All Plainfield Park District facilities, playgrounds, skate parks, dog parks and athletic courts are closed until further notice.

swim lesson registration begins March 2, 2020.

The Park District offers group and private swim lessons, as well as other classes and special events at the pool. The pool is also available for parties and private rentals.

Swim Lessons Cancellations

Swim lessons will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather, such as thunder/lightening or if the air temperature is below 65 degrees and water temperature is below 70 degrees. A decision will be made 30 minutes before class begins.

New! Ottawa Street Pool Info Hotline

Text “OSP” to (833) 222-3024 to join the Ottawa Street Pool Info Hotline to get up-to-the-minute news and notifications of last-minute cancellations all summer long. The number is toll free and you can opt out anytime by texting “stop.”

  • Swim Lesson Levels

    Parent/Child Level 1               

    The goal of the Parent/Child Level 1 class is to provide the parent with bonding time with their child in a fun, enjoyable atmosphere.  Skills covered in this course include exploring buoyancy on the front and back, and introduction to submerging the mouth, nose, and eyes.  Participants will spend the first 15 minutes of each class in the little pool and then move to the big pool for the remainder of the class.  This class will meet Monday -Thursday with Friday as a make-up should the Park District cancel class due to weather.

    Ages 1-3           Min. 4/Max. 6

    Parent/Child Level 2

    This class takes place in the big pool for the entire time.  Skills developed at this level are opening eyes underwater, bobbing, floats, glides, and swimming on front and back with assistance.  This class runs Monday-Thursday with Friday as a make-up should the Park District cancel class due to weather.

    Ages 3-5           Min. 4/Max. 6

    Private Swim Lessons

    The Ottawa Street Pool offers private swimming lessons (1:1 student to instructor ratio) for guests of all ages. Private swim lessons are one-week sessions that meet Monday through Thursday with Friday as a make-up date.  Friday is reserved as a make-up day only if the Park District cancels throughout the session.  The Park District cannot accommodate schedule conflicts.

    Ages 1 & Up    

    Preschool Level 1

    This level encourages young swimmers to be comfortable in and around the water. Games and songs are used in teach supported floating, kicking, front arm movements and various water safety skills. Participants will spend 15 minutes in the little pool and the second half of the class will be spent in the big pool. BB

    Ages 3-5           Min. 2/Max. 6

    Preschool Level 2

    In this level participants will have class in the big pool. They will work on basic aquatic skills (i.e. breath control, submerging, supported and unsupported floats). With assisted instruction and encouraged independence, participants will begin to develop fundamentals for front and back crawl. Basic water safety skills are also covered. BB

    Ages 3-5           Min. 2/Max. 6

    Preschool Level 3

    Participants must have successfully completed preschool level 2 before registering. At this level they will continue to build on their skills from previous levels. They will learn unsupported floating and kicking as well as front crawl and beginning back crawl movements. Basic water safety skills will be covered. All skills will be performed independently.  BB

    Ages 3-5           Min. 2/Max. 6

    Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

    In this level children will work on under water, opening eyes underwater, bobbing, supported and unsupported floating and kicking, glides, and beginning arm movements. Children will also work on swimming on their front with assistance for two body lengths.  Basic water safety skills are also covered. BB

    Ages 6-12         Min. 3/Max. 8

    Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    In this level children will learn unsupported floating and kicking, front crawl movements and beginning back crawl movements, while also learning basic water safety skills. BB

    Ages 6-12         Min. 3/Max. 8

    Level 3: Stroke Development

    This level focuses on improving front crawl, back crawl and learning elementary backstroke. They will build up to swimming 15 yards of front crawl with proper breathing technique and treading water for 30 seconds independently.  Scissors kick, butterfly kick, and headfirst entries into water are introduced at this level also. BB

    Ages 6-12         Min. 3/Max. 8

    Level 4: Stroke Improvement

    Breaststroke and butterfly are introduced at this level. Front and back crawl as well as elementary backstroke are perfected. BB

    Ages 8-15         Min. 3/Max. 8

    Level 5: Stroke Refinement

    Children will practice all competitive strokes and must perform them properly over longer distances (up to 50 yards per stroke). They will learn competitive turns and various deep water surface dives. BB

    Ages 10-15       Min. 3/Max. 8

    Level 6

    Building endurance is the focus of this level. Swimmers will build up to a 500 yard continuous swim and 5 minutes of treading water in addition to learning various surface and springboard dives. BB

    Ages 10-15       Min. 3/Max. 8

  • Parent/Child Swim Sessions

    Parent / Child Level 1

    Jun. 1-4Jun. 15-18Jun. 29-Jul. 2Jul. 13-16Jul. 27-30
    11:25-11:55a29601A129601B129601C129601D129601E1
    5:50-6:20p29601A229601B229601C229601D229601E2
    R$30/NR$38

    Parent / Child Level 2

    Jun. 8-11Jun. 22-25Jul. 6-9Jul. 20-23Aug. 3-6
    5:50-6:20p29602A229602B229602C229602D229602E2
    R$30/NR$38
  • Weekday Swim Sessions

     

    June 1 – 4

    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 1
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 2
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 3
    LEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3LEVEL 4LEVEL 5LEVEL 6
    9:05-9:35a29603A129604A129606A129607A129608A129609A1
    9:40-10:10a29603A229604A229605A229606A229607A229608A229609A229610A229612A1
    10:15-10:45a29603A329604A329605A329606A329607A329608A329609A329610A329612A2
    10:50-11:20a29603A429604A429606A429607A429608A429609A4
    4:40-5:10p29603A529604A529605A529606A529607A529608A529609A5
    5:15-5:45p29603A629604A629605A629606A629607A629608A629609A629610A629612A3
    R$30/NR$38

    June 8 – 18

    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 1
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 2
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 3
    LEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3LEVEL 4LEVEL 5LEVEL 6
    9:05-9:35a29603B129604B129606B129607B129608B129609B1
    9:40-10:10a29603B229604B229605B229606B229607B229608B229609B229610B229612B1
    10:15-10:45a29603B329604B329605B329606B329607B329608B329609B329610B329612B2
    10:50-11:20a29603B429604B429606B429607B429608B429609B4
    4:40-5:10p29603B529604B529605B529606B529607B529608B529609B5
    5:15-5:45p29603B629604B629605B629606B629607B629608B629609B629610B629612B3
    R$55/NR$69

    June 22 – July 2

    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 1
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 2
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 3
    LEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3LEVEL 4LEVEL 5LEVEL 6
    9:05-9:35a29603C129604C129606C129607C129608C129609C1
    9:40-10:10a29603C229604C229605C229606C229607C229608C229609C229610C229612C1
    10:15-10:45a29603C329604C329605C329606C329607C329608C329609C329610C329612C2
    10:50-11:20a29603C429604C429606C429607C429608C429609C4
    4:40- 5:10p29603C529604C529605C529606C529607C529608C529609C5
    5:15- 5:45p29603C629604C629605C629606C629607C629608C629609C629610C629612C3

    July 6-16

    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 1
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 2
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 3
    LEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3LEVEL 4LEVEL 5LEVEL 6
    9:05-9:35a29603D129604D129606D129607D129608D1
    9:40-10:10a29603D229604D229605D229606D229607D229608D229609D229610D229612D1
    10:15-10:45a29603D329604D329605D329606D329607D329608D329609D329610D329612D2
    10:50-11:20a29603D429604D429606D429607D429608D429609D4
    4:40-5:10p29603D529604D529605D529606D529607D529608D529609D5
    5:15-5:45p29603D629604D629605D629606D629607D629608D629609D629610D629612D3
     R$55/NR$69

    July 20 – July 30

    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 1
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 2
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 3
    LEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3LEVEL 4LEVEL 5LEVEL 6
    9:05- 9:35a29603E129604E129606E129607E129608E129609E1
    9:40- 10:10a29603E229604E229605E229606E229607E229608E229609E229610E229612E1
    10:15- 10:45a29603E329604E329605E329606E329607E329608E329609E329610E329612E2
    10:50- 11:20a29603E429604E429606E429607E429608E429609E4
    4:40- 5:10p29603E529604E529605E529606E529607E529608E529609E5
    5:15- 5:45p29603E629604E629605E629606E629607E629608E629609E629610E629612E3
    R$55/NR$69

    August 3 – 6

    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 1
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 2
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 3
    LEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3LEVEL 4LEVEL 5LEVEL 6
    9:05-9:35a29603F129604F129606F129607F129608F129609F1
    9:40-10:10a29603F229604F229605F229606F229607F229608F229609F229610F229612F1
    10:15-10:45a29603F329604F329605F329606F329607F329608F329609F329610F329612F2
    10:50-11:20a29603F429604F429606F429607F429608F429609F4
    4:40-5:10p29603F529604F529605F529606F529607F529608F529609F5
    5:15-5:45p29603F629604F629605F629606F629607F629608F629609F629610F629612F3
    R$30/NR$38
  • Saturday Swim Sessions

    May 30-June 20

    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 1
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 2
    LEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3
    9:05-9:35a29614A129615A129617A129618A129619A1
    9:40-10:10a29614A229615A229617A229618A229619A2
    10:15-10:45a29614A329615A329617A329618A329619A3
    R$30/NR$38

    July 11-August 1

    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 1
    PRESCHOOL
    LEVEL 1
    LEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3
    9:05-9:35a29614A129615A129617A129618A129619A1
    9:40-10:10a29614A229615A229617A229618A229619A2
    10:15-10:45a29614A329615A329617A329618A329619A3
    R$30/NR$38
  • Private Swim Sessions

    Jun. 1-4Jun. 8-11Jun. 15-18Jun. 22-25Jun. 29-Jul. 2
    9:05-9:35a29622A129622B129622C129622D129622E1
    9:40-10:10a29622A229622B229622C229622D229622E2
    10:15-10:45a29622A329622B329622C329622D329622E3
    10:50-11:20a29622A429622B429622C429622D429622E4
    11:25-11:55a29622A529622B529622C529622D529622E5
    4:40-5:10p29623A129623B129623C129623D129623E1
    5:15-5:45p29623A229623B229623C229623D229623E2
    5:50-6:20p29623A329623B329623C329623D329623E3
    R$75/NR$94
    Jul. 6-9Jul. 13-16Jul. 20-24Jul. 27-30Aug. 3-6
    9:05-9:35a29622F129622G129622H129622I129622J1
    9:40-10:10a29622F229622G229622H229622I229622J2
    10:15-10:45a29622F329622G329622H329622I329622J3
    10:50-11:20a29622F429622G429622H429622I429622J4
    11:25-11:55a29622F529622G529622H529622I529622J5
    4:40-5:10p29623F129623G129623H129623I129623J1
    5:15-5:45p29623F229623G229623H229623I229623J2
    5:50-6:20p29623F329623G329623H329623I329623J3
    R$75/NR$94

Contact Us

Plainfield Park District
Recreation Administration Center
23729 W. Ottawa St.
Plainfield, IL. 60544

(815) 436-8812