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Children's Programs

Are you looking to help your child develop an early love of physical activity? Our youth programs are designed to provide a fun approach to fitness and staying physically active! Click on the links below for more information on each specific program or call membership services at 773-325-4555.

Visit our instructional policies page for further information about youth registration, refund policies, and membership type restrictions.

Youth Programs and Services

Swim Lessons: Our skilled instructors offer private and group Swim Lessons for children as young as 6 months. This is a great way to expose your child to the water as we help them learn to swim.

Babysitting: Babysitting is available as a drop-in service on a first-come, first-served basis Monday - Saturday mornings. Babysitting is available to children three months and older and parents/guardians must remain in the facility.

Futsal Training  - NEW for April 2017!!: Try the sport that is becoming the industry's best training complement to outdoor soccer - futsal! Coaches from the Chicago Futsal Club will provide training for several age groups on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This is your child's chance to have fun, be active, and gain crucial soccer skills!

Basketball​: We offer private and group basketball training focused on individual needs. Skill development and/or agility and conditioning may be included by our veteran instructors. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Boxing​: Is your child looking to try something new, seeking to further develop his or her boxing prowess or just needs a fresh approach to fitness? Private Boxing instruction is the answer! Our experienced trainers work with all ages and ability levels! 

Other Sport Skills: Do you have a child who wants to take their game to the next level?  We have worked with athletes in a variety of sports including volleyball, racquetball, golf, and skating. Let us know how we can help - either with skills and/or sport-specific strength/agility/conditioning training

Fitness Conditioning: Do you have a team or group that is looking for specialized training or is ready for a fun, new approach to fitness and wellness? Fit by Design and Kids on the Move programs are designed to meet your group's specific needs while building lifelong fitness and wellness skills!

Dance: The Ballet Academy in Lincoln Park provides training for serious and recreational dancers. Classes are designed to build confidence, coordination, discipline, concentration and appreciation for the performing arts. Classes are for children ages 3 - 14.

Mailing List: If you would like to receive occasional updates about our youth programs and services, email us at wellness@depaul.edu.

Please refer to the Children's Policies for additional information on facility access for children.