Gold Coast at FFC

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Gold Coast at FFC

Offering you easy access via Lakeshore Drive located just southeast of the intersection of Clark and Maple, the British Swim School program operating inside the Fitness Formula Club offers a variety of small group classes to suit the littlest of beginners.

Our unique program is taught inside this fitness club’s pool. This facility features on-deck family changing room, secured parking attached to the building, and a cafe for post-swimming snacks and drinks. Plus, you will work with the area’s best instructors.

Located in the beautiful Gold Coast neighborhood with secure discounted parking ($4/2 hours), this pool is the perfect destination for your little one or family to learn to swim with us.

Private, Semi-private and Special Ability classes available, please call our office today for specific times and openings.

Contact our regional office: 708-613-5179

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

We teach lessons year round.

For your convenience, MasterCard and Visa are accepted by our automatic monthly payment system. If you are looking for Private lessons, Semi-Private lessons, Adult classes or Special Abilities Lessons, please call our office for special arrangements. For special large group rates such as after-school programs, day camps, and other large group visit requests, please call as well.

Office Hours

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday Closed

Pool Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday Closed

Class Pricing & Fees

We offer classes and pricing to suit your family's needs.

Small Group

$ 29 Per Class

Lessons Once a Week

Small Group

$ 2640 Per Class

Lessons Twice a Week

Fee Details

  • One Group class per week is $29 in all Downtown Chicago Locations, $26 in our Skokie location and $23.00 in our JCC Bernard Horwich location.
  • Each additional sibling receives 20%* savings off the 1x per week rate at all locations except the JCC Bernard Horwich location which receives 10% off.
  • We feel strongly about helping our students learn 3x faster, and frequency of swim matters. Take 2 lessons a week (or more) and receive a 20%* savings at all locations except the JCC Bernard Horwich location with receives 10% off. This discount is not applicable to the swim team or pre-team.
  • All our lessons are 30 minutes long and are conducted in small groups (1:3 or 1:4 ratio, Tadpole and stroke development 1:6, Adult lessons are 1:2).
  • Swim Team training is twice a week, and each class is 60 minutes long. A third class is optional and has a 20% discount off the tuition rates.
  • Adult group classes are $50 and adult lessons are a ratio of 2:1 as we set goals and customize each program for our adult students.
  • As payment, we accept Visa and MasterCard. Your card will be debited automatically around the 24th of each month for the following month’s lessons.
  • All programs are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Can’t make a class, contact us to learn more about our make-up policy.
  • The first month is paid upon enrollment on a pro rated basis.
  • Annual Membership Fee: $40 per family and due upon enrollment.
  • Depending on the calendar month, the number of classes may vary.
  • Discounts on multiple students and multiple classes cannot be combined.
  • Employment discounts cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • We do offer a corporate discount for the following companies: Local Police Firemen & Emergency Services, Teachers, Military (active), University of Chicago, City of Chicago Employees, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Northwestern Medicine Rush Hospital. Employment discounts will only take effect after the verification process & cannot be retroactively applied to an account.
  • For parents with busy or changing schedules, please call about our banked lesson program! (8 pack of drop-in lessons). These lessons must be called in to reserve your spot on the active calendar week.
  • JCC Members get free Annual Membership Fees at all JCC locations and qualify for a 10% discount at all BSS locations in Downtown Chicago or Skokie excluding JCC Horwich.

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Female swim teacher with three young students.


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Best swim company I’ve ever worked with. My timid unconfident swimmers blossomed into confident and brave fish under the instruction of kind, patient and attentive staff. Can’t speak highly enough!

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