DeKalb Park District Logo
Explore and Engage

Aquatics

Learn-To-Swim Courses

The DeKalb Park District is proud to be an authorized provider of the six-level American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. The program is designed for children age 6 and up, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of Learn-to-Swim classes include training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3: Stroke Development
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Interested in taking lessons this summer, but don't know what level you or your swimmer are at?
Talk to a Pool Manager while at Hopkins and they can administer a swim test!

Group Lessons (5-15yrs)

$50rs/$60nr per session
Lessons follow a research-based curriculum that allows students to progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Classes are divided into groups based on ability and completion of prerequisites.

Private Lessons (All Ages)

$120rs/$130nr per session
One-on-one instruction is provided for children and adults. Semi-private lessons are offered for students at the same skill level that wish to share the instructor. Students may work on the skills from the group lessons or other specific skills as desired.

Preschool Swim Lessons (3-4yrs)

$50rs/$60nr per session
Children learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis.

Parent-Child Aquatics (6mo-3yrs)

$50rs/$60nr per session
Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more.

Open Water Swim

Join us for some early morning open water distance swimming! Swim the 50 meter length of the pool without the effect of lane lines.
Tues & Thurs | 5:00 - 6:00am
18 yrs + | $25rs/$30nr | Hopkins Pool
Jun 4 - July 25 (not meeting 7/4)


Summer Swim Sessions - Hopkins Pool

Monday - Thursday Lessons (make-ups on Fridays)
Morning Class Time Sessions
Private Lessons 9:30-10:00am
June 17-27
July 8 - 18
July 22 - August 1
Group Lessons 10:05-10:45am June 17 - 27
July 8 - 18
July 22 - August 1
Parent-Child Lessons
10:50-11:20am June 17 - 27
July 8 - 18
July 22 - August 1
Preschool Lessons 10:50-11:20am
June 17 - 27
July 8 - 18
July 22 - August 1
Evening Class Time Sessions
Parent-Child Lessons
4:15-4:45pm
June 3 - 13 (evening only)
June 17 - 27
July 8 - 18
July 22 - August 1
Preschool Lessons 4:15-4:45pm
June 3 - 13 (evening only)
June 17 - 27
July 8 - 18
July 22 - August 1
Group Lessons 4:50-5:30pm June 3 - 13 (evening only)
June 17 - 27
July 8 - 18
July 22 - August 1
Private Lessons 6:20-6:50pm June 3 - 13 (evening only)
June 17 - 27
July 8 - 18
July 22 - August 1

Twice-a-Week Group Lessons

Mon & Wed Evenings Tues & Thurs Evenings
5:35-6:15pm 5:35-6:15pm
Session 1: Jun 3 - 26 Session 1: Jun 4 - 27
Session 2: Jul 8 - Jul 31 Session 2: Jul 9 - Aug 1

Lifeguard Certification Class

This blended learning lifeguard class includes Basic Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid training. All certifications are valid for 2 years. Please note that this blended learning class combines in-class sessions with online learning. Plan an additional 8-10 hours outside of the meeting times to complete the online class sessions.

9:30am - 5:30pm | Huntley Middle School Pool | $200

Session 1: Sat/Sun: Apr 27/28 & May 4/5
Session 2: Tues-Fri: Jun 4-7 (Hopkins Pool)
Session 3: Mon-Thurs: Jun 17-20 (Hopkins Pool)


Questions? Contact Jackie Owensby jowensby@dekalbparkdistrict.com