Si View Metropolitan Park District
Si View Metropolitan Park District

Aquatic Exercise Classes

Paddle Board Yoga Fitness

Instructor: Lindsay Lambert

Come build your SUP foundation in a warm, calm, safe pool environment before it's time to go outside on the lake, river, and the ocean. We will cover entering; exiting the water safely fundamentals of fitness on a stand up Paddleboard. No SUP experience required. Dress for a HOT yoga class. Paddle Board equipment is provided by instructor.

Lap swim is a great to workout at your own pace, towards your individual goals. Si View pool is 17 yards in length varying in depth from 3 ½ feet to 9 feet. Drop‐in rates, punch passes and one to six month passes available.

Public Swim

Public swim is a flexible time to come get in the water for exercise or play. Children under the age of 6 must have a parent in water, within arm's reach, and little ones under the age of 3 and nonpotty trained must wear a swim diaper. Drop-in rates, punch passes and one to six month passes available.

Water Aerobics

This class is a great cardiovascular workout for ages 12 and up. A no impact water exercise class, using buoyant and resistant equipment. Emphasis is on strength, range of motion and flexibility. It is a workout that can be adjusted to any participant level. Routines are diverse to hold participant interest. Drop-in rates or punch passes available.

Gentle Water Exercise

This class is geared for people with mobility and joint issues, but open to anyone interested in participating. The Gentle Water Exercise Program is designed to help ease the pain associated with joint and mobility issues through stretching, flexibility and warming movement while providing a fun and social opportunity. No swim skills required. Drop-in rates.


Red Cross Training Classes

American Red Cross Lifeguard training

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. Upon successful completion of the course participants will be certified in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Automated External Defibrillator and First Aid. This is a blended learning course. Registered students will be e-mailed a link to do the book & video work at home as well as the CPR/AED multiple choice test. (approx. 9 hours). Blended learning work MUST be completed prior to start of class.

Prerequisites: Students must be 15 years old by last scheduled day of the class; swim 300 yards of front crawl and/or breaststroke continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; tread water for two minutes with no hands; swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound brick from 9 feet and swim 20 yards with brick. Course fee includes Red Cross certification fees, a library lifeguard training book and pocket mask. Please bring each day: swimsuit, towel, water & lunch, snacks and participant manual.

Junior Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Come and see what being a lifeguard is all about. Learn the ins and outs of a job that can provide you with rewarding experiences. Participants must be able to complete a 50 yard continuous swim to register for the class. The last day of class will include a pizza party. Upon successful completion of the class volunteer opportunities (assisting with swim lessons and lifeguarding) are available at the Si View Pool. Join our Junior Guard team!

Junior Volunteer Program

If you are between the ages of 11-14, come and see what being a lifeguard is all about. Learn the ins and outs of a job that can provide you with rewarding experiences. Participants must be able to complete a 50 yard continuous swim to register for the class. The last day of class will include a pizza party. Upon successful completion of the class volunteer opportunities (assisting with swim lessons and lifeguarding) are available at the Si View Pool. Contact Bridget Verhei for information, .


Water Safety Tips for Recreating Outdoors

Our community has many options for open water outdoor recreation. Swimming in a natural environment is different from swimming in a pool, with risks including currents, waves, and underwater obstructions. Waters in our area are also cold, always watch for signs of hyperthermia.

  • Designate one person in your group to be on active watch of swimmers in the water at all times. Accidents can happen quickly.
  • Always enter unknown or shallow water feet first.
  • It is important everyone to learn how to swim to have skills of water competency: able to enter the water, get a breath, stay afloat, change position, swim a distance then get out of the water safely.
  • Employ layers of protection including barriers to prevent access to water, life jackets, and close supervision of children to prevent drowning.
  • Know what to do in a water emergency - including how to help someone in trouble in the water safely, call for emergency help and CPR.

Help Your Family Be Safer in and Around Water.

Children and adults can learn to be safer in and around water with Swim by the American Red Cross. Knowing how to swim is exciting and opens the door to many opportunities, but water is not without risk. Learning to enjoy the water safely should be the first step for anyone who will be around water. Have fun learning water safety in an engaging way with video and activities for kids and families. Track your kids' progress with a FREE American Red Cross Swim App as they learn to swim. You can find it in the iTunes store and the Google Play store online.

For more safety tips in, on and around the water, take the Colin's Hope Quiz.