Financial assistance, through the American Red Cross Aquatics Centennial Campaign, is available to City of Chicago residents for Youth, Teen, and Adult Learn to Swim Classes; Tiny Tot I, II and III classes; and TEAM Sports activities at the following parks: Austin Town Hall, LaFollette, West Pullman, The Park @ NTA, Foster and Don Nash.
Applicants must provide a copy of the Chicago Public Schools Fee Waiver documentation (which references the free or reduced lunch program) received from their school. Applicants who do not receive this form can prove eligibility by providing income verification (e.g., 2015 recent pay stubs for last 30 days, AFDC/TANF case #, a copy of a recent IRS 1040 form). Information submitted is confidential.
If approved, financial assistance will cover majority of the class fee. Patrons are responsible for paying the remaining cost. For specific amounts, please call the park.
Registration must be done in person at the park.
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Note: not all aquatics programs are eligible for financial assistance, only the programs listed above at the parks listed above are eligible.
Notice Valid From: 12/18/2015 - 12/25/2016