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 and Intermediate 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.

Class Dates & Times (To register, click the link with the correct session time)

Classes for Ages 5-12 (Thursday Nov. 3rd, 10th, 17th Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th) 4:15-5:00 pm and 5:15-6:00 pm


  • Y member: $24.00
  • Nonmembers: $48.00

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