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. Instructors test 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.
The Pool Manager holds final authority to cancel or postpone classes. In case of inclement weather, please call 630.260.6000 x3342 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.
Please check the Program Guide for dates, times and fees on swimming lessons!
For specific coaching or private instruction, the Aquatic Center pairs the participant with a qualifi ed swim instructor. Private swim lessons are available Monday-Thursday for a one week session or Sundays only for a four week session for a duration of 30 minutes. Please choose a group lesson skill level when registering, and inform the front desk of any individual needs in order to assure proper instructor selection. There are no make-up classes or refunds for students who miss lessons. If available, makeup lessons will take place on Fridays. There are no refunds for lessons missed due to inclement weather.
This 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
This 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.
Goal: Entirely submerge body in water with a parent's guidance.
This 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.
Goal: Entirely submerge body in water.
This class is for students who are comfortable in the water and are able to fully put their faces in the water. Skills taught include front and back
swimming with support, kicking, and fl oating with assistance.
Goal: Swim for at least 10 yards with support, front and back glide without assistance.
This class is for students who have passed Level 1 or are comfortable in the water, can swim at least 10 yards with support, and can front/back
glide from the wall with no assistance. Skills taught include front and back swimming without support, kicking, and fl oating without assistance.
Goal: Perform back and front fl oat without support.
This class is for students who have passed Level 2 or are comfortable fl oating as well as swimming underwater. Skills taught include front
stroke, glides, rotary breathing, and elementary backstroke.
Goal: Swim for at least 10 yards without support, elementary backstroke.
This class is for students who passed Level 3 or are able to swim 10 yards with both the front crawl and backstroke nonstop. Skills taught include
further development of rotary breathing, elementary backstroke, backstroke and treading while focusing on building strength and endurance.
Goal: Swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke.
This class is for swimmers who are able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) and wish to work on endurance for distance. Instructors teach
skills necessary to compete, including perfecting of the four competitive strokes as well as starts, turns and finishes. If you're looking to join the Dolphins Swim
Team, this is the place to start!
Goal: Swim all regulation strokes for at least 50+ yards, regulation starts and legal turns.
What is it like to be a Dolphin? Experience the work and commitment put in each day as you participate in a week of Dolphins Swim Team practices. Learn from their coaches and swimmers during this introduction to what it's like to be a member of the Dolphins Swim Team.
|Join the 2023 Dolphins team and any lesson fees paid will be credited and applied to your team fees! See page 11 of the Program Guide for detailed information on the Glendale Heights Dolphins Swim Team.|