Mundelein Park & Recreation District offers year-round swim lessons for beginners to swimmers with advanced skills at our indoor pool. During the summer season, swim lessons are also available at our Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center. Questions about the program or swim levels? Call 847.388.5436
Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) and Starfish Swimming Programs at Mundelein Park District
SAI offers nationally-recognized swim instruction for children and adults of all ages and abilities.
Parent & Baby (Ages 6-17 months), and Parent & Tot (Ages 18-36 months) : An instructor will guide you and your baby/tot in games and activities engineered to teach respect for the water as well as how to play safely and have fun. Required: One adult in the water with a child, swim diapers, and tight-fitting pants or swimsuit. Click to register.
Preschool Learn to Swim (Ages 3-5): Designed to develop a high comfort level in the water and a readiness to swim for children ages 3–12. For those that are developmentally ready, it will teach functional swim skills. The main subjects covered include trust and submersion, body position and air recovery, forward movement and direction change, rotary movement, and integrated movement. Click to register.
Youth Learn to Swim (Ages 6-12): Designed to develop a high comfort level in the water and a readiness to swim for children ages 3–12. For those that are developmentally ready, it will teach functional swim skills. The main subjects covered include trust and submersion, body position and air recovery, forward movement and direction change, rotary movement, and integrated movement. Click to register.
Stroke School (Ages 6-12): This course is for students of all ages who have achieved the GREEN Swim School benchmarks. Students refine freestyle and learn stroke techniques for backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly and develop endurance. Click to register for Stroke School. Click to register.
Young Adult Swim (Ages 13-16): This course is designed to improve comfort and skill in the water, regardless of past swimming experience. Students work toward developing the five basic core swimming competencies using principles of young adult learning. Click to register.
Private Lessons: Children and adults alike can sign up for private or semi-private swim lessons! These lessons are 30 minutes in length and will focus on individualized attention based on the needs of the student. These lessons are scheduled based on the availability of your schedule. Contact Erica DeLuca, Aquatics Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
“Instructors work on getting kids to not be afraid of the water and show them how easy it is to swim”
“Friendly staff! Helped my kids feel confident in the water”
“All of the staff have made the program exciting for my granddaughter to love coming and want to swim”
“How friendly and patient everyone is in teaching swim lessons. My son loves to come every week and has been for 4 years.”
“Instructors are very welcoming and our children look forward to coming to their lessons”
Hi, my name is Adine and I have been teaching since July of 2021. I have learned that I love to teach between the ages of 4-7 years old. This age group is just so enthusiastic and fun to work with! My favorite skill to teach is floats because it brings me joy to see students being able to do them on their own.
My name is Alex, and I have been teaching since August of 2020. I love teaching Stroke School and my favorite age group to work with is ages 10-12. Kids at this age are so funny and I love to joke around with them! My favorite skill to teach is streamlines because it’s super fun to do and kids always end up laughing!
Hi, my name is Bridget and I’ve been teaching since January of 2020. My favorite age group to teach is ages 3-6 because it’s super fun to teach them the beginnings/basics of swimming! My favorite skill to teach is floating because it’s super fun and relaxing!
My name is Jordan, I have been teaching since November 2020. My favorite age group to teach is 5-8 because they come to lessons always excited and ready to learn new skills. My favorite skill to teach is back floats because I love to just relax on top of the water!
My name is Maddie and I have been teaching since August of 2021. My favorite age group to teach is preschoolers to elementary school kids because they bring so much joy and excitement to my day! My favorite skill to teach is movements of the arms and feet!
My name is Sarah and I’ve been a swim instructor since August of 2021. My favorite group to teach are the preschool to elementary school because I love interacting with the younger group, their enthusiasm and smile brightens my day. Also, my favorite skill to teach is front float because it gets them to be more comfortable to put their face in the water.
My name is Tania and I have been instructing since October of 2020. My favorite age group to teach is 6-8-year-olds because they are more comfortable with independent swimming. My favorite skill to teach is side-glide because it’s an important skill to have when swimming freestyle.