YWCA Evanston/North Shore teaches over 1,500 children how to swim each year with classes ranging from introductory lessons to pre-swim team instruction. Parent/Tot Swim Lessons are available for children ages 6 months through 2 years, and are designed to help parents teach their children basic skills while discovering the joys of water together. Beginning levels, which are taught in our warm water pool, are designed to provide more individualized instruction, and classes are limited to five students.
Online registration for some summer classes is now closed. Those are all 1x/week classes, session one of 2x/week classes and session A of 4x/week classes. There is still availablity in these classes, you can register in person at the front desk at the YWCA Monday through Friday between 8 am and 7 pm. Click here to see all the summer class sessions and times. If you have questions about which days and times are still available please contact Pete at 847-864-8445 or email@example.com.
There are 7 different sessions to choose from over the summertime. You get to choose your frequency, four times a week for 2 weeks, twice a week for 4 weeks or once a week for 8 weeks. All classes are 30 min except for 4x/week classes are 40 min. You can sign up for multiple summer sessions now or you can add another session at a later time. Receive $5 off the fee for each session swimmer attended during the past school year (Fall through Spring). Discount applies to one summer session only. Please email Pete for discount codes.
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Fall/Winter/Spring classes meet for 30 minutes once a week for 7 weeks. Summer scheduling allows you to choose from 3 scheduling options: one class a week for 8 weeks, 2 classes a week for 4 weeks or 4 classes a week for 2 weeks.
Email Flying Fish Aquatics with questions about our learn-to-swim program or call us at 847-864-8445.
Click here to make a donation to the Oz Fund. Your donation to the Oz Fund helps provide aquatics scholarships for families who cannot afford the cost of swim instruction for their children and helps fund improvements to our aquatics facilities. A contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why the bubbles?
Once a swimmer is established and even beginning to swim independently, we continue to use a bubble to assist in developing technique. A common misconception is that the bubble is a crutch and only useful for very early beginners or babies. On the contrary, just as more established swimmers and swim team members use equipment (kickboards, fins, snorkels, paddles, pull buoys…), bubbles can help young swimmers improve technique. While we want younger swimmers to develop the confidence and strength/endurance to become safe and independent in the water, we also want to help them develop proper technique as they mature and their growing bodies and body awareness allows for improvement and change. Certainly it’s gratifying to see young swimmers swim farther distances without the use of a bubble, but they will swim those distances with better technique with one. It is our job to give them the opportunity and guidance to be both safe and independent in the water and to swim properly.