Available for all ages, and open to everyone from beginners to advanced swimmers. To sign up for private lessons, directly contact a swim instructor of your choice. Instructors, along with their contact information are listed below.
Rate: Starts at $15/per swimmer/per half hour. Instructors take checks or cash. Payment must be given at the end of each session.
2023 Private Instructors
I am 19 years old and I will be going into my sophomore year of college. I have been swimming since I was 6 years old, and I am on the varsity team for LT Boys Swim and Dive. I also swim year round on Lyons Aquatics. I taught private lessons at the WSSC last year and I am looking forward to continue teaching all age groups weather it be their first time in the water or if they are more experienced and want to work on more specific skills.
My name is Ava Wright and I am going to be a freshman at UIUC in the fall. I have been swimming ever since I was five through Lyons Aquatics and have continued to swim and play water polo for LT. I am a swim team coach for WSSC and have lots of experience with kids from babysitting. I am comfortable with all ages and skill levels and am looking forward to a fun summer!
Hello, my name is Leo Eavenson. I am going to be a sophomore at LT in the fall. I have been swimming competitively since I was 9 years old for Lyons Aquatics and FMC Aquatic. This year, I swam and played water polo for LT. I am comfortable teaching many different levels of swimming but work more easily teaching the four basic strokes, as well as those seeking to build on and improve their skills and techniques. Looking forward to working with your child on their swimming!
Hi my name is Ellie Baum and I am going to be a senior at LT. I have been a swimmer on Lyons Aquatics Club for 8 years, I swam at WSSC Waves for 8 years and I am a member of the LT Girls Varsity Swim Team. I am one of the coaches for the WAVES swim team and I taught swim lessons at WSSC last 2 years. I have been teaching the Learn to Swim lessons for the past year through Lyons Aquatics. I can teach any age level and all strokes and skills that are necessary.
My name is Kennedy Wanless and I am going to be a senior at LTHS. I started swimming for Waves when I was 5 and I am a coach this summer. I have lots of experience with little kids from babysitting to coaching and I’m good with teaching basic skills and strokes. I’m looking forward to a great summer of swim.
Hello, my name is Graeme Gantt. I am 18 years old and I am going into my sophomore year of college. I have been swimming since I was 5 years old and have been around water pretty much my whole life. I am currently one of the coaches for the waves swim team and love teaching kids how to swim. I work with kids of all ages and skill levels and can teach all strokes and many basic skills.
I’m Thomas Heit, I’m 16 years old and I will be a jumior at Fenwick High School this fall. I have been swimming competitively for 10 years, and also playing waterpolo. I have coached for Lyons Aquatics learn to swim program as well as private lessons. I am comfortable teaching kids with many different skill sets, wether it’s learning how to be comfortable in water to stroke technique. I enjoy working with kids and watching them improve, I look forward to giving your child lessons!
My name is Lachlan Gantt, and I will be a Junior at LTHS this fall. I have been swimming competitively since I was 6 years old. I am a member of the LTHS Varsity Boys swim team, qualifying for Sectionals in both my freshman and sophomore years. I also have been a competitor at the USA Swim Regionals, Age-Group State, Senior State, and National levels.
While I love the competitive side of swimming and striving to see personal bests, I am also a patient and creative teacher and enjoy seeing kids learn new skills too. I work with beginners on becoming comfortable in the water and learn basic strokes, but I also work with advanced swimmers looking to improve their technique and speed.
Hi my name is Marykate Klehm. I’m 18 years old and I will be attending Creighton University for elementary education. I have been doing swim lessons for the past 3 years. I specialize in teaching kids from ages 3-10. I focus on teaching beginner-level swimming skills which include basic water safety and pre-swim stroke skills.
Hi! My name is Maddie O’Malley. I am 15 years old and I will be a sophomore at LT. I’ve been swimming competitively for about 10 years. I currently swim for LT and Rise Aquatics. I spent last summer teaching swim lessons at LT learn to swim program. I am also an experienced babysitter. I would love to work with all ages. I can teach beginners or those more experienced but looking to improve strokes. Feel free to reach out with any questions.