100 Byrd Ct
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Pool Phone: 630-325-1040

Something For Everyone!

Lions Park Pool offers a variety of activities throughout the summer from swim lessons to scuba diving. Checkout the fun classes for all ages and Special Events!

Lions Park Pool

Things To Know!

Sammy's Swim School

  1. The Swim Lesson Coordinator has the right to change class level based on swimmer’s skill after first lesson.
  2. Water Safety Topics are reviewed during each lesson.
  3. Guardians are required to stay for their swimmer’s lesson in case of emergency. Seating is available.
  4. Swimming aids and equipment should not be brought to lesson. Instructors will provide appropriate teaching aids.
  5. Registration closes on the Thursday prior to the start of the session. Contact the Park District office after that date for registering.
  6. Download the Rainout Line app for class cancellation and make up days due to inclement weather.
  7. Cancelled weekday classes will be made up on the Friday of the week. Saturday lesson will be made up at the end of the session. If a lesson cannot be rescheduled, a class credit is applied to the Household Account

Swim Lessons

Tadpole (Parent Child)

Age: 6 months-3 years with parent

This class emphasizes early water adjustment for the child with the parent by their side. It introduces beginner swim techniques through water activities and songs. Both swim diaper and plastic pant is required for Tadpole swimmer.


Age: 3-5 years old (without parent)

This class focuses on water adjustment to basic swimming skills mixed with fun water activities.

Youth Swim Lessons

Age: 5-12

Level 1: Jellyfish

Jellyfish focuses on gaining confidence in the water by introducing entry level water skills such as blowing bubbles, submersion of face and assisted floats, and kicking.

Level 2: Minnow

Minnow builds swimmer’s confidence in the water by working on kicking and unsupported floats. Unassisted freestyle & backstroke is taught and skills are developed including treading water.

Level 3: Frog

Swimmers focus on entering deep water with confidence, swimming freestyle and backstroke unassisted and introduction to breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Level 4: Turtle

Swimmers build endurance with the freestyle and backstroke and learn the breaststroke and butterfly.

Level 5: Dolphin

Swimmers are conditioned in all four strokes; freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly in addition to flip turns.

Private Swim Lessons

Looking for a more personalized approached for your swimming needs? Private lessons are available for an individual or a group of 2 (with similar skill level). Private lesson offer a more effective learning environment for swimmer and tailored to their skill level and progression. The lessons are for the individual/s registered and not transferable.

Private Pick & Swim Lessons

This lesson option offers private lessons at flexible times to fit your busy summer schedule. An assigned instructor will contact the family to schedule the dates and times of the lessons. Lessons are purchased in a 3-hour block which can be broken into 6-30 minute lessons or 3-1 hour lessons. The lessons are for one individual and not transferable.

Stroke Clinic

The stroke clinics are designed for swimmers who already have a strong foundation in the stroke. Advanced drills are introduced to put an emphasis on proper technique from kicking to body position. The week-long format allows the swimmer to focus on specific stroke. Take multiple clinics to develop a well-rounded swimmer throughout the summer.

  • Freestyle Clinic
  • Butterfly Clinic
  • Backstroke Clinic
  • Breaststroke Clinic


Intro To Springboard Diving

Learn to the basics of springboard diving. Participants must be able to swim 15 yards and be comfortable in 12ft of deep water. No prior dive experience is necessary.

Intermediate/Advanced Springboard Diving

Participants will learn more advanced dives (front, back, reverse, inward and half-twist). Based on individual skill levels participants will be introduced to dives for competition-level diving. It is required to take the Intro to Springboard Diving prior to this class. Participants must be able to swim 15 yards and be comfortable in 12ft of deep water.

Summer Camps

Jr. Lifeguard Class

Spend a week at Lions Park Pool learning the basics of lifeguarding including first aid, CPR, and in-water rescue techniques and much more. Jr. Guards will get a sneak peek to the importance of safety, teamwork and leadership skills needed to become a professional certified lifeguard. Participants must be able to swim 1 lap (25 yards) of Freestyle and be confident in 12-foot-deep water. Completion does not guarantee employment with Clarendon Hills Park District. Each participant receives a t-shirt.

Min/Max: 6/12
Age: 10-15 years old

Fluid Running

Fluid Running has revolutionized fitness by bringing running to the deep water which eliminates the impact of land running while providing great cardiovascular and muscular benefits. The class is set to upbeat music lead by certified instructors to get you through a full body workout that gets the heart rate up and burn calories.

Beach Volleyball Camps

Take your game to the beach at Lions Park Pool. This week-long camp reviews the drills needed for passing, setting and serving off the court.

Min/Max: 10/20
Age: 10-14 years old

Water Polo Camp

Spend a week at Lions Park Pool learning the basics of water polo from skill development to game knowledge. Participants must be able to swim 15 yards and be comfortable in 12ft deep water and be able to tread water. Class will be held in 5’6″ lap lane and 12-foot dive well.

Min/Max: 6/12
Age: 8-14 years old

SPLASH and SING with Miss Gretchen

Enjoy parent and tot time in the Splash Pad incorporating music while exploring the water. Tots will sing songs and rhymes along with instrument time. This is a great starter class for tots to have a love for the water. Dress for water play.

Min/Max: 6/10
Age: 6 months-3 years

Summer’s Special Events

Dad’s Day At The Pool

Dads, it’s your Day – what better way to celebrate than a visit to the pool. Come out for a splash of a time. Be ready for a Dads Only Cannonball contest followed by a water balloon toss. Admission is free for dads and granddads accompanied by fee paying or season pass holder child. (VL)

Pool Safely – Simple Steps Save Lives

Lions Park Pool has partnered up with DuPage County Health Department to promote the National Pool Safely campaign. You and your family are invited to meet a Swimming Champion and to learn how to Pool Safely in 2020. Adults are encouraged to pledge to become Water Watchers while children will be taught simple steps to stay safer in and around the water. Refreshments and prizes will be provided to all who register for this special swimming event.

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

You are invited to make history as part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at Lions Park Pool. This is a free 30 minute swim lesson to build awareness about the importance of children learning to swim to help prevent drowning. Be part of the Guinness Book of World Records as waterparks and pools across the globe take part in this record breaking event.

July 4th Extravaganza

Start your Fourth of July off with a bang. Join us in celebrating pool style with water games and activities, such as a cannonball contest and water balloon toss. Daily admission fees apply.


This fun run starts in Lions Park Pool parking lot and heads down Byrd Court to the intersection at Ann Street and return trip back to the pool to the finish line. All age groups will run the course 3 times which equals 0.7 mile total distance. Post-race runners will enjoy pizza and drink during awards ceremony and then time for the splash portion with open swim from 7:00-8:00pm. Each runner registered by deadline will receive a t-shirt. Awards for top three female and male finishers in each age group. (VL)

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Grab your team and put your boat building skills to the test. All boats must be constructed using only cardboard and duct tape, minimal on-site assembly is acceptable. Crews are timed as they paddle their vessels through the course in the main pool. Prizes awarded for “People’s Choice” and “Fastest Vessel”. All boat drivers must know how to swim or be properly fitted with a coast guard approved life jacket. Continental breakfast provided to teams. (VL)

Float Nights

Enjoy a summer night under the stars for special float night. Families may bring your favorite raft, inner tube, swim noodles, etc. Pool rules will apply during the event and entry as pass holder or pay daily fee.