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Swim lessons are run by the guard staff and offer a fun, safe environment for swimmers of all types. 

2024 Swim Lessons

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 17th to June 27th

Session 2: July 8th to July 19th

Session 3: July 22nd to August 1st

9:30 to 10:05 am

10:20 to 10:55 am

$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.

White Group

Listen and Follow Directions

Unassisted submersion for 5 seconds while blowing nose bubbles

Assisted Front/Back Floats with head in proper position.  

Red Group

Primary Skills:


Introduces unsupported floating with kicks, rhythmic breathing, elementary freestyle, backstroke orientation, holding breath underwater and more.

Yellow Group

Stroke Readiness:


Includes improving skill competency, deep-water work, including elementary backstroke, treading water and proficient freestyle arm and leg movements.

Blue Group

Stroke Development:


Provides a solid reinforcement of the foundation strokes. Breaststroke is introduced along with basic diving.

Green Group

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.

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