All Byron Park District aquatic activities are held in the Byron High School Swimming Pool which is open to the entire community! The Byron High School pool is the perfect pool for lap swimming, water walking, open swim and group usage. The Byron High School Swimming Pool is a six lane 25 yard indoor pool equipped with a one meter diving board. Pool depth ranges from 4 ft. to 12 ft.

Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Renewal & CPR Renewal Classes

The Byron Park District offers the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Renewal Classes, and CPR Renewal Classes several times a year. Upon successful completion of written and skills tests, participants receive applicable certifications. All classes are taught by our Certified Lifeguard and CPR Instructor, Carrie Stralow.

Pre-requisites include swimming 300 yds continuously, using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both; tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; and swim 20 yds using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive, retrieve a 10 lb brick and swim 20 yds on your back within 1min 40 sec.
Participants must be able to attend all of the following class dates:
Wednesday, March 4 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm Prerequisites
Saturday, March 7 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Water Entries & Rescues
Monday, March 9 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Breathing Emergencies, CPR, & AED
Wednesday, March 11 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm First Aid, Head & Back Injuries
Sunday, March 15 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Final Written, CPR & Water Skills Tests

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Why our curriculum works!

The Byron Park District's swim lesson curriculum combines expertise from the American Red Cross, Swim Lesson University, World Aquatic Babies & Children Network and USA Swimming Agencies. This curriculum has a greater focus on earlier progression of the front crawl stroke utilizing in-line body positioning (face in water) with a delayed focus on the backstroke. Plus, all instructors complete a comprehensive child-centered training program, in which they learn the progressions of each stroke and interactive teaching techniques!

For a complete list of our current program offerings please visit our online registration site here:

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Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are a great way for your child to get individual attention. Our instructors will create a lesson plan to meet each participant's individual goals. Fee is $22/$27.50 for a 30 minute lesson or $27.50/$33 for a 45 minute lesson. Additional siblings enrolled in the same private lesson will receive half off the regular price. Contact Carrie Stralow at 815-234-6284 or email to discuss scheduling options.

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