Swim Lessons

Stay afloat with our affordable swim lessons!

Swim lessons are available year-round at The Water Works and during the summer at our outdoor pool facilities. Private and group lessons are available. View the program guide for more information and pricing or call 847-490-2505.

Program Options

  • Aqua Tots With Parent (6m-3y)
  • Tiny Tots (3-5y)
  • SPD Swim School (5-17y)
  • Youth Individual Lessons (3-17y)
  • Advanced Swimming Skills (8-17y)
  • Schedule Your Own (SYO) Swim Lessons (3-17y)
  • Adult Individual Swim Lessons (18y+)

Starfish Swim School Levels

Each level has a specific set of objectives that will be taught throughout the 10 class session. Your child will be placed in a level that is the closest match to their skill set. All levels will be taught in a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere. There are 6 levels in the program.


Submersion of the head, front/back floats, front/back glides, Freestyle kicks and introduction to freestyle arms.

Level 2 - SEAHORSE

Continuing freestyle kicks and arms, Introduction to backstroke, Treading water and sitting dives.

Level 3 - SEA TURTLE

Continuing backstroke, Coordinating breathing with freestyle, Introduction to elementary backstroke, Endurance treading, and kneeling dives. 25 yard freestyle swim.


Continuing elementary backstroke, 50 yard freestyle/backstroke swim, Introduction to breaststroke, open turns, and feet first surface dives.

Level 5 - DOLPHIN

Continuing breaststroke, 100 yard freestyle/backstroke swim, Introduction to butterfly. Flip turns, and standing dives.


Endurance swimming and technique refinement.