Swim Lessons

The DeKalb Park District offers a 6-level swim program that focuses on building skills and confidence. Levels begin at an Introduction to Swimming to Refining Swim Strokes. We are offering a modified version of our Learn-to-Swim programs for ages 4+ and Levels 1 - 6, with COVID-19 safety modifications. Location: Hopkins Pool

Level 1: Introduction to Water

Level 2: Foundational Skills 1

Level 3: Foundational Skills 2

Level 4: Stroke Development

Level 5: Stroke Improvement

Level 6: Stroke Refinement

Interested in taking lessons, but don't know what level you or your swimmer are at? Contact Aquatics Supervisor, Jackie Owensby at jowensby@dekalbparkdistrict.com. Or click here for Level 1-6 descriptions!

Cancelations could occur due to severe weather or facility conditions. If needed, there will be a make-up day the week after your lesson session. Follow our RainOut Line for updates!

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Parent Child Lessons (Ages 6 mos. - 3)

Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kick, back floating, underwater exploration, and more.

Preschool Lessons (Ages 3-5)

Children learn water safety, survival skills, and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis.

Group Swim Lessons (Ages 4-15)

Lessons follow a research-based curriculum that allows students to progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Classes are divided into groups based on ability and completion of prerequisites.

Private Lessons (All Ages)

One-on-one instruction is provided for children and adults. Semi-private lessons are offered for students at the same skill level that wish to share the instructor. Students may work on the skills from the group lessons or other specific skills as desired.

Questions? Contact Jackie Owensby at jowensby@dekalbparkdistrict.com

Monday & Wednesday Swim Lessons

8 classes per session
Session 1: June 6 - 29
Session 2: July 11- August 3

Group Lessons, Level 1 and 2 5:30-6: 00 pm $80 R/$100 NR
Group Lessons, Level 3 and 4 6:05-6:35 pm $80 R/$100 NR
Private Lessons 6:40-7:10 pm $160 R/$200 NR
Private Lessons 7:15-7:45 pm $160 R/ $200 NR

Saturday Swim Lessons

4 classes per session
Session 1: June 4-25
Session 2: July 9-30

Class Time Fee
Parent Child Lessons 9:00-9:30 am

$40 R/$50 NR

Preschool Lessons 9:35-10:05 am

$40 R/$50 NR

Private Lessons 10:10-10-40 am

$80 R/$100 NR

Lifeguard Certification Class

This blended learning lifeguard class includes Basic Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid training. All certifications are valid for 2 years. Please note that this blended learning class combines in-class sessions with online learning. Plan an additional 8-10 hours outside of the meeting times to complete the online class sessions.

Hopkins Pool (weather pending)
$225 per session
Session 1 Time
May 13 5:00-10:00 pm
May 14 & 15 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Session 2 Time
March 20 5:00-10:00 pm
May 21 & 22 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Session 3 Time
June 6, 7, & 8 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Session 4 Time
June 13, 14, & 15 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga Workshops

(Ages 18+)

Find your inner peace as you flow through the motions with our friends from NIU Recreation! Whether you are a beginner or a balanced yogi, Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga will be great for you! Fee includes instruction and paddle board equipment.

Tuesdays, June 7, 14, & 21
7:30-8:30 pm
Hopkins Pool
$28 R/$35 NR per session date

NEW! Mermaid & Shark University

(Ages 6-10)

Using your feet, you don't get too far. Fins are required for gliding, racing... Floating along with that, what's the word again? Stream. Down where they swim, down where they glide, down where they can learn to swim with a tail fin. Are you wishing you could be part of that world? Join us for our Mermaid and Shark University. Cost will include your own tail fins!

Sundays, July 10 and 17
9:30 - 11:00 am
Hopkins Pool
$90 R/ $112 NR

Triathlon Training Open Swim

(Ages 18+)

Competing in a triathlon this year or looking to complete your workout routine early? This open swim opportunity provides a non-intimidating environment to spend more time in the water. Participants can take advantage of swimming the full length (50 meters) of the pool without interruption. Pre-Registration is required at least one week prior and a minimum of 12 participants are needed per day to run the program.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:00 -6:00 am
Hopkins Pool
Fee $5 R/ $6 NR per visit
Full Session (All 12 days) $55 R / $66 NR
No Open Swim on 07/05/22 & 07/07/22