Don’t let summer slip by without getting in on all the splashtastic fun at Otter Cove and Swanson pools.
While you don’t need an excuse to have fun at the St. Charles Park District pools, staff plans extra, special aquatic events all summer long to ensure your pool experience is off the charts.
“We want every day to be a fun and entertaining, and these special events keep kids active in the pool but also outside the water with relays, games, water balloon challenges, dancing and more,” said Jen Bruggeman, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation.
Don’t miss Float Nights from 6:30-8:30pm every Monday and Friday at Swanson, when the pool is covered with guests relaxing in their own inflatable rafts. The last Float Night at Otter Cove is from 6-8pm Friday, July 26.
A free summer treat will make the whole family scream for ice cream during Sundae Sundays. At 1pm on July 28 at Swanson, and 1pm on August 4 at Otter Cove the first 150 swimmers will receive free Culvers ice cream.
Also, mark your calendars for Amazing Monday, August 5, for all-day fun at Otter Cove with games, relays, splash contests and more every few hours. Winners will receive prizes including bubbles, water toys, Otter Cove novelty items and concession coupons.
Two days later on Wednesday, August 7, Swanson will host “Characters Make a Splash” from 6:30-8:30pm. Children will have the chance to meet and take photos with popular superheros, princesses and pirates, and participate in games and activities. They can also dress up as their favorite character for a free treat at the concession stand.
For families that not only like to swim together but compete together, head over to Swanson Pool Thursday, August 15 for Family Olympics. From 7-8pm families will participate in a variety of games including water relay races, speed glides, water limbo, jump rope splash and more.
Don’t forget that every Tuesday and Thursday through August 13, Otter Cove Splash Park opens at 8:30am. Perfect for toddlers, children who nap and early risers with energy to spend, cool off 3 hours before open swim begins.
For more information about these and other events, call Otter Cove at 630-513-4377 or visit www.ottercove.org or call Swanson Pool at 630-584-3314 or visit www.swansonpool.org.