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Starfish Swimming Lessons

The Bloomingdale Park District is pleased to partner with the Starfish Aquatics Institute to offer a complete swim lesson curriculum. In addition to boosting you child’s self-esteem and providing a great form of fun, this program teaches participants how to be safe in and around the water. Classes are available for infants, children, and tweens and are taught by Starfish certified instructors.

Color levels are used to divide students into ability groups. Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills in each level. Children can pass each level once they complete their level’s swim and safety skill benchmark. Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color stage awards for each achievement!

Sessions include 8 classes and 2 makeup dates that are used if one of the 8 classes is cancelled due to inclement weather.

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Morning Session 1 Dates:
6/21-6/25 and 6/28-6/30
Makeup lessons in case of inclement weather: 7/1 & 7/2

Morning Session 2 Dates:
7/5-7/9 7/1 and 2-7/14
Makeup lessons in case of inclement weather: 7/15 & 7/16

Morning Session 3 Dates:
7/19-7/23 and 7/26-7/28
Makeup lessons in case of inclement weather: 7/29 & 7/30

Evening Session 1 Dates:
6/21, 6/22, 6/24, 6/25, 6/28, 6/29, 7/1, 7/2
Makeup lessons in case of inclement weather: 7/5 & 7/6

Evening Session 2 Dates:
7/12, 7/13, 7/15, 7/16, 7/19, 7/20, 7/22, 7/23
Makeup lessons in case of inclement weather: 7/26 & 7/27
*No evening lessons on Wednesdays

Sunday Session Dates:
6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18
Makeup lessons in case of inclement weather: 7/25
*Sunday Session only includes one makeup date.

Student Drop-Off

Upon arrival, check the lesson locator at The Oasis admission desk. Escort your child(ren) to the deck area designated for his/her level and remain with him/her until their name has been called and the instructor has arrived. Temperatures will be taken prior to entry. Anyone with a temperature 100.4 degrees or higher will be refused admittance. Parents/guardians may wait for their child(ren) in the designated waiting area. Social distancing and face masks are required. A mask is required for parents/guardians, spectators, and participants 2 years and older. Participants must wear a mask until the lesson begins and they are instructed to remove it by the instructor.

Swim Lesson Cancellation Procedure

Classes will be cancelled only in the event of severe weather. Two rain dates are available each session if needed. Refunds/credits will not be issued due to a missed lesson or inclement weather. During a session when the air temperature is cool or the weather conditions are questionable, every effort will be made to conduct classes. Safety procedures and out-of-water instruction will take place during cooler weather when appropriate. Telephone calls to individual participants will not be made in the event of swim lesson cancellation. On days when the weather is questionable, please call 529-3650 no more than 30 minutes before your lesson time to inquire about the status of swim lessons.


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  • National Gold Medal Award
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    National Gold Medal Award (2006)
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