Niles Park District is proud to offer our “Learn to Swim” lesson program. This program is designed for children of all ages and abilities. Students work toward the development of five core swim competencies. As they progress they will be one step closer in becoming a proficient swimmer. The levels are used to divide students into broad ability groups. Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills and progress to advanced strokes. Please read through the levels and sign up your student for the lowest level that teaches the skills your child needs assistance in.
Rainy Day/Make Up Lessons
Make up lessons will be offered on Friday's only at the same time. Private lessons may be rescheduled with the private instructor. In addition, our pool office will be able to keep you updated on the opening of open swim hours.
All Swim Lessons- In order to be prepared for swim lessons, please have your child come with a swimsuit, towel, goggles, and a swim diaper if necessary. The Swim Lesson Coordinator holds the right to switch swimmers into the appropriate level if they do not meet the pre-requisite skills.
Swim Lessons at Oasis Waterpark, 7877 Milwaukee Ave
No Lessons Thursday, July 4, make-ups are offered on Friday, July 5.
Level 1- Ages 5 & Up
Pre-requisite: None, ratio 1:6. This level is designed to adjust children to the water. This level will create a safe and fun environment for students to feel comfortable and excited to be in the water. Skills taught include: Bubbles, bobs, submerge face in water, safe water entry & exit and water safety. If the student is afraid of water, can not swim at all, and will not get their face wet, sign up for this level.
|311001-01||Mon-Thurs||Jun 10-Jun 20||8:30-9:00 am||$55/$69|
|311001-02||Mon-Thurs||Jun 24-Jul 5||8:30-9:00 am||$55/$69|
|311001-03||Mon-Thurs||Jul 8-Jul 18||8:30-9:00 am||$55/$69|
|311001-04||Mon-Thurs||Jul 22-Aug 1||8:30-9:00 am||$55/$69|
Level 2- Ages 5 & Up
Pre-requisite: Pass Level 1, ratio 1:6. This level is designed to teach the front and back float with and without support. If the student can not swim without support but loves the water, will get their face wet, and will jump in, sign up for this level.
|311002-05||Mon-Thurs||Jun 10-Jun 20||9:00-9:30 am||$55/$69|
|311002-06||Mon-Thurs||Jun 24-Jul 5||9:00-9:30 am||$55/$69|
|311002-07||Mon-Thurs||Jul 8-Jul 18||9:00-9:30 am||$55/$69|
|311002-08||Mon-Thurs||Jul 22-Aug 1||9:00-9:30 am||$55/$69|
Level 3- Ages 5 & Up
Pre-requisite: Pass Level 2, ratio 1:6. This class is designed to teach forward movement and direction change. The flutter kick combined with front and back floats will be perfected. Front crawl and back stroke arm movements and rotary breathing will be introduced. If the student can swim under water or on the surface, can get the occassional breath, and is not afraid, sign up for this level.
|311003-01||Mon-Thurs||Jun 10-Jun 20||8:30-9:00 am||$55/$69|
|311003-02||Mon-Thurs||Jun 24-Jul 5||8:30-9:00 am||$55/$69|
|311003-03||Mon-Thurs||Jul 8-Jul 18||8:30-9:00 am||$55/$69|
|311003-04||Mon-Thurs||Jul 22-Aug 1||8:30-9:00 am||$55/$69|
Level 4- Ages 6 & Up
Pre-requisite: Pass Level 3, ratio 1:6. This class is designed to teach body rotation and arm movements for the front crawl and back stroke. This level will continue to combine floating, kicking, arm movements and breathing. Elementary back stroke will be introduced. On the completion of level 4 students will be able to swim the width of the pool. The beginning techniques of treading water will also be introduced. If the student can independently maintain a front and back float for 10 seconds, has the basic arm and head rotation, and can tread water for at least 15 seconds, sign up for this level.
|311004-05||Mon-Thurs||Jun 10-Jun 20||9:00-9:30 am||$55/$69|
|311004-06||Mon-Thurs||Jun 24-Jul 5||9:00-9:30 am||$55/$69|
|311004-07||Mon-Thurs||Jul 8-Jul 18||9:00-9:30 am||$55/$69|
|311004-08||Mon-Thurs||Jul 22-Aug 1||9:00-9:30 am||$55/$69|
Level 5- Ages 6 & Up
Pre-requisite: Pass Level 4, ratio 1:6. This class is designed to integrate body movement and begin stroke development. Rotary breathing will be refined and students will begin to swim front crawl and back stroke the length of the pool. The beginning techniques of diving and breaststrokes will also be introduced. If the student can swim front crawl and back stroke for the width of the pool, sign them up for this level.
|311005-09||Mon-Thurs||Jun 10-Jun 20||9:30-10:00 am||$55/$69|
|311005-10||Mon-Thurs||Jun 24-Jul 5||9:30-10:00 am||$55/$69|
|311005-11||Mon-Thurs||Jul 8-Jul 18||9:30-10:00 am||$55/$69|
|311005-12||Mon-Thurs||Jul 22-Aug 1||9:30-10:00 am||$55/$69|
Pre-School Swim- Ages 3 – 5
Pre-requisite: none, ratio 1:4. This class is designed to meet the needs of preschoolers. This class will develop a high comfort in the water, a readiness to swim, and for those children developmentally ready, teach beginning swim skills. This class will provide a variety of ways to have fun in the water through games and songs while in a safe environment.
|311009-13||Mon-Thurs||Jun 10-Jun 20||9:30-10:00 am||$45/$57|
|311009-14||Mon-Thurs||Jun 24-Jul 5||9:30-10:00 am||$45/$57|
|311009-15||Mon-Thurs||Jul 8-Jul 18||9:30-10:00 am||$45/$57|
|311009-16||Mon-Thurs||Jul 22-Aug 1||9:30-10:00 am||$45/$57|
Parent & Tot- Ages 6 months-3 years with Adult
Pre-requisite: none. The purpose of this course is to develop in very young children a high comfort level in the water through songs and games. This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or survive in the water. It does provide a confidence building, fun and loving experience. One parent or caregiver must be in the water with child. Swim diapers required.
|311010-01||Mon-Thurs||Jun 10-Jun 20||9:00-9:30 am||$45/$57|
|311010-02||Mon-Thurs||Jun 24-Jul 5||9:00-9:30 am||$45/$57|
|311010-03||Mon-Thurs||Jul 8-Jul 18||9:00-9:30 am||$45/$57|
|311010-04||Mon-Thurs||Jul 22-Aug 1||9:00-9:30 am||$45/$57|
Intro to Diving- Ages 6-Adult
Pre-Requisite: Must be able to swim in 12 ft. deep water with no assistance. Come and learn the graceful sport of diving. This program will teach fundamentals of diving, including proper approach and entry to water. Front and back dives will be introduced.
|311014-01||Mon-Thurs||Jun 10-Jun 20||9:30-10:00 am||$55/$69|
|311014-02||Mon-Thurs||Jun 24-Jul 5||9:30-10:00 am||$55/$69|
|311014-03||Mon-Thurs||Jul 8-Jul 18||9:30-10:00 am||$55/$69|
|311014-04||Mon-Thurs||Jul 22-Aug 1||9:30-10:00 am||$55/$69|
Private Lessons- All Ages
If you are looking for 1 on 1 swim instruction, the Niles Park District lifeguards are available for private sessions. The lesson coordinator will arrange days and times. Lessons will run 30 minutes.
|311013-01||Private by Appointment||Jun 10-Aug 11||$21/$26 per|
|311013-02||Additional Swimmer||Jun 10-Aug 11||$11/$14 per|
Private Group Lessons
These lessons can be scheduled at the convenience of the swimmers and instructors. They can be held anytime during open swim hours, or from 9:30-10:00 am weekday mornings. The swimmers do not need to have similiar swimming skills in order to sign up as a group.