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.

Swim Camp

For ages 6-12, Swim Camp is a weeklong opportunity for both the novice and the experienced swimmer to improve swimming skills.  Swimmers are placed into small groups by level to best facilitate learning.  In addition to instructional swim, campers enjoy free swim, organized water activities and games, and learn about water safety.  Click here for more information or to register.

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

Christmas in July

July 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Families, come join the Elmhurst Park District Pool Staff as we celebrate Christmas in warmer temperatures this year.  There will be a variety of reindeer games, a Christmas trivia contest, and even a visit from Santa.  A DJ will be there to set the mood with Christmas music.

World's Largest Swim Lesson

June 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am

For ages 3 and older.  Join us as we band together with pools and waterparks around the globe to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted.  Everyone registered will receive a 30-minute swim lesson, along with other fun giveaways and prizes.  The event is free if you preregister, or $5 at the door.  Doors open at 9 a.m. and everyone must be at the pool and checked in by 9:45 a.m.  The pool will be open at 10:30 a.m. for all participants and their families for open swim.