Absolutely, in fact staff encourages it. Chairs are available for your leisure.
• At Otter Cove Aquatic Park: on the pool deck under the shade structures or in the grass areas.
• At Swanson Pool: on the upper concession deck, in the sand play area, on the pool deck or grass area near swim lesson.
For their safety, children not participating in swim lessons must be supervised by a parent/guardian, away from the water.
Staff’s goal is to make up every missed lesson; make-ups will be held on Fridays for rainout or holiday make-ups. If weather causes multiple cancellations, staff cannot guarantee make-up lessons. There are no make-ups for personal scheduling conflicts resulting in a swimmer’s absence.
Staff will do their best to make accommodations. However registration is not guaranteed.
We wish you did not have to leave, but are able to assist.
14 days or less notice: There are no refunds for the swim lesson program unless a medical slip from a physician is provided.
Call the Swim Lesson Hotline at 630-513-4377 for updates 15 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson. Swim program cancellations will also be posted on Facebook.
To be ready for your lesson, be dress in swimsuit and put your towel on a deck chair to use after class. Goggles are highly recommended; participants are encouraged to practice with them at home first. Apply sunscreen a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your lesson for it to be most effective.
Participants are encouraged to arrive at least five minutes early for lessons. Hair past the chin should be pulled back. Please use the restroom prior to your lesson.
On the first day of each session, staff will perform a skills test to assess those students who do not know their swim level. Each student learns and progresses at his/her own pace. It may take several sessions/seasons to progress. If you have questions, speak with your child’s instructor before or after class. The Lesson Coordinator(s), who oversee the swim lesson daily activities, is also available for any questions and/or comments.