Clarendon Hills Park District  •  315 Chicago Ave.  •  Clarendon Hills, IL 60514  •  (630)323-2626  •
Lions Park Pool

Lions Park Pool - 2015 Programs & Events
Pool Phone: 630-325-1040

All programming and special events have concluded for Summer 2015. See you next season for all of our programming in 2016!


Swim LessonsLions Park Pool

The Clarendon Hills Park District’s swim lesson program is for swimmers of all ages. Before registering for a swim lesson, review your child’s previous lesson history and age limitations of class. Classes fill quickly and transferring from one level to another is not always possible. If you have questions, please contact the Aquatic Manager at 630-323-2626(prior to 6/8/15) or at 630-325-1040 (after 6/8/15).

NEW REGISTRATION DEADLINE-- Registration will close at 5pm on the Thursday prior to the start of the session


No refunds or make-ups will be given for classes missed or forgotten.

**The Park District reserves the right to combine class levels if deemed appropriate.**

Cancellations & Class Transfers

Cancellations will not be honored for classes missed or forgotten. A cancellation or transfer will only be considered prior to the beginning of the second class of the session. A $5 cancellation administration fee is charged per participant per program.
You may submit a request with the following information:

  • Participant’s name, address and phone number
  • Class level, session dates and class time
  • Name, address, and phone number of person requesting the refund
  • Reason for cancellation

What to Bring

  • Swim suit already on child
  • Towel
  • Goggles

Please Do Not Bring

  • Swimming aids such as lifejackets, water wings or flippers
  • Snorkel masks that cover the nose
  • Water toys or noodle

What to Do

  • On the first day please arrive 15 minutes prior to class time.
  • Guardians may wait for their swimmers on the pool deck or under the concession stand shade.
  • Guardians must stay for their entire swimmer's class in case of emergency where consent is required

Parent/Child Water Development

This program emphasizes early water adjustment skills and beginning swim techniquest through the use of skill oriented games. Parents will also benefit from this class a they will be participating in some fun cardiovascular exercises. Swim diapers and plastic pants must be worn by all infants while in the water.

Min./Max: 6/15
Age: 6 months-3 years

Preschool Swim Lessons

Age: 3-5 years old (without parent)

Tiny Tot

This level focuses on water adjustment, water entry and exit, supported front and back floats, bubble blowing for 5 seconds, putting the face in the water for at least 3 seconds, fully submerging head in water, alternation of arms, front and back kicks, and safety skills. Swimmers will be quickly evaluated and split into smaller classes on the first day of each session. It is common for swimmers to repeat this level until comfortable in the water.

Youth Swim Lessons

Age: 5 years old and up OR have completed Preschool swim lessons

Level 1: Jellyfish

Focuses on entering the pool with confidence, unsupported back and front float for 5 seconds, full submersion of face in water and blowing bubbles, freestyle arms, front and back kicks, introduction to back stroke, and safety skills.

Level 2: Minnow

This level focuses on building confidence in the water, unsupported back and front float, underwater bobs, arm reaches, front and back kicks with kickboard, front and back glides, front and back stroke 10ft with assistance, retrieval of underwater objects, and safety skills.

Level 3: Frog

This level focuses on entering deep water with confidence, establishing complete independence from instructor, front and back float, rotary breathing, front and back stroke 15ft without assistance, elementary backstroke 15ft without assistance, introduction to breaststroke, butterfly kicking, and safety skills.

Level 4: Turtle

This level focuses on building confidence in deep water, rotary breathing, front and back stroke whole length of pool without assistance, elementary backstroke whole length of pool without assistance, breaststroke, open turns in pool, introduction to diving, and safety skills.

Private Swim Lessons

A private lesson provides your swimmer with one-on-one instruction for 30 minutes. Swimmers of any level will benefit from private lessons. Lessons are designed for swimmers who need a little extra instruction to swimmers looking for specific stroke instruction. Lessons will always take place at the time slot you have selected.

Ellis and Associates Junior Lifeguard Class

In this program, children will learn the basics of lifeguarding including first aid, CPR, in-water rescue techniques and much more. Participants who have completed the training course will be given the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience by volunteering their efforts at the pool as a shadow lifeguard. The program provides teens with important safety skills, work experience, team-work and leadership skills. Completion of the course does not guarantee employment with the Clarendon Hills Park District.

Min./Max: 5/12
Age: 10-14 years old

Introduction to Springboard Diving

Learn how to soar through the air and land in the cool comfort of the wate. No prior dive experience is necessary. Individuals will be taught the basics of springboard diving. Diver must be able to swim in 12' water unassisted.
Age: 8 years and up

Intermediate/Advanced Springboard Diving

Individuals will be taught all dives (front, back, reverse, inward, and half-twist). Learn required and optional dives for competition-level diving. Diver must be able to swim in 12' water unassisted.
Age: 8 years and up

Sand Volleyball Camps Beach Camp

Volleykidz is an introductory camp for children Kingergarten through 4th grade. The lesson plan introduces the pass, set, and spike using a very light volleyball in the perfect summer setting-SAND. Volleykidz will improve each child's eye/hand coordination and left/right coordination through the use of full drills and gross motor games. Added Bonus-our location provides a spray ground to cool off.
Location:Clarendon Hills Park District Lions Park Pool
Instructors: EVP Volleyball Pros Certified coaches

EVP Tour Beach Volleyball Camps

It's SUMMER - time to take your volleyball GAME to the beach. The camp features all the latest drills and training techniques that build your skills for the next level. Lots of contests and games too, with fun and active instructors! Instructors will concentrate on the fundamentals for passing, setting, serving and spiking. You will learn to overhand serve and play organized games. The lesson plan directs individual training and helps each player reach a new level. Added Bonus-our location provides a spray ground to cool off.
Location:Clarendon Hills Park District Lions Park Pool
Instructors: EVP Volleyball Pros Certified coaches


Second Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Grab your team (maximum 5 per team) and put your boat building skills to the test. We will launch boats in the first Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta in Lions Park lap pool. Two member crews will navigate their vessels through an obstacle course-it is a timed event. Teams must pre-register and all boats should be made at home (on site assembly is acceptable)- all boats must be made using only cardboard and duct tape. Prizes awarded for "Most Creative", "Fastest Vessel", and "The Titanic". All boat drivers must know how to swim or be properly fitted with a coast guard approved life jacket. Continential breakfast will be provided to teams.


Cardboard Boat Regatta Rules/Regulations download printable pdf



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