Swimming

Swim Lessons

Learn to swim in our warm water therapy pool!

Learn to Swim Classes

Learn to Swim Classes are designed for children 4 through 10 years old who are not quite ready to explore the bigger pools.  The 92- degree water temperature and small environment eases the fear associated with water.  Our instructors are certified through the American Red Cross and our classes are based upon the American Red Cross swimming progression.  There are six children per class and parents may join their child in the water.  Classes meet one time per week for 30 minutes.  Cost is $65.00 for eight-week session.   Registration opens about two weeks prior to classes starting.

Swim Lesson Session Dates

To register for a class contact the Aquatics Supervisor at 309.686.1177 or complete the online registration form by clicking the appropriate link below


Parent Tot Swim Classes

Parent Tot Classes are designed to introduce your tot to the water environment.  The 92-degree temperature eases the fear associated with water.  Classes involve water adjustment, readiness skill instruction, songs and games and a positive interactive activity between parent(s) and tot.  A physician consent form may be required.  Our instructors are certified through the American Cross and our classes are based upon the American Red Cross swimming progression.  There are eight children per class; classes meet one time per week for 30 minutes.  Cost is $50.00 for eight-week sessions.  Registration opens two weeks prior to class starting.Parent Tot Swim Class



Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills - No Prerequisites


Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills 
Prerequisites- Level 1 completed or has the following skills:Blow bubbles while bobbing 5 times * Front float (10 seconds) * Back float (10 seconds) * Comfortable with front crawl * Glide 2 body lengths on stomach * Learning to tread water * Comfortable with Chicken-Airplane-Soldier


Level 3 Stroke Development 
Prerequisites - Level 2 completed or has the following skills: Bob (10 times) * Front crawl with breathing (full length & back) * Back crawl (full length & back) * Tread (15 seconds or more) * Knee surface dive with face in water * Retrieve an object from pool bottom (4 or 5 feet deep) * Torpedo 2 body lengths * Front float then roll to back float (both directions) * Familiar with back glide

Additional Aquatic Programs 

Adaptive Learn to Swim 

Semi-Private, Private, and Adaptive Swim Lessons are available for children 4 years old through 10 years of age.  Lessons will address skill levels I-Introduction to Water Skills, II-Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills and III-Stroke Development.  Our instructors are certified through the American Red Cross and classes are based upon the American Red Cross swimming progression.  Cost is $90.00 for semi-private/adaptive lessons and $150.00 for private/adaptive lessons.  Lessons are scheduled one time per week, for eight weeks, for 30 minutes according to instructor availability. For information or to register, contact the Aquatics Supervisor at 309.686.1177, ext. 2221.

Splashercise

Splashercise is a warm water exercise class for children with disabilities or specific diagnoses age six through eighteen.  The class is led by a licensed therapist who will focus on age-appropriate strengthening, range of motion and stretching, weight bearing, balance and endurance activities in a warm water medium.  Participants who will benefit from the class may include children or adolescents with status post orthopedic surgery, juvenile arthritis, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, diabetes and asthma.  Participants must be able to maintain head above water and stand in 3-4 feet of water (exceptions may be made for certain diagnoses).  A physician consent form is required.  Cost is $65.00 for six-week sessions.  Classes are on Tuesday at 5:15-6:00 p.m.To register for a class contact the Aquatics Supervisor at 309.686.1177


Open Swim

Open swim is available for children and adults with disabilities and other special needs who have received aquatic therapy services at Easterseals.  For additional information, contact the Aquatics Supervisor at 309.686.1177, ext. 2221.

Family Open Swim $3 child / $5 adult / $10 family
Friday  6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Adult Open Swim $5 adult
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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