Aquatics

Reservations

Facility Modifications & General Participant Expectations

  • Access to the aquatic center will be managed through a reservation-only process. There will be no drop-in allowed and attendance will be monitored, with members being required to check-in at the appropriate entrance before being allowed to move through the facility to their destination.
  • Reservations for access will be available on-line only, through the upace app. Members will be required to enter their member number to secure a reservation and show their membership ID card upon arrival at the facility. Non-members may register for a timeslot, but will be charged a daily fee of $10 resident / $12 non-resident per visit, upon arrival at the facility. Only credit card transactions will be accepted in person. No cash transactions. Please see the website for details regarding the reservation registration process as well as additional guidelines and policies.
  • Bathrooms will be available, but showers, lockers, and towels will not be offered. Members are asked to be mindful of social distancing guidelines and are required to wear a mask when not exercising.
  • Water fountains will not be available upon reopening.
  • Follow the Center for Disease Control advice on personal hygiene to avoid the spread of germs: Wash your hands often, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.  Throw used tissues in the trash.   
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 and have visited our facilities, please inform the Park District’s Safety Coordinator, Linda Noonan, 630-645-9537.  Let us know the date you visited our site and the date you received your diagnosis.
  • Participants are the ultimate decision-makers with respect to whether they or their children have underlying health conditions that may put them at heightened risk in public settings and whether they or their children should be in a public program at this time. Participants must comply with COVID-19 related policies (and all other policies); failure to do so may lead to prompt dismissal from the program or facility.

Lap Swimming

  • Lap swimming will continue to require advance registration. Starting November 1, 2020, the Family Aquatic Center will dedicate one lane to 30-minute reservations while keeping the other lanes at full, 60-minute reservations All reservations can be made through the upace app. This change is intended to allow more daily reservation opportunities. Lane rentals will still have 15 minutes in between reservations for cleaning and social distancing purposes. Each reservation provides one lane use. We will accommodate up to 2 people per lane if those sharing reside in a common household. Equipment such as kickboards and pull buoys can be borrowed from the lifeguard desk. We ask that all equipment be placed in our blue used equipment bin near the hot tub so it can be properly disinfected before returning to circulation for use. Guests are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Lap swimming will be free to members. Non-members will continue to be charged $10 Resident/$12 Non-resident. (Credit Card Only)

Swim Lessons

  • At this time, we are primarily offering private swim lessons. Considerations are being given to an eventual return to group lessons, but there are no immediate plans to re-introduce them at this time. The number of lessons will be limited to help ensure social distancing and proper space for the lessons

Aquatic Group Exercise

  • Aquatic exercise classes will be offered under the IDPH guidelines for social distancing and capacity. Each class will run for 45 minutes. Allowing 15 minutes in between classes. Reservations will be required. Members will enjoy these classes as part of their membership, while non-members will be charged $10 Resident/$12 Non-resident. 

Additional Aquatic Opportunities

  • IDPH guidelines and regulations allow us to provide programming and “open swim” opportunities with admission restricted through a reservation system. THERE ARE NO DROP-IN OPPORTUNITIES. 
  • Due to headcount regulations, we must operate each pool as a separate facility. When making a reservation be sure to note the pool you have selected. This will be the only pool you have reservations to use.
  • Guests in the water may enjoy the facility without masks. All guests on deck are required to have on a mask if they are not using the pools.
  • Due to regulations within the guidelines, we must operate under, the facility has strict headcount limits. In order to operate in a consistent manner, we require anyone entering the facility to pay the usage fee, unless they are members. This includes children of all ages as well as any member of your party that may not even enter the water. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Oak Brook residents can find information on the Oak Brook Sports Core here

Oak Brook Park District’s award-winning indoor Family Aquatic Center offers year-long programming for all ages. Whether you’re looking for adult water aerobics, youth swim team, or searching for a unique venue to host your next family party, check out the Family Aquatic Center!

Download the current schedule above.

Whether you are a competitive swimmer, beginner, or triathlete, there is a lane for you in Masters Swimming!

Aquatics Rules

Be your very best! Become a STAR! This team is committed to supporting swimmers at every level of competitive swimming. Stroke clinics and training sessions will resume this fall. There is no known return to competition date set, but we will continue to monitor the situation and adjust the schedule as regulations allow.

Unfortunately, this program will not be offered during Phase 4 COVID regulations due to capacity limits, and the impact of pool use social spacing of our team requires. Please consider swim lessons in lieu of the Pre-Swim Team.

Adult lessons will not be offered at this time. We hope to re-introduce these lessons at a future date. Our other programming includes Fluid Running, Water Aerobics, and Water Arthritis Therapy. 

Private swim lessons are currently being offered. Instructors will wear face shields to maintain a physical barrier between themselves and the swimmers while in the water. When possible, instructors will teach from the pool deck rather than in the water. Group lessons are being considered for return in the future.

Fluid Running provides all of the benefits of running on land and more! This zero-impact class provides a phenomenal full-body workout for people of all fitness levels and abilities. Drop-in opportunities will be offered, but advance reservations using the UPace App are required to reserve the Drop-in spot.

DUE TO CURRENT COVID GUIDELINES, WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER THIS PROGRAM. OUR HOPE IS TO BRING IT BACK AS SOON AS REGULATIONS RELAX AND ALLOW FOR GREATER CAPACITIES.