Elite Sports Clubs offers a variety of swim lessons for all ages, which are available to members only. Our swim program offers parent-child classes as well as group levels 1-4 where beginners start by learning breath control, safety skills, and the crawl; to our more advanced classes where they practice lap swimming with flip turns and refine all the strokes. Adult lessons are also available from “I want to learn how to swim” to refining your strokes.

How Our Swim Lessons Work

Elite Sports Clubs follow the standards set by the Red Cross for levels and lessons.

Group Swim Lessons

Each youth swim lesson has an instructor to swimmer ratio typically between 4:1 and 8:1, depending on level.



Parent & Child

A parent­child water class for children 6 months­3 years. We will work on water adjustment, parent holds, getting in and out of the water, submersion, assisted floats, basic arm and leg motions, games, songs, and having fun in the water.

Seahorses (Level 1)

A class for 3-year-olds and up. Students will be in the water without their parents. We will work on water entry and exit, submerging and holding breath underwater, opening eyes underwater and retrieving objects, floating on front and back, gliding on front and back, rolling over, treading water arm, and hand actions and assisted swimming on the front and back.

Starfish (Level 2)

Students must be able to float on front and back for 5 seconds, glide 2 body lengths on front and able to submerge for 3 seconds. We will work on bobbing, retrieving submerged objects with eyes open, rotary breathing, all of the front floats, gliding on front and back, rolling over, treading water, changing direction while swimming on front and back, finning, and independent swimming on the front and back.

Seals (Level 3)

Students must be able to push off the bottom and move into a treading or floating position for at least 15 seconds then swim 5 body lengths, swim independently using combined arm and leg actions for 5 body lengths. We will work on breathing to the side on front crawl, treading water for a minute, survival float, streamlined push-offs, increased distances for front and back crawl, elementary backstroke. Introduce breaststroke kick, scissors kick, dolphin kick, and basic survival and rescue skills.

Dolphins (Level 4)

Students must be able to swim the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke for 25 yards each and tread water for 1 minute. We will work on survival swimming, open turns, increased distances for front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.

Register for Group Lessons

Swim lessons now open to Visa Members on a waitlist basis for a higher fee. Please contact the Aquatics Director for more information or to get on the list.

Jessica Heller, Mequon
Sarah Sullivan, River Glen
Taylor Thompson, Brookfield

Private Swim Lessons (for children or adults)

Want to advance your swimming skills faster than the group, refine specific strokes, or learn how to flip turn while lap swimming? Try private swim lessons! Private lessons are available to both children and adults. Contact the aquatic director to schedule private swim lessons at your convenience.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lesson Rates

pricing is per person, in the event of cancellation, all private lessons must give the instructor 24 hours notice, or they will be billed.

1 Person: 30min…$25, 45min…$35, 60min…$45
2 People: 30min…$20, 45min…$25, 60min…$30
3+ People: 30min…$15, 45min…$20, 60min…$25