British Swim School
3919 Oakton St
Skokie, Illinois  60076


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Please call us for class times and hours of operations.

We are delighted to be enrolling students for swim classes in our new indoor location in Skokie.  Located just east of Crawford Avenue on Oakton Street, this location is easily accessible from all neighborhoods in North Chicago including: Skokie, Morton Grove, Glen View, Wilmette, Evanston, Rogers Park, West Ridge and Lincolnwood.  Parking is available behind the location or on the surrounding streets.

Our newly renovated indoor pool will be heated to a comfortable 88 degrees with a variety of swimming classes from beginner through advanced swimmers. We are sure to have a swim program that is perfect for your little one!

Our new location will also be able to accommodate birthday parties and children's events.  In addition, our facility  is available for rental on an hourly basis for scuba instruction (8’ deep) and also lifeguarding classes – call us for more information.

An independently owned and operated franchise.

Contact our regional office:

Monday - Friday:  9AM - 5PM

Spring and Summer hours:
Monday - Friday 9am-6pm
Tel:  708-613-5179
Skokie Pool Rules





Tadpole (3 to 36 months with parent – Group) This class introduces infants to the water for the first time through slow, gentle, and fun instruction. This parent-assisted class will educate the parent on how to swim safely with their child. View Schedule: Here
Swimboree (18 to 36 months with parent – Group) Focusing on water survival and independence in the water, babies are taught through a structured program of songs, games and fun. The class introduces the baby to the water and teaches them to float independently on their back for the first time. View Schedule: Here
Young Minnows (18 months to 3 years - Group, maximum 4 children) The instructor works one-on-one with each child following the same structure and emphasis on water survival as the Swimboree Class. View Schedule: Here


Minnow (introductory skills – Group, maximum 4 children) Children participate in this small group class concentrating on fun, safety and independence in the water. Watch as your little one and their instructor have fun together while learning basic water survival techniques. View Schedule: Here
Turtle 1 (Introductory skills – Group, maximum 4 children) Children focus in this small group on preparing for swim stroke classes by learning the basics of “ face-in” breathing, as well as being able to demonstrate basic “ Freestyle” and “Backstroke” propulsion techniques. View Schedule: Here
Turtle 2 (Swimming Skills – Group, maximum 6 children) Swimmers focus on the correct arm, leg and breathing coordination for three strokes: Freestyle, Breaststroke and Backstroke. Swimmers also get an introduction to the Butterfly. This class is constantly moving with children swimming in groups of twos and threes. View Schedule: Here
Shark 1 (Advanced Swimming Skills – Group, maximum 6 children) Swimmers refine their Freestyle, Breaststroke and Backstroke skills, focusing on breathing techniques. Swimmers also build stamina in all four strokes. View Schedule: Here
Shark 2 (Master Swimmers – Group, maximum 6 children) these pre-team swimmers are the superstars of our program!!! Swimmers areprepared for future swim team participation, with attention to drills, starts and turns, individual medleys and increasing speed and stamina in the water. View Schedule: Here
All non-swimmers and children under three must be accompanied by an adult IN THE WATER or for Young Minnow classes ONLY on the poolside for supervision. We require each child under 3 years of age to be double diapered. They must wear one disposable swim diaper, plus one re-usable swim diaper worn on top. These are available to purchase at each location.


Payment Method

Credit Cards – British Swim School accepts Visa and MasterCard. Your card will be automatically debited on the 26th of each month for the following month's lessons. No refunds will be given.

RATES - PRICE PER LESSON - Charged Monthly in Advance

RATES             Group     Semi-Private    Private
1st Child              $20              $40              $55
2nd Child            $19               $40              $55
3rd Child             $18               $40              $55

We offer a discount of 25% on a second or third day per week


Below are the 2 PDF forms to print, complete and bring to your first class.

Waiver & Consent- All Loc 2012 Final- Updated V2 4-25-12

BSS Payment Option Skokie