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Learn-To-Swim Courses

The DeKalb Park District is proud to be an authorized provider of the six-level American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. The program is designed for children age 6 and up, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of Learn-to-Swim classes include training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3: Stroke Development
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Group Lessons (5-15yrs)

Lessons follow a research-based curriculum that allows students to progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Classes are divided into groups based on ability and completion of prerequisites.

Private Lessons (4yrs & up)

One-on-one instruction is provided for children and adults.
Semi-private lessons are offered for students at the same skill level that wish to share the instructor. Students may
work on the skills from the group lessons or other specific skills as desired.

Intro to Swim Team (5-15yrs)

Youth swimmers are introduced to techniques and skills used in competitive swimming. Swimmers learn skills such as turns and starts while building swimming endurance. This program is a great way to introduce swim team concepts and activities prior to joining a swim team. Swimmers must have passed the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 3 course prior to enrolling in this program.

Lap Swim

This program welcomes anyone who is interested in swimming laps. It is recommended to swimmers who are comfortable swimming the length of the pool, including the 10 foot deep end. It's a great opportunity to keep get in shape by low/impact and joint friendly exercise.

Winter Swim Lessons held at Huntley Middle School Pool

Monday & Wednesday

Session 1: Jan 10 - Feb 12 no class 1/15
Session 2: Feb 19 - Mar 19
Session 3: Apr 2 - May 2


Group Lessons

5:50 - 6:20pm


Private Lessons



Private Lessons



Intro to Swim Team



Lap Swim 7:00 - 8:00 $25rs/$35nr


Session 1: Jan 13 - Feb 10
Session 2: Feb 17 - Mar 17
Session 3: Apr 7 - May 5


Group Lessons



Private Lessons



Private Lessons



Lap Swim



Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

Saturdays & Sundays: Dec 2 - Dec 10
Feb 17 - 25
Mar 17 - 25
April 28 - May 6
15 yrs and up
Location: Huntley Middle School
9:30am - 5:00pm

Course Prerequisites

Questions? Contact Jackie Owensby,

This blended learning lifeguard class includes Basic Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid training. All certifications are valid for 2 years. Please note that this blended learning class combines in-class sessions with online learning. Plan an additional 8-10 hours outside of the meeting times to complete the online class sessions.

For Water Exercise and Aqua Zumba see the Fitness Page