Aquatics

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 the program guide for an 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.

Contact Aquatics Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information at 630-552-4100 x237. 

 

Our swim lessons are Kendall County’s best way for your child to learn to swim safely! 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 newest Y USA curriculum. The Y USA Swim Lesson Program helps adults, children and families learn an important life skill and supports them in gaining the knowledge, ability, and stamina to become strong and confident swimmers. 

The Y's Aquatics Department is only offering Parent/Child swim lessons at this time. Our staff is working diligently to add additional group swim lesson offerings to the public in the safest manner.


PARENT/CHILD GROUP SWIM LESSONS
Saturdays, November 14 - January 9
$50M/$75NM
*max 6 students per class
Accompanied by a parent, parent/child group swim lessons introduce infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment and learn to be comfortable in the water.
Water Discovery | Level A (ages 6 months to 3 years) - 9-9:30 am
Exploration | Level B (ages 6 months to 3 years) - 9:45-10:15 am
Tadpole | Level C (ages 2-1/2 - 4 years) - 10:30-11 am

Register online or call 630-552-4100 to speak to a front desk staff person.


PRESCHOOL AGE GROUP SWIM LESSONS
November 3 - December 1
Tues./Thursday
$50M/$75NM
*max 4 students per class
Preschool age group swim lessons introduce water acclimation, movement and stamina.
Water Acclimation/Water Movement Preschool Level 1/2 - 10-10:30 am
Water Stamina Preschool Level 3 - 10:45-11:15 am

Register online or call 630-552-4100 to speak to a front desk staff person.

 


SCHOOL AGE GROUP SWIM LESSONS
November 3 - December 1
Tues./Thursday
*max 4 students per class
School Age group swim lessons introduce water acclimation, movement and stamina.
Water Acclimation/Water Movement $50M/$75NM School Age Level 1/2 - 11:30 am-12:00 pm or 12:15-12:45 pm
Water Stamina $75M/$120NM School Age Level 3 - 1-1:45 pm

Register online or call 630-552-4100 to speak to a front desk staff person.


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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

The Y continues to follow all CDC guidelines.

  • Masks are required in all common areas of the facility including locker rooms and pool deck. Once your child is ready to enter the water, masks may be removed.
  • Instructors will be wearing face shields while in the water and lifeguards will be wearing masks at all times.
  • All equipment is sanitized between swim lessons.
  • If you or someone in your family is experiencing any COVID related symptoms, please inform your instructor and stay home. Please try to inform your instructor as soon as possible.
  • If your family has traveled to one of the state-recognized quarantine states, it is requested that you quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to your lessons.


PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Private lessons are constructed around each swimmer's abilities and are taken at a pace that works for the swimmer. One-on-one lessons encourage fast learning of swim skills. On the first day of lessons, our staff will administer a quick swim test and/or verbal questionnaire at the beginning of the session. Class times are set up between the instructor and the swimmer. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request private lessons. Download the private swim lesson request form here.

1 half-hour lesson: $39M/$49NM
6 pack – 30-minute private lessons: $140M/$200NM


SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Semi-private lessons are a perfect option for siblings, cousins, neighbors and close friends. Our ratio for semi-private swim lessons is 2 or 3 participants to a single instructor. A smaller group setting encourages faster learning of swim skills along with cooperation and teamwork. On the first day of lessons, our staff will administer a quick swim test and/or verbal questionnaire at the beginning of the session. Class times are set up between the instructor and the swimmers. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request private lessons. Download the private swim lesson request form here.

6 pack – 30-minute semi-private lessons (2 swimmers): $175M/$250NM – Individual Participant Cost $87.50M/$125NM
6 pack – 30-minute semi-private lessons (3 swimmers): $200M/$275NM – Individual Participant Cost $66.70M/$91.70NM


PRIVATE SWIM COACHING
Class is constructed around abilities and taken at a pace that works for the swimmer. Class times are set up between the instructor and the swimmer. Contact Aquatics Director, Mike Click at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Download the private swim lesson request form here.

1 half-hour session: $44M/$59NM
6 pack – 30-minute private coaching: $175M/$250NM 


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

The Y continues to follow all CDC guidelines in Phase 4.

 

  • Masks are required in all common areas of the facility including locker rooms and pool deck. Once your child is ready to enter the water, masks may be removed.
  • Parents have the option to be in the water with their child during the duration of the lesson if this is most comfortable for you and your child.
  • Parents will not be allowed to view lessons on the pool deck or in the viewing hallway.
  • Instructors will be wearing face shields while in the water and lifeguards will be wearing masks at all times.
  • All equipment is sanitized between swim lessons.
  • There will not be a goggles bucket for swimmers to borrow. Swimmers are encouraged to bring their own pair, and personal toys or equipment can be brought to lessons.
  • If you or someone in your family is experiencing any COVID related symptoms, please inform your instructor and stay home. Please try to inform your instructor as soon as possible.
  • If your family has traveled to one of the state-recognized quarantine states, it is requested that you quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to your lessons.

 

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.

Aqua Force will offer different competitive swim clinics based on the ability of the swimmer. All are designed to improve stroke technique and increase endurance. These clinics will assist in the development of your technique and endurance. They are also a great way for new and returning swimmers to preview our summer and fall swim team practices.

  


Healthy. Positive. Free from Abuse. These are words we are committed to uphold in our program. Due to our dedication and hard work, we now have Safe Sport Recognized Club status through USA Swimming! We are proud of everything we have accomplished thus far and will continue to do our best to protect our athletes, parents, and coaches on and off the pool deck.


 

 
 

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:6.13.15 swimmer01 web

  • 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 maybe 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.

Visit the Aqua Force website for more information or contact Aquatic Director Mike Click at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 630-552-4100 x237.

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LAP SWIMMING  –– ONLINE REGISTRATION

Below you will find the link to the online registration portal for LAP SWIMMING. Lap swimming is allowed under Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Please read carefully below before registering.


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING PHASE 4 LAP SWIM:

• Participants must practice social distancing at all times.
• Swimmers are asked to wear a mask while entering the facility and traveling through hallways and common areas.
• Hand sanitizer will be available when swimmers enter the building.
• Swimmers will enter/exit through the main entrance and walk directly to the locker rooms.
• Only swimmers who are registered for a lap session or aqua class may enter the building. The swim viewing area, lobby, and front desk are closed.
• Sanitized baskets will be placed at the end of each lane for swimmers to place their belongings.

• No equipment will be available for lap swimmers.

• Please arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be given make-up time.
• The Lifeguard on duty will blow the whistle at the end of each session. Swimmers will need to exit the pool immediately using the shallow end.


HOW TO REGISTER:

• Find lap availability at https://www.picktime.com/outdoorclasses. Choose the pool, the program you'd like to participate in and then the date you'd like to register for and you'll be prompted to enter your information.

• Please only register for lanes 1 week in advance. Participants who register for a class in advance of 1 week will be removed from the registration.

• Participants must be members of the Y –– memberships must be active and current to register. If you need to address your membership, please contact our Membership Director, Angie Sanders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or West Branch Facility Director, Jackie Eade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• If a participant needs to cancel their class reservation, please email our Fitness Director, Michelle LeMaistre, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to notify the instructors and free up a lane in that session.
• For registration assistance, please contact our Membership Director, Angie Sanders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Please do not attend class if you are not feeling well and/or present any COVID-19 symptoms.


LINK FOR REGISTRATION: https://www.picktime.com/outdoorclasses



 


The Y continues to practice all CDC guidelines and expects participants to do so, as well, for the safety of Y staff, our members and anyone else involved in a program at the Y. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to getting back to our workouts together!

 

AMERICAN SAFETY & HEALTH INSTITUTES (ASHI) CPR CLASSES
Join the ranks of those who can spring into action when trouble strikes: sign up today to get certified in CPR and AED. American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR classes are offered at the Y on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Classes are for those ages 12 and over and are $35 for members and $52 for non-members. Contact Aquatics Director, Mike Click, for more information at 630-552-4100 x237

Age 14+  |  $35M/$52NM
*not health care provider

SATURDAY, NOV 14  |  9:00AM-12:00PM

WEDNESDAY, NOV 18  |  3:00-6:00PM

Age 14+  |  $33M / $45NM  |  (not health care provider)
Saturdays  |  12:30-3:00pm
TBD

$140M/$200NM/$105 Staff/ $100 Recertification
Oct. 2, 4-8pm  |  Oct. 3, 9am-3pm  |  Oct. 4. 11am-3pm

The Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program™ (ILTP™) successfully trains lifeguards through proven training methods and state-of-the-art lifeguard rescue skills. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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