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Swimming Pools

Pass Information

Purchase your pass starting March 21 at any Northbrook registration office or online.

Purchase your pass online in just a few easy steps:

  1. Visit nbparks.org and click on Register Now
  2. Sign in and go to Memberships
  3. Select type of Pool Pass to purchase
  4. Select Participant(s) to add to pool pass
  5. Add to cart and review details

 

New Members: must visit any Northbrook Park District Registration Office to have your photo taken and membership card printed.

Returning Members: once membership has been renewed, existing passes will be activated for the season. Replacement passes are $5 each.

Early fee deadline is May 2.


2022 Pool Passes & Fees

 Early Fee ResidentEarly Fee Non-ResidentResidentNon-Resident
Individual (Age 2-64)$135$175$155$195
Senior (Age 65+)$105$135$115$145
Senior couple (Both Age 65+)$155$199$165$209
Households: All individuals at the same address will be eligible to be part of a household membership. Proof of residency may be required.
Household of 2$190$245$209$265
Each Additional
$45$59$45$59
Nanny Pass (One per household, purchased with any family pass)$89$109$89$109

Household: up to two adults and dependent children under 26 years of age who reside at the same address

Preseason Pool Schedule

Northbrook Sports Center
May 28, 2022 – June 5, 2022

Monday-Friday


Lap Swim
7:00am-9:00am

Open Swim
4:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday


Lap Swim
8:00am-10:00am

Open Swim
11:00am-7:00pm

Sunday


Lap Swim
N/A

Open Swim
11:00am-6:00pm

Regular Season Pool Schedule

Northbrook Sports Center
June 6, 2022 – August 14, 2022

Monday-Friday


Lap Swim
8:00am-10:00am

Open Swim
11:00am-8:00pm

Saturday


Lap Swim
8:00am-10:00am

Open Swim
11:00am-7:00pm

Sunday


Lap Swim
N/A

Open Swim
11:00am-6:00pm

 

Meadowhill Aquatic Center
June 11, 2022 – August 14, 2022

Monday-Friday


Lap Swim
6:00am-11:00am

Children’s Play Area
8:00am-10:00am

Open Swim
11:00am-8:00pm

Saturday


Lap Swim
8:00am-10:00am

Children’s Play Area
8:00am-10:00am

Open Swim
11:00am-8:00pm

Sunday


Lap Swim
N/A

Children’s Play Area
N/A

Open Swim
11:00am-6:00pm

 

Postseason pool schedule will be determined by mid-Summer.

Swim Lessons/Curriculum

Lessons

The following classes are offered in the summer.

  • Parent/Child Swim Lessons
  • Preschool Swim Lessons
  • Youth Swim Lessons
  • Youth Private Swim Lessons
  • Adult Aqua Fitness

Curriculum

Children are tested at the beginning of each session and grouped by age and ability. The Northbrook Park District utilizes the Starfish Swim School Curriculum. Each level has a benchmark skill that students are required to master in order to progress to the next level. Students achieve benchmarks at their own pace in small-group classes using age-appropriate learning activities.

White – Submersion is the core competency, learned through trust. Students practice breath control, bubbles and being comfortable going under the water for 5 seconds. Asking permission before getting in the water is the safety skill.

Red – Body position is the core competency with importance on air recovery. Students master floating, streamline then submerging and recovering for air. This level includes a safety drill that must be performed in regular clothes. Students learn ‘reach or throw’ and how to call 911.

Yellow – The core competency is forward movement. Direction change is also of focus.  This level also includes a safety drill that must be performed in regular clothes.

Blue/Green – Rotary breathing and integrated movement are the two core competencies. Students will tread water for 30 seconds for their safety skills. Diving, side kick, rotation and breathing pattern drills will be developed as well.

Starfish Swim School

Starfish Swim School™ Preschool
Ages 3-5

This course will develop comfortability in the water while beginning to teach functional swim skills. Through creative, fun activities in the water, students work toward developing five competencies including submersion, body position, forward movement, rotary movement and integrated movement.

Starfish Swim School™ Youth
Ages 6-12

Five competencies including submersion, body position, forward movement, rotary movement and integrated movement are taught through a more skill-based class. Using age-appropriate methods, swim technique is more detailed.

Pool Safety/Lifeguard Training

Our pool staff takes your family’s safety seriously, but they cannot do it alone. We remind parents and guardians that children should not be left unattended at the pool. Young children and non-swimmers should be supervised directly—within touching distance—by a responsible adult.

Safety is the number one priority of the Northbrook Park District. All Managers, Lifeguards and Swim Lesson Instructors must be certified by StarGuard or StarFish Swimming before being allowed to guard or teach. Both certifications are through Starfish Aquatics Institute, which has developed a risk management system and competency-based training program used by aquatic facilities around the world.

In addition, several staff members hold CPO (Certified Pool Operator) Licenses or AFO (Aquatic Facility Operator) Licenses. The national certification demonstrates that pool operators have completed the required education and training for proper facility and staff management and signifies our commitment to providing the highest level of service and professional excellence.

The Park District takes the following action to train pool staff and keep them vigilant:

Preseason Training

All Staff: Northbrook Park District Staff Orientation (2 hours)—Covers Risk Management, Personnel and Participant Conduct, and Customer Service

Managers: Lifeguard Skills Training Review (3 hours), Guard Training (24 hours), Facility Reviews (6 hours)

Guards: Guard Certification Training (24 hours for new guards, 20 hours for recertification), Facility Training (3 hours)

Swim Lesson Instructors: Instructor Trainer Certification (16 hours), Instructor Certification Training (8 hours)

In-Season Training

  • Lifeguard In-Services: Mandatory 4 hours per month
  • Vigilance Awareness Testing: Scan Watches and Dummy Rescues or Shadow Drops are completed 3 times per day at each facility

Audits

  • Staff completes one internal audit each month, based on StarGuard and PDRMA (Park District Risk Management Agency) standards
  • Cook County Public Health Department conducts 1-2 audits per facility each season
  • PDRMA conducts unannounced audits during the summer
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute – StarGuard will conduct 3 audits of our facilities during the summer
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute – StarFish Swimming will conduct one audit of our lessons during the summer
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