Private Lessons

   Have you always wanted to learn to swim? Do you wish you obtained more confidence in the water? Does our lessons schedule just not work with your schedule? No matter the reason, the age, or the skill, the time is always right to learn to swim! Our 45 minute Private Lessons are available to those who wish to improve their technique through individualized lessons. These are available year round and can be scheduled by contacting the Y at (217) 287-7271.


Single Lessons: 

  • Y members: $20 – Prospective members: $30

Private Lessons Package (4 – 45 minute  lessons):

  • Y members: $80 – Prospective members: $120

Online Registration

Click here to register for   Single private lesson

Click here to register for Private Lesson Special (4-45 minute lessons)


Beginner Lessons

Beginner lessons are for those children who are ready to be independent of their parents and to start to learn swimming basics.  Beginners will learn to float on their front and back, rudimentary stroke development and water acclimation skills.

Who should take this class?

These lessons are for children who cannot submerge under the water, float less than 1 minute and cannot swim, on their front and back, without stopping across the plunge. 

Class Dates & Times (To register click the link)

Classes for Ages 3-5

Classes for Ages 5-12


  • Y member: $16.00
  • Nonmembers: $32.00



Intermediate and Advanced Lessons

Intermediate and Advanced lessons are for those children who want to further develop their swimming skills.  Intermediate participants will be taught freestyle with rhythm breathing, backstroke and rudimentary breaststroke and butterfly.  Advanced students work on endurance and refining all 4 strokes. 

Who should take this class?

These lessons are for children who can submerge under the water without assistance, and can swim without assistance across the plunge on their front and back and are ready to learn more advanced stroke skills.

Class Dates & Times

Ages 5-13


  • Y members: $16.00
  • Non-members: $32.00


Swim Lesson Charts

These charts help pick out what swim lessons are perfect for you &/or your participant. They include skills that need to be completed before they are allowed to progress onto the next level. These charts also show the Program Overview and the Stages of Learning in our lesson program. Of course, if you still have questions after looking these forms over, you are more than welcome to give us a call at (217) 287-7271.

Lesson Selector

Program Overview

Stage Descriptions

Stages of Learning