Indoor Swimming Lessons
Join us for indoor lessons during the school year (September-May) at Glenbrook North High School.
Youth Swim Instruction: The Northbrook Park District is an independent Authorized Provider of Starfish Swimming®, a swim instruction program from the nationally recognized Starfish Aquatics Institute®.
Private Swim Lessons also are available. For more information, click here and select the current Program Guide.
Northbrook swim lessons follow Starfish Swim/Stroke School. The philosophy of Starfish Swim/Stroke School is based upon several core beliefs that include:
- A relationship exists between instructor behaviors and student performance
- Students learn in different ways and have different readiness levels
- The focus should be on ability, not disability, achievement, not errors
- Multiple methods of instruction, including “learn by doing” results in higher levels of student performance.
- Effective instructional methods can be learned and developed.
Northbrook Swim Lesson Curriculum
|Stage||Safety Skill Benchmarks||Swim Skill Benchmarks|
|Always ask permission before getting in the water; put on a life jacket; float on back; kick 20 feet||Jump in, submerge, recover for air, lay on back (kicking and finning) for 5 seconds|
|Reach or Throw (Don’t Go) and know how to call 911; tread water for 15 seconds||Jump in, submerge, kick 10 feet, change direction and recover to side glide position|
|Survival float and tread water for 30 seconds||Swim freestyle 30 feet with breathing, and swim 30 feet of triple-switch backstroke|
|Put on life jacket in the water; use flotation to assist a swimmer, and know how and when to call 911||Swim 30 feet backstroke; swim four strokes of butterfly with only one breath, then swim the remainder of the pool length freestyle|
|Discuss the Starfish Safety Concepts; tread water or survival float for two minutes||Swim 30 feet of breaststroke; swim all strokes with proper timing and movements|
Family Swim and Open Swim
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with family and friends at the Glenbrook North High School pool. Updates will be listed at nbparks.org and recorded on the Weather/Activity Hotline, 847· 291·2985.
Sundays, January 12 through March 16
April 6, 13, 27, May 4 (No open swim 2/16, 3/2)
Sundays from 2:45-4:15pm
$3/swimmer (cash or check only)
Children under 24 months free