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  • Parkie's Starfish Swim Lessons

    Parkie has teamed up with Starfish Swimming to bring you an all-new swim lesson experience! Taught by certified instructors, our new program places emphasis on safety as well as skill. Whether you are looking to learn basic life-saving skills or are working to improve your strokes, there is a place for you in our program. All participants must wear a lined swimsuit.

    Swim Lesson Benefits
    • Certified Instructors through a globally-recognized agency (Starfish Aquatic Institute)
    • Comfortable pool temperature of 85 degrees
    • Focus on safety and survival skills
    • Student tracking for all students in the program.
    • Swim skills tracked with the convenience of online report cards
    • Progressive ratio based on swim levels

    Parkie's Babies Swim Lessons
    Ages 3 months-3 years with parent
    Parkie’s Babies Infant/Parent class takes your child through five progressive levels of water adjustment. This class is a wonderful opportunity to spend “aqua-lity” time with your child while introducing him/her to skills, such as: kicks, floating, bubble blowing, jumps, underwater submersion and so much more! Each child needs to wear a swim diaper and a lined swimsuit per Illinois Health Department.

    Parkie's Swim School
    Ages 3-14 years
    These lessons place an emphasis on safety and basic water skills for the beginning swimmer. Through the 5 color levels, swimmers gain confidence in the water, learn to swim and float with and without assistance. Upon completion of these levels, swimmers have the building blocks for freestyle in Stroke School and an important understanding of safety rules and topics.

    Parkie's Stroke School
    Ages 3-14 years
    Swimmers learn and practice the four competitive strokes needed to be successful on the swim team. Through the 5 color levels of Stroke School, swimmers learn freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and starts and turns in preparation for swim team.

    Semi-Private Lessons
    Ages 3-14 years
    Many children learn better in a smaller setting that allows for more practice time. With our semi-private swim lessons, each class has one teacher certified in the levels featured in our group lesson curriculum. Each class consists of 2 swimmers that are paired based on comparable swimming ability.

    Swim School Transition Swim Lessons (Summer)
    Ages 3-5 years
    This class is designed for the swimmer who is working on his/her confidence in the water. Maybe they still like the comfort of a parent/guardian in the water. This class progressively transitions the swimmer from swimmer with their parent/guardian to independent swimmer, gaining comfort and confidence in the water. Class starts in the activity pool with the parent/guardian in the water with the swimmer and over the session, moves into deeper water and into the lap pool without the parent/guardian in the water.

    Adult Swim Lessons
    Ages 15 years & up
    It’s never too late to learn how to swim and become more comfortable in the water! This class teaches basic water skills and swim techniques in the beginner level and improve specific strokes in the intermediate level. There is something for everyone in a class designed for all ability levels.


    Call us at (630) 739-1705 and we'll put you in touch with someone who can help.
  • Swim School Report Cards

  • Click the link below to track your swimmers progress! To get your login information, please contact Amanda Prince at (630) 783-6635.

    Swimgen Progress Report

  • Private Swim Lessons

  • 1:1 student to instructor ratio. Lessons are individualized to each participant. Exercise, learn new techniques, or learn the strokes necessary for quality swimming in a one-on-one educational setting. Serious learning and serious fun! You must register and purchase private lessons in advance at the Life Styles desk located at BRAC. Once registration is received, you will be contacted by an instructor in approximately 1 week to arrange a time for the lessons to begin based on your joint availability. No lessons can be scheduled during group lesson times, special events, or swim team meets. Private lesson passes cannot be divided or transferred and expire one year after purchase date.

    10 Single Private Lesson Pass
    Resident:$260 Nonresident:$324
    Buy 9 individual private lessons get 1 free! (Pass is not transferable and Pelican Harbor is not responsible for lost private lesson passes.)

    Resident: $130 Nonresident: $162

    Resident: $82 Nonresident: $103

    30-minutes Single (single person) 1:1 student to instructor ratio
    Resident: $29 Nonresident: $36

    You must register and purchase private lessons at the LifeStyles desk (BRAC only) before lessons will be scheduled.
    Please call (630) 739-1705 for more information.

  • Please note: ID Cards are required to participate in swim lessons for both residents and nonresidents

  • ID Cards are available at the Annerino Community Center and Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex. Residents should be prepared to bring current driver's license and current utility bill to receive your Resident ID Card (which also serves as your swim program ID card). Nonresidents should be prepared to bring current driver's license to receive their ID Card. In order to keep lines short, we are unable to process ID Cards at the Pelican Harbor gate. ID Cards are available inside the Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex. For each applicant in the household ages 3 months and up, we require a birth certificate or proof of guardianship.
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