Class Offerings:

  • Splish Splash (age 6 months-3 years)
  • Tiny Tots (age 3-5 years)
  • Youth Swim Levels 1-6 (ages 5 & up)
  • Adult Swim Lessons (age 15 & up)
  • Diving Lessons (age 8 & up)
  • Junior Lifeguarding (age 11-15 years)
  • Private Lessons (ages 5 & up)

Learn To Swim Instruction:

The Oak Lawn Park District Learn-To-Swim Program is designed to teach swimming skills to toddlers, children and adults in a positive, happy and safe environment.


Splish Splash through Level 6 will follow the American Red Cross guidelines for all swim levels. Please review the description of the various levels to ensure a positive experience. If you feel that you or your child’s skills are between levels, please enroll in the lower level. Do not enroll in the higher level if your desired class is filled. Any child not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper at all times.


Lessons are instructed in cool and windy weather and are only cancelled due to severe weather. The pool water is kept at 82 degrees, but may vary due to weather conditions. Make-up will be held only if the park district cancels. No make-ups will be issued for sickness or vacations. If weather is questionable and you are unsure your lessons are being held, please call (708) 398-6313 no sooner than 30 minutes before your lesson is scheduled.


Parents are asked to sit in the concession area during your child’s lesson. This is for the children’s safety. Like a school setting, children perform better when they are able to give full attention to their instructors. Under no circumstances will parents and siblings be able to wait on the pool deck.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Swim Lesson FAQ.pdf

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