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 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.

2022 Private Instructors
Abby Gee

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.



Ethan Wright

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.



Ryan Whelton

Hi! I’m 17 years old and will be a senior at Lyons Township this fall. I have been a lifeguard at the WSSC for 3 years and a swim lesson instructor for 2. I swim competitively year round for LT and Lyons Aquatics, and I was a coach for the yellow team at Lyons where I would do everything from working one-on-one with swimmers to leading the entire team. I can work with all ages on any skill, and I look forward to working with your child this summer!



Martin Brown

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.



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 Baum

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.



Jackson Gantt

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!



Ava Wright

My name is Ava Wright, and I am going to be a Junior at LT. I have been swimming ever since I was five through Lyons Aquatics and have continued to 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 various families, and love teaching kids to swim. I am comfortable with all ages and skill levels, I am also fully vaccinated!



Macy Hepokoski

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!



Gabby Brown

My name is Gabby Brown I am 16 years old and am a rising junior at Lyons Township High School. I used to work at goldfish swim school in Burridge and taught swim lessons there for about 8-9 months and really enjoyed it! I have taught ages 4-12, I have a bit more experience with the younger kids but I can still teach older kids as well:) Some skills I teach the kids can be as simple as how to float on there backs or how to properly streamline. However some skills I can teach the kids are strokes like breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle. If you are interested give me a call and we can figure out a time that works, thanks so much!!



Norah Vlk

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.



Becky Phillips

Hi my name is Becky Phillips, I attend LTHS and am about to be a junior there. I am on the LT swim team and have swam competitively for 9 years now. I also run track and field. I like being with kids and have done babysitting for families in my neighborhood. I can teach swim strokes or just basic swimming skills



Brady Bourjaily

Over the past several years, I've helped run multiple youth sports camps for soccer and basketball.  I've taken that passion for combining athletics with guided coaching to swim lessons.  This season, I've taught group swim lessons at the pool and become adept at keeping my students engaged and learning.  I would love to provide private swim lessons if you are looking for individual, curated guidance for your child.



Libby Langan

My name is Libby Langan. I will be a sophomore at LT this fall. I have been a competitive swimmer since I was 8 years old. I was on the LTHS swim team this past year and swim year round on Lyons Aquatics. I am also a coach on the WSSC swim team. I really enjoy working with children, and cant wait to have a great summer!

CONTACT        708-773-3813

Kennedy Wanless

My name is Kennedy Wanless and I am going to be a sophomore 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. 



Isa Byczek

Hi! I am 18 years old and going into my freshmen year at TCU. I have been swimming competitively at Lyons Aquatics for ten years and have represented Naz at IHSA sectionals for the past four years. This past year, I coached the 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!



Marykate Klehm

Hi my name is Marykate Klehm, I’m a 16 years old student and am going to be a junior at Lyons Township High School. I have been swimming since I was a child and have always loved being in the water. As an instructor, I am patient and understanding, but stern when needed. For example, if I have beginner students, I will ease their fears and encourage them to try new tasks and have fun while learning. For my more experienced swimmers, I will push them to improve their swimming abilities so that they can reach their goals. I also will make sure that my students can perform one task before moving on to the next so that they do not become overwhelmed. I have taken Child Development classes, have lots of babysitting experience with children of all ages, and I am also babysitting certified. I encourage parents to communicate with me about their child’s progress and/or goals that they would like their child to reach. I am currently Starguard, First Aid, and CPR certified.



John Dold

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.



Maggie Adler

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.



Ellie Cushing

Hi! My name is Ellie and I will be a sophomore at LT. I have been swimming for Lyons swim club since I was 8 years old. I have been babysitting for kids for several years. I love working with kids and think that learning to swim should be a fun experience. The more fun I make lessons, the more the kids are engaged and don’t even realize how much they are learning! Hope to see you at the pool!



Lilly Dienes

I am 15 years old and I go to Lyons Township High school. I have worked with kids by teaching dance classes and babysitting for several years. I can teach diving, treading water, basic swim skills, floating on back, several different strokes and making sure your child feels more comfortable in the water. I myself am a lifeguard here at the western springs pool and I am a very safe and experienced swimmer.



Garrett Walls

I’m a 16 year old soon to be junior in high school at Lyons Township. I have been a competitive swimmer with Lyons Aquatics since I was 6 years old. I have been a tutor with young children in the past and can help kids trying to be more comfortable and self sustaining in the water.