Free Swimming Lessons at Chicago Park District This Winter

Are you looking for free swimming lessons for your kids this winter in Chicago? Look no further than the Chicago Park District, who is offering FREE swimming lessons at your local Chicago Park District location. Beginning this winter, the first session (10 weeks) of Learn to Swim classes for ages 6-17 is free, when using coupon code “FIRSTFREE”.  (click at bottom for more info)


Beginning with winter, the first session (10 weeks) of Learn to Swim classes for ages 6-17 is free, when using coupon code “FirstFree”. Once the coupon code is used, fees will apply for Learn to Swim classes in subsequent sessions, or an additional class in the same session. FREE chicago park district poolThe Learn to Swim fee is $22 for a 10 week session.


The Learn to Swim class is an introductory swimming class, and every Chicago child can take this introductory course once for free. The popularity of Learn to Swim classes, coupled with the fact that some children enroll in multiple Learn to Swim classes within the same season, have created long wait lists at many parks across the city. To address this problem and to help more children participate in the program, they will charge a fee when a child registers for additional Learn to Swim classes.* The FIRSTFREE coupon code can be used when registering online or in-person at the parks.


Chicago Park District indoor pools – Come out and swim and enjoy open swims, family swims and lap swims at the 26 Chicago Park District indoor pools, and 13 Chicago Public School pools that the Park District offers community programs through. Indoor pools are open year-round, with the exception of some school pools which have seasonal variations to their schedule. Many Park District pools have accessibility features such as ADA stairs, pool lifts and zero depth entry. At a few locations with pool lifts, direct wheelchair access to the pool area may still be limited.



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