Available for ages four and up, 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.
2020 Private Instructors
Hi my name is Ben Lynch, I’ve been swimming since I was 6 years old and was a member of the Lyons aquatics national team for four years and the LT varsity team my junior and senior year. I’ve swam the IM and practiced it all 4 years so I am able to properly teach and provide insight for all 4 strokes. I can also help teach a higher level sprint freestyle stroke.
Hi I’ve been a swimmer since I was eight and have been teaching private swim lessons for two years now. I’ve worked with Max Aquatics and privately with many swimmers. I’ve had the opportunity to teach kids of many skill levels ranging from competitive swimmers to kids who have never been in the water. I like to work with beginners in a fun playful way that challenges the swimmers comfort zone and creates a fun learning environment. With more experienced kids, I teach new skills in a positive manner that builds upon the swimmers skills and teaches the swimmer to enjoy the water. I hope to work with your kids this summer!
Hello! My name is Halle Wanless and I am going to be a sophomore at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I went to Lyons Township and swam all four years of high school. I have been swimming competitively since the age of six and actually started out swimming for Waves! This is my third summer coaching Waves, and prior to coaching I was a swim lessons instructor at the WSSC for two years. I teach all four strokes and also work with swimmers to improve their technique. I also enjoy teaching beginner swimming skills, such as basic water skills.
Hi I am Ethan Wright and I will be a Freshman at University of Illinois this fall. I played water polo and swam for all four years at high school. I have also been teaching swim lessons for the past four years at the WSSC and Max Aquatics, while also giving private lessons. I am able to teach all four strokes and water safety techniques. I also specialize in giving lessons to children with special needs.
I am 16 years old and I attend Lyons Township High School. I have a large swimming background, I’ve been swimming since I was six months old and I’ve been swimming competitively since I was ten. I also have experience with teaching children (young and old) how to swim through the Learn to Swim program at LT. I have taught skills from teaching children to hold their breath to teaching them how to swim freestyle.
I am 17 years old, I attend Lyons Township high school, I have swam for Lyons aquatics for 10 years and have swam on the high school team for 3 years. I have taught lessons previously at such places as Learn to Swim and Max Aquatics. I am able to teach any skills that swimmers need and can teach a wide variety of strokes and basic skills.
My name is Ava Wright, and I am going to be a sophomore at LT. I have been swimming for 10 years. I swim and play water polo for LT. I also have taught lessons at Max Aquatics. I’ve spent many years babysitting my siblings, cousins, neighbors, and verminous families, and enjoy teaching kids to swim.
I am a rising senior at LT. I taught swim lessons at the pool last year! Though I am not a competitive swimmer, I am experienced in teaching beginners and intermediate swimmers.
Hi! I am 17 years old and going into my junior year at Nazareth Academy. I have been swimming competitively at Lyons Aquatics for ten years and have represented Naz at IHSA sectionals for the past three years. This past year, I coached yellow team at Lyons. I also have taught swim lessons and private lessons previously. In addition, I babysit often and I used to nanny. I can teach all the strokes and I work well with any age!
I’m 16 years old, I’m going to be a Junior at LTHS, I did swim team the WS pool up until 7th grade, I’ve never coached or instructed swim, I know all of the strokes but I’d probably be best with the more basics like freestyle, streamline, etc.
My name is Hayden Claesson. I am working this summer as as swim coach, and have two years experience as a white team coach at Lyons Aquatics and I taught group and private lessons last year. I have been swimming competitively since I was 7 years old at the WSSC and at Lyons. I was captain of the swim and water polo team my senior year and was on the state team for both teams. I can give instructions on basically anything needed, from beginning swimmers to water polo skills.
I’m 18 years old and will be attending the University of Wisconsin in the fall. I swam and played Water Polo for all four years at Lyons Township, 3 years of Varsity Water Polo and was voted Captain as a senior. I also teach group lessons at Max Aquatics in the winter. Comfortable with all ages and skill levels but I really enjoy helping with technique and perfecting the four strokes.
Hi! I'm Grace Kulat and I will be attending the University of Illinois as a freshman this fall. I have been a lifeguard at the WSSC for three years and have been teaching swim lessons for all of high school. I'm best with teaching younger/ newer swimmers but I do have experience with higher level swimmers.
Hi I'm Abby, I'm 17, and I go to LT. I started swimming when I was five and swam all throughout elementary and middle school. I have been a swim instructor at summer camp for the past two years and have been a coach for smaller children at the LT Badminton Camp for the past two as well. I have lots of experience working with younger children and have typically worked with beginner swimmers in the past.
I am going into my Junior year at Lyons Township. I’ve been swimming for nearly 9 years for Lyons Swim Club and I play water polo for LT. My first swimming experience was at the Western Springs Pool when I was in first grade and joined the WSSC team. I frequently babysit, and this summer I am coaching for WSSC. I am an assistant coach for the 8 and under age group, and work with the swimmers on Junior Waves. I love working with kids, and I also love swimming, which means I’m living the best of both worlds this summer.
I am 16 years old and I will be going into my junior year at LTHS. 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.
Hi! My name is Maggie Adler and I am a sophomore at LT. I have been swimming for 10 years and am a high school swimmer for LT and Lyons Aquatics. I teach all techniques and strokes for all ages.
I’m Macy Hepokoski I’m 15 (and will be 16 this coming august). I’m going to be a junior this fall at LTHS. I swim for FMC aquatics and Lt girls swim and dive. My main strokes are butterfly and breaststroke but I love to teach all strokes! I also have coached swim lessons through learn to swim (based through Lt) for two years and have taught privates to numerous families with ranging ages. I can teach anywhere from beginners and to advanced swimmers and love to be with kids!
I am going into my senior year at LTHS. I swam for the WSSC when I was younger and am now a member of the LTHS dive team. I have taught swim lessons for the past two years and was a supervisor for Learn To Swim last year. I can teach every stroke but am not especially good at butterfly. I am looking forward to teaching your child.