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

Sea Lions Swim Team

Lions Park Pool
Pool Phone: 630-325-1040 (May 27-September 4)

Lions Park Pool is closed for the 2017 season. Please check back in March 2018 for updates.

Clarendon Hills Park District 'Sea Lions Swim Team


















The Clarendon Hills Park District Sea Lions Swim Team is a summer tradition at Lions Park Pool. The team is centered around summer fun, stroke technique, and competitive swimming. The team is for all swimmers ages 5-18 who can complete 1 length (25 yards) of freestyle and backstroke unassisted.

Meet the Coaches


Head Coach Molly

Molly Gates is going into her junior year at the University of Illinois studying advertising. This is her fifth year working at the Clarendon Hills Pool and third year coaching. Molly swam for the Sea Lions for seven years and for Westmont Swim Club for eight years. She swam at Hinsdale Central High School for four years and played water polo for three years.


Assistant Coach Emily

Emily Schlacks is entering her junior year at the University of Kentucky as a nursing student. This is her fifth year working at the Clarendon Hills Pool and second year as a coach. Emily has taught swim lessons for four years.


Assistant Coach Ashley

Ashley Ray is going into her sophomore year at Marquette University studying marketing. This is her third year working at the Clarendon Hills Pool and her first year coaching. Ashley swam for the Sea Lions for six years.


Assistant Coach Sophia

Sophia Slone will attend the University of Wisconsin - Madison as a freshman studying political science in the fall. This is her third year working at the Clarendon Hills Pool and her first year coaching. Sophia swam for the Sea Lions for six years and for Westmont Swim Club for eight years. She swam at Hinsdale Central High School for three years.

Practice Schedule

May 30-June 8

8 & Under: 3:30pm-4:15pm
9-10 year olds: 4:15pm-5:00pm
11 & Up: 5:00pm-5:45pm

June 9-July 14

8 & Under: 9:30am-10:30am
9-10 year olds: 8:30am-9:30am
11 & Up:7:45am-8:30am


Team Calendar


Sea Lions Website

Below is the Sea Lions website link for update team information.



Parent Volunteers

Parents are beneficial to making a meet happen. It is required for each parent to volunteer a minimum of two dual swim meets in order for your swimmer to compete in the Conference Meet. There will be sign up sheets available at Sea Lions Corner at the pool.


Sea Lions Swim Team Apparel

Team apparel is ordered directly from The Swim Team Store. Swim team gear such as the team suit, hoodie, pj pants, team t-shirt, and track jacket and pants are available for purchase through our very own team store. Once items are purchased they will be shipped directly to your home.

Team Site for Ordering Items at The Swim Team Store


Suit Sizing

The Swim Team Store has provided a sizing kit available for swimmers to try on the suit in order to purchase the correct size online. The sizing kit is available at your convenience at the Community Center, 315 Chicago Avenue from May 1-May 24.

Monday - Friday 9:00am -5:00pm

Limited Saturdays, 9:00am -12noon


Emergency Contact Form

Please fill out and return the Swimmer Emergency Contact Form by the first of practice.

Emergency Contact Form



Swim Team Manual

The Team Manual contains information about the team, practices, coaches and meets. It will passed out at the Parent Meeting.


Sea Lions Swim Team Records

The Team Records Board was updated after the 2016 season.

Record Board


Dates to Remember

Suit Sizing - Suits are available to try on May 1-May 24 at the Community Center.

Parent Meeting - Wednesday, May 24 7:00-8:00pm at the Community Center. Parents are required to attend for a Meet & Greet of the coaching staff along with reviewing the Sea Lions Manual. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the practices, meets, strokes and team activities.

Mock Meet - Saturday, June 3 8:00-10:00am at Lions Park Pool. This is an intersquad meet for each swimmer to test their times in the pool. Coaches will then determine the Sea Lions "A" and "B" team from the times of the swimmer's events.

Team Bowling - Wednesday, June 21 4:00-5:00pm at Suburanite Bowl located at 201 W. Ogden Ave. Westmont. Get out of the pool and make a splash at the bowling alley with your lanemates and coaches. Registration is required; Code 751200-01. Fee $6.

Team Tie Dye - Friday, June 30 at Lions Park Pavilion. There is no practice this morning, instead swimmers get to have a little fun with their coaches tie-dying their swim team shirts. Swimmers come at their normal practice time. No registration is required.

Pre-Conference Breakfast - Friday, July 7 at Lions Park Pool grassy area. Each age group will practice that morning for 30 minutes then the swimmers will share in pre-conference carbs of bagels and juice listening to their coaches give them "pep" talks for fast swims during Conference meets. No registration is required.

Team Banquet - Monday, July 17 7:00-9:00pm at Lions Park Pool. The banquet will be first at the Pavilion to celebrate the end of the season with trophies and team records. Swimming follows from 8:00-9:00pm. Registration is required; Code 751200-04 $5.00 a person, which includes pizza, drink and open swim.



2017 Meet Schedule


"A" Team Meet Schedule

Tuesday, June 6 Wheaton @ Clarendon Hills

Saturday, June 10 Clarendon Hills @ Western Springs

Tuesday, June 13 Clarendon Hills @ Glen Ellyn

Tuesday, June 20 Clarendon Hills @ Lisle

Tuesday, June 27 Hinsdale @ Clarendon Hills

Saturday, July 1st Clarendon Hills @ Dowers Grove

Tuesday, July 11 Lemont @ Clarendon Hills

Sunday, July 16 "A" Conference Meet @ Lemont


"B" Team Meet Schedule

Thursday, June 8 Clarendon Hills @ Wheaton

Thursday, June 15 Western Springs @ Clarendon Hills

Saturday, June 17 Glen Ellyn @ Clarendon Hills

Thursday, June 22 Lisle @ Clarendon Hills

Saturday, June 24 Clarendon Hills @ Hinsdale

Thursday, June 29 Downers Grove @ Clarendon Hills

Thursday, July 6 Clarendon Hills @ Lemont

Sunday, July 9 "B" Conference Meet @ Lemont

Meet Locations

Lemont Park District Centennial Outdoor Aquatic Center - 16028 W. 127th Street, Lemont



Downers Grove Swim & Racquet Club - 5560 Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove



Western Springs Swimming Pool - 1300 Hillgrove Avenue, Western Springs



Village of Hinsdale Community Pool - 500 W. Hinsdale Avenue, Hinsdale



Glen Ellyn Park District Sunset Pool - 483 Fairview Avenue, Glen Ellyn



Lisle Park District Sea Lion Aquatic Park - 1825 Short Street, Lisle



Wheaton Park District Northside Family Aquatic Center - 1509 N. West Street, Wheaton



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