Illinois Valley YMCA offers summer swim programs

The Illinois Valley YMCA offers a wide range of swim programs this summer at the Adele & Delwin Link Memorial Aquatic Center.

Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons offer one-on-one attention, and lessons are based on your schedule. Simply complete a request form at the Courtesy Counter, or visit and complete the Lesson Request Form. An instructor will contact you in 3-5 business days to schedule your instruction.

Private swim lessons are available for ages 3 years to adult.

Group Swim Lessons

Group lessons are offered for children ages 3 years and older. Children are evaluated throughout the session by the Aquatic Director and the Lesson Coordinator and will receive an evaluation report. Evaluations take place at the beginning of each session for proper placement. Please note, it may take 3-4 sessions at the same level before completion of consistent skills.

Swim lessons are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Learn to Swim Summer Camp

This summer, a Learn to Swim Summer Camp will be offered! Campers can choose from the Challenge Camp for ages 5-8 years old, or the Adventure Camp for ages 9-13.

The Illinois Valley YMCA will remain open with added safety protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of its members and staff. Members are to maintain a 6-foot distance from each other at all times. Temperature checks are taken upon entering the facility, and capacity signs are around the building indicating how many individuals are allowed in each area of the Y.

Wipes are available at disinfection stations through the building, and the staff remains very active on cleaning and disinfecting areas. All machines are disinfected and wiped down before and after each use, and members are asked to bring their own towels. Masks are required for anyone 2 and up and must be worn while inside the building.

Financial aid is available and can pick up an application at the Courtesy Counter or online at Please contact Thomas Scholle at 815.223.7904 ext. 011 with questions.

Illinois Valley YMCA: 300 Walnut Dr., Peru, IL 61354, 815-223-7904,