Last Session of CLPD Swim Lessons Begins July 19

Tue July 13, 2021

Give your child the gift that lasts a lifetime-swim lessons with the Crystal Lake Park District Swim School. Certified instructors offer group and private lessons for ages 18 months to adult. 7 levels of instruction allow your swimmer to progress at their own rate. For more information on swim lessons, contact Heidi Stolt at (815) 459-0680, ext. 1213,

2021 CLPD Swim School Sessions

July 19-July 29, Monday-Thursday, choice of 10-10:40 am, 10:45-11:25 am or 11:30 am-12:10 pm

Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake

Group Lesson Fees

Resident Fee: $55

Non-Resident Fee: $71


Group Swim Class Descriptions

First Splash-Guppies (18 months -3 years with parent): Infants and toddler learn to feel comfortable in the water and have fun through games and drills. One parent must be in the water with the swimmer the entire lesson.

Level 1-Tadpoles: Level 1 will help swimmers feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Swimmers will fully submerge their faces, blow bubbles, float on front and back with support, and kick on front and back with support, alternating arm strokes and safety skills.

Level 2-Minnows: Level 2 will provide swimmers success with fundamental skills. Swimmers will learn to hold their breath and retrieve objects underwater, float on front and back without support, leveling off and turning over, rhythmic breathing, flutter kick, finning, back and front crawl arm stroke, combined strokes and self-help safety skills.

Level 3-Goldfish: Level 3 will build on skills learned in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Swimmers will become more comfortable in water slightly deeper than their height, front and back glides, coordinated stroke on front with breathing, coordinated stroke on back, elementary backstroke kick, changing directions, treading water and cold-water safety skills.

Level 4-Starfish: Level 4 develops confidence in the strokes learned and is intended to increase the simmer’s endurance by swimming these strokes for longer distances than in Level 3. In Level 4, swimmers will refine elementary backstroke, front and back crawl, and sculling, and be introduced to the breaststroke and sidestroke., and are introduced to the butterfly stroke and surface diving.

Level 5-Stingrays: Level 5 is coordinating and refining key strokes. Students will swim familiar strokes for greater distance than in previous levels, develop the coordinated breaststroke and sidestroke, and are introduced to the butterfly stroke and surface diving.

Level 6-Dolphins: Level 6 students will polish all strokes so they can swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Swimmers will develop considerable endurance by the end of class. Surface dives will venture to deeper water.

Level 7-Sharks: Level 7 is to perfect all strokes and develop good fitness habits. This level includes many different skills and options, such as swimming for recreation, conditional and competitively.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are 30 minutes in length and contain 8 classes (ages 4 & up.) Complete the Private Swim Lesson Request Form at For additional information about Private Swim Lessons, contact Heidi Stolt at

Resident Fee: $110

Non-Resident Fee: $143