Private Swim Lessons
in Chicago , IL

If you look at a map of the greater Chicagoland area, what do you notice? There’s water everywhere! From catching some waves on Lake Michigan to boating on any one of the Chain O Lakes, your family has a wide range of opportunities to get out there and make a splash. In Chicago and the suburbs, learning water safety skills is one of the best gifts you can give a child.

With Sunsational Swim School, our private swim lessons throughout Chicago and the “collar counties” help learners of all ages—from infant to adult!—gain the skills for being safer in and around the water, whether at a local swimming pool or in their own backyard.

You’ll soon see the difference between less-effective, crowded group swimming classes at the community pool and individualized, private swimming lessons with your Sunsational swim teacher in Chicago. With our Learn-to-Swim Guarantee package, you can be confident that your child will demonstrate measurable progress in our program—or we’ll give you up to four free lessons to help them perform our “Sunsational Safety Sequence.” In other words, your swimmer will make progress not in months or even years, but rather in a matter of weeks.

If you or your child already know how to swim and are thinking about swimming as a competitive sport in Chicago, we will gladly schedule you for private lessons with a current or former swim coach who can improve your technique in the four competitive strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly) and help you get the race times you’re looking for!

Popular Swimming Lesson Programs

Your baby can begin to learn water safety skills—it’s never too early to start!
Our private classes can help your child achieve—and exceed—their swimming goals.
Our one-on-one lessons help your teen pickup the basics of swim with comfortable guidance.
Our lessons help even the most reluctant adults to conquer their fears.
Our trained private instructors can help students with autism, sensory challenges, ADHD, physical disabilities and more.
Our private swim lessons by expert coaches get advanced swimmers ready for competition, tests and triathlons & more.

Why are Chicago Swim Lessons so important?

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in the U.S among children under 14
9 out of 10 drowning deaths occur while a caregiver is present.
75% of children are missing from sight for only five minutes or less
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Benefits of Private Swimming Lessons in Chicago

Our Priority Is Water Safety

Our Chicago swim lessons focus on helping kids know how to find the side of the pool, turn around, and reach the wall, because drownings occur most frequently when a child can’t safely exit the water after falling into the pool.

Scheduling at Your Convenience

Anytime is the right time for a Sunsational Swim Lesson! Are you an adult that is finally ready to conquer your fear of the water but you need a class after work hours? Or maybe you have a toddler that would do well with early morning classes instead of during naptime? We can do that!

Lesson Plans Tailored to You

Because each swimmer approaches the water differently, our teachers use a personalized, gentle progression to help children and adults overcome their nervousness and smoothly gain the skills needed to be safer in and around the water. We’ve seen such remarkable results with our method that, here at Sunsational Swim, we provide a Learn-to-Swim Guarantee package for ages 3 and up (infant and toddler lessons not included).

You Choose the Location

Your family is busy! Why battle Chicago-area traffic, driving from Evanston to Northbrook, only to sit through crowded, impersonal swimming lessons? Instead, when you work with a Sunsational Swim instructor, you can have a private swim class at your home or favorite community pool.

How does Sunsational Swim Work

  • 1
    Register Online
    Tell us your needs so we can match you with the perfect Sunsational Instructor
  • 2
    Get Matched
    Shortly after registering we introduce you to your hand selected instructor who will contact you to schedule lessons
  • 3
    Get Started
    Dive in and begin reaching your swimming goals!

Sunsational Clients Love Our Swimming Lessons

Rated 4.9/5 Stars From Over 900+ Reviews
Julia is great. She is patient and very friendly which makes it easier for older customers to feel good about learning as adults. She communicates continuously and keeps track of the weather to ensure lessons are conducted under safe weather during this rainy/hurricane season here in Orlando. She is also very flexible to her client needs when it comes to rescheduling sessions. Extremely happy. Thanks
Customer Review On yelp
Sam has been an incredibly patient and kind swim instructor for my 10-month-old boy. He's been eased into all the new lessons and really enjoys his time in the pool! I couldn't have asked for a better swim instructor!
Jennifer P on yelp
Nick has been very nice , professional and clever in teaching our 5 years old child Leonardo how to swim.
Customer Review On yelp
Eder, our instructor, is excellent. He makes it fun for our son and he doesn't even realize he is learning. Definitely a great person to have teaching our son a skill he will use for his entire life.
Customer Review On yelp
We could not be more pleased with Sunsational and our swim instructor, Debarati. From the very first lesson, my husband and I could see a noticeable difference in both our 5 and 3-year-olds demeanor towards swimming and getting their face wet. Both of our children could not swim in the beginning but within a few lessons, our 5-year-old was starting to swim on his own with supervision, happily dunking his head underwater and very excited about his progress. Our 3-year-old was extremely fearful of getting her face wet but Debarati was kind and patient but gave a gentle push and helped to give our daughter confidence in her abilities. Debarati was exceptional-professional, punctual, kind and we all really enjoyed working with her this summer!
Debarati was such a wonderful instructor for our 5 and 3 year old! We have had months of swim classes at another swim school with very little progress and within the first class, both kids were dipping their faces under water! By the end of our 12 lessons, our 5 year old is swimming independently and our 3 year old has greatly improved, as well. We all loved working with Debarati and would definitely recommend her and Sunsational!
Customer Review On customer lobby
We decided to do private back yard swim lessons for my 7 month old given that group classes were cancelled due to Covid. Sam our instructor has been amazing - we wear masks, she is so positive and informed and she is great with the baby helping to make swim time fun and get him comfortable in the water. She has also been super flexible and easy to work with! Highly recommend Sam!
Customer Review On yelp
I would recommend Adaora to anyone who are looking for a swimming instructor. She always makes swimming lessons fun and easy. My children can swim after getting only a few lessons!
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Private swim lessons vs. Group swim lessons

Private Swim Lessons Group Swim Lessons
30 Minutes 5 Minutes
AVG. # LESSONS TO BECOME A SWIMMER (3YRS+) 8-12 lessons 60+
AVERAGE TIME TO SWIM 2-4 weeks (3-4x week) 1-3 years
(12 private lessons)
(@ $160/month for 1x week)

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