Something For Everyone!
Lions Park Pool is a summer spot to be! A variety of swim lessons, diving lessons, summer camps, and special events are offered for all ages and skill levels.
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.
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
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 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 purchase in a 3-hour block which can be broken into six (6) 30-minute lessons or three (3) 1-hour lessons. The lessons are for one individual and not transferable.
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.
- Freestyle Clinic
- Butterfly Clinic
- Backstroke Clinic
- Breaststroke Clinic
Little Jumpers Intro To Springboard Diving
Participants will learn 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.
Jr. Lifeguard Camp
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.
Beach Volleyball Camp
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.
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.
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 burns calories.
Splash and Music 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.
Summer’s Special Events
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.
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.
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.