Best Swim Schools and Swimming Lessons in Chicago for Kids

Safety meets fun at the British Swim School. Photo courtesy of the school
Safety meets fun at the British Swim School. Photo courtesy of the school

Safety, fun, or fitness: There are lots of reasons that parents want kids to learn how to swim. Luckily, there are lots of swim schools in the Chicago area that can help parents do just that. Wait for summer or get started anytime—these centers are indoors, open year-round, and hold lessons in heated pools. From babies to toddlers to reluctant swimmers, there are swim lessons and classes for kids of all ages and abilities in every part of town.

And once your kids know how to safely and skillfully navigate the water, they can graduate from the splash pad to a visit to your favorite pool, family-friendly beach, or even a thrilling water park.

Places featured in this article:


Lincoln Square Athletic Club

West Loop Athletic Club

Goldfish Swim School Roscoe Village

Goldfish Swim School Wicker Park

Goldfish Swim School Evanston

Goldfish Swim School Park Ridge

Goldfish Swim School Elmhurst

British Swim School Oakbrook Terrace/Villa Park

British Swim School- FFC Lakeview East

British Swim School- FFC Gold Coast

British Swim School- LA Fitness South Loop

British Swim School- LA Fitness Hyde Park

Big Blue Swim School Chicago

Big Blue Swim School Buffalo Grove

Big Blue Swim School Hoffman Estates

Big Blue Swim School Wilmette

Foss Swim School Lakeview

Foss Swim School Elmwood Park

Chicago Swim School Arlington Heights

Chicago Swim School Mokena

LifeTime Fitness Bloomingdale

LifeTime Fitness Old Orchard
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