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Aquatics/Swim Lessons

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Swim Lesson Hotline Information

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Starfish Aquatic Institute Swim Lessons

The Park District of Oak Park has adopted the Starfish Aquatic Institute!  Advancement focuses on Water Safety and Swim Skill benchmarks.  The program consists of StarTots (for 6-36 months), Swim School (for ages 3+), and Stroke School (for ages 6+).  Both Swim School and Stroke School have multiple levels to teach essential skills and technique.

Summer Swim Lessons 

Lessons are offered weekdays in the morning and afternoon as well as Saturday mornings! Morning & Saturday swim lessons are offered at Rehm Pool and afternoon lessons are offered at Ridgeland Common. Spaces are very limited.

Fall and Winter Swim Lessons

All classes will be held in the Oak Park River Forest High School East or West Pool, located near the corner of Lake and Scoville. Spaces are extremely limited.

Additional Classes

Additional classes are also offered during the summer months for adults and for participants looking for more opportunities in the water, including Adult Swim Lessons, Jr. Lifeguarding, and Water Polo.
For questions regarding Aquatic Programs, please email Stacey McNamara.



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