Learn-to-Swim

Learn-to-Swim

The award-winning Galter LifeCenter Learn-to-Swim program is designed for children 3-8 years old who have advanced through our Aquababies program and/or are ready to learn to swim independently in a group setting. The On-Deck Lead will keep you informed of your child’s progress and will address your needs.

Children must be able to perform all of the skills taught in the preceding Learn-to-Swim group before being allowed to participate in higher-level classes. In the Learn-to-Swim program children will start to learn basic independent skills and body movement in a safe and comfortable environment. The instructors are trained to implement the Galter LifeCenter aquatic standard and are also Red Cross certified. We provide a 4 to 1 student to instructor ratio and ensure safety by using tailored made standing platforms in the water.

There are five main levels in our Learn-to-Swim program based on the child’s current ability. 


Registration Information 

Register for classes online during open registration under courses on the My Wellness portal.

Member registration 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: 
Download the Learn-to-Swim Policy and Liability waiver that must be signed on the first day of class. Please bring in completed to speed up the registration process.  

Please take a moment to review our pool area and locker room rules for children and parents here>.


Curriculum for the Learn-to-Swim program include:

Learn-to-Swim 1

  • Entering/Exiting water safely
  • Blowing bubbles with mouth and nose
  • Submerging face while supported
  • Floating on front and back without support
  • Kicking on front and back while supported
  • Pushing off bench to instructor with face in water
  • Jumping into the pool with assistance

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Learn-to-Swim 2

  • Submerging and recovering face in water, with repetition
  • Retrieving submerged objects from the bottom of the pool
  • Doggie paddling unsupported for 5 yards
  • Kicking on front and back unsupported for 5 yards
  • Jumping into the pool unassisted

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Learn-to-Swim 3

  • Streamlining on front and back while supported
  • Performing the front crawl for 5 yards
  • Introduction to lateral breathing
  • Performing the backstroke for 5 yards
  • Performing the elementary backstroke with arms and legs while supported
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Learn-to-Swim 4

  • Streamlining on front and back with flutter kick
  • Performing the front crawl with lateral breathing for 10 yards
  • Performing the backstroke for 10 yards
  • Performing the elementary backstroke for 10 yards
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Learn-to-Swim 5

  • Performing the front crawl for 25 yards
  • Performing the backstroke for 25 yards
  • Performing the elementary backstroke for 25 yards
  • Performing the breaststroke pull for 10 yards
  • Performing the breaststroke kick for 10 yards

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For more information on our aquatics programs contact MaryCate Banaszkiewicz at 773-878-9936, ext. 8015, or email mbanaszkiewicz@schosp.org



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