Swim Lesson Program
Available in Summers Only
Learn to Swim this summer at the Glendale Heights Aquatic Center for safety and for fun! Register children each session so they do not lose their progress!
The Village of
Glendale Heights Aquatic Center offers a progressive and self-paced swim lesson
program each summer. We offer
student-focused instruction while maintaining low, age-appropriate ratios. Classes run Monday through Thursday for two
week sessions throughout the summer. We
reserve Fridays as make-up days if we cancel class due to weather or events.
swimmers on the first day of class. If
the swimmer does not show the skill set required for the course, the pool
manager will reassign him to another level.
Please note the appropriate fee or refund will apply. The best way to find the right class is to
read the skills taught for each level.
If the swimmer has not accomplished the listed goals, we recommend he
start in that class. At the end of each
session, each participant receives a certificate indicating his progress.
All classes include
a lesson on water safety. Lifeguards may
present out of the water due to weather or subject matter, and the lesson
counts as a class. We invite parents to
observe from the concession area of the pool, but from this area only, to
reduce distractions to students. Pool Manager holds final authority to cancel
or postpone classes. In case of inclement
weather, please call 630-260-6000, ext 3342 for the status of the swim
lesson. There are no refunds for lessons
missed due to inclement weather. There
are no make-up classes or refunds for students who miss lessons.
swim lessons begins May 1st, 2017.
Toddlers and Pre-K Swim Lessons
Swimmers (8 months to 2 years with Parent)
is an introductory swim class for parents and children. Fundamentals taught to
children and parents include pool safety; comfort in the water; and front and
back holds for floating, kicking, and arm moment.
Goal: Comfort in water
and Minnows…and Dads! (2-3 years)
class is for toddler-aged children who need some support from a familiar adult
to develop basic skills. Children will focus on supported floating, kicking,
and arm motions.
Entirely submerge body in water with a parent's guidance.
class is for students who have not experienced swimming but are ready to be
without a parent in a learning environment. Skills taught include comfort in
the water, supported front and back floats, kicking and arm motions. Prepares
swimmers for learn to swim program.
Entirely submerge body in water.
Learn to Swim (Levels 1 to 6)
Level 1 - Beginner 1 (3-5 years)
class is for students who are comfortable in the water, are able to fully put
their faces in the water, or have passed the "Minnows" level. Skills
taught include front and back swimming with support, kicking, and floating.
Goal: Perform back
and front float without support.
Level 2 - Beginner 2 (5 years and up)
class is for students who have passed the Beginner 1 level or are comfortable
floating as well as swimming underwater. Skills taught include front and
backstroke, glides, rotary breathing, and elementary backstroke.
Swim for at least 10 yards.
Level 3 - Intermediate (5 years and up)
class is for students who passed Beginner 2 or are able to swim 10 yards with both
the front backstroke nonstop. Skills taught include further development of rotary
breathing, elementary backstroke, backstroke and treading while focusing on endurance.
Swim 25 yards backstroke and freestyle.
Level 4 - Advanced (5 years and up)
class is for students focusing on developing strength and endurance after the Intermediate
level. Instruction ranges from the fundamentals of swimming to perfecting stroke
techniques to preparing for competitive swimming. Instructors tailor swim instruction
to fit individual needs.
Goal: Swim all
regulation strokes for at least 25 yards.
Level 5- Elite (5 years and up)
class is for swimmers who are able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) and wish
to prepare to join the Dolphins Swim Team. Program will introduce athletes and
their families to competitive swimming as a sport. The instructors teach skills
necessary to compete including the four competitive strokes as well as starts,
turns and finishes.
Goal: Swim all
regulation strokes for at least 50+ yards, regulation starts, and legal turns
6 - Jr. Lifeguard Course (8 years and up)
Learn to lifeguard by registering for this skill
development program that features the
fundamentals of lifeguarding, including water-safety, basic rescue techniques,
first-aid, CPR, weather and water conditions and how to create a safe aquatics
environment. Swimmers will swim at least
100-300 yards each day. The program is
taught by a certified lifeguard and will award a certification of completion.
Goal: Learn the
fundamentals of lifeguarding
Instructors give equal
time to students and develop lessons to specific students’ level of experience.
Stand up lessons taught with signed waiver and instructor permission. Maximum
of 5 students per class.
*FlowRider Lessons are not offered at 6:50 pm.
Practice strokes, turns and other swimming techniques. For participants on the Dolphins Swim Team as well as those in Advanced or Elite levels of swim lessons, this course will teach drills to develop faster and more efficient swimming. Each course is a one-day event that focuses on a specific aspect of swimming. Fee is per clinic.
Private and Dive Lessons
specific coaching or private instruction, the Aquatic Center pairs the
participant with a qualified swim instructor.
Private swim lessons are available at designated times for a duration of
40 minutes offered in two week sessions or an eight week Sunday only session. Those interested in diving lessons should
register in this course as well. Please inform the front desk of any individual
needs at registration.
It is never too late to learn to swim! Lifeguards teach swimming for adult beginners, focusing on fundamental techniques of floating, breathing, kicking, and arm movements. Swimmers will begin using kick boards and floating dumbbells and graduate to freestyle swimming when ready.