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· "Toddler Time"
· Parent & Tot Swim Class ·
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Beginning Swimming Lessons · Advanced Beginner Lessons ·
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Swimming Programs · Synchronized Swimming ·
Morton Otters Swim Team · Water Polo Clinic

Municipal Swimming Pool Information

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PUBLIC SWIMMING

The Morton Park District operates the municipal swimming pool located at Idlewood Park, 450 E. Idlewood (266-7631). The Morton Pool opens on Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, August 11. Children 2 years and under are admitted free with an adult over 18 years. Any child in diapers is required to wear a "SWIM DIAPER" in the pool. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by a person 16 years or older.

Only Coast Guard approved life jackets are allowed in the pool.
No coolers or food may be brought in during public swim hours.

The pool WILL NOT open if temperatures do not reach 70 degrees at the time of opening.

The pool WILL NOT open during inclement weather.

The pool WILL CLOSE due to electrical storms and low attendance.

Public Pool Hours: 1:00 - 7:00pm DAILY

The pool will close at 4:30 on the following dates for home swim meets:
(Swim meet dates: June 6, 13, 27 & July 18, 23. Dates subject to change.)

Daily Admission Rate
Ages
Cost
3 years to Adult
$5.00
2 years and under
Free
65 years and older
Free

RESIDENTS ONLY - DAILY ADMISSION DISCOUNT COUPON BOOKS (available May 13 - August 9)

The Morton Park District offers daily discount coupon books, for Park District Residents only. The coupon books are 10 admissions and may be used during any public swim time throughout the summer. Coupon books are ONLY available at the Park office located at 349 W. Birchwood Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 pm beginning on May 14th. Previous coupons are honored.

10 Swim Admission Coupon Book - $25.00/book

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SEASON PASSES

The Morton Park District will offer a Family Season Pass to the Morton Pool for the following fees:

Residents
Ages
Non-Residents
$100.00
One family member
$150.00
$25.00
Each additional family member added
$37.50

Only parents and their children 21 and under are allowed on the pass. (No babysitters are allowed on the pass). Children 2 and under are included free of charge. Non-residents may purchase passes for 50% more. Passes and ID's are only available at the Morton Park District office during office hours (M-F 8:30am - Noon and 1-5pm) beginning May 13. A $5.00 fee will be assessed for lost passes. Any misuse of a pass by putting unqualified individuals on the pass or inappropriate admission will result in revocation of the pass and forfeiture of the pass fee. Pass is not transferable.

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GROUP RENTALS

The Morton Pool is available to private groups. Pool rental reservations can be made at the park office beginning May 13 - May 24 during office hours. After May 24, reservations need to be made at the pool during public swim hours.

Times
Days
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Sunday through Saturday
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday through Saturday
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Sunday through Saturday
11:00 - 12:30 pm
Saturday ONLY ($200.00)
Cost
# of People
$150.00 / hour
less than 100 people
$250.00 / hour
100 - 200 people
$350.00 / hour
over 200 people
$50.00
Concession Stand open during rental

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"TODDLER TIME" (ages 0 - 5 years)

New Splash PoolThe zero depth "Splash" wading pool with aquatic playground will be open for a morning "Toddler Time" program. The program is open to children 0 - 5 years of age accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Fee for the program is $2 per participant (no charge for the adults). Pool coupons and family passes will be honored for this program.

Days Times Ages Cost
Monday - Friday
June 3 - August 9
10:15am - 12:30pm 0 - 5 years $2/participant
ages 0-5 yrs

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PARENT & TOT SWIM CLASS

A 5-week Wednesday evening class for children 1-3 years of age and a parent and/or adult where the instructor, Holly Olden, will introduce you and your child to the water without fear. Play activities are used to make the program fun while teaching basic water skills to your child. Parents are required to be in the water with their child. Children do not have to be potty trained but are required to wear a swim diaper with plastic pants.

This is not a learn to swim program nor is it designed to make children this age water safe.

Limited enrollment.

Program # Dates Day Time Cost
#150 June 5 - July 3 Wednesdays 7:00 - 7:45 pm $30 Resident

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SWIMMING LESSONS

The Morton Park District offers an 8 week program of learn to swim classes open to participants 4 years of age and older and at least 3 1/2 feet tall. No experience is necessary, but students should be receptive to instruction and water.

We offer four 2-week sessions (Monday - Thursday) for a 1/2 hour. The students will be tested on the first day of each session for placement in our modified station method that allows them to advance at their own rate of progress. Participants will receive an "American Red Cross" progress report card upon completion of required skills. On the days the weather is inclement, the instructors will teach a water safety class in the locker rooms. For weather related updates call 263-7275 or follow us on Facebook.

Swim Session Schedule
Session I
June 10 - 20
$30 Resident/
$60 Non-Resident
Session II
June 24 - July 5
(No class on July 4)
$30 Resident/
$60 Nonresident
Session III
July 8 - 18
$30 Resident/
$60 Nonresident
Session IV
July 22 - August 1
$30 Resident/
$60 Nonresident

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Beginning Swimming (Stations 1-3, Stroke Development)

Instruction will include becoming acquainted and comfortable in the pool, getting the face wet, floating, retrieving objects under the water, treading water, feet first pool entry, kick, stroke, and breathing for the front and back crawl, and pool safety. No Goggles, please.

Program # Times Days Sessions
#101
10:15 - 10:45 am Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4
#102 10:50 - 11:20 am Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4
#103 11:25 am - 11:55 am Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4
#104 12:00 - 12:30 pm Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4

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Beginner II (Station 4, Stroke Improvement)

Instruction will include perfected front and back crawl, introduction of breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly and underwater swimming; survival float; turns; front dive and pool safety.

Program # Times Days Sessions
#107 10:15 - 10:45 am Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4
#108
10:50 - 11:20 am Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4
#109
11:25 - 11:55 pm Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4
#110
12:00 - 12:30 pm Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4

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Advanced Swimming (Station 5-6, Stroke Refinement)

Instruction will include flip turns, shallow diving, improved development of front crawl, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke; develop endurance and confidence in open water situations; sustained treading in deep water and pool safety.

Program # Times Days Sessions
#112 10:15 - 10:45 am Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4
#113 10:50 - 11:20 am Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4
#114 11:25 - 11:55 am Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4
#115 12:00 - 12:30 pm Monday - Thursday 1, 2, 3, 4

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SWIMMING PROGRAMS

Synchronized Swimming

Synchronized Swimming offers the opportunity to further one's swimming skills in a fun and creative way. We offer an 8 week program. Many different synchronized and acrobatic moves will be taught. Routines will be created and choreographed to music.

Fee includes a t-shirt.

The participants in the Beginner II, Advanced and Intermediate classes may participate in an exhibition at the end of the 8 week program. Extra practices may be added on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, and 24 for those participants. The show is held on July 27. Synchronized Swimming Show participants must attend practices the week of July 22. The instructor is Zoe-Anne Evelsizer.

8 WEEK PROGRAM
Program # Dates Class Days Times Cost
#118 June 3 - July 26 Beginner I
(swimmers must be at least
8 yrs old)
Monday 7:00 - 7:30 pm $45
Friday 11:30 - Noon
#120 June 3 - July 26 Beginner II
(swimmers must have one year of synchronized experience)
Monday 7:30 - 8:00 pm $45
Friday 11:00 - 11:30 am
#122 June 3 - July 26 Advanced I
(swimmers with at least 2 and 3 years of synchronized experience)
Monday 8:00 - 8:30 pm $45
Friday 10:30 - 11:00 am
#124 June 3 - July 26 Intermediate I
(swimmers at least 12 years old with 3 years of synchronized experience)
Monday 8:30 - 9:00 pm $45
Friday 10:00 - 10:30 am
#126 June 3 - July 26 Intermediate II
(high school students with at least 3 years of synchronized experience)
Monday 8:30 - 9:00 pm $45
Friday 9:30 - 10:00 am

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Synchronized Swimming Show

On Saturday, July 27, the Morton Park District will present its annual water ballet show at the Morton Pool beginning at 6:00 p.m. The program is free of charge and will feature participants in this summer's synchronized swimming program. Rain date is Sunday, July 28, 2013.

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Morton Otters Swim Team (May 28 - July 29)

The Morton Otters Swim Team is open to novice and experienced competitive swimmers and is an excellent opportunity to introduce swimmers to competitive swimming.

All swimmers must be familiar with Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke. Butterfly will be taught through the season. The 8 and Under participants must able to swim one length of the pool with Freestyle and side breathing. Participants over 8 years should be able to swim two lengths of the pool with freestyle and side breathing. Stroke clinics are held on Fridays except July 5th. Clinic times are 11 & up 7-8am and 10 & under 8-9am. Swim meets on held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Morton Pool and other area pools.

Head Coach: Jessica Shopiro

Practice times beginning on Tuesday, May 30th:

Program # Ages Times Days Cost
#140 13 - 18 years old 7:00 - 8:00 am Monday - Thursday $75 Resident
#141 11 - 12 years old 8:00 - 9:00 am Monday - Thursday $75 Resident
#142 10 & under 9:00 - 10:00 am Monday - Thursday $75 Resident

May 16th: Preseason Orientation and Swimsuit fittings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Freedom Hall

May 28th & 29th: Conditioning (optional) and New Swimmer Orientation

8:00 - 9:00 am: Conditioning for previous swimmers (optional)
9:00 - 10:00 am: New Simmer Orientation (optional)

June 4th: Swimsuit fittings at the Morton Pool from 6pm-8pm. Welcome Pool Party 7-8pm.

July 29th: End of season party, Details TBA

If you should have any questions about swim team or need forms, please check out their website at www.mortonswim.com or email at mortonswim@gmail.com.

The pool will close at 4:30 on the following dates for home swim meets:
June 6, June 13, June 27, July 18, and July 23

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Water Polo Clinic (June 2 - July 14)

The Park District will offer a 6 week Water Polo program from 9:00am - 10:30am on Saturday mornings at the Morton Pool. The clinic is open to both boys & girls ages 6 - 16 years of age. Participants should be good swimmers, bring their own swim suit, goggles, and towel. A t-shirt is included in the fee.

Supervisor: Jessica Shopiro.

Program # Ages Times Days / Dates Cost
#127 ages 6 - 16 9:00 - 10:30 am Saturdays
June 1 - July 6
$30 Resident

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Morton Park District • 349 W. Birchwood • Morton, IL 61550
Phone: (309) 263-7429 • Fax: (309) 263-7141
Email: mortonpd@mtco.com