Adult Aquatics Programs
The Oak Brook Park District is home to Fluid Running, the first certified deep water running program in the United States. This program provides the full benefits of running without the hard impact on your joints. Check out our Fluid Running page for more information on this unique program: FLUID RUNNING
Not registered for Fluid Running? No problem. Stop by the Front Desk and pay the drop-in fee of $20 and join us for a class.
Adult Swim Lessons
It’s never too late to learn how to swim. Whether you are learning from scratch or wanting to improve your efficiency in the water, our lessons are sure to fit your needs.
Group lessons are offered in the fall and winter. They take place on Monday nights and are split into two levels: beginner and intermediate.
The beginner group class will focus on developing comfortability in the water. Students will start by working on submerging fully, exhaling underwater, and floating with and without assistance. The class will then introduce the basics of front and back crawl strokes, as well as provide an introduction to treading water and deep-water work once students are comfortable. Goggles are recommended.
The intermediate group class will build stroke technique. Students in the intermediate class must be comfortable swimming one length (25 yards) of the lap pool into deep water with an unassisted front crawl stroke. The class will build efficiency and refine front and back crawl stroke techniques that students should already have a basic understanding and competency in. Treading water in the deep end, breaststroke, and endurance work will also be covered. Goggles are recommended.
Register for Intermediate Lessons
Private lessons are also available upon request, pending instructor availability. Please email the Aquatic Programming Supervisor at swimlesson [at] obparks.org for more information.
Use the pool as your fitness tool. Our certified instructors will guide you through water exercise movements that will strengthen and tone muscle while providing low-impact cardio. Our classes are a fun and refreshing way to achieve your fitness goals.
Arthritis Water Therapy*
This water therapy class safely keeps your joints moving and improves your sense of well-being. Water is a perfect tool for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness by allowing resistance without the stress of hard impact on your body. Class is led by certified staff to ensure movements work to improve mobility and strength in a very low impact manner.
*Our Water Aerobics and Water Therapy classes are free to members. Non-members may drop in and join a class at a cost of $12 and $10 for In-District participants.