Aquatics Programs

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Chicago Park District is a proud provider of American Red Cross Aquatics programs. In cooperation with the Red Cross and the USA Swimming Foundation and its Make A Splash™ initiative, we are working to spread awareness of the importance of Chicagoans learning how to swim. Learn to swim classes start at the age of 18 months and are offered for youth and adults.

Aquatic Exercise Classes

Aquatic Exercise Classes

Get a great work out in the water.  The aquatic environment is easy on the joints and offers more resistance when working out. Aquatic exercise classes are offered for all page. Some classes such ase Water Walking are offered specifically for seniors, to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Specialized Classes

Specialized Classes

Advanced training and competition are offered in our group swimming and water polo clubs for youth and teens. Athletes in our competitive programs participate in local, regional and national competitions.  During the summer, aquatic specialty programs are offered in swimming, water polo and junior lifeguard, a program that trains youth to be future lifeguards.

Open Swims

Open Swims

Enjoy time in the water with family and friends during these non-instructional sessions.

Lap Swims

Lap Swims

Get a great work out at a park pool!  Monthly or 3-month lap swim membership passes are available.  A membership gives you access to lap swim times at any park that offers lap swim (both indoor and outdoor pools).

 

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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 II and III classes; and TEAM Sports activities at the following parks: Austin Town Hall, Carver, Don Nash, Foster, LaFollette, The Park @ NTA and West Pullman Park. 

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