Group swim lessons are offered year round and led by our trained Jeff Ellis Swim (JES) instructors for children ages 5-13 years old. Ellis & Associates has been a leader in the world of aquatics for more than 30 years. Our program consists of five levels starting with introduction to water skills at the Beginner 1 Level and concludes with a strong understanding of all strokes and ability to swim 300 yards continuously at the Advanced Level. Water safety skills also are taught and practiced. Lessons are 45-minutes in length. The average instructor-to-student ratio is 1:5. All swimmers will receive a skill card noting progress and achievement at the end of the session, excluding shorter summer sessions.

Summer 2024 Sessions Class Dates:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays weekly sessions for Summer 2024 (Summer session will run weekly for 8 weeks starting June 10 and ending on August 8)

Summer session registration opens on Monday, March 4.  Registration closes the Friday before each week.

Summer 2024 Swim Lesson Times & Weekly Prices

DaysTimesLevelsMembers Price-Weekly rateNon-Members Price-Weekly rate
Mon., Tues., Wed. & Thurs.4-4:40 p.m., 4:45-5:25 pm, or 5:30-6:10 pmAll swim levels, ages 5-13$50$76
Mon. & Wed. Only4-4:40 p.m., 4:45-5:25 pm, or 5:30-6:10 pmAll swim levels, ages 5-13$25$38
Tues. & Thurs. Only4-4:40 p.m., 4:45-5:25 pm, or 5:30-6:10 pmAll swim levels, ages 5-13$25$38

Swim Levels

LevelAgeDescriptionPrerequisite
Beginner 1 (B1)5 to 8Develop basic water skills and independence in the pool. Students learn and practice bobs, jumps, floats, glides and kicking. Introduction of arm and leg patterns to facilitate stroke development in higher levels.Ability to follow directions from coach and work well within group setting.
Beginner 2 (B2)6 to 10Continue to develop basic Continue to develop basic swimming skills while increasing confidence and distances. Hone proper technique for strokes so student is ready to extend distances. Introduction of sidestroke.Ability to swim independently approx. 10 feet back to wall without touching bottom of pool. Some experience with front crawl, backstroke, and elementary backstroke.
Advanced Beginner (AB)7 to 11Starting to pull together the mechanics of the strokes to improve efficiency and increase yardage. Working towards completing 25 yards on most strokes. Introduction of butterfly.Confidently swim ½ lengths of the pool of each stroke - front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke and some experience with breaststroke.
Intermediate (IN)7 to 12Practice building endurance on all strokes without comprising form. Working towards completing 50 yards on most strokes. Introduction of flip turns.Confidently swim 25 yards of each stroke – front crawl with breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and
elementary backstroke. Some experience with butterfly.
Advanced (AD)8 to 13 Strengthening student to be an overall strong swimmer for recreational and/or competitive swimming. Working towards completing 100 yards of most strokes. Goal to swim 300 yards continuously using combined strokes. Confidently swim 50 yards of each stroke – front crawl with breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and elementary backstroke. Ability to swim half of 25 yards of butterfly.

***1-on-1 Hybrid Program***

These pre-scheduled private swim lessons will run on the same dates as our Children’s Group swim lessons.  Participants of all levels, ages and abilities can sign up.  Lessons are 30 minutes in length and will use the same skill cards/training materials from our Private Swim lesson program.  This program will give the advantage of working 1-on-1 with a FitRec swim instructor, just without the flexible scheduling of our private swim lessons.  Due to staff availability, participants are not able to choose their swim instructor.  The supervisor on deck will assign instructors on the first day of the session.

1-on-1 Hybrid Summer 2024 Swim Lesson Times & Weekly Prices

DaysTimeLevelsMembers Price-Summer Session-Weekly RateNon-Members Price-Summer Session-Weekly Rate
Mon., Tues., Wed. & Thurs.3-3:30 p.m.All swim levels, ages 0-13$72$96
Mon., Tues., Wed. & Thurs.3:30-4 p.m.All swim levels, ages 0-13$72$96

How to Register

Registration for Summer 2024 Group Swim Lessons will open on Monday, March 4.

Registration for Summer 2024 Weekly Session Classes closes at 5 pm the Friday the week before the Monday class.

To qualify for member pricing, children 3 and up must have an active dependent or family FitRec monthly membership (1-month memberships do not apply) during the duration of the program. Children 2 and under can qualify for member pricing if one parent/guardian has a FitRec membership. Visit Membership Services to register. For more information, please contact the swim coordinator at FitRecSwim@morainevalley.edu.