Normal Parks and Recreation offers a variety of swim lessons for all ages and levels throughout the year. Programs are hosted during the summer at Anderson and Fairview Family Aquatic Centers with morning lessons, and throughout the year with evening lessons at Normal Community and Normal Community West High Schools.
Tot Spot (ages 6 months - 3 years)
These lessons are structured water adjustment classes for parents and toddlers. Parents will be taught holding positions and ways to acclimate their children to the water. Parents and children will learn through guided activities and games provided by the instructor.
Learn to Swim (3 years - 15 years old)
Children venture into the water on their own, while progressing at their own pace through seven swim levels. Once students pass the skills test for a particular level, they will move on to the next level. Participants MUST ATTEND the Testing Day for each session. This assists with placement into classes.
Private 1:1 Lessons, Learn to Swim
1 on 1 instruction will be provided for swimmers ages 3-15 looking for more individualized attention during class. Skills from the Learn to Swim Program will be focused on, but each lesson will be custom tailored to the needs of the participant. Private lessons will NOT be taught outside the dates and times of the listed classes.
Open to persons high school age and older! Whether you have beginner or advanced skill levels, our instructors will work with you to improve your strokes or teach you the basics. Taught as a small group lesson.
Jr. Swim Instructor
This program was developed to give participants the opportunity to learn the basic skills that will be required to be an instructor for the Normal Parks and Recreation Department Learn to Swim program as an Instructor Assistant. Participants, ages 11-15, will learn the basic skills of the program, how they are taught, and how to be an effective Swim Instructor Assistant. Everyone who completes the course will receive a t-shirt.
Some students who complete the class will be selected to volunteer with the Normal Parks and Recreation Learn to Swim program as an Instructor Assistant. The class and volunteer experiences help prepare participants for employment as a Swim Instructor.