Youth Swim Lessons

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Youth Swimming Lessons
This is a fee-based class. Open enrollment for RSS Members, SIU Students, and non-members (community).

boy taking swimming lessonsEnrollment is now open for your new or experienced youth swimmer for Saturday Youth Swim Lessons at the Rec. Set a reminder to sign up your young family member(s) for a 45-minute lesson taught by youth-friendly, certified lifeguards.

We can help you build your child's confidence in the water during the 5-week swim period that offers specialized instructions for ages 6 months (with parents) to 18 years of age.

What skill level is your youth swimmer?

How to Sign Up

Sign up at Member Services inside the Rec Center

Sign up online

Sign up for other youth classes

Spring 2020 Sessions:

Session 1:

  • Saturdays, Jan 25 - Feb 29 (No Class February 15)
    • 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
    • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • SIU Student/RSS Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $55

Spring 2020 Sessions:

Session 2:

  • Saturdays, March 21 - April 18
    • 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
    • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • SIU Student/RSS Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $55

What skill level is your youth swimmer?

  • Infant-Parent:
    • Ages 6 – 36 months  
    • An introduction for infant and toddler age swimmers in the water, with parent(s).
  • Toddler:
    • Ages 3 – 5 years  
    • This is an acclimation class for children with no swimming skills that will help them become comfortable in the water and with teacher instruction without the aid of the parent.
  • Skills 1:
    • Ages 4 – 6 years
    • Helps children become comfortable and safely enjoy the water.
  • Skills 2:
    • Ages 5 – 8 years
    • Aids children to achieve success with fundamental water skills. This level requires that the children be comfortable putting their face in the water.
  • Skills 3:
    • Ages 6 – 9 years  
    • Builds on Skills 2 abilities by providing guidance and practice on basic skill refinement.
  • Skills 4:
    • Ages 6 – 10 years 
    • Intermediate Strokes develops confidence in the strokes learned previously and improves aquatic skills.
  • Skills 5:
    • Ages 7 – 12 years
    • Advanced Strokes coordinates and refines key strokes.
  • Skills 6:
    • Ages 8 – 18 years

Advanced skills polishes strokes focusing on ease, efficiency, power and fluidity over greater distances.