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

2021 Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons Open April 16th

The WSSC offers swim lessons to children 3 years old and older.  

You must be a member of the Western Springs pool to participate.

Lessons missed due to weather will be made up on Friday of each session.

Session 1: June 14th to June 24th
Session 2: June 28th to July 8th
Session 3:July 12th to July 22nd
Session 4: July 26th to August 5th
Session Times:
9:00 - 9:35 am
9:40 - 10:15 am
10:20 - 10:55 am

To register for swim lessons click here.

$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.