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 and water walking. 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.

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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!

Private Swim Lessons

The Byron Park District is offering two sessions of private 1-on-1 swim lessons this Winter and Spring. Lessons will be held on Sundays for five weeks. Please select your preferred 1/2 time frame when registering. Registration may be done online or in person.

Lifeguard Training Class

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course teaches lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon successful completion of written and skill tests, participants will receive a Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications. The lifeguard course is now a blended learning course, which combines online learning with in person skills sessions. Participants will receive the link for the online learning website by the first class date. Registration deadline is Wednesday May 12th.


  • Swim 300 yards continuously, using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. Swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards on your back to the starting point, place object on deck and get out of pool within 1 min.,40 sec. When returning to the starting point, one must hold the 10-pound object with both hands and must keep his/her face above the water.

WHO: Anyone, 15 years and older (Must be 15 by 5/28/21)
WHERE: Byron High School Pool & Park District Conf. Room(Meet at Park District Conf. Room)
FEE: $115/$130NR
INSTRUCTOR: Carrie Stralow, Lifeguard Instructor & Administrative Services Manager

Day/Date Time Topic
Wednesday, May 19 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Prerequisites
Saturday, May 22 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Water Entries & Rescues
Monday, May 24 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Breathing Emergencies, CPR & AED
Wednesday, May 26 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. First Aid, Head & Back Injuries
Friday, May 28 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Final Written, CPR & Water Skills Tests

For a complete list of our current program offerings including dates, times and fees, please visit our online registration site here:

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