Child Programs

The warm water pools at Galter Life Center provide an ideal setting for your child  to learn to swim. Our aquatics programs and services are designed to ensure that your child has a safe and fun experience in the water. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment that encourages children to want to learn water safety, and to enjoy swimming now and in the future.

All of our swim instructors are Water Safety and CPR certified. Our lesson plans have been created with a progressive learning model starting from 6 months old, all the way to a student who is ready for competitive swimming.  

Our aquatics programs have received national recognition from the Medical Fitness Association for our instructor training process. 

Learn more about our aquatic programs for children:

Member registration for classes opens 2 weeks in advance of class date. Nonmember registration opens 1 week in advance. Registration will only be accepted under the child participant’s name. If your child does not have an active account, please call the Courtesy Desk at 773-878-9936, ext. 5660 for assistance.

Before your first class please take a moment to review our pool area and locker room rules for children and parents here>.

For information on aquatic programming please contact the Aquatics Department at 773-382-0918, ext. 7399 or email

773-878-9936, ext. 8015 

"Even though there are other gyms out there closer to me and cheaper I feel Galter is the best value because of the variety of classes, instructors that CARE about you and the integrative therapies. All the programs together work your whole body and mind." - Eileen