Adult Swimming Lessons

Chicago Blue Dolphins has been the premiere school for adult swimming lessons since 2001. This is because we coach adults of all skill levels. Are you an adult with a fear of the water? We can help. Are you an athlete looking to improve your triathlon performance? We can help.

Adult Swimming Lessons Overview

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Our adult swim lessons fall into three categories:


Ideal for: Adults taking their first strokes and wanting to learn to swim for safety, fitness, vacation or a triathlon.

Our Adult Learn-to-Swim program is where we truly excel. We teach you strokes and skills so you can enjoy water vacations, swimming with your kids and swimming for fitness.  In these classes, our coaches set a strong foundation for those who want to learn to freestyle (or front crawl) to do a triathlon.  This is the right program for you if you:

  • Have a fear of the water.
  • Don’t know any of the swimming strokes.
  • Become exhausted swimming short distances.

Stroke Refinement and Video Analysis

Ideal for: Adults who can swim at least 100 yards continuously in a stroke and who want to use video analysis to improve their skills.

Our Stroke Refinement program is for experienced swimmers who want to improve their efficiency, speed or general swimming enjoyment. This track is appealing to triathletes who want to improve their swim splits, while conserving energy for the bike and run.

To enter the program, you must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle or 50 yards of another stroke nonstop. Our coaches assume you have a developed stroke and are looking to improve it.

PACE© Swim Training

Ideal for: Adults who have completed Stroke Refinement and who want to improve their racing skills.

PACE© Swim Training is our training program designed to transform your swimming by elevating your skills, endurance, and speed.   PACE is a remote coaching program that will provide you with a structured practice plan, support videos and resources, and a community of like-minded swimmers also looking to reach their fitness and racing goals.

Our goal with PACE is to help you rapidly develop and refine your skills to make achieving race-day or fitness goals inevitable.  We offer three paid Coaching Membership levels to give you options for the amount of coaching and individualization that you want.  We also offer a free Community Membership to give you access to swimming-related articles and a place to discuss your daily swimming experiences with other like-minded members of our community.

If you would like to learn more about our philosophy and guiding principles when designing our adult program, please click the presentation at the top of this page.

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