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.

Life Guard 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. Please Register Early!

For class dates and prerequisite information please see the class flyer here:

Life Guard Training Class Flyer

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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 Renita Folkers, Recreation Program Manager, at 815-234-6492 or email to discuss scheduling options.

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