The Decatur Park District offers summer swim lessons from June – July for ages 6 months – adult. All lessons will take place at the Fairview Family Aquatic Center. If you have questions regarding placement, call the DISC at 429-3472. New sessions will be offered in June & July 2017.

Registration Dates

Registration for all swim classes will be held at the DISC (1295 W. Wood) and online at After the start of each session, registrations will be taken at Fairview Family Aquatic Center.
Fee: $35 ($31 with resident discount)

SessionRegistration Begin Date
Session 1, Sections A & BMarch 10 ($5 late fee begins May 31)
Session 2, Sections A & BJune 29 ($5 late fee begins July 6)

Swim Class Sessions & Dates

SessionClass Date
Session 1, Section AJune 5 - 28
Session 1, Section BJune 6 - 29
Session 2, Section AJuly 10 - August 2
Session 2, Section BJuly 11 - August 3


Summer Swim Lessons

Parent/Child (6 months – 2 years)

The Parent/Child class allows children to adjust to the water. Parents will learn how to prevent aquatic emergencies and enjoy their children’s interaction with others in the pool.


Starfish (3 – 5)

In Starfish, children enjoy their first experiences in the pool without parental assistance. Participants will feel confident in the water while learning basic swimming and safety skills.


Gus & Goldie (5 – 7)

Gus & Goldie is for swimmers who have mastered Starfish skills and are able to go under water on their own. Front and back floats, kicks, and the front stroke will be covered.



This class is for swimmers who have completed the Gus & Goldie level or can complete front/back float with little or no assistance. Proper breathing technique and the back crawl will be covered.


Advanced Beginner

For swimmers who have completed the Beginner level and can swim front stroke for 15 yards. Participants will perfect front and back stroke and begin learning breast stroke and diving. Children must be comfortable in deep water.



This class is designed for swimmers who have completed the Advanced Beginner level and can perform front stroke and backstroke for 25 yards. Children will continue to perfect breaststroke, dives, and build their endurance.



Swimmer sessions are for those who have completed the Intermediate level or are looking to strengthen their swimming strokes. Participants will begin learning the butterfly stroke, while building endurance and perfecting all swimming strokes and dives.


Adult (16 & Up)

Adults can become familiar with the water or brush up on their swimming skills. Instructors will work at each individual’s level.