Register now for August swim lessons, plus no joiner fee at the Illinois Valley YMCA

The Illinois Valley YMCA offers a wide range of swim programs at the Link Aquatic Center. Plus, there is no joiner fee – that’s a $100 savings!

August swim lessons will take place Monday through Thursday evenings, beginning Aug. 2. Lessons will begin at 5:30-6:05 pm. in the Water Park/Lap Pool area. Swim lessons are available for children ages 3 to adult and are $48 for members and $60 for non-members.

Water Discovery is for children ages 6 months old. Water Discovery is a bond between adult and child through songs, fun activities, promoting lifelong skills and positive values. This class introduces swimming skills such as kicking, paddling, bubbling, underwater dipping, safety skills, proper holding positions for the child and bonding between parents. Class begins Aug. 2 from 5:30-6:05 p.m.

Your YMCA membership gives you access to pools, gyms and running tracks. Enjoy swimming and running in a safe environment. The fitness center has all of the latest exercise equipment, machines and free weights.

Memberships range from household to individual, single parent family, young adult, youth and seniors. Individuals between the ages of 15 and 26 can enroll with a Young Adult membership, and Youth memberships are available for students in Kindergarten through junior high. Seniors age 62 and over can also purchase an individual or couple membership.

The Illinois Valley also offers open lap swim and a therapy pool. The therapy pool is a warm water pool kept at 92 degrees and features under water therapeutic massage jet chairs, underwater treadmills and bicycles and is also handicap accessible.

The 25-yard lap pool features eight lanes for general recreational swimming. Water exercise classes are also available.

The Illinois Valley YMCA will remain open with added safety protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of its members and staff. If you have not enrolled your child in swim lessons during the pandemic, now is a good time to consider resuming lessons and teaching your child an important life skill!

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