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Swimming Lessons

Group Swim Lessons 2024

All levels are offered in every session. See the Swimming Lesson Skill Level descriptions below for details:

Session One:

June 10 - June 20 (June 21 make-up day)


Session Two:

July 8 - July 18 (July 19 make-up day)


Session Three:

July 22 – Aug 1 (Aug 2 make-up day)

Times (each session):

11:15am – 11:45am or 11:50am – 12:20pm

Fee:

Members: $75 (2-week sessions)
Non-members: $110 (2-week sessions)

Registration Instructions and Information

BRC members have priority registration for lessons and a substantial discount over non-member fees. BRC Members can and should register for all the swim lesson sessions and times in which they choose to participate before May 1st. Payment must be received with registration.

Each child is assessed by the swim instructors and placed into the appropriate skill level. Swimmers usually need more than one session to advance to the next skill level. Our experienced instructors make sure swimmers get the most out of every lesson.

All BRC swim instructors are certified lifeguards as well as trained swim instructors certified by the Red Cross and the DuPage Swim Center. Only BRC employees can teach swimming lessons at the BRC.

All lessons must be paid for at least 2 weeks prior to the start of lessons. No registration will be reserved unless payment is made at the time of registration.

We are very pleased to offer 2 registration options this year!

OPTION 1: Online Registration

  1. Click here to Register Online

  2. Select the Session (by date that you want to sign up for)

  3. Add one item to cart per swimmer, per session – you can add as many swimmers and sessions as you need to your cart

  4. Check out and pay for lessons. Your payment confirmation is your registration confirmation!

  5. Check your confirmation email for a link to additional information about group swim lessons, including the waiver you need to complete and bring to the first day of lessons.

**Please note that online registration will have a small service fee.​

OPTION 2: Paper Registration

  1. Download the registration form or find a form in the info box at the BRC.

  2. Fill out a printed form for each swimmer.

  3. Check “BRC member” and add your bond number on the form or check non-member.

  4. Select the session and time preferred.

  5. Indicate the swimming skills level on the form, if known.*

  6. Paperclip a check payable to “DuPage Swimming Center” to registration form(s). Payment must be with the registration.

  7. Mail the registration form and check to DuPage Swimming Center 520 North Oakhurst Dr., Aurora, IL 60502

Swim Lessons Online Registration
Private Swimming Lessons:

The BRC offers private and semi-private swimming lessons so swimmers can receive individual instruction on a flexible schedule with specific BRC swim instructors if desired. Only BRC employed lifeguards, swimming instructors and swim team coaches may teach swimming lessons at the BRC.

Private and semi-private swimming lessons can focus on the skills needed for advancement to specific swimming levels or on the specific needs of the swimmer. Private and semi-private lessons are available for all ages (children to adults) and all skill levels (intro to competitive).

Schedule private and semi-private lessons after Memorial Day and throughout the summer at your convenience by calling the BRC office (630-961-9646) or stopping in.

Cost for Private and Semi-private swimming lessons: 

  • $35 1 member or $45 for 2 members

  • $50 1 non-member or $60 for 2 non-members

  • Fees must be paid when the lesson reservation is made.

  • Electronic payment (debit or charge cards), Zelle or checks are accepted.

  • Please provide at least 24 hours before the lesson if cancelling or rescheduling.

Private lessons sign up will be available closer to the start of the season.

Swim Team and Stroke Clinic

Please visit the Swim Team page for more information!

Swimming Lesson Skill Levels

All participants will be evaluated for swimming skills prior to taking part in lessons. Swimmers will be contacted at the email address used for swim lesson registration regarding evaluation.

WHITE: Trust and

Submersion

(Red Cross Level One)

Skills to be worked on in class:​

  • Ask permission to enter the water

  • Enter/Exit the water safely

  • Sit independently

  • Listen and follow directions

  • Mouth/Nose bubbles

  • Assisted front/back float

  • Front/back Kicks

  • Look underwater while blowing bubbles

Benchmark skills to pass to next level:

  • Listen and follow directions;

  • Unassisted submersion for 5 seconds while blowing nose bubbles;

  • Assisted Front/Back Floats with head in proper position; Front Float: eyes looking down; Back Float: eyes looking up with chin out of water

  • Student should be comfortable and not tense/scared.

BLUE: Body Rotation and Gliding; Deep Water
(Red Cross Level 4)

Skills to be worked on in class:

  • Unassisted Front/Back Streamline

  • Unassisted Side Glide

  • Freestyle with Side Breathing

  • Introduction to Deep Water

  • Introduction to Treading Water; Treading Water for 20 Seconds

Benchmark skills to pass to next level:

  • Freestyle with side breathing for 5 – 12.5 yards with proper head position, good kicks, arms coming out of the water and reaching to the front

  • Backstroke for 5 – 12.5 yards; proper head position; legs near the surface when kicking; arms coming out of the water.

RED: Front Streamline, Back Streamline Positions and Floating
(Red Cross Level 2)

Skills to be worked on in class:

  • Assisted/Unassisted Back Float

  • Assisted/Unassisted Front Float

  • Front Kicks

  • Assisted/Unassisted Front Streamline (Torpedo)

  • Assisted/Unassisted Back Streamline (Torpedo)

  • One hand on the wall with head above water

Benchmark skills to pass to next level:

  • Unassisted Back Float for 5 seconds

  • Unassisted Front Streamline (Torpedo) across width of shallow end with good kicks; proper head position (eyes looking down at the bottom of pool)

  • Unassisted Back Streamline on top of water across width of shallow end with proper head position (eyes looking up; chin out of water)

GREEN: Advanced Stroke Mechanics 
(Red Cross Level 5 & 6)

Skills to be worked on in class:

  • Unassisted Front/Back Streamline

  • Freestyle with Side Breathing

  • Backstroke

  • Sitting/Kneeling Dives

  • Treading Water for 60 Seconds

  • Competitive stroke skills: freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke

  • Competitive swimming skills: diving, flip turns, breathing, speed

  • Endurance, Distance, Speed

Benchmark skills to pass to next level:

  • Freestyle with side breathing across pool; proper head position, good kicks, arms coming out of water, reaching to the front with quick breaths

  • Backstroke across pool with proper head position, legs near the surface when kicking; arms coming out of the water at a quick pace

YELLOW: Intro to Freestyle and Backstroke, and Side Glide
(Red Cross Level 3)

Skills to be worked on in class:

  • Unassisted Front/Back Streamline (Torpedo)

  • Unassisted Side Glide

  • Freestyle

  • Freestyle with side breathing

  • Backstroke

  • One hand on the wall with head above water

Benchmark skills to pass to next level:

  • Unassisted Side Glide across width of shallow end

  • Freestyle with side breathing across width of shallow end; proper head position; good kicks; arms coming out of the water and reaching forward

  • Backstroke across width of shallow end; proper head position; legs near the surface when kicking; arms coming out of the water.

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