2020 Summer Announcements

We are pleased to announce that Centennial Family Aquatics Center will begin offering Diving lessons on June 22 and Swimming lessons on July 6, while following Illinois Department of Public Health and Center for Disease Control guidance to protect our swimmers, staff and community.

  • All previously scheduled Swimming lessons are being canceled, and all registered participants will be automatically issued a household credit refund. The new Learn to Swim 2.0 program begins on July 6, and a schedule of Swimming lessons can be found below. Resident registration starts June 22 at 9 a.m. and Non-Resident registration starts June 29 at 9 a.m.
  • Previously scheduled Diving lessons are still running as scheduled. Patrons who had previously registered for Diving lessons will remain registered and do not need to take any action confirming their participation. If you were registered in the Weekend Diving classes scheduled to begin on June 20, the first class will be held on June 27 and run an additional week to August 16. If a registrant wishes to withdraw and receive a household credit refund, please call our main office at 847-256-6100, or email info@wilpark.org.

Group Swim Lessons

Register for Group Swim Lessons

Level I: Water Exploration

This class will familiarize the student with the aquatic environment and will focus on supported floating, water entry and exit, and beginning kicking and arms.

Level II: Primary Skills

Unsupported floating with kicks and arms are the primary skills you will learn at this level. There is also an emphasis on fundamental locomotion skills used in the front and back crawl.

Level III: Stroke Readiness

Improving previous skills and breath control are emphasized at this level. New skills include elementary backstroke, introduction to diving, and treading water.

Level IV: Stroke Development

New strokes include breaststroke, sidestroke, and the introduction of competitive turns. The students will increase their confidence with the knowledge of all of the basic strokes.

Level V: Stroke Refinement

A review of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke. Introduction of butterfly stroke and springboard diving safety.

Level VI: Skill Proficiency

Continued review of all strokes with introduction of flip turn for front crawl is the objective of this level. Pike and tuck surface dive introduced.

Level VII: Advanced Skills

Continued review of all strokes and turns. Tread water five minutes, retrieve diving brick, springboard front dive in tuck and pike position, and introduction of back stroke flip turn.


Diving Instruction

Enrollment is limited to 10 in each class. Please register for the proper level class. Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged so all students are learning the same skills at the same time.

Beginning Diving I

Class pre-requisites and goals: Little/no experience, water safe, able to listen and follow directions. Goals: Three-step approach/hurdle and jump into the water on 1m, back jump on 1m, front dive on 1m, back dive on 1 m, inward drive on 1m, front somersault on 1m, front jump on 3m, back jump on 3m, front line-up on 3m. Eight lessons in each two-week session are guaranteed.

Beginning Diving II

Class pre-requisites: Limited experience, ability to perform the dives listed as goals for the Beginning Diving I class. Goals: Reverse dive on 1m, front 1 1/2 on 1'm, back somersault on 1m, reverse somersault on 1m, inward somersault on 1m, back line-up on 3m, front dive on 3m, inward dive on 3m. Eight lessons in each two-week session are guaranteed.

Advanced Diving Class

Prerequisites: Previous experience, ability to perform the dives listed as goals for the Beginning Diving II class. Goals: Add basic dives in several different positions, add twisting dives, add more 3m dives, and improve entries into the water in all directions. Eight lessons in each two-week session are guaranteed.

  • PARENT/TOT: Age 6 MO.- 4 yrs.

    Program #

    Class Name

    Age

    Day

    Time

    Dates

    Weeks

    Fee (R/NR)

    515001-80

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    10:30-11 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-81

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    11:05-11:35 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-82

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:15 pm

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-83

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    12:20-12:50 pm

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-84

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    10:30-11 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-85

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    11:05-11:35 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-86

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:15 pm

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-87

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    12:20-12:50 pm

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-88

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    10:30-11 am

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-89

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    11:05-11:35 am

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-90

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:15 pm

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-91

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    M-F

    12:20-12:50 pm

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $126/$177

    515001-92

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    Sa

    10:30-11 am

    7/11-8/15

    6

    $76/$106

    515001-93

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    Sa

    11:05-11:35 am

    7/11-8/15

    6

    $76/$106

    515001-94

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    Sa

    11:45 am-12:15 pm

    7/11-8/15

    6

    $76/$106

    515001-95

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    Sa

    12:20-12:50 pm

    7/11-8/15

    6

    $76/$106

    515001-96

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    Su

    10:30-11 am

    7/12-8/16

    6

    $76/$106

    515001-97

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    Su

    11:05-11:35 am

    7/12-8/16

    6

    $76/$106

    515001-98

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    Su

    11:45 am-12:15 pm

    7/12-8/16

    6

    $76/$106

    515001-99

    Parent Tot Swim for Infants

    6m-4

    Su

    12:20-12:50 pm

    7/12-8/16

    6

    $76/$106


    LEARN TO SWIM: Age 4-5

    Program #

    Class Name

    Age

    Day

    Time

    Dates

    Weeks

    Fee (R/NR)

    515003-94

    Tot Swim Lvl 1&2

    4-5

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $168/$235

    515003-95

    Tot Swim Lvl 1&2

    4-5

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $168/$235

    515003-96

    Tot Swim Lvl 1&2

    4-5

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $168/$235

    515003-97

    Tot Swim Lvl 1&2

    4-5

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $168/$235

    515003-98

    Tot Swim Lvl 1&2

    4-5

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $168/$235

    515003-99

    Tot Swim Lvl 1&2

    4-5

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $168/$235

    515004-94

    Tot Swim Lvl 3&4

    4-5

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $168/$235

    515004-95

    Tot Swim Lvl 3&4

    4-5

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $168/$235

    515004-96

    Tot Swim Lvl 3&4

    4-5

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $168/$235

    515004-97

    Tot Swim Lvl 3&4

    4-5

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $168/$235

    515004-98

    Tot Swim Lvl 3&4

    4-5

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $168/$235

    515004-99

    Tot Swim Lvl 3&4

    4-5

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $168/$235


    YOUTH SWIM: Age 6-13

    Program #

    Class Name

    Age

    Day

    Time

    Dates

    Weeks

    Fee (R/NR)

    515005-94

    Youth Swim Lvl 1&2

    6-13

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $168/$235

    515005-95

    Youth Swim Lvl 1&2

    6-13

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $168/$235

    515005-96

    Youth Swim Lvl 1&2

    6-13

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $168/$235

    515005-97

    Youth Swim Lvl 1&2

    6-13

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $168/$235

    515005-98

    Youth Swim Lvl 1&2

    6-13

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $168/$235

    515005-99

    Youth Swim Lvl 1&2

    6-13

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $168/$235

    515006-94

    Youth Swim Lvl 3&4

    6-13

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $168/$235

    515006-95

    Youth Swim Lvl 3&4

    6-13

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $168/$235

    515006-96

    Youth Swim Lvl 3&4

    6-13

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $168/$235

    515006-97

    Youth Swim Lvl 3&4

    6-13

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $168/$235

    515006-98

    Youth Swim Lvl 3&4

    6-13

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $168/$235

    515006-99

    Youth Swim Lvl 3&4

    6-13

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $168/$235

    515007-94

    Youth Swim Lvl 5-7

    6-13

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $168/$235

    515007-95

    Youth Swim Lvl 5-7

    6-13

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $168/$235

    515007-96

    Youth Swim Lvl 5-7

    6-13

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $168/$235

    515007-97

    Youth Swim Lvl 5-7

    6-13

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $168/$235

    515007-98

    Youth Swim Lvl 5-7

    6-13

    M-F

    10:30-11:30 am

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $168/$235

    515007-99

    Youth Swim Lvl 5-7

    6-13

    M-F

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    8/3-8/14

    2

    $168/$235


    WEEKEND SWIM: Age 4-13

    Program #

    Class Name

    Age

    Day

    Time

    Dates

    Weeks

    Fee (R/NR)

    515013-88

    Weekend Swim LV: 1&2

    4-13

    Sa

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/11-8/15

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-89

    Weekend Swim LV: 1&2

    4-13

    Sa

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/11-8/15

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-90

    Weekend Swim LV: 1&2

    4-13

    Su

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/12-8/16

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-91

    Weekend Swim LV: 1&2

    4-13

    Su

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/12-8/16

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-92

    Weekend Swim LV: 3&4

    4-13

    Sa

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/11-8/15

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-93

    Weekend Swim LV: 3&4

    4-13

    Sa

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/11-8/15

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-94

    Weekend Swim LV: 3&4

    4-13

    Su

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/12-8/16

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-95

    Weekend Swim LV: 3&4

    4-13

    Su

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/12-8/16

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-96

    Weekend Swim LV: 5-7

    4-13

    Sa

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/11-8/15

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-97

    Weekend Swim LV: 5-7

    4-13

    Sa

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/11-8/15

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-98

    Weekend Swim LV: 5-7

    4-13

    Su

    10:30-11:30 am

    7/12-8/16

    6

    $101/$141

    515013-99

    Weekend Swim LV: 5-7

    4-13

    Su

    11:45 am-12:45 pm

    7/12-8/16

    6

    $101/$141

  • DIVING: Age 7-18

    Program #

    Class Name

    Age

    Day

    Time

    Dates

    Weeks

    Fee (R/NR)

    515010-01

    Beginning Diving I

    7-14

    M-F

    9:40-10:20 am

    6/22-7/3

    2

    $149/$200

    515010-02

    Beginning Diving I

    7-14

    M-F

    10:20-11 am

    6/22-7/3

    2

    $149/$200

    515010-03

    Beginning Diving I

    7-14

    M-F

    9:40-10:20 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $149/$200

    515010-04

    Beginning Diving I

    7-14

    M-F

    10:20-11 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $149/$200

    515010-05

    Beginning Diving I

    7-14

    M-F

    9:40-10:20 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $149/$200

    515010-06

    Beginning Diving I

    7-14

    M-F

    10:20-11 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $149/$200

    515010-08

    Beginning Diving I

    7-14

    Sa

    9-9:40 am

    6/27-8/15

    7

    $99/$133

    515010-09

    Beginning Diving I

    7-14

    Su

    9-9:40 am

    6/28-8/16

    8

    $113/$151

    515011-01

    Beginning Diving II

    7-14

    M-F

    11-11:40 am

    6/22-7/3

    2

    $149/$200

    515011-03

    Beginning Diving II

    7-14

    M-F

    11-11:40 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $149/$200

    515011-05

    Beginning Diving II

    7-14

    M-F

    11-11:40 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $149/$200

    515011-06

    Beginning Diving II

    7-14

    Sa

    9:40-10:20 am

    6/27-8/15

    7

    $99/$133

    515011-07

    Beginning Diving II

    7-14

    Su

    9:40-10:20 am

    6/28-8/16

    8

    $113/$151

    515012-01

    Advanced Diving

    7-18

    M-F

    11:40 am-12:50 pm

    6/22-7/3

    2

    $194/$249

    515012-02

    Advanced Diving

    7-18

    M-F

    11:40 am-12:50 pm

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $194/$249

    515012-03

    Advanced Diving

    7-18

    M-F

    11:40 am-12:50 pm

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $194/$249

    515012-04

    Advanced Diving

    7-18

    M-F

    8-9:10 am

    6/22-7/3

    2

    $194/$249

    515012-05

    Advanced Diving

    7-18

    M-F

    8-9:10 am

    7/6-7/17

    2

    $194/$249

    515012-06

    Advanced Diving

    7-18

    M-F

    8-9:10 am

    7/20-7/31

    2

    $194/$249

  • POLICIES

    The Park District reserves the right to cancel or combine classes when there is insufficient enrollment. All children must meet age requirements by the first day of the session.

    Parents and spectators are allowed to watch the swim lessons from the concessions areas. Parents will be allowed on deck to take pictures of swim lessons on the last day of class. Due to state health codes and safety, no one is allowed on the deck with shoes. Children who wear diapers must also wear tight fitting plastic pants.

    Make-Up Policy

    • Eight lessons in each two week program are guaranteed
    • Make ups due to vacation or illness cannot be arranged
    • If three classes are cancelled due to weather conditions a make-up lesson will be offered the Saturday immediately following the third cancelled class. We cannot guarantee your child's assigned teacher will conduct the make-up class
    • If inclement weather prohibits Saturday/Sunday make ups, the make up lesson will be moved to the following weekend
    • Diving class make ups will be scheduled as needed with our diving instructor
    • Parent/Tot make up lessons can be arranged by notifying a Learn to Swim supervisor and attending any available weekend class time. No additional classes will be scheduled. Parents are responsible for notifying the class supervisor that they will be attending a make up session prior to the start of the class. Supervisors have the discretion to limit attendance based on class sizes and pool space available.

    Swimming class make up times will be as follows:

    • If your scheduled class time is 9:30-10:30 a.m., the make up is 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday.
    • If your scheduled class time is 10:40-11:40 a.m., the make up is at 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday.
    • If your scheduled class time is 11:50 a.m.- 12:50 p.m., the make up is at 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday.