Swim Club

Swim Club

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If you would like to start a class mid-session we will prorate the registration fee. Just ask! 

Before your first class: 
Download the Aquatics Policy and Liability waiver that must be signed on the first day of class. Please bring in completed to speed up the registration process.  

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Galter LifeCenter’s Swim Club program provides a progressive swimming pathway for individuals who have graduated from the Learn-to-Swim program and are able and ready to begin swimming in the West Lap Pool. The program is led by experienced and certified competitive coaches dedicated to improving students’ technique, stroke development and endurance.

Students must be able to perform all of the skills taught in the preceding Swim Club group before being allowed to participate in higher-level classes.

Curriculums for the Swim Club program include:

Swim Club 1

  • Swimming multiple lengths in a 25 yard pool
  • Performing the front crawl with lateral breathing for 25 yards
  • Performing the backstroke for 25 yards
  • Gaining a basic understanding of breast stroke, kick and pull
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Swim Club 2

  • Performing the front crawl with lateral breathing for multiple lengths in a 25 yard pool
  • Performing the backstroke for multiple lengths in a 25 yard pool
  • Performing the breaststroke for multiple lengths in a 25 yard pool
  • Gaining a basic understanding of the dolphin kick
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Swim Club 3

Swim Club 3 is a “swim team” setting that gives students the opportunity to develop competitive swimming skills in a fun, supportive environment.

What to expect in Swim Club 3:

  • Practices that are 1 hour in length
  • Timed sets and drills
  • Learning how to use the pace clock
  • Swimming multiple laps without stopping

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For your reference:

  • Swim Club 1 and 2 are 45 minutes classes. Swim Club 3 is a 1 hour practice.
  • Classes take place in the West Pool
  • Class size is 5 participants to 1 instructor 
  • Parents and guardians will sit outside the pool deck in the observation area
  • Each parent-child participant is allowed one free make-up class per session. Make up classes are held in the week following the end of the regular class schedule, at the same time and day as your current class.
Pool area rules for children and parents
  • To comply with Illinois health and safety regulations, everyone must shower before entering the pool.
  • Food, street shoes and cell phone use are not allowed on the pool deck. Drinks with twist tops are allowed.
  • When taking a picture please ask the instructor for permission and photograph your child only.
  • If your child is not potty trained please be sure they wear water proof diapers designed for swimming.  
  • Videotaping is not permitted. 
  • All children on the pool deck must be supervised by an adult.

Locker Room Policy for Children
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in the locker rooms at all times.
  • Children four years old and younger can accompany a parent/guardian in the locker room, regardless of the child's gender but we ask that the parent/guardian use the designated family changing area of the locker rooms to change the child.
  • Children over four years of age will need to be accompanied by a same gender parent/guardian in the locker room. Otherwise they must use the family changing rooms located near the West Pool. 

For more information on our aquatics programs contact Vannessa Gabor at 773-878-9936, ext. 8015, or email vgabor@SwedishCovenant.org.

773-878-9936, ext. 8015 

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