Elgin and Elk Grove have homeschool swim and/or gym classes. Other park districts offer theses as well, or are willing to if you just ask and have a small group ready to enroll.
Many of the classes I come across started because a homeschooler asked or initiated it. It is amazing what people are willing to arrange for you if you just ask, so grab a couple other homeschool families and explore your options!
Home school swim lessons are starting up again at the Elk Grove Park District in September!
The fall session will be 8 weeks, beginning the week of 9/14 and ending the week of 11/2.
The cost is $58 per student (which is a great deal at only $7.25 per class).
New this session will be an open swim in the Lagoon for all the kids enrolled in the lessons.
This open swim time is included in the cost.
That means you are getting a 40 minute lesson AND 30 minutes of open swim. Not to mention a great opportunity to make new friends and meet up with old ones. (Thank you Deb D’Onofrio ).
Here’s how it looks:
12:30 – 1:10 Lesson A: #71935
*1:15 – 1:45 Open swim for those enrolled in lessons A & B
1:50 – 2:30 Lesson B: #71936
1:00 – 1:40 Lesson C: #71937
*1:40 – 2:10 Open swim for those enrolled in lesson C
Register online @ www.elkgroveparks.org
Or call 847/593-6248 –pool office
Or the Pavilion Front Desk 847/437-9494
*You don’t need to register for the open swim since it is included in your lesson cost.
Please note that we do need a minimum of 10 students per lesson and a minimum of 4 students per swim level (maximum is 6 students per level/teacher). Classes and/or levels may be canceled or combined due to low enrollment.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb D’Onofrio at 847/690-1406.
Hey Home Schoolers—we have the perfect way to add physical
fitness and socialization time to your curriculum. Our Gym & Swim
program features a one-hour swim lesson and one-hour physical
education class each week. A variety of sports and cooperative
games will be played in our gym time. Meet in the gym on first day!!
Fee: $54R/ $64NR
This program is for youth ages 5-15 years
Two swim classes coming up just for homeschoolers:
Norris Center Swim Club:
St. Charles, IL
*Ages 4 and below classes are 30 to 45 minutes + playtime
$72.00 for 8 week sessions
*Ages 5 and over classes are 45 minutes to 1 hour + playtime
$88.00 for 8 week sessions
Class time is Thursdays from 1:15 to 2:15, they can add classes as the program grows.
Starting March 4, 2010
Elk Grove Park District:
Beginning April 6th and 8th for 8 weeks.
The cost is $46 per child.
Tues April 6 – May 25
12:40 – 1:20pm #67949
1:30 – 2:10pm #67950
Thurs April 8 – May 27
You can register by phone (847.437.9494) or in person at the Pavilion (1000 Wellington Ave. Elk Grove, IL 60007)
A great way for kids to get some exercise and exposure to team sports is a local gym and swim class.
Park Districts have started offering these during the school day, geared just for homeschoolers. If yours does not already do so, you might want to contact them and see if they would consider it. Many places are glad to put their staff and facilities to good use during some of their regular off hours, for a reasonable price.
Two that already offer various gym, swim, or art classes:
Elk Grove —
It’s time to register for the Elk Grove Park District homeschool swimming lessons and art classes.
- Classes begin January 4th and go through February 25th (8 weeks).
- Registration begins December 1st.
- Swim lessons are $48 per student and art classes are $57 per student.
- You can register by phone at 847-437-9494, or in person at 1000 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove, IL 60007
- Various classes for kids from 3-12 years old.
- Art on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and swim on Tuesday and Thursday
- Call for specific times and registration
Please note that participants must be registered at least one week prior to the start of the class to ensure that the class has enough children to meet the minimum requirements. Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and the registration office will contact you in case of a wait list.
If you have other questions, please feel free to contact the staff listed below:
Art/Special Events Coordinator
Phone: (847) 690-1184
Pavilion Swimming Coordinator
Phone: (847) 690-1406
Also, in Elgin —
Gym and Swim classes (one hour of each, generally grouped by similar ages)
- These classes meet from January 12/13/14 through March 16/17/18 (10 weeks)
- Meeting on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 1-3 at The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way.
- Fees are $54 for residents and $64 for non-residents.
- They tend to be quite flexible with partial enrollments as well.
For more details contact:
Youth and Teen Coordinator
City of Elgin Parks and Recreation
847-531-7017 – phone