Parker’s Swim School

Our new swim school introduces convenient registration and progressive levels for students starting at six months old, all the way to adults. Levels are designed for specific age groups to ensure appropriate curriculum, small class sizes and highly qualified instructors. Parents must get in the water with swimmers for Parker’s Babies classes, Parker’s Pre-K classes, or any class in which the child cannot swim and touch the bottom of the shallow end.

Locations: Vaughan Athletic Center / Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center

Fox Valley Park District offers swim lessons for all ages. View classes.

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  • Parker's Swim School

    Parker’s Babies (Parent/Child)

    Level 1 (6M-1Y) – Children and parents are introduced to the pool through gently structured instruction. Swim diapers must be worn by children not yet potty trained.

    Level 2 (1-3Y) – Students learn body positions in the water, how to float and basic safety skills.

    Parker’s Swim School (Pre-K: 3-5Y / Youth 6-15Y)

    Level 1: Water Adjustment: Students with little or no experience work on swimming basics and becoming comfortable in water.

    Level 2: Swimming Basics: Students continue developing basic skills and learn body position in the water. Improvements to front/back glide, floating, and arm and leg movements help participants learn freestyle and backstroke.

    Level 3: Swimming Stamina: Building on front/back gliding and floating, students build endurance for freestyle and backstroke.

    Level 4: Stroke Fundamentals: While building more endurance, students learn the importance of rhythmic breathing. The basics of breaststroke and butterly will be introduced. Swimmers must swim one pool length in freestyle and backstroke to complete this level.

    Level 5: Stroke Advancement: Participants combine arm and leg movements to enhance knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly. To complete this level, they must swim two pool lengths using freestyle with rhythmic breathing, backstroke and be comfortable in breaststroke.

    Level 6: Stroke Refinement: This stage refines students’ swim strokes for advanced swimming.

    Conditioning (10-15Y)

    Must have passed level 6 of Parker’s Swim School

    Conditioning: Practice swim team drills with an experienced coach! Students will perform drills and workouts similar to what is expected on a competitive team, further refining strokes and endurance.

    Teen/Adult Swim Lessons (16Y & up)

    Level 1 – This class focuses on floating and general arm/leg movements for swimming freestyle and backstroke. To complete the level, students must swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke.

    Level 2 – Students continue to develop skills while introducing breaststroke and butterfly. By session end, swimmers must complete 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke with assistance.

    Private Swim Lessons

    Private Lessons $94(R) / $141(N): Four one-on-one, 30-minute lessons with skilled instructors are available. Instructors may be requested, but availability will vary.

    Semi-Private Lessons $64(R) / $96(N): Four semi-private, 30-minute lessons of two or more students of similar ability available.

    To register, contact Kelley Radeke, Assistant Aquatics Manager, at 630-978-7226 or email