Swim Lessons

The Kankakee Valley Park District’s swim lesson program is for swimmers of all ages and abilities. On the second day of lessons
parents will receive a parent letter, which gives information on each specific level. For those who have been in a previous swim
lesson program, please sign your child up for lessons according to a previous swim lesson report card. Before registering for a
swim lesson, review your child’s previous lesson history and age limitations of class. Classes fill quickly and transferring from one
level to another is not always possible. If you have questions, please ask at the Registration Desk. Registration will close 3
business days prior to the start of the class. Please note the time and dates of your lesson. No refunds or make-ups will be
given for classes missed or forgotten. The park district reserves the right to combine class levels if deemed appropriate.

Instructors: Splash Valley Staff

Cancellations and Class Transfers

Cancellations will not be honored for classes missed or forgotten. A cancellation or transfer will only be considered when a form is submitted in writing to the office seven or more business days prior to the beginning of the session. Forms are available at the registration office. You may submit a written request with the following information:

  • Participant’s name, address and phone number
  • Class level, session dates and class time
  • Name, address, and phone number of person requesting the transfer or refund
  • Reason for cancellation. All requests will be date-stamped and processed as received.
  • Child must attempt two classes before cancellation will even be considered.

What to bring

  • Swim suit already on child
  • Towel

What not to bring

  • Swimming aids such as lifejackets, water wings or flippers
  • Snorkel masks that cover the nose

On the first day… Please arrive 15 minutes early. Guardians may wait for their swimmers in the concessions area. It is important to keep the pool deck clear so the instructor can have your swimmer’s full attention during the class time. Please stay for the entire swimmer’s class, in case of emergency where consent is required.

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are provided according to Learn to Swim criteria with a 2:1 student/instructor ratio.

Instructor: Splash Valley Staff. Location: All classes held at Splash Valley Aquatic Park.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
5-16 Tuesday & Thursday, June 16 – July 9 7:10 pm – 7:40 pm $55 226006-01
Tuesday & Thursday, Jun 14 – Aug 6 7:10 pm – 7:40 pm 226006-02

 

Private Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are provided according to Learn to Swim criteria with a 1:1 student/instructor ratio.

Instructor: Splash Valley Staff. Location: All classes held at Splash Valley Aquatic Park.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
5+ Tuesday & Thursday, June 16 – July 9 7:50 pm – 8:20 pm $70 226007-01
5+ Tuesday & Thursday, July 14 – Aug 6 7:50 pm – 8:20 pm $70 226007-02

 

Intro to Competitive Swimming

This class is designed for swimmers that have completed Learn to Swim Level 6 and want to take the next step in the pool.
Swimmers will be able to develop their technique of stroke mechanics, stream line positions and also improve their endurance
while in a more competitive setting.

Instructor: Splash Valley Staff. Location: All classes held at Splash Valley Aquatic Park.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
6-17 Tuesday & Thursday, June 16 – July 9 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm $55 226008-01
Tuesday & Thursday, July 14 – Aug 6 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm 226008-02

 

Aqua Aerobics Class

This class provides participants with an invigorating workout through cardio and strength training. All genders and ages are
invited to try out this low resistance class. Please bring a towel and water bottle with you to class.

Instructor: Splash Valley Staff

Ages Days Time Fee Code
16+ Tuesday, June 16 – July 7 9:15 – 10:00 am $20 246300-01
Tuesday, July 14 – Aug 4 7:10 – 8:00 am $20 246300-02

 

Sunrise Yoga

This class is designed to build strength and stamina as well as center the mind and create more flexibility within the body. The class will begin slowly to warm the body, them move into more challenging poses with guidance from the instructor. This class will be suitable
to the beginning student to the more advanced.

Instructor: Nancy Waldschmidt

Ages Days Time Fee Code
12+ Tuesday, June 25 – July 16 9:15 – 10:00 am $30 266401-01

 

Parent/Tot-Shrimp

Swim instructors will facilitate the lesson while parents act as the main instructor for the class. This class helps to develop comfort in the water, water adjustment, entering and exiting the water, front and back kick, safety skills, swimming readiness, floating with assistance, putting face in water, and blowing bubbles.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
1 - 3
(without parent or adult)
Monday – Thursday, June 15 – June 25 8:30 am – 9:00 am $40 266001-01
9:10 am – 9:40 am 266001-02
Monday – Thursday, June 29 – July 9 8:30 am – 9:00 am 266001-03
9:10 am – 9:40 am 266001-04
Monday – Thursday, July 13 – July 23 8:30 am – 9:00 am 266001-05
9:10 am – 9:40 am 266001-06
Monday – Thursday, July 27 – Aug 6 8:30 am – 9:00 am 266001-07
9:10 am – 9:40 am 266001-08

Saturday, June 20 – August 15

8:30 am – 9:00 am 266001-09
9:10 am – 9:40 am 266001-10

Saturday, June 20 – August 15
No class July 4, 2015

 

Tiny Tot 1-Seahorses

This level focuses on water adjustment, water entry and exit, supported front and back floats, bubble blowing, putting the face in the water for 3 seconds, alternation of arms, front and back kicks, and safety skills.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
3 - 5
(without parent or adult)
Monday – Thursday, June 15 – June 25 8:30 am – 9:00 am $40 216000-01
9:10 am – 9:40 am 216000-02
Monday – Thursday, June 29 – July 9 8:30 am – 9:00 am 216000-03
9:10 am – 9:40 am 216000-04
Monday – Thursday, July 13 – July 23 8:30 am – 9:00 am 216000-05
9:10 am – 9:40 am 216000-06
Monday – Thursday, July 27 – Aug 6 8:30 am – 9:00 am 216000-07
9:10 am – 9:40 am 216000-08

Saturday, June 20 – August 15

8:30 am – 9:00 am 216000-09
9:10 am – 9:40 am 216000-10

Saturday, June 20 – August 15
No class July 4, 2015

 

Tiny Tot 2-Guppies

This level focuses on entering the pool with minimal hesitation, minimal supported front and back floats, blowing bubbles for 5 seconds, fully submerging face and head in water, alternation of arms, front and back kicks, and safety skills.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
3 - 5
(without parent or adult)
Monday – Thursday, June 15 – June 25 8:30 am – 9:00 am $40 216001-01
9:10 am – 9:40 am 216001-02
Monday – Thursday, June 29 – July 9 8:30 am – 9:00 am 216001-03
9:10 am – 9:40 am 216001-04
Monday – Thursday, July 13 – July 23 8:30 am – 9:00 am 216001-05
9:10 am – 9:40 am 216001-06
Monday – Thursday, July 27 – Aug 6 8:30 am – 9:00 am 216001-07
9:10 am – 9:40 am 216001-08

Saturday, June 20 – August 15

8:30 am – 9:00 am 216001-09
9:10 am – 9:40 am 216001-10

Saturday, June 20 – August 15
No class July 4, 2015

 

Level I-Rays

This level focuses on entering the pool with confidence, unsupported back and front float for 5 seconds, full submersion of face in water and blowing bubbles, arm reaches (introduction of front crawl arms), front and back kicks, introduction to front stroke, introduction to backstroke, and safety skills.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
5 - 16 Monday – Thursday, June 15 – June 25 8:30 am – 9:10 am $40 226000-01
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226000-02
Monday – Thursday, June 29 – July 9 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226000-03
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226000-04
Monday – Thursday, July 13 – July 23 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226000-05
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226000-06
Monday – Thursday, July 27 – Aug 6 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226000-07
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226000-08
Saturday, June 20 – August 15 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226000-09
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226000-10

Saturday, June 20 – August 15
No class July 4, 2015

 

Level II-Minnows

This level focuses on building confidence in the water, unsupported back and front float, underwater bobs, arm reaches, front and back kicks with kickboard, front and back glides, front and back stroke 10ft with assistance, retrieval of underwater objects, and safety skills.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
5 - 16 Monday – Thursday, June 15 – June 25 8:30 am – 9:10 am $40 226001-01
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226001-02
Monday – Thursday, June 29 – July 9 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226000-03
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226000-04
Monday – Thursday, July 13 – July 23 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226001-04
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226001-05
Monday – Thursday, July 27 – Aug 6 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226001-06
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226001-07
Saturday, June 20 – Aug 15 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226001-08
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226001-09

Saturday, June 20 – Aug 15
No class July 4, 2015

 

Level III-Ducks

This level focuses on entering deep water with confidence, establishing complete independence from instructor, front and back float, rotary breathing, front and back stroke 15ft without assistance, elementary backstroke 15ft without assistance, introduction to breaststroke, butterfly kicking, and safety skills.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
5 - 16 Monday – Thursday, June 15 – June 25 8:30 am – 9:10 am $40 226002-01
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226002-02
Monday – Thursday, June 29 – July 9 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226000-03
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226000-04
Monday – Thursday, July 13 – July 23 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226002-05
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226002-06
Monday – Thursday, July 27 – Aug 6 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226002-07
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226002-08

Saturday, June 20 – August 15
No class July 4, 2015

8:30 am – 9:10 am 226002-09
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226002-10

 

Level IV-Frogs

This level focuses on building confidence in deep water, rotary breathing, front and back stroke whole length of pool without assistance, elementary backstroke whole length of pool without assistance, breaststroke, open turns in pool, introduction to diving, and safety skills.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
5 - 16 Monday – Thursday, June 15 – June 25 8:30 am – 9:10 am $40 226003-01
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226003-02
Monday – Thursday, June 29 – July 9 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226003-03
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226003-04
Monday – Thursday, July 13 – July 23 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226003-05
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226003-06
Monday – Thursday, July 27 – Aug 6 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226003-07
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226003-08

Saturday, June 20 – Aug 15
No class July 4, 2015

8:30 am – 9:10 am 226003-09
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226003-10

 

Level V-Fish

This level focuses on refining mechanics of strokes including the front stroke, back stroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, endurance of strokes, introduction to butterfly, introduction to flip turns, diving, feet first surface dive, and safety skills.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
5 - 16 Monday – Thursday, June 15 – June 25 8:30 am – 9:10 am $40 226004-01
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226004-02
Monday – Thursday, June 29 – July 9 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226004-03
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226004-04
Monday – Thursday, July 13 – July 23 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226004-05
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226004-06
Monday – Thursday, July 27 – Aug 6 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226003-07
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226003-08
Saturday, June 20 – August 15
No class July 4, 2015
8:30 am – 9:10 am 226003-09
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226003-10

 

Level VI-Sharks

This level focuses on refining mechanics of strokes including the front stroke, back stroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, endurance of strokes, introduction to butterfly, introduction to flip turns, diving, feet first surface dive, and safety skills.

Ages Days Time Fee Code
5 - 16 Monday – Thursday, June 15 – June 25 8:30 am – 9:10 am $40 226005-01
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226005-02
Monday – Thursday, June 29 – July 9 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226004-03
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226004-04
Monday – Thursday, July 13 – July 23 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226005-05
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226005-06
Monday – Thursday, July 27 – Aug 6 8:30 am – 9:10 am 226005-07
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226005-08
Saturday, June 20 – August 15
No class July 4, 2015
8:30 am – 9:10 am 226005-09
9:20 am – 10:00 am 226005-10