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Swim Classes

The YMCA is the place where Americans go to find the most trusted instructors of swimming and lifeguard training. Providing introductory and advanced swimming for youth and adults, YMCAs are widely recognized as America’s leading resource in aquatics. In YMCA Swim Classes, children and adults learn not only how to swim, but also about leadership, safety and rescue skills, and water activities that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Program Fees            

In our program brochures, you’ll find two fees listed for each program.  Full Members receive priority registration and a lower fee on all YMCA programs.  Those who just want to take programs, may do so by purchasing a Program Membership for one low fee each year.  Additionally, Program Members pay a higher fee on programs. Click here to learn about other Values of YMCA membership.

Swim Lessons By Branch

Each branch provides swim lessons based on the needs of our members. Details about each program can be found including description, days, times, and cost in the online program registration section.  For more information about swim lessons, or to request starting new classes at your branch, contact the staff below.


C.W. Avery Family YMCA

15120 Wallin Drive, Plainfield

815-267-8600 x226

Julie Potocki


C.W. Avery Family YMCA Private, Semi Private and Adapted Swim Lessons

Please Contact

Max Yoshikawa at

815-267-8600 x228



Galowich Family YMCA

749 Houbolt Rd, Joliet

815-744-3939 x320

Jason Carey

Smith Family YMCA

1350 S. Briggs St, Joliet

815-726-3939 x417

Danielle Krohn

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