Parkie’s Swim School is the PREMIER learn-to-swim program in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.
We offer classes for kids as young as 3 months on up to adults. Our lessons are taught by certified swim instructors through the Starfish Aquatics Institute. Their innovative and effective teaching methods incorporate both swim technique and safety concepts built into the curriculum at every level.
Children ages 3-36 months progress through four levels that begin with you and your child gaining comfort in the water. Your child will learn to hold their breath under water, swim to the wall for safety, and progress to swimming on their own. Every swimmer is accompanied by one caregiver at least 18 years old during these classes.
Children ages 3-14 years will progress through the five color levels of Parkie’s Swim School. Safety and basic water skills for the beginner swimmer are most important. Swimmers will gain confidence in the water, learn to swim and float with and without assistance and end with the building blocks for freestyle.
Children ages 3-14 years will focus on technical swim strokes in these classes. Swimmers progress through five levels based on skill level. They will learn and perfect skills of freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke.