Ultimate Ninjas Chicago
What We Offer
Practice and explore a variety of obstacles, fine your skills on a single obstacle, or practice running our customizable courses. Find out more
Ethan Swanson has competed on American Ninja Warrior for 4 years. In Season 8, he was one of only 17 to make it to Stage 2 in the Vegas Finals, falling on the new Down Up Salmon Ladder. Named “The Daredevil” by ANW, Ethan earned his name climbing and jumping from everything in sight.
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Ethan has been a Chicagoan his whole life and is the Course Operations Manager of Ultimate Ninjas Chicago where he is in charge of all things NINJA including class curriculum, safety, ninja training, and challenging kids to do their best! On August 21st, Ethan will compete in the Kansas City Finals of American Ninja Warrior for a spot in the National Finals in Vegas.
Ethan lives in Chicago, travels in his free time to compete in ninja competitions, and loves teaching kids that failure is an amazing way to learn about yourself, and how to get stronger!
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What our customershave to say about us
We just threw my daughter’s 6th birthday party here and it was wonderful! They were very helpful and accommodating. Our guests had a great time and the staff assigned to help our party could not have been nicer. I would recommend this for a party venue (or just a fun open play/class activity) to anyone!Hannah B.
I brought my 11YO son today for open gym and he absolutely loved it! It definitely became more crowded after 12:30, but the staff was great and offered assistance when requested. The obstacles were just like the show and are easy to try, but challenging to master. We will be back for sure!Amy J.