Swim lessons are run by the guard staff and offer a fun, safe environment for swimmers of all types.
2023 Swim Lessons
Swim Lessons Open April 17th
The WSSC offers swim lessons to children 3 years old and older.
You must be a member of the Western Springs pool to participate in swim lessons.
Lessons missed due to weather will be made up on Friday of each session.
Session 1: June 12th to June 22nd
Session 2: June 26th to July 7th (No lessons on July 4th)
Session 3: July 10th to July 20th
Session 4: July 24th to August 3rd
9:00 to 9:35 am
9:40 to 10:15
10:20 to 10:55
Registration will open April 17th.
$75 per session
Your swimmer will be placed into a level the first day of the swim session. Each swimmer will be evaluated and placed accordingly. Swimmer are able to move levels through the course of the two week session.
Listen and Follow Directions
Unassisted submersion for 5 seconds while blowing nose bubbles
Assisted Front/Back Floats with head in proper position.
Introduces unsupported floating with kicks, rhythmic breathing, elementary freestyle, backstroke orientation, holding breath underwater and more.
Includes improving skill competency, deep-water work, including elementary backstroke, treading water and proficient freestyle arm and leg movements.
Provides a solid reinforcement of the foundation strokes. Breaststroke is introduced along with basic diving.
Stroke Refinement & Efficiency:
Includes a review of backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Butterfly and surface dives are introduced. This level is a good preparation for children interested in joining the swim team.