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Starfish Swimming

YWCA Pekin is proud to offer the internationally recognized program, Starfish Swimming, year-round in our heated pool… perfect for those learning to swim!

YWCA membership is required to participate in swim lessons.


Swim Lessons



8 week session

beginning May 9th


Group Lessons


**We reserve the right to cancel any class for low registration numbers.**




Fees must be paid prior to session to register your spot. 



         StarBabies™ (Adult and infant ages 6 months - 18 months)

         and StarTots™ (Adult and toddler ages 18 months - 3 years)

The purpose of these courses are to develop in very young children a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training the adults who accompany them in the water safety and drowning prevention. These courses do not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water; however they do provide a confidence-building, fun, and loving experience. One adult must be in the water with each child. Swim diapers required.


10:00am - 10:30am



Starfish Swim School®

         for Youth (Ages 4-12)

Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies using age-appropriate learning activities. Learning is self-paced but challenging.



Red & White

5:00pm - 5:30pm


Green & Yellow

5:35pm - 6:05pm


6:10pm - 6:40pm


Click here for class & skill    level   descriptions!



Starfish Stroke School

This course is designed for students of any age who have achieved the Green Swim School benchmarks. Students learn specific stroke technique for freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke, as well as diving and flip turns



6:10pm - 6:40pm


9:00am - 9:30am


Private Lessons 

Private swim lessons provide one-on-one instruction to allow advancement at the student’s own pace.

Private lessons available for ages 4 through adult!

Monday - Thursday evening

Saturday morning

Call us to schedule!​

Adaptive Aquatics   

Adaptive Aquatics is designed for individuals with physical or learning disabilities. All ages welcome. Multiple instructors and volunteers in a large, less structured group format. Maximum of 10 participants per session. $20 per month and must be a current YWCA member to participate.



6:30pm - 7:00pm

7:30pm - 8:00pm

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