At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for everyone. In swim lessons, we use methods to help overcome fears about swimming, build confidence, and develop swimming skills that last a lifetime. Qualified instructors meet kids at their own swimming level, help families set achievable goals and celebrate all successes in our swim lessons. By educating and partnering with parents in our swim lessons, we're determined to prevent drowning in our community. Please see program guide for extensive schedule for swim lessons beginning at age 6 months. We also offer CPR Instruction and Lifeguard Certification. Our eight lane by 25 yard pool is located at our Central Branch. Pool hours can be found here.
SWIM LESSONS WITH A SPLASH OF CONFIDENCE
Our Swim School is Kendall County’s best and safest way for your child to learn to swim! Join us today – REGISTER ONLINE!
Learning to swim is the most important thing your child can do when it comes to reducing the risk of drowning. The Fox Valley Family YMCA is proud to offer swim lessons following the acclaimed “Swim Lessons University” curriculum. The “Swim Lessons University” curriculum was developed by the Swim Professor Jim Reiser. The curriculum has earned the swim professor accolades such as:
- USA Swimming Adolph Kiefer Water Safety Person of the Year
- Life Saver of the Year by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance
- WABC President’s Award for his contribution to Learn-to-Swim World Wide
All Fox Valley Family YMCA swim instructors are trained and certified by Swim Lessons University. Richard Quick, Head Womens Swimming Coach USA Olympic Swimming Team, says, “Swim Lessons University is a sound, easy-to-follow, learn to swim curriculum with progressions that are fun and effective. I recommend it without reservation.”
$43 members / $70 non-members
Lessons start between the following times:
Mon/Wed: 10-11:30am and 4-5:30pm
Tues/Thurs: 10-11:30am and 4-5:30pm
Find exact schedules in our program guide.
SWIM SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Parent and Tot
You are going to love, absolutely adore the experience the Aqua Force Swim School will create for your child while in our Parent and Tot course. Using the world famous Swim Lessons University curriculum, your instructor will show you, step-by-step, how to make your toddler safer in and around the water. You will learn what every parent and teacher should know. The Parent and Tot course will help make learning to swim incredibly enjoyable for your child! Ages 6-36 months
A course that turns beginners into swimmers using a progressive, but child-focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. In the Swim 100 course, your child will learn the following skills in a fun and exciting way following the Swim Lessons University proven curriculum: Freestyle Kick, Breath Holding, Breath Control, Back Kick, In-line Kick, and Paddle Stroke. Swim 101: ages 3-5; Swim 102: ages 6-9; Swim 103: ages 10+
Swim Strokes 200
A course that teaches entry-level swimmers the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke using a progressive, but child-focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. In the Swim Strokes 201 course, your child will learn or refine the following skills in a fun and exciting way following the Swim Lessons University proven curriculum: Freestyle Kick, Breath Control, Back Kick, Backstroke, and Freestyle with side breathing. Swim Strokes 201: ages 3-5; Swim Strokes 202: ages 6-9; Swim Strokes 203: ages 10+
Advanced Swim Strokes 300
A course that teaches breaststroke and butterfly to swimmers that have already mastered freestyle and backstroke. The Advanced Swim Strokes 300 course uses the same progressive, child-focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. In the Advanced Swim Strokes 300 course your child will learn and refine the following skills in a fun and exciting way following the Swim Lessons University proven curriculum: Butterfly Kick, Breaststroke Kick, Butterfly, and Breaststroke. Adv. Swim Strokes 301: ages 3-5; Adv. Swim Strokes 302: ages 6-9; Adv. Swim Strokes 303: ages 10+
Lifesaving Strokes 400
A progressive advanced strokes course that teaches the lifesaving strokes of sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and treading. Swim Strokes 402/403: ages 6+
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Half Hour: $20M / $30NM
One Hour: $40M / $60NM
Package of 6 – 30 minute lessons $105M / $160NM
A competitive Youth Swim program for Y members ages 5-21 building strength and endurance while refining technique. Swimmers are grouped according to ability and age from beginner to advanced. The team competes against other area Y’s as well as in District/State meets. Children are empowered by the confidence they develop as they work to swim a mile and beyond while enjoying the water environment so many seem born for.
Wed. & Thurs., May 3 & 4
5:30pm - New Swimmer Placement
6pm - MANDATORY Registration and Parent Orientation for ALL Swimmers
aqua force news
- On January 21 and 22, Aqua Force Swim Team hosted their 2nd Annual Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Clinic at the Central Branch Pool. Olympic Medalist Tyler Clary and Melanie Margalis were on hand to teach and inspire over 100 area swimmers of all ages and skill levels on how to execute high performance turns and dolphins-kicks.
- Aqua Force Swim Team was the proud host of the 2015 Illinois YMCA State Swimming Championships held on March 21 and 22 in St. John, Indiana at Lake Central High School. Congrats to all the swimmers who competed! Find race results here. A big thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this meet an overwhelming success. Special thank you to meet/volunteer coordinator Melissa Castilla. Special thanks to Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana and facility director Jeff Kilinski.
swim team benefits
Not sure if a swim team is right for your child? Here is a list of the benefits of swimming from USA Swimming:
- Swimming is an outstanding activity for people of all ages.
- Swimming promotes fitness and teaches a child to strive for physical achievement. Many super-stars in other sports started out as swimmers and gained strength and coordination that helped them to excel.
- Swimming is an exciting individual and team sport.
- Swimming is a technical and specialized activity involving extensive skill development.
- Swimming is a healthy "lifetime" activity. Participants may be 1 or 101 years old.
- Swimming is relatively injury free in comparison to other youth sports.
- Swimming teaches the life lessons of sport and sportsmanship which include learning to deal with winning and losing, as well as working with officials, teammates and coaches.
- Swimming can prevent drowning.
JOIN US IN THE POOL!
Make a splash with us and join one of our Aqua Fitness classes today!
Aquatic fitness classes are included with your Y membership and are a fun, lower-impact way to get your body moving, improve strength and flexibility, and develop all-around fitness. Classes are offered throughout the week at 9:00am and 7:30pm.
An aqua fitness class is a great way to add something new to your routine and is a great workout for all ages! Aqua fitness can be tailored to challenge everyone from a twenty-something swimmer to an active senior. Do you sometimes feel exposed in a traditional group exercise class? Don’t think you can follow along to a routine? Never fear...the water hides all, leaving you to be more focused on your movements rather than worrying about keeping up with everyone else. Aqua fitness classes are also a great cross-training workout that will improve your performance in other high-impact activities like running, dance or team sports.
Your body will thank you for it! Water’s buoyancy will help avoid the wear and tear on your body that often comes along with working out. Aqua fitness strengthens muscles without stressing vulnerable joints, which makes it great for recovering from sports injuries and water provides equal resistance through your full range of motion, which results in balanced muscle action for your joints. Working out in water is a true full-body workout. Your heart, muscles, and internal organs all benefit.
Monthly Group Fitness Pass $50NM
Our Group Fitness Pass gives non-members monthly access to both land and water group fitness classes. Call 630-552-4100 x222 or stop by either branch to purchase your pass.
Current available classes:
WEDNESDAYS | 12-3pm
May 6 | June 14 | July 12 | August 16
SATURDAYS | 9am-12pm
May 17 | June 24 | July 22 | August 5
June 2-4, 2017
August 4-6, 2017
$140M / $165NM
The Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program™ (ILTP™) successfully trains lifeguards through proven training methods and state-of-the-art lifeguard rescue skills.
We are currently hiring lifeguard positions - in order to qualify for the position, this course is required. Register online or at our Central Branch front desk.
FVFY Junior Lifeguard Training
Ages 11-14 | June 19-29 | July 10-20 | July 24 - August 3
Learn what it takes to become a lifeguard. Junior guards will learn simple assist techniques around a pool and how to identify a swimmer in distress.