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:

Family Open Swim at York High School

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 from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 & 22.

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.  Saturday, March 7, 2-4 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.


Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private and Semi-Private swim lessons are available with our certified Starfish Swim Instructors for participants ages 3 years to adult.  At the first lesson the instructor will test the student(s) and complete an Individual Aquatic Plan that will be used for the lessons.  Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To sign up please fill out the Private Swim Lesson Application (under "Pool Schedules & Downloads") and return to Wagner Community Center or East End and Smalley Pools starting June 1.  The prices listed are for 30-minute lessons that are scheduled at times mutually convenient for you and the instructor, during open swim times.  Please Note:  For multi-swimmer lessons we do not find the other participant.

 
1 Lesson
5 Lessons 
1 Swimmer
$27 resident
$34 non-resident
$122 resident
$153 non-resident
2 Swimmers
$48 resident
$60 non-resident
$218 resident
$273 non-resident
3 Swimmers
$66 resident
$83 non-resident
$312 resident
$390 non-resident

Pool Passes and Fees

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes swimming at the Elmhurst Park District. By purchasing a season pool membership you will have unlimited access to East End Pool, Norman P. Smalley Pool, and the Spray Ground at The Hub at Berens Park.

Check out the Pool pass page for information regarding summer pool memberships & rates, punch card information, and daily admission fees.


Pool Rentals & Birthday Parties

The two outdoor pools, East End and Norman P. Smalley, are available for rental by groups. Visit our Pools Birthday Parties & Rentals page for more information.

Program News

Underwater Egg Hunt

March 29, 2015 - 3:30pm

Forget the lawn, we're hunting for eggs underwater!  Join us at the Courts Plus Swimming Pool for an egg hunt you'll never forget.  Some eggs will float, and some will sink, depending on the prize inside.  Please bring a waterproof basket or egg holder to store your eggs and a towel.  Family Swim will continue until 5:30 p.m.