Aquatics Programs - Specialized Classes

 


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Junior Lifeguards
Age: 8 - 15
An aquatics sports camp that focuses on teaching participants the skills necessary to become a future lifeguard. Participants learn to row a boat, paddle a rescue board and various rescue techniques at select beach locations throughout the city.
Note: A swim skills test is required of all participants.


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Junior Lifeguards Teen Leader
Age: 14 - 15
This one week activity is held prior to the start of the Junior Lifeguard aquatic sports camp. Eligible participants are taught proper use and care of equipment, first aid, rescue breathing, basic water safety, water games and activities, and team building techniques.     
Note: A swim skills test is required of all participants.

Lifeguard_training_-_Lifeguard_Instructor_Training_Class Lifeguard Training
Age: 15 and up
Do you have what it takes to be a lifeguard? Particiapants must be able to swim 500 yards. Participants learn the techniques necessary to become a Chicago Park District lifeguard.
Note: This class is required for employment as a Chicago Park District lifeguard.  Participants are required to purchase a pocket mask and American Red Cross training materials, which are included in the cost of the class.  A diving mask and fins are also required.
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Swim Club
Age: 6 and up
This specialized club is dedicated to advancing the skills and techniques of athletes interested in improving their swimming abilities. Participants must be proficient swimmers in all four competitive strokes.  Athletes will have the opportunity to compete on local, regional and national events. 
Note: Coach's permission required for all new participants.

Team_Sports Water Polo Club
Age:  6 and up
This specialized club is dedicated to advancing the skills and level of play of athletes interested in improving in the sport of water polo. Participants must be able to tread water and be a confidant swimmer. Athletes will have the ability to compete in local, regional and national events.
Note: Coach's permission required for all new participants.
swim_meet_girls TEAM Sports
Age: 6 and up
TEAM Sports includes Swim Team, Water Polo and Junior Lifeguarding.  Participants will learn or improve their four competitive strokes, learn skills and game techniques for water polo, and how to use rescue equipment and perform rescue techniques.  There are competitions offered for every ability and age level.
Note: Instructor permission required to register.

Discover SCUBA (beginner)
Age: 18 and up
Non-Certification course introducing diving principles and one dive at a pool facility.
Note: Participants must provide their own equipment.  Material fees will be included in cost of the class.

 
SCUBA (intermediate)
Age: 18 and up
Open Water SCUBA Diver certification class. Classroom work, confined water dives at a pool facility and two days of open water diving are included.
Note: A swim skills test is required of all participants.

 

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