Northbrook Park District • 545 Academy Drive • Northbrook, IL 60062 • 847·291·2960 •

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Glenbrook North High SchoolIndoor Open Swim
Sundays, April 9 through May 7

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with family and friends at the Glenbrook North High School pool. Call the swim information hotline for updates, 847·291·2985.

$3/swimmer (Children under 24 months free)

No open swim 4/16


Indoor SwimmingIndoor Swimming Lessons

Join us for indoor lessons during the school year (September-May) at Glenbrook North High School.

Youth Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons offer a 1:1 ratio of student to instructor, designed to meet the needs of each student.
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Youth Swim Lessons
Children are tested and grouped by ability, progressing through the levels as they master the skills.
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Competitive Stroke Clinic
Enhance and improve your swim strokes in a fun, competitive environment. Each session begins with 10 minutes of dry land warmups, followed by 50 minutes of water coaching by current or former GBN swim team participants. Instruction will focus on all four competitive strokes, personal goals and competitive starts and turns, appropriate to age and skill level. Students will learn the physical and mental benefits of swimming. Prerequisite: Students must be able to swim 50 yards continuously (two lengths of the pool) and one of the competitive strokes.
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Youth Swim Instruction: The Northbrook Park District is an independent Authorized Provider of Starfish Swimming®, a swim instruction program from the nationally recognized Starfish Aquatics Institute®.

Northbrook swim lessons follow Starfish Swim/Stroke School. The philosophy of Starfish Swim/Stroke School is based upon several core beliefs that include:

  • A relationship exists between instructor behaviors and student performance
  • Students learn in different ways and have different readiness levels
  • The focus should be on ability, not disability, achievement, not errors
  • Multiple methods of instruction, including “learn by doing” results in higher levels of student performance.
  • Effective instructional methods can be learned and developed.

Northbrook Swim Lesson Curriculum

Stage Safety Skill Benchmarks Swim Skill Benchmarks
Level 1
Always ask permission before getting in the water; put on a life jacket; float on back; kick 20 feet Jump in, submerge, recover for air, lay on back (kicking and finning) for 5 seconds
Level 2
Reach or Throw (Don’t Go) and know how to call 911; tread water for 15 seconds Jump in, submerge, kick 10 feet, change direction and recover to side glide position
Level 3
Survival float and tread water for 30 seconds Swim freestyle 30 feet with breathing, and swim 30 feet of triple-switch backstroke
Level 4
Put on life jacket in the water; use flotation to assist a swimmer, and know how and when to call 911 Swim 30 feet backstroke; swim four strokes of butterfly with only one breath, then swim the remainder of the pool length freestyle
Level 5
Discuss the Starfish Safety Concepts; tread water or survival float for two minutes Swim 30 feet of breaststroke; swim all strokes with proper timing and movements

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