Aquatics

Winter Aquatics Information

The Park District offers several winter swim opportunities thanks to partnerships with York High School and Oak Brook Park District.  Take a look:

Snorkeling for Kids

Children ages 5-12 are introduced to snorkeling through an orientation to equipment, techniques, and unique games.  This aquatic experience includes swimming through artificial marine environments.  All children should know how to swim and be comfortable in the water.  All equipment is provided.  This class is taught by certified instructors from UnderSeas Scuba.  Located at Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatics Center.  Fee is $69 for residents, and $85 for non-residents.  Saturdays, February 18 and March 7, 2-4 p.m. 

Elmhurst Water Polo Club - 5th-8th Grades

Introductory and advanced water polo instruction is provided for ages 10-14.  Lesson plans include conditioning, mobility drills with and without the ball, passing, shooting, basic rules of the game, individual skill development and the concept of team play and sportsmanship with scrimmages.  Advancing athletes will progress to more advanced individual and team techniques taught by our experienced coaching staff in preparation for competitive league play offered at various times throughout the year.  Athletes will be asked to join American Water Polo as part of being in the club.  Athletes must be able to safely swim 25 yards in a 7-12-foot-deep pool.  No class January 27 and February 12.  Located at York High School Swimming Pool.  Fee is $180 for residents and $220 for non-residents.  Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 6-February 17, 8-9:15 p.m.

Elmhurst Water Polo Club - High School Girls & Boys

Introductory and advanced water polo instruction is provided with a focus on team play and skill development for ages 14-18.  Tournaments will be offered throughout the season.  Participants will be asked to join American Water Polo as part of being in the club.  All participants must be able to swim a minimum of 50 yards in a 7-12-foot-deep pool.  No class January 27 and February 12.  Located at York High School Swimming Pool.  Fee is $190 for residents and $230 for non-residents.  Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 6-February 17, 8-9:15 p.m.

Summer Aquatics Information

Dive in to summer at East End Pool and Norman P. Smalley Pool at York Commons.  Whether you're new to swimming, want to purchase a season pool pass, or host a pool party, the Elmhurst Park District has everything you need for a fun, safe summer in the water.

Check back in 2015 for information regarding Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons, Pool Passes & Fees, and Pool Rentals & Birthday Parties.

Program News

Free! Family Open Swim at York High School

Repeats every 2 weeks every Sunday until Sun Mar 22 2015 except Sun Feb 22 2015. Also includes Sun Feb 15 2015.
January 11, 2015 - 1:00pm to March 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
January 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to April 05, 2015 - 4:00pm
February 08, 2015 - 1:00pm to April 19, 2015 - 4:00pm
February 15, 2015 - 1:00pm to April 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
March 08, 2015 - 1:00pm to May 17, 2015 - 3:00pm
March 22, 2015 - 1:00pm to May 31, 2015 - 3:00pm

Bring your family for a fun-filled time at York High School's swimming pool, and enjoy lap swimming, open swim and diving boards.  Open to all Elmhurst residents.  Come join us for some splashtacular fun!

Lifeguard Harry Bell Saves A Life Before Even Reporting for Duty

Seventeen-year-old Fenwick High School senior Harry Bell didn't anticipate how critical freshman year health class would prove, but the importance of his training hit home in January 2014, when his father suffered a heart attack.  Certified in CPR thanks to the class, Bell instinctively took action, completing over five minutes of chest compressions until his mother relieved him due to fatigue.  Together they saved his father's life, keeping the oxygen pumping to his brain until an ambulance arrived.