The Channahon Park District teaches swim lessons based on the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Curriculum.
Weekday Swim Lessons meet for 40 minutes Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks (adjusted for the 4th of July). Saturday lessons meeting for 40 minutes for 8 consecutive Saturdays.
Swim Lessons are NEVER canceled. Water Safety lessons will be taught indoors at Arrowhead Community Center in the event of inclement weather.
A mandatory parent meeting will be held on the first day of each new session by our lesson coordinator to address common parent questions.
Day camp participants are asked to register for 10:15am lessons.
Register by the Friday prior to the first class of the session your child will attend. Class sizes are limited, please register early. Most children take each level at least 2 times to master the skills necessary to pass each level. Please do not register for more than 2 sessions at a time.
|Min/Max:||Group: 3/12||Private: 1/2|
|Fee/Res Discount||Group: $64/$48||Private: $180/$128|
Additional Child: $55
Refunds must be submitted by the Thursday prior to the first class of the session your child was to attend. Medical situations require a doctor’s note and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
In order to provide the best experience possible, we ask that you please review the following levels and select the best possible level for your child. The staff will adjust participants up or down one level only as necessary.
Ages 6 to 42 months
Parents and tots are introduced to the water through fun and playful activities. Games and songs are an integral part of this class. Babysitting is available at Heritage Crossing Field House for siblings not enrolled in their own swim lesson. Parent:Child ratio is 1:1. 30 minute class.
Ages 42 month-5 years
Designed for the preschool swimmer, this level encourages young swimmers to be comfortable in and around the water. Games and songs are used in teaching supported floating, kicking, front arm movements, and various water safety skills. Instructor:child ratio is 1:4.
Level 1 – Introduction to Aquatic Skills
Ages 6 years & up or completed preschool level
Level one teaches new swimmers going under water, opening eyes under water, supported and unsupported floating and kicking, exhaling under water, beginning arm movements and more. Reaching and extension assists are among the Red Cross safety skills taught. Instructor:child ratio is 1:5.
Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Ages 6 years & up or completed level 1
In this level swimmers will learn supported and unsupported floating and kicking, rhythmic breathing, front crawl movements and beginning back crawl movements. Reaching and extension assists are among the Red Cross safety skills taught. Instructor:child ratio is 1:5.
Level 3 – Stroke Development
Ages 6 years & up or completed Level 2
Level 3 emphasizes improving front crawl stroke, coordinating back crawl and learning the elementary back stroke. Butterfly kick and survival skills are taught here. Instructor:child ratio is 1:5.
Level 4 – Stroke Improvement
Ages 6 years & up or completed Level 3
Breaststroke and butterfly are introduced. Front and Back Crawl as well as elementary back stroke are perfected. Develops confidence in skills learned and improves other aquatic skills. Instructor:child ratio is 1:6.
Level 5 – Stroke Refinement
Ages 6 years & up or completed Level 4
A technical review of front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke and sidestroke is conducted. Butterfly stroke flip turns and surface dives are introduced. Instructor:child ratio is 1:6.
Level 6 – Skill proficiency
Ages 6 years & up or completed Level 5
Refines the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, and power for greater distances. Level 6 options include personal safety, fitness, and lifeguard readiness. Instructor:child ratio is 1:6.
Private Swim Lessons
Swimming is an important life skill that all children and adults should have the opportunity to learn. Private swim lessons are the perfect opportunity to get one on one attention. Whether afraid of the water or advanced for his/her age, the instructor will adjust the swim lesson to suit the participant’s needs.Semi private swim lessons are available for youth of similar age and ability.