The philosophy of the aquatic staff of the South Barrington Park District is to establish and maintain two goals:

  • To deliver quality swim instruction to all ages, at all levels
  • To enhance the individual’s aquatic safety skills to be used in and around all bodies of water

The aquatic staff of the South Barrington Park District has been trained to follow the American Red Cross swimming guidelines. Each level of instruction is designed as a progression approach to swim instruction, building on previously acquired skills. Participants will move from level to level of instruction only when they have mastered their current placement. Our staff will be available to make ongoing changes as students gain skills. There are no age restrictions for any of our classes. However, expectations vary greatly from preschool to youth lessons. Preschool children are staffed at a lower staff/child ratio (1:6) and various swimming aids are frequently used. Once the child advances to our youth levels, class expectations change. Children are expected to follow directions, wait their turn, and trust their instructor when new skills are introduced. Finally, for your convenience, private swim lessons are available. Please note that group lessons could be canceled due to low enrollment, so register early!