Welcome to the Catch the Wave Difference

A unique Survival/Self-Rescue approach to swim lessons that has been transforming the industry since 2005! Get your Risk-free trial today!

As the only Survival Swim School in Northern Illinios/Southern Wisconson, we take great pride in the fact that not only has our program been proven to deliver quality results, but to actually save lives.


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Why Choose Survival Swim lessons

A New Way of Thinking

Progress is our number one priority with each of our levels being uniquely crafted to provide your child with the confidence and skill necessary to safely enjoy the water. 

A Focus On Results

We take water safety seriously and with that, a lot of pride in the success our curriculum produces. Check out our blog for more information as well as some of our amazing success stories. CTW Blog

A Commitment To Our Students

At Catch the Wave our lessons are backed by our Safer Swimmer Guarantee. If you are unhappy with your child’s lesson in anyway, let us know and we will make it right.

Program Highlights

  • An effective year-round indoor approach.

  • A curriculum designed for students of all abilities.

  • A strong focus on self-rescue swimming.

  • A "Safer Swimmer Guarantee."

  • A commitment to customer satisfaction. 

  • Small class sizes

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Play based teaching

  • Knowledgable, fun-loving instructors

  • Students start as early as 3 months.


Our Values:

Community Impact

Swim lessons reduce the risk of drowning and promote water safety within the community. There is no greater reward than knowing that each and every child who graduates our program is safer now than when they first came in. 

Our Employees

Catch the Wave staff aren’t just employees, they’re family. Each instructor is treated with respect and professionalism, given proper pay and benefits, has a high degree of qualification and most importantly a genuine passion for swimming and water safety.

Eco-Friendly Practices

Catch the Wave Swim Club lives out important values both in and out of the pool. Through various company initiatives, CTW is committed to making the transition to sustainable living an easy one.


A fun loving atmosphere makes all the difference. From the moment of arrival to the end of lessons, Catch the Wave will always be known as a place where students come to learn water safety and have a great time doing it.

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Get Started!

Are you ready to get your little one water safe? Come take a tour of our facilities, talk to other parents, and get your child enrolled at Catch The Wave. Due to our small class sizes, spots are limited. Reserve yours today!

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