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 30 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.


Y members: $16 – Prospective members: $24

(Buy 5 lessons & get the 6th one FREE!)

Y members: $80 – Prospective members: $120

Online Registration

Click here to register for   Single private lesson

Click here to register for Private Lesson Special (6 lessons)



Beginner Lessons

July 2021

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)

July Classes Ages 3-5

July classes Ages 6-13


  • Y member: $16.00
  • Nonmembers: $32.00



Intermediate Lessons


Intermediate 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. 

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

July  Ages 5-13


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


Advanced Lessons

July  2021

Advanced Swim lessons are for those individuals who want to further develop their swimming skills. This is a great class for those wanting to participate in swim team or to pass a Lifeguard pre-requisites.  Focus for these lessons is refining all four competitive strokes, learning turns and dives, and building up endurance.  Participants are strongly advised to bring goggles not masks to class.

Who should take this class?

These lessons are for Individuals who can swim 25 yds. Freestyle and Backstroke without stopping.

Class Dates & Times 



  • 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