Swim Academy

The Carol Stream Park District’s Swim Academy has a variety of swim lessons for all ages, starting at 6 months old through teens and adults. Swimmers are evaluated for swim level placement, and lessons are conducted in either the 25-yard lap pool or therapy pool depending on swimmer level. Customize a lesson to suit your schedule. Excel to the award-winning Dolphins Swim Team!

All Swim Academy lessons take place indoors at Fountain View Recreation Center.

Scroll down to see all our classes.


*If you are unsure what level to place your child in, email James at [email protected]

Custom Private Swim Lessons for Kids & Adults

We add classes monthly.
Age 3+

We have custom private swim classes that allow you to schedule based on your own time. 

Starfish Paddlers 1 & 2

Starting Nov 7
Ages 3-5

Swimmers learns to enter/exit water with confidence. Instruction includes supported front/back floats, bubble blowing, putting face in water, alternation of arms, front/back kicks, back glide, back glide with kicks, water safety. Kick boards and noodles used as aides.

$50 R / $70 NR
Fountain View Recreation Center

Mini Masters

Nov 13-Dec 18
Ages 5-13

Refine all strokes so they can swim with more ease and power. To help prepare for advanced aquatic activities like competitive swimming. Prerequisite swim all strokes well for 50 yards and tread water for 5 minutes.

*Must obtain approval from Lessons Coordinator before enrolling*

$60 / $80 NR
Fountain View Recreation Center

Online registration is not allowed for this activity. Contact us during regular business hours for registration information.

Parent Tot Swim

Starting Nov 7
Ages 6mos-2

Parents assist with teaching their little swimmers comfort in water. Instruction includes water adjustment, entering/exiting water, putting face in water, blowing bubbles, supported front/back kicks, assisted floating and jumping with assistance.

$60 R / $80 NR
Fountain View Recreation Center

Starfish Swimmers Levels 1-5

Starting Nov 7
Ages 5-11

*If you are unsure what level to place your child in, email James at [email protected]*

Level 1 - Swimmers learn to enter/exit water with confidence. Instruction includes unsupported front/back float, fully submerged face in water, blowing bubbles, alternation of arms, front crawl, front/back kick, front and backstroke and water safety. Kick boards and noodles used as aides. Lessons conducted in 3-4 feet of water.

Level 2 - Swimmers continue to refine skills learned in Level 1 while learning new skills such as turnovers and object retrieval. Swimmers must pass deep water skill test to be advanced to Level 3.

Level 3 - Swimmers continue to refine skills learned in Level 1 and 2 while incorporating rotary breathing techniques. Deep water skills, stroke technique, endurance training and diving basics are introduced.

Level 4 - Swimmers learn advanced skill strokes such as breast stroke, elementary backstroke and open wall turns. Basic diving, retrieval of underwater objects, treading water and water safety is taught.

Level 5 - Swimmers refine advanced strokes such as breast stroke, butterfly, and learn flip-turns. Endurance is focused on stroked and treading water. Advanced water safety is taught.

Fees vary per level
Fountain View Recreation Center

Adult & Teen -  Swimming

Starting Nov 7
Ages 13+

Become confident and comfortable in the water by learning breathing techniques and basic strokes such as freestyle and backstroke.

Fees vary per session length
Fountain View Recreation Center

HS Dolphins Winter Swim Team - Girls

Nov 12, 2021 - Mar 11, 2022
Ages 14-18

Online registration is not allowed for this activity. Contact us during regular business hours for registration information.

Two lanes of the 25-yard indoor pool will be available for Fitness Center Members during regular pool hours.

Lap Swimming

For Fountain View Fitness Members