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When to Start Swimming Lessons in Chicago: What Every Parent Should Know

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Many families wonder when to start swimming lessons in Chicago. Our advice? Enroll your child in swimming lessons as soon as possible. Tragically, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children aged 1-4 and the second leading cause for children under age 14.

Enrolling your child in swimming lessons between the ages of 3-months and 4-years is the most effective way to help them acclimate to water. Most importantly, our learn-to-swim program will teach your child the survival skills they need to stay safe around the water.

For Chicago families, swimming lessons are a great way to ensure your child can always approach the water with safety and confidence.

Offering Swim Classes for People of All Ages

Are you looking for a swim school in Chicago? At British Swim School, we offer a variety of swimming classes for infants, toddlers, kids, and adults. Our program is designed for every experience level, making it the perfect fit for those just starting to advanced swimmers building upon their existing skills.

Our highly trained instructors are uniquely qualified to help anyone feel comfortable around the water. And with interactive teaching techniques, learning to swim has never been easier — or more fun!

We offer year-round swimming lessons for people of all ages throughout the Chicago area, including:

  • “Parent & Me” style classes for infants and toddlers ages 3-months to 3 years. Swimmers learn to become comfortable and independent in the water while learning basic water survival techniques, such as floating.
  • Water acclimation and water survival classes for kids ages 3-years and older. We place children into swim classes based on their age and ability, with water safety at the forefront of every lesson.
  • Stroke development classes for older children who have mastered the water survival techniques, including pre-teens, teens, and young adults.

No matter which class your child starts at British Swim School, they’ll have a blast. Our child-friendly instructors pack each class full of games and activities that keep students entertained as they learn to swim.

Find a Warm, Indoor Pool Near You

British Swim School welcomes students of all ages with learn-to-swim classes to suit the needs of your family. Contact us today to learn more about our program. Otherwise, find a location and register online today!

We welcome families from Chicago, Evanston, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, and the surrounding communities!

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