2947 S. Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402 | View Map

Phone (708) 749-0606 | Fax (708) 749-7793


Swim Lessons

Interim Aquatics Director – Scott Johnson (708) 749-0606 ext. 323 aqassistant@pavymca.org

For a current schedule of our free swim assessments, class days and times, and many other aquatic programs please refer to our current session brochure.

The YMCA has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years. The techniques may have changed throughout the years, but our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility have stayed the same. By incorporating these core values, our Aquatics Staff hopes to ensure lifelong enjoyment of the water.

Here at the Pav YMCA, we place great emphasis on the safety of all class participants. This is evident in our small class sizes and certified instructors. All Preschool, Polliwog and Guppy levels have an instructor-to-student ratio of 1:6. For Minnow level and above lessons, this ratio is 1:8. All of the swim instructors are CPR certified and many are lifeguards as well. There is always at least one certified lifeguard scanning the water at all times.