Swim School at FitNation (indoor)

Swim School is available to those from 6 months to adult and is offered exclusively at our indoor pool at FitNation on Nations Drive. Features of Swim School include:

  • $75 per month autopay with no contract
    (some months may have reduced pricing due to planned breaks)
  • Chill-free 87 degree, kid-friendly pool
  • Flexibility to make up a class for any reason
  • FREE open swim for students and their immediate family during scheduled family swim time
  • Students progress at their own pace
  • Comfortable viewing areas with free Wi-Fi
  • Spacious family-friendly locker room with private changing areas 

Sign up for Swim School today!

Private Swim Lessons 

  • Taught by your preferred instructor based on your preferences
  • Lessons can be tailored to your needs or follow the same curriculum as our other swim programs
  • Multiple classes available per week
  • Price is $30 for a 30 minute lesson
  • Offered exclusively at FitNation for students ages 3 years and up

Sign up for Private Swim Lessons

Summer Swim Lessons (outdoor)

Summer Swim lessons are offered only in the summer at our outdoor Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center facility. Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. Students will go through a swim test to determine their appropriate starting level on the first day of class. They will advance by passing various skills. Swim lessons are available for participants 6 months - adult.

Level 1: ages 6 months - 2 years

Each child is exposed to the pool to experience supported movement, coordinated arm and leg movement while gaining confidence in the water.

Level 2: ages 2-4 years

Children learn coordinated arm and leg movements with use of water noodles and other instructional equipment. Life jacket use for infants and toddlers will be reviewed. Upon completion of this program, your child can advance to the Little Swimmers program if they are at least 3 years old.

Note: Only one parent is allowed in the water per child, but can rotate the parent throughout the session.

Sign up for Swim With Me

Children learn primary swimming and age-appropriate safety skillsalong with coordinated water movementsand basic swimming skills. Approximate 3:1student/instructor ratio. All three skill levels are taught during each time slot.

Sign up for Little Swimmers

In this program, children will develop their swimming skills (whether beginner or advanced) through the guided instruction of fundamental body positions, breath control, basic strokes, and age-appropriate safety skills. 

Sign up for Learn to Swim

This program will introduce more advanced swim strokes such as butterfly and sidestroke while simultaneously increasing lap distance and teaching lap lane etiquette, endurance, speed, diving, drills, and starts. Students in Swim Academy are divided into skill level the first day of class. Swimmers have the option to participate in a GPD swim meet.

Sign up for Swim Academy

This class is excellent for a first-time swimmer or someone training for a triathlon, plus everyone in between! You will work at your own pace and learn personal safety skills and strokes from our certified swim instructors.

Sign up for Adult Swim Lessons

 John H. Emery Swimming Assistance Program

Gurnee Park District provides financial assistance to residents who are interested in enrolling in Traditional Swim Lessons or Swim School through the "John H. Emery Swimming Assistance Program." For more information, please view our scholarship application:

John H. Emery Swimming Assistance Program Application