Aquatic Programs at the Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois

We are happy to offer many aquatic-based programs, from Group swim lessons, private lessons, family open swim, lap swim, and many group fitness classes held in our heated (82-degree) six-lane lap pool and our baby pool.

Group Fitness Classes:

We offer aquatic group fitness classes for all fitness levels and comfort in the water. We provide all the equipment for all of our classes. You can learn more about the classes we offer here or sign up online.

Group and Private Swim Lessons:

We are a proud provider of YMCA swim lessons! Our group swim program starts at 6 months – 13 years old. Our group swim lessons are 7-week sessions for 45 minutes per class (except parent-child, which is 30 minutes). Our group swim lessons have a ratio of 5-1. Private lessons are available upon request based on instructor availability. You can fill out the private lesson request form here, or you can stop by the Welcome Center.

Lap Swim/Family Open Swim:

We offer Lap swim and family open swim seven days a week. You can check out the schedule here. Anytime you see on the schedule “lap swim,” you can utilize a lane; you can use the lane for swimming laps, doing aerobics, or playing in the pool as a family. We also have a “baby pool” available whenever the pool is open (unless reserved by our childcare program). The baby pool is 2 feet deep and kept at 83 degrees.

Lifeguard Classes:

We offer American Red Cross Lifeguard classes for people aged 15 and older. You can check out our current offerings here.

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    1. Hello,

      It would be $65 per child. The cost covers a 7-week session, each class being 45 minutes long. We are in the middle of a session, but we will start a new session the week of April 24, and classes will run until June 12. Registration for non-members will begin on April 10. You can sign up by calling the Y, stopping in, or online here: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=5016&tagid=4063 on 4/10/2023. You can learn more about our lessons here: https://freeportymca.org/swim-lessons/.

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