required for accurate count.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 2, 4-6 pm

Main Beach

register online


LIFEGUARD TRAINING

The Crystal Lake Park District takes pride in training and hiring confident, responsible young adults to patrol our beaches and keep our swimmers safe at all times. We offer lifeguard training classes every winter which provides full certification upon course completion. Taking the course through the park district does not ensure summer employment.

Think you have a mini-lifeguard in your house? New this summer is our Lifeguard for a Day program which introduces swimmers to the in's and out's of daily lifeguard duties.

Email for Current Season Training Dates