Pop-Up Private Swim Lessons


POP-UP Private Swim Lessons - An à la carte experience

  • Designed so you can pick a specific teacher to make your child feel comfortable- either a boy or girl teacher. Or maybe you have a favorite teacher. (An amenity not possible with group swim lessons).

  • Perfect for the young child who does not like a group environment for swim lessons

  • 30-minute swim lesson with private one-on-one attention. Accomplish a lot without the distraction of other kids in a group.

  • Tell your instructor what you want to work on - or if you’re not sure, we will come up with a plan together. Some people sign their kids up with one goal in mind such as: eliminating fear water, going off diving board for the first time, afraid of water, or swim team strokes/skills/endurance/breathing tips.

  • Great compliment to Muskies or Otters!


Keep checking back if you don't find a time that works for you. We load more classes each week as we review our instructors' personal availability. 

Fall 2023 instructors. Click
HERE to register. If you already know the teacher you want - type their name in the search bar to only see their options. 


Allison - BEGINNER ←click for Allison's schedule and to sign up with her. 

Allison has great energy and will provide an a la carte experience for your child.

Allison is one of our most requested Junior Swim School instructors. She has cracked the code for being able to provide a little push (touch love) to our very young and beginner swimmers while at the same time making them feel comfortable. Kids end Allison's swim lesson not wanting to leave!!!

She works great with beginner swimmers focusing on junior swim school skills.



Casey loves teaching the Junior Swim School levels. She is one of our most requested instructors. Casey's huge smile and loving personality is perfect for your beginner swimmer.

"My name is Casey and I specialize in beginner levels, ages 3-8. We will work on getting used to the water and basic swimming skills like floating, kicking, and freestyle.

Margaret M. - TEEN/ADULT ←click for Margaret's schedule and to sign up with her. 

Pop-up Private Swim Lesson with Margaret! Margaret has won her age group multiple times at the Chicago Triathlon and is a qualifier for Age Group Nationals! In this class you may work on: being more efficient with breathing, endurance tips, learning a new stroke, or maybe you want to compete in a Triathlon but you're not confident with the swimming leg of the race, or perhaps you need help with the open water swim portion of the triathlon that you can practice in the pool. Margaret coached age group swimmers for 17 years and is also great with the beginner swimmer, working on comfort in the water and beginning swim strokes.

Ila – INT-ADV ←click here for Ila's schedule and to sign up

Ila has been part of our AHPD aquatic team for five years!

  • Arlington Muskies Swim Team Coach - 7 seasons
  • Interpark Swim Team Coach - 3 years
  • Interpark Swim Team Coordinator - summer 2023
  • Water Polo Coach - 4 years

Ila swam competitively for 13 years, including 10 years on the Arlington Muskies Swim Team and 8 years on Frontier Flyers. She then went on to swim and play water polo all 4 years at Hersey. As a swimmer she specialized in mid-distance, distance, butterfly, and IM. Ila has coached every age group from 8U to 3/14s. Her favorite part about coaching is watching swimmers improve and growing a lifelong passion for the sport of swimming.

Get ready for the winter season of Otters or Muskies with Coach Ila

Ila can help your little swimmer(s):

  • be more efficient with breathing
  • introduce a new swim team stroke such as fly, back, or breast
  • fine tune a stoke
  • flip turns
  • starts


Cullen – ALL AGES/LEVELS ←click here for Cullen's schedule and to sign up

Cullen coaches Muskies, Otters, and summer Interpark Swim Team. You may have also seen him teaching Sunday Junior Swim School and Swim School.

Cullen is very patient yet determined to always meet your swimmer's goals.

Hi, my name is Cullen! I specialize in older swimmers with prior experience. I also work with swim team kids who want tips for strokes, flips, starts, and endurance. I also teach adults.


Zach – ALL AGES/LEVELS ←click here for Zach's schedule and to sign up

Zach is one of a kind. He has the ability to teach and coach all ages in the water. He's a college student himself and is a wonderful fit and relatable for a beginning adult and at the same time is one of our most popular preschool aged swim instructors. Fun fact - he teaches our Water Babies classes, too. In summer he coaches swim team at Heritage Pool.



Clare is another one of our "most requested" instructors. Clare is very energetic and fantastic with kids of all ages and levels. Many parents have reached out to let us know how comfortable their child felt with Clare when taking a swimming lesson for the first time. Clare is one of our school year Sunday Swim School and Junior Swim School instructors.

Madeleine - BEGINNER ← click here for Madeleine's schedule and to sign up.

Madeleine has been on our aquatic staff for 3 years. She is an excellent fit if your child is not comfortable in the water and afraid to attend group swimming lessons without a parent. Starting out with a private lesson for the first time is the perfect solution if that's the case for your child.

She will work on beginner skills for the young child such as water adjustment, going under water for the first time, and floating.


Abby – ALL LEVELS ← click here for Abby's schedule and to sign up

Abby is one of our 8U Interpark Swim Team coaches in summer and also loves teaching our preschool Junior Swim School classes.

She enjoys working with the child who is learning to swim for the first time. Abby is excellent at giving that extra push (tough love) to the beginner child and is sought after for that reason.

Abby is also a great fit for the child prepping for their first swim team experience.