Group Swim Lessons

Address: 2400 Chestnut Ave
Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: (847) 486-5372

Splash Landings Group Swim Lessons

The Glenview Park District offers a comprehensive swim school for ages 3 months through adults as well as a competitive Swim Team for ages 7 through high school.

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For additional questions about swim lessons, email us at swimlessons@glenviewparks.org or Jen.Cuffe@glenviewparks.org.

Starfish Swim School ® *

The Glenview Park District offers year-round swimming instruction for ages 3 months through adults at the Splash Landings Starfish Swim School. Read the descriptions below then sign up for the level that’s right for you.  To register for any of our swim lessons using our online registration system, click here. 

Available class levels include:

Infant and Preschool Swim School Program (3 mos.-5 yrs.)

Come introduce your child to the water. Our infant-preschool lessons are designed to be fun and safe while your child enjoys the water and learns beginning swimming skills. Children must have reached the minimum age by the first day of class. Tightly fitted plastic pants or swim diapers are required for non-toilet trained children. Classes are approximately 35 minutes of instruction and 5-10 minutes of guided discovery. Due to the popularity of our swim lesson programs, children may be registered for only one class of swim lessons per day. Children with little or no experience should sign up for the Beginning level; children who can swim a little with their face in the water and float on their back without any flotation device should sign up for the Advanced level. The Glenview Park District reserves the right to move children to different levels if needed. Do not assume that your child will automatically move to the next level after one session. It often takes several sessions before a child is ready to progress. Make-up classes will not be provided for classes missed by individual participants. Make-up classes may be provided in a situation in which Splash Landings Aquatic Complex has to cancel lessons. A refund will be given for classes that are not able to be made up when canceled by Splash Landings.

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Parent-Tot (3 mos.-23 mos.) - You and your infant will learn to respect and enjoy the water through the use of songs, games and activities. Infants are primarily taught be the adult, with assistance from the instructor.

Parent-Child (2-5 yrs.) - With the help of an adult, the young child will learn to respect and enjoy the water and learn basic water safety skills.

Little Swimmers-Beginning (3-5 yrs.) - Children will learn to: ask permission to get into the water; jump in the water; sit independently;  walk along the wall; climb out of the pool by themselves; pour water over their head; hold their breath; look underwater; submerge completely under the water; be pulled in a streamline on front and back; float on back; and wear a lifejacket.

Little Swimmers-Advanced (3-5 yrs.) - Children will learn to streamline kick on their front, back and side. They will also kick and pull on their front and back, reach/throw to someone in trouble, retrieve an object from the bottom, side glide, treat water and jump in and kick for 10 feet.

For the current season’s schedule of preschool swim classes, click here.

DSC_0197Youth Swim School Program (5 -12 years)

Whether your child has never had a lesson or is ready to progress to more advanced swimming techniques, there’s a Learn to Swim class for them. Please register your child in the appropriate level by referring to the class descriptions. To help the progression of swimming, we do recommend signing up for more than one day of lessons per week. Adjustments will be made as needed. Class includes 40 minutes of instruction and 5 minutes of guided discovery. To enroll in a class, children must have reached the minimum age by the last day of class. Due to the popularity of our swim lesson programs, children may for registered for only one class time of swim lessons per day. Please sign your child up for the correct skill level. Children signed up for the incorrect skill level are not guaranteed a spot in the correct skill level. The Glenview Park District reserves the right to move your children to different levels if needed. Please be aware that your child may not automatically advance to the next level after one session. It often takes several sessions before a child is ready to progress.

Learn to Swim-Level 1 (5 – 12 years) - Similar to Little Swimmers Beginning, this class is geared for children ages 5 years and up. Children will learn to: ask permission to get into the water; jump in the water; sit independently’ walk along the wall; climb out of the pool by themselves; pour water over their head; hold their breath; look underwater; submerge completely under the water; be pulled in a streamline on front and back; float on back; and wear a lifejacket.

Learn to Swim-Level 2 (5 – 12 years) - Similar to Little Swimmers Advanced, this class is geared for children ages 5 years and up. Children will learn to streamline kick on their front, back and side. They will also kick and pull on their front and back, reach/throw to someone in trouble, retrieve an object from the bottom, side glide, treat water and jump in and kick for 10 feet.

IMG_5459Learn to Swim-Level 3 (5 – 12 years) - Swimmers will learn to start in side glide and roll over, learn rotary breathing, survival float, put elementary backstroke arms and legs together, swim freestyle 1 length of the pool with breathing, backstroke 1 1/2 lengths of the pool, treat water for 30 seconds and flutter kick on their back.

Learn to Swim-Level 4 ((5 – 12 years) - Swimmers  learn to refine freestyle with consistent breathing, swim four strokes of butterfly with one breath, breaststroke and backstroke 1 1/2 lengths of the pool, refine elementary backstroke, use a flotation device to reach/throw assisting a swimmer and know when to call 911.

Stroke Technique (based on ability) - Preparing for swim team, swimmers will learn how to read the pace clock, swim freestyle and breaststroke 2 lengths of the pool, refine backstroke, swim butterfly 1 length of the pool, and perform freestyle and backstroke flip turns and butterfly and breaststroke open turns.

For the current season’s schedule of Swim Classes for ages 5 – 12 years, click here.

Adult Swim School Program

The Glenview Park District offers adult swimming classes for both beginners looking to get more comfortable in the water and those with some swimming experience who want to improve their skills.

Adult Swim Lessons – Beginning (ages 12 yrs & up) - Designed for the non-swimmer, you will be introduced to the water basics, necessary skills and water safety.

Adult Swim Lessons – Intermediate (ages 12 yrs & up) - For adults who float unassisted on their fronts and backs. The basics of front crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke will be taught. Other strokes may be taught if time allows.

 

For the current season’s schedule of Adult Swim Classes, click here.

*The Starfish Swim School word mark and the Starlet logo are registered trademarks of the Starfish Aquatics Institute. The Glenview Park District is an independent Authorized Training Center of the Starfish Swim School.