Swimming Class Pricing

Here are pricing details for our adult and children’s group classes, as well as private and semi-private swim lessons:

Children’s Group Classes

Tuition Payment Schedule for Children’s Classes

Our children’s group swim classes run for 3 months at a time. Why 3 months? Because this is the amount of time it takes for your young swimmer to make measurable improvements. We are confident in our methods. If you stick with us for 3 months, you’ll understand what the big difference is!

Even though each class runs for 3 months, tuition is paid monthly instead of in one lump sump. This makes it easier on the family budget. We also offer a discount when you enroll your child in more than one class per week. Coming more frequently helps your little one adjust more quickly to the water and speeds up the learning process.

In addition to tuition, there is a $20 annual membership fee to cover insurance and safety costs. If you continue on with us beyond one year (and we hope you do), you’ll be charged the membership fee on each anniversary. 

If you withdraw from the class before the end of the 3-month term, there is a $50 cancellation fee. For more details about withdrawing from a class, see “Disenrollment from Automatic Tuition Renewal” on our Policies and Procedures page.

How Our Billing Works

When you register for a class, we charge your credit card that day for the first month of tuition. We will then set you up for automatic payment on the same day in subsequent months. We will keep you on auto pay until your child moves into a class with a different tuition or until you decide to discontinue classes with us.

Infant-Toddler Class Tuition Rates

Our infant and toddler classes are 30 minutes in duration.  The table below shows the tuition cost per month for each plan, including discounts for coming more than once per week:

Classes Per Week Tuition Per Month
1 $89.00
2 $170.00
3 $245.00
4 $316.00

Preschool Beginner 1 and 2 (4-5 Years)

Our Preschool Beginner 1 and 2 classes are 30 minutes in duration.  The table below shows the tuition cost per month for each plan, including discounts for coming more than once per week:

Classes Per Week Tuition Per Month
1 $89.00
2 $170.00
3 $245.00
4 $316.00

School-Age Beginner 1 and 2 (6 Years & Up)

Our School-Age Beginner 1 and 2 classes are 45 minutes in duration.  The table below shows the tuition cost per month for each plan, including discounts for coming more than once per week:

Classes Per Week Tuition Per Month
1 $129.00
2 $245.00
3 $356.00
4 $458.00

Intermediate 1 and 2 (All Ages)

Our Intermediate 1 and 2 classes are 45 minutes in duration.  The table below shows the tuition cost per month for each plan, including discounts for coming more than once per week:

Classes Per Week Tuition Per Month
1 $129.00
2 $245.00
3 $356.00
4 $458.00

Blue Dolphins Kids Swim Team

Tuition Payment Schedule for the Blue Dolphins Kids Swim Team

When your child joins the swim team,  we will charge your credit card that day for the first month of tuition. We will then set you up for automatic payment on the same day in each subsequent month. You’ll remain on auto pay until your child moves into a class with a different tuition or you decide to leave the swim team.

If you would like to discontinue membership on the team, please contact us.

Payment Plans for the Blue Dolphins Swim Team

The table below shows the monthly tuition for the swim team payment plans:

Swim Team Practices Per Week Tuition Per Month 
1 $50.00
2 $75.00
3 $95.00

Adult Learn-to-Swim Group Classes

Tuition Payment Schedule for Adult Learn-to-Swim Classes

Our adult group classes run for 3 months at a time. Why 3 months? Because this is the amount of time it takes for you to see a measurable improvement. We are confident in our methods. Stick with us for 3 months, and you’ll understand the difference!

Even though each class runs for 3 months, tuition is paid monthly instead of in one lump sump. This makes it easier on your budget.

In addition to tuition, there is a $20 annual membership fee to cover insurance and safety costs. If you continue on with us beyond one year (and we hope you do), you’ll be charged the membership fee on each anniversary. 

If you withdraw from the class before the end of the 3-month term, there is a $50 cancellation fee. For more details about withdrawing from a class, see “Disenrollment from Automatic Tuition Renewal” on our Policies and Procedures page.

How Our Billing Works

When you register for a class, we charge your credit card that day for the first month of tuition. We will then set you up for automatic payment on the same day in subsequent months. You’ll remain on auto pay until you move to a class with a different tuition or until you discontinue classes.

Adult Learn-to-Swim Tuition

Our Adult Learn-to-Swim classes are 60 minutes in duration.  The table below shows the tuition cost per month for each plan:

Location Tuition Per Month
Swim Studio $169.00
Swift Elementary $169.00

Adult Stroke Refinement Classes

Our Adult Stroke Refinement Classes are closed-ended. Instead of having a recurring monthly tuition, you purchase a specific number of classes—either a single-day Total Immersion class or a 4-week class. The tuition is the same for both options.

In addition to tuition, there is a $20.00 annual membership to cover insurance and safety costs.  If you continue to swim with us for more than one year (and we hope you do), you’ll be charged the membership fee on each anniversary.

The rates for the Adult Stroke Refinement Classes are:

Class Group Class Tuition
TI Level 1 (Effortless Endurance Freestyle) $275.00
TI Level 2 (Smart Speed Freestyle) $275.00**


** Swimmers who take the TI Level 1 class with us will receive a $50.00 discount toward the TI Level 2 class.

Fast Forward Payment Plans

The table below shows the monthly tuition for the Fast Forward (FF) group training programs.

In addition to tuition, there is a $20.00 annual membership fee to cover insurance and safety costs. (This will only be assessed if you haven’t already paid the membership fee.) If you continue on with us beyond one year (and we hope you do), you will be charged the annual membership fee on each anniversary.

Subscription 1 Group Session Per Week 2 Group Sessions Per Week 3+ Group Sessions Per Week
Standard FF Plan $89.00 $114.00 $134.00

Private Lesson Prices

Chicago Blue Dolphins Coach Rates

We offer private lessons with our coaches in 25-minute and 50-minute sessions. You can save 10 percent by purchasing 5 lessons at once. We offer private lessons in 1- to 3-person options. If you would like to do semi-private lessons, you’ll need to recruit the other members in the party.

Our head coach, John Fitzpatrick, can be hired at Tier 1 rates and there’s a minimum commitment of 5, 50-minute private lessons.

If you’re not sure which group class is best for you or whether private or group classes best meet your needs, contact our office to schedule a 25-minute Skills Assessment lesson. One of our coaches will run you through a series of exercises to determine your current skill level and then give you an overview of the skills progression that best matches your skills and goals.

If you opt to move ahead with one of our private lesson tuition plans, there is a $20.00 annual membership fee to cover insurance and safety costs.  If you continue on with us beyond one year (and we hope you do), you will be charged the annual membership fee on each anniversary.

Lesson Type
25 Minute Single 25 Minute 5 Pack 50 Minute Single 50 Minute 5 Pack Tier I Coach
50 Minute 5 Pack
Skills Assessment $30.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Private $50.00 $225.00 $100.00 $450.00 $575.00
2 Swimmers
(Cost Per Person)
$32.50 $146.25 $65.00 $292.50 $373.00
3 Swimmers
(Cost Per Person)
$25.00 $112.50 $50.00 $225.50 $285.50

Video Service Add-Ons
We will use video throughout our lessons at the Swim Studio. As an add-on service, we can package, annotate, voice-over, and draw on the video, which you can take home. For more details about each video service level, take a look at our Video Service overview for kids and for adults.

The table below shows the supplemental cost to the lesson for each level of video service.  The fee is per person if you are doing a semi-private lesson.  Those who have purchased a 5-pack of lessons in advance will get a discounted rate to add video to the 5-pack.

Level of Service Single Lesson Price Five-Pack Price
Standard +$0.00 +$0.00
Bronze +$15.00 +$10.00
Silver +$50.00 +$35.00
Gold +$150.00 +$100.00

Discounts

Chicago Blue Dolphins offers special discounts on group and private lessons to:

  • Adult Students (25 Percent Discount)—Full-time graduate students and non-traditional adult college students.
  • Police, Fire, or Military (25 Percent Discount)—Individuals working for the police or fire department and active or retired members of the Armed Forces.
  • Senior (25 Percent)—Individuals who are over the age of 65.
  • CBD Fast Forward Member (20 Percent)—Current members of our Fast Forward program.
  • Partner Triathlon Group (10 Percent)—Members of the Chicago Triathlon Club.

If you are entitled to a discount, please contact our office by phone at 773.342.7250, so we can set up the discount in our system.

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