Swim Lessons and Restore Illinois

Traditional, session based swim lessons and private swim lessons are available indoors at FitNation Gurnee (1655 Nations Drive).  Small class ratios and additional safety precautions are taken to align with the Governor's 5 phase Restore Illinois Plan. Swim School is temporarily unavailable. Monthly payments for our Swim School program are currently on hold.  

Traditional Swim Lessons

Traditional lessons are offered for a defined number of classes and fees are paid in full at time of registration. Students will go through a swim test to determine their appropriate starting level on the first day of class. They will advance by passing various skills. Swim lessons are available for participants 5 to 16 years of age.

Features of Traditional Swim Lessons at FitNation:

  • Fees are paid in full at time of registration 
  • 5 ft. depth and 21yd length pool for advanced skills.
  • 87 degree water ideal for lap swimming
  • Parent viewing area
  • No makeup dates

Level 1: ages 6 months - 2 years

Each child is exposed to the pool to experience supported movement, coordinated arm and leg movement while gaining confidence in the water.

Level 2: ages 2-4 years

Children learn coordinated arm and leg movements with use of water noodles and other instructional equipment. Life jacket use for infants and toddlers will be reviewed. Upon completion of this program, your child can advance to the Little Swimmers program if they are at least 3 years old.

Note: Only one parent is allowed in the water per child, but can rotate the parent throughout the session.

Sign up for Swim With Me

Children learn primary swimming and age-appropriate safety skillsalong with coordinated water movementsand basic swimming skills. Approximate 3:1student/instructor ratio. All three skill levels are taught during each time slot.

Sign up for Little Swimmers

The Learn to Swim program helps participants progress from beginner to advanced swimming skills. Fundamental body positions, breath control, basic strokes, and age-appropriate safety skills will be taught. Children are divided into age and skill level the first day of class. Approximate 4:1 student/instructor ratio. All four skill levels are taught during each time slot.

Sign up for Learn to Swim 

This program will introduce more advanced swim strokes such as butterfly and sidestroke while simultaneously increasing lap distance and teaching lap lane etiquette, endurance, speed, diving, drills, and starts. Students in Swim Academy are divided into skill level the first day of class. Swimmers have the option to participate in a GPD swim meet.

Sign up for Swim Academy

This class is excellent for a first-time swimmer or someone training for a triathlon, plus everyone in between! You will work at your own pace and learn personal safety skills and strokes from our certified swim instructors.

Call Aquatics Manager, Diane DeLorenzo 847-599-3753 to register for private lessons. 

Private Swim Lessons

  • Taught by your preferred instructor based on your preferences
  • Lessons can be tailored to your needs or follow the same curriculum as our other swim programs
  • Multiple classes available per week
  • Price is $30 for a 30 minute lesson
  • Offered exclusively at FitNation for students ages 3 years and up

Sign up for Private Swim Lessons

  • Taught by your preferred instructor based on your preferences
  • Lessons can be tailored to your needs or follow the same curriculum as our other swim programs
  • Multiple classes available per week
  • Price is $30 for a 30 minute lesson
  • Offered exclusively at FitNation for adults 18 years of age and older

Sign up for Private Swim Lessons

  • Offered for a defined number of lessons
  • Fees are paid in full at time of registration 
  • Available on Sundays in Fall, Winter, and Spring session for participants 5 to 14 years of age
  • Curriculum follows the same guidelines as our other swim program options
  • An instructor will be assigned to the student

Sign up for Private Swim Lessons

Swim School at FitNation

Swim School at FitNation is temporarily unavailable. All memberships have been placed on hold. Previous Swim School students are welcome to participate in traditional swim lessons.