Indoor pools are starting to reopen! With new safety protocols in place, many pools will open for lap swims starting the weeks of March 29 or April 5. View the schedule, the new lap swim procedure, and the safety protocols here: Details on Pool Reopenings
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.
In-person swim lessons are not offered at this time.
View the online water safety classes offered for ages 5 and up:
View Water Safety Classes
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.
Aquatic exercise classes are not offered at this time.
See the other fitness classes offered in-person at the parks and online:
View Fitness 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.
Specialized classes are not offered at this time.
Enjoy time in the water with family and friends during these non-instructional sessions.
Open swims are not offered at this time.
Many pools will open for lap swims starting the weeks of March 29 or April 5, 2021 with new safety protocols in place. Advance registration is required for a lap swim session.
View the schedule, new lap swim procedure, and the safety protocols here::
LEARN MORE ABOUT Lap SwimS