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Swim Lessons Overview

Swim Lessons Overview

Swim Lessons at The Downers Grove Swim and Racquet Club  follows a similar model to the American Red Cross.  It offers a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate swimming and water safety program. Children learn to swim skillfully and safely as well as think and act safely in, on and around water. The lessons are based on a logical progression - acclimating children to the water to all four competitive strokes - and give participants a positive learning experience.  Parents do not need to be in the pool with their children during lessons.

Downers Grove Swim and Racquet keeps class sizes small so children will get the maximum attention from their instructor. The children are tested on the first day of class and assigned to a group where they will stay until all skills at that level have been mastered. Swim Lesson Coordinators assess skills and children are promoted to the next level when needed.

Lessons are held Monday through Thursday.  Friday will serve as a rain date.

Level Overviews:

Level 1:  For ages 1-3 or children who are afraid or new to the water. Swimmers learn basic movements and work on getting comfortable in the water.

Level 2:  For ages 2-5 or children who can go independently underwater. This level focuses on floating and being more independent in the water.

Level 3:  For children 3 and up who are just starting to swim independently, but need more practice. They work on independence on all strokes, floats and kicks.

Level 4:  For children who are completely independent in the water and are comfortable swimming laps in deeper water. They work on their swimming strokes and building endurance.

Level 5&6:   For children who are completely independent and are working on endurance and perfecting their strokes. Children at this level often move on to swim team during or after the session.

PLEASE NOTE: SWIM LESSONS ARE OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE POOL ONLY.

2021 Group Swim Lesson Cost: 

$35 per week

Make-Up Lesson Weeks:

Lessons are held Monday through Thursday.  All lessons will be held rain or shine unless air temperature is below 68 degrees according to weather.com and/or severe weather (thunderstorms, etc.).  When a lesson is cancelled, it will be made up on the Friday of that week.  If more than one lesson is cancelled due to weather, we unfortunately will not be able to make it up.  Unfortunately, DGSRC cannot accommodate missed lessons due to personal reasons (vacation, etc.).

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are available upon request and are a great way to improve your child’s abilities in the water. Private lessons are scheduled with the instructor and are dependent on the swimmer's and instructor's availability.   Private lessons are $25 per half hour.  All levels are welcome to sign up.

PLEASE NOTE: PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS ARE OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE POOL ONLY.

DIRECTIONS TO BOOK PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: 

Secure your private swim lesson on the portal.  An invoice will be sent to you.

Email your invoice to dgsrcswimlessons@gmail.com to schedule your individual private lesson.  The invoice MUST be sent to this email address in order to proceed with securing private swim lessons.

Springboard Diving Lessons 

Join Coach Emma Fudacz and Coach Chloe Kartsounes for a fun summer of diving!
Springboard diving lessons are open for grades K-12 and all ability levels.  Divers must be able to safely swim the length of a lap in the lower pool, to register for diving classes.  Divers will learn competitive diving skills, starting with the front and back approach, followed by forward and backward dives.  As each diver progresses, they can learn dives from the five core categories of competitive diving.  Classes meet at the lower dive well, Monday-Thursday.  Friday is a make-up date.  Cost: $35.
Note: The 11:30-12:00 session is for intermediate-advanced level divers.  These divers have taken diving before, know the forward and back approach, and are comfortable diving and flipping from the board.  All other classes can accommodate all levels; beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Week of 6/28:
Mon-Thurs- 8 divers
9:45-10:15 (General Diving- all levels)
10:20- 10:50 (General Diving- all levels)
10:55- 11:25 (General Diving- all levels)
11:30- 12:00 (Intermediate-Advanced Diving)
Week of 7/5:
Mon-Thurs- 8 divers
9:45-10:15 (General Diving- all levels)
10:20- 10:50 (General Diving- all levels)
10:55- 11:25 (General Diving- all levels)
11:30- 12:00 (Intermediate-Advanced Diving)
Week of 7/12:
Mon-Thurs- 6 divers
9:45-10:15 (General Diving- all levels)
10:20- 10:50 (General Diving- all levels)
10:55- 11:25 (General Diving- all levels)
11:30- 12:00 (Intermediate-Advanced Diving)
Week of 7/19:
Mon-Thurs- 8 divers
9:45-10:15 (General Diving- all levels)
10:20- 10:50 (General Diving- all levels)
10:55- 11:25 (General Diving- all levels)
11:30- 12:00 (Intermediate-Advanced Diving)
Week of 7/26:
Mon-Thurs- 8 divers
9:45-10:15 (General Diving- all levels)
10:20- 10:50 (General Diving- all levels)
10:55- 11:25 (General Diving- all levels)
11:30- 12:00 (Intermediate-Advanced Diving)