McHenry Parks and Recreation to offer aquatics programs

McHENRY – The McHenry Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of aquatics programs this summer.

• McHenry Marlins Aquatic Club Swim Team: The team competes in the North Central Illinois Swim Conference and is open to novice and experienced swimmers. This swim team program is not designed as a swim lesson program. Students learn strokes, techniques, diving, starts, turns and conditioning. Teams are open to children ages 6 and older, and the program begins May 20 with evening practices at West Campus High School. Morning practices at Knox Park Pool begin June 3.

• Swim lessons: The American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program at Knox Park Pool is designed to enhance a participant’s ability to progress from one level to the next. Personal water safety skills and information are included in all levels. Six levels of lessons along with parent/child and preschool lessons are taught.

Four two-week sessions will begin June 3. The fee for group lessons is $45 for city residents or $55 for nonresidents.

Private and semi-private swim lessons for all ages will be Saturday mornings and begin June 8. The fee for private lessons is $17 per half-hour lesson a person and semi-privates lessons are $14 per half-hour lesson a person.  Semi-private lesson participants must register together.

• Instructional Water Polo: Grades six through 12. This program is open to new players who would like to learn the sport of water polo. Open to both male and female players. Classes will be from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays, June 17 through July 22, at Knox Park Pool. The cost is $36 for city residents and $46 for nonresidents.

• Club Water Polo: Ages 15 and older. This program offers an opportunity for older and experienced players to compete against one another. Open to both male and female players. The program will be from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, June 12 to July 24, at Knox Park Pool. The cost is $30 for residents and $40 for nonresidents.

Advance registration is required.

Space is limited. Register in person, by mail, online or by fax at the McHenry Parks and Recreation Department office, 333 S. Green St., in McHenry. Visit www.ci.mchenry.il.us or call 815-363-2160 for details on dates, times and fees.