Too young to lifeguard at Cypress Cove? Learn the necessary skills to be a nationally recognized Star Guard Lifeguard! Participants will undergo the same training as the Woodridge Park District’s lifeguards. Participants proficient in all skills will be considered candidates for the following summers.
Sea Lions Starters
Designed for those looking to join Sea Lions Swim Team, but are lacking endurance and techniques. This class will go beyond the fundamentals taught in swim lessons. Participants will learn regulation turns, define stroke techniques, and build endurance. Participants will get to participate in an exhibition heat event at a Woodridge Sea Lions home swim meet. Class does not meet on weekends. Participants must have completed at least Level 6 of swim lessons.
Beginner Diving Lessons
Beginning divers will learn voluntary dives (front dive, back dive, reverse dive, inward dive and front dive half twist) as well as proper approach, hurdle and entry. Beginner class prerequisite: child must be able to enter the water head first from the board and must be able to competently swim.
Advanced Diving Lessons
Advanced divers will learn optional dives such as a somersault and a 1 ½ somersault, while perfecting voluntary dives learned in the beginner class. Advanced class prerequisite: participants must be able to successfully perform a front and back dive, must be willing to try new techniques and must be able to competently swim.
Aquatic Program Registration
Registration is accepted at the Woodridge Park District Community Center, 2600 Center Drive and the Athletic Recreation Center, 8201 S. Janes Avenue for Cypress Cove for aquatic classes. Online, fax or mail-in/drop-off registration is also available. For more information, call (630) 353-3300.