Private lessons offer one-on-one instruction with an experienced swim instructor to get your swimmer swimming the way you want.

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, for 2019 are 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.

Matt McDonnell

My name is Matt McDonnell and I just graduated from Indiana University, and will be teaching Spanish at Downers Grove North High School this upcoming school year. In high school, I was on the varsity water polo team and swim team team all 4 years and was one of the captains on IU’s water polo team. I have been teaching swim lessons for the past 8 summers and have helped create and lead the water polo clinic at the WSSC for the past 4 summers. I am extremely comfortable teaching swimmers of any age/ability level and have extensive knowledge of all strokes, flip turns, diving and any water polo techniques.

Kara Nedvar

Hi, I’m 19 years old, a graduate of Riverside Brookfield High School, and currently attending RPI in New York. I’ve been swimming and playing water polo for 5 years and have been teaching swim lessons for 4, both at the WSSC and at RB. I have experience teaching kids ages 3-12 and can teach any skill level.

Jackson Gantt

Hi I’m a 16 almost 17 year old student at Lyons Township High School. I’ve been a swimmer since I was eight and have been teaching private swim lessons for a year 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!



Katie Mitchell

Hi! I am 18 years old and going to be a freshman in college this coming fall. I will be swimming at the University of Massachusetts and have been swimming for 11 years. I can teach all types of swimming, any strokes and any technique!



Maggie Piwowarczyk

Hello! I am 19 years old and I just finished my first year at Colorado School of Mines. I swam and played water polo at LTHS and am able to help out with any stroke or skills your child needs help with! :)



Jack Zator

My name is Jack Zator. I am 17 years old and senior at Lyons Township High School. I have been a swimmer and water polo player for 3 years at LT. I have been swimming competitively since I was 7 and I taught learn to swim at LT and I have been giving private lessons for the past 2 years. I am able to teach any of swimming strokes or skills



Abby Guerra

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.

Jack Baum

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.



Ethan Wright

I am 16 and attend Lyons Township, I did high school swimming and I am on Varsity Water polo. I have taught lessons at LT North and Max Aquatics. I would be able to teach anything.

Rebecca Kural

I’m 16 years old and will be going into my junior year of high school. I am a solid swimmer and took lessons when I was younger. A lot of my family swims also so I grew up around it. I’m most qualified to teach beginners



Grace Luxem

I will be a sophomore at Marquette University, studying psychology and neuroscience. I have been swimming for 10+ years including four years on the LT girls swim team, swimming on the varsity level. I've been teaching lessons for 5 year now and I have taught swim lessons for kids ages 2-12 and capable of teaching more than one kid at once.



Ben Lynch

Hi my name is Ben Lynch, I’m 17 years old, and I’ll be a freshman at Michigan state next year. 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.



Sam Dillon

I am 19 years old and will be a sophomore at the University of Illinois in the fall. I have been swimming for 10 years and have been coaching for 6 of those. I am comfortable with all ages and skill types.



Hayden Claesson

My name is Hayden Claesson and I am 18 years old and a recent graduate of Lyons Township. 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.



James Shanahan

Hello, I’m 20 and I attended the college of Wooster. I am a swimmer there and I specialize in freestyle and IM and have swam for most of my life. I can help with basic skills in the water and to help teach the strokes and stroke mechanics.



Autumn Schwer

Hi, my name is Autumn Schwer and I am 17. I attended Riverside Brookfield High school. I have been swimming competitively my 4 years of high school and am committed to swim at the collegiate level. I have been on the conference team for 3 years and on the sectional team for 2 years. I swim mainly freestyle and I specialize in sprinting and short distance. I am comfortable teaching any skill level and any stroke. I also played water polo for all 4 years and I was on the sectional team for 3 years.



Sarah Claesson

I am going into my Sophomore 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.



Jack Petrak

I've swam competitively for 10 years and currently swim for WEST and swim and play water polo at LT. I've also taught swim lessons at Learn to Swim at LT and LFC where I've learned how to teach everything from the basics to stroke technique to a wide range of ages and skill sets. 



Grace McNamara

16 years old, Fenwick High School, taught swim lessons last summer at LT, six years of swimming with LTSC, can teach stroke form, correct kicking, etc.



Jack Zator

I am 16 years old, I attend Lyons Township high school, I started swimming when I was 7, I can teach any swim skill.



Bobby Bolan

I'm 16 and I have taught swim lessons for over a year. I swim and play water polo at LT and can teach any level



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