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  • Each self-rescue lesson is one-on-one with the instructor and is individualized for each child’s needs and abilities.
  • Lessons meet 5 days per week, for 10 minutes (at the same time each day). Attending daily allows for efficiency and retention of skills. Students typically gain initial safety skills within 1-2 months.
  • The initial set of lessons or “session” focuses on the acquisition of basic self-rescue skills, plus a general respect for and understanding of water. We recommend continuation lessons throughout the year. Continuation courses occur less frequently, but consistently, and allow children to first ensure their skills stay strong and then gain greater confidence and enjoyment while swimming.
  • Only one parent or caregiver needs to be present for lessons, and you do not get into the water unless you are participating in a parent education lesson (which we highly recommend on occasion).
  • Tuition at the CAST Facility is $800/child for a self-rescue swim session. 
  • The CAST Water Safety Foundation strives to support our team of instructors and your family throughout the process of exploring and participating in self-rescue swim lessons. CAST is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is proud to have brought increased self-rescue swim opportunities to Chicago and beyond. Click HERE for information on our DISCOUNT program for teachers, first responders, military and families of children with special needs or disabilities or for information on larger SCHOLARSHIPS for families with income-based needs.
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Now scheduling at the CAST Facility (Forest Park, IL) ONLY. Additional locations and contact information for partner instructors offering CAST scholarships can be found HERE.



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