Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons,

Swim Lessons

The Elk Grove Park District is an authorized provider of Starfish swim lessons, utilizing the certification and curriculum of Starfish Aquatics Institute for our lessons. The Starfish Swimming program assists people of all ages to swim for safety, pleasure, fitness, or competition.

All swim lessons are 40 minutes long with a total of six classes in each session. For the next available session, please see the Park District Activity Guides or view our classes online.

Swim lesson registration may be completed with customer service at the Pavilion Front Desk, Pavilion Aquatics Desk or the Al Hattendor Center. Please note that online registration for some classes may be subject to prerequisites and must approved by the coordinator.

Parent/Child Swim Lessons

For ages 6 months to 3 years old, this class introduces young children and their parents to water experiences in a fun and safe manner. Parents and children explore pre-swimming activities though songs and games in a group setting. This class is for children who aren't quite ready to be in an independent preschool swim lesson.

Preschool Swim Lessons

For ages 3 to 5 years, children in the Preschool level begin to learn basic swimming without parent assistance. Children will play a variety of in-water activities and games to learn how to blow bubbles and submerge their heads under water. This level leads the student to become more independent in the water.

Youth Group Swim Lessons

Elk Grove Park District swim lessons follow the Starfish Swim School curriculum. The curriculum consists of six achievement levels after our preschool lessons. Each level uses various lead-up water skills to achieve benchmarks which are to be reached in order to pass to the next level.
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Body Position and Air Recovery:
Submersion and Body Rotation:
Integrated Movement:
Jump into water independently
Jump into water and recover
Introduction to Freestyle
Complete submersion in water
Introduction to streamline (front and back)
Rotary breathing technique
Back Float 5 seconds
Side glide
Introduction to Backstroke
Forward movement unassisted 10 ft
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
25 yards Freestyle
25 yards Freestyle with proper stroke technique
50 yards Freestyle
25 yards Backstroke
25 yards Backstroke with proper stroke technique
50 yards Backstroke
Introduction to Breaststroke
25 Breaststroke with proper stroke technique
50 yards Breaststroke
Introduction to Butterfly
25 Butterfly with proper stroke technique
25 yards Butterfly
Introduction to flip turns and open turns

Private Swim Lessons

Student receives one-on-one instruction to help improve their skills. Recommended for students having difficulty mastering skills in a group setting and for those that prefer one-on-one instruction. 

Diving Lessons

This class teaches the basic skills involved in diving from the side of the pool, from starting blocks, and off of a one meter diving board.