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.
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Aquatic Exercise Classes
Get a great workout 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 ages. Some classes such as Water Walking are offered specifically for seniors, to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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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.
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Enjoy time in the water with family and friends during these non-instructional sessions.
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Get a good workout in the pool! Lap swim sessions are available at many pools across the city. Laps swim sessions are managed on a first-come-first-served basis. A lap swim membership is required and provides access to lap swim times at all parks that offer it.
View the lap swim schedule and purchase a membership here:
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