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Sign up for veterans Park District Swim Academy! All classes are taught by Ellis Certified Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. This 6 level program will teach your child to develop their swimming skills and strokes. Each level will review and enhance the skills your child has already learned and introduce them to new strokes and techniques.

Level 1 Water Exploration

Focuses on supported front and back floating, beginning arm movements, an introduction of safety skills, supported kicking on front and back, fully submerging face and more.

Level 2 Primary Skills

Introduces unsupported floating with kicks, rhythmic breathing, freestyle, backstroke orientation, holding breath underwater and more.
Level 3 Stroke Readiness

Includes improving skill competency, deep-water work, including elementary backstroke, treading water, front and backstroke, front and back glide and more.

Level 4 Stroke Development

Provides a solid reinforcement of the foundation strokes. Breaststroke is introduced and sidestroke is reinforced. Intermediate survival skills and water safety are a focus for this level. Basic diving is introduced.

Level 5 Stroke Refinement

Includes a review of backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke. Butterfly and surface dives are introduced. More advanced survival skills and water safety are also included in this level.

Level 6 Stroke Proficiency

Flip turns and endurance training are the main objectives of this level. In addition, racing starts from the blocks will be introduced. This class is a good preparation for children interested in joining the swim team.