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Every day, children learn the basics of swimming at the Y or enhance their skills with our progressive lessons, which turn beginners into experts. And our kids are having fun, being healthy, learning safety and building confidence all at the same time.

Swim Lessons

Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills kids can learn. It not only saves lives, it builds confidence. Swimming can also be a lifelong source of fun and exercise. Our swim lessons are structured to promote incremental and consistent improvement. Each level has been […]

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B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team

The B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team—a USA Swimming Level III Club and one of the top teams in the state—offers an exciting opportunity for swimmers of all levels to experience competitive swimming under the instruction of top professional coaches. Our team holds eight Illinois Swimming State Records and seven all-time team YMCA National Championships. Recent […]

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Aquatics Policies & Rules

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