A Swim Lesson Schedule for the 2019 season is available in our Summer Brochure. Register for Swim Lessons at the Deer Grove Leisure Center.
General Swim Lesson Information
If weather conditions prohibit lessons from occurring, lessons will be rescheduled on Friday for make-ups. Participants can remain informed on canceled lessons through our Rainout Line to receive text, email or simply access via web at www.rainoutline.com or application which is available on the Apple Store or Androids Google Play. Simply download the application and search for Bensenville Park District. Swimmers who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper. Swim diapers are not provided. Parents, siblings and other visitors attending with participants are only permitted to use the facility during normal hours of operation and must purchase daily admission or have a valid aquatic membership.
Water Exploration | Ages 1-2
Children and parents are introduced to the pool through a gently structured water play. This program gives children a chance to explore the water through songs, splashing and play. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a water safety class or swim instruction but a chance for children to become more acclimated to the water. Children must wear a swim diaper under their bathing suit if they aren’t toilet trained. Min 3/Max 12.
Preschool + Parent | Ages 2-4
Children and parents who are ready for the next step can enjoy the same experiences they know and love from our water exploration classes, this time with kickboards, noodles and water toys to encourage swimmers to use their imaginations as they learn basic swimming skills. Swimmers gain confidence in front and back floats, submerging their face to blow bubbles, arm movements and water kicks while bonding with their parents. Children must wear a swim diaper under their bathing suit if they aren’t toilet trained. Min 3/Max 12.
Preschool | Ages 2-5
This class is a continuation of our Parent and Preschool level and is designed for children who are adjusted to the water without a parent. Instructors will work on further developing a foundation of beginning strokes, kicks and breathing so participants can progress into the beginner level. Min 3/Max 6.
Beginner | Ages 5-10
This is the perfect lesson for students with little or no swimming experience as instructors will work on building the basics of swimming. This includes front and back floating, along with arm and leg movements to develop freestyle and backstroke swimming. Participants are encouraged to remain in this level until they are comfortable with basic swimming skills before moving into the Bensenville Swim School. Min 3 /Max 8.
Bensenville Swim School | Ages 6-14
The Bensenville Swim School is the evolution of the existing higher level programs and still encompasses levels 2-4 and skills that were the foundation of our previous lessons. This new format will allow for swimmers to better develop their talents and abilities. On the first day, participants will be re-evaluated to ensure proper placement in the swim school program. All Swim School levels are taught at a 1:6 ratio Instructor to students. Once your child is placed in a group, they will learn and develop skills with similar swimmers at their level. This will allow us to continue to develop the swimmers and not be confined by only the skills of one level. Min 3/Max 8.
Adult | Ages 15+
This class focuses on front float, back float and general arm and leg motions for swimming freestyle and backstroke. To complete the level, swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke. Min 3/Max 8.
Private Lessons | Ages 3+
Lessons offer exclusive one-on-one instruction tailored to the student’s needs. If the times listed don’t work, patrons may coordinate a time that is convenient by contacting the Deer Grove Leisure Center at 630-766-7015. Min 1/Max 3.
Jr. Lifeguard Camp
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Join in on the fun as this camp is designed to be a mentor opportunity for campers to develop gain valuable first responder skills needed for lifeguarding and leadership experience. All participants of this program will work directly with veteran guarding staff to build knowledge in water safety, basic first aid, rescue techniques using lifesaving equipment and build self-confidence that future lifeguard needs once they reach the proper certification age. Of course, we will also play water games and have open swimming time as well! Campers should be comfortable in the water and know basic swimming skills before enrolling into this program. Min 6/Max 15.
Jr. Lifeguard Camp 12-15 M-Th, 06/24-06/27 10:00A-12:00P Water Park 312325-01 $50/$67
Jr. Lifeguard Camp 12-15 M-Th, 07/15-07/18 10:00A-12:00P Water Park 312325-02 $50/$67
Jr. Lifeguard Camp 12-15 M-Th, 07/29-08/01 10:00A-12:00P Water Park 312325-03 $50/$67
Join us this summer for our new outdoor water adventure camp where we will focus on further building core swimming skills and overall confidence in the water. The camp consists of daily structured swim lessons, water safety, water games and open play in Bensenville’s favorite water park! Min 6/Max 15.
Splastastic Camp 6-10 M-Th, 06/17-06/20 9:00A-12:00P Water Park 312201-01 $75/$101
Splastastic Camp 6-10 M-Th, 07/08-07/11 9:00A-12:00P Water Park 312201-02 $75/$101
Splastastic Camp 6-10 M-Th, 07/22-07/25 9:00A-12:00P Water Park 312201-03 $75/$101