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Welcome to ZB Aquatics

Z.B.T.H.S. Aquatic Center has been serving the local community offering Swim Lessons for over 30 years. Over the years we have expanded our program to reach out to surrounding communities. We offer a variety of activities and lessons for children as young as 6 months old to adults.

Learning how to swim and water safety are important life skills to pass on to every one young and old. Our programs focuses on safety and to enjoy a lifetime of swimming for fitness and pleasure.

Most of our staff members are current students or graduates of Z.B.T.H.S. They have gone through or are currently going through Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Training. Our facility is an authorized provider through the American Red Cross.

We are proud to offer a program that has small class sizes, accommodates all children, and is a fun, safe environment. We offer swim lessons during the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.
Zion Benton Aquatic Center
3901 W. 21st St
Zion, IL 60099
847-731-9421 ext. 1 
Please vistit our new Facebook page at Pool closures, events and updates will be shared on the Facebook page to help keep you informed. 
 Pool Hours and Adult Lap Swim Dates for 2014-2015
Community Swim from 2 to 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays*
Admission: $4 per patron entering the facility
        Children age 2 and under are free with paying adult.
        Z.B.T.H.S. students with ID are $1
Community Swim begins September 20, 2014
Pool Rentals Available on Most Saturdays and Sundays from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PMPlease call the pool at 847-731-9421 for more information or to book a rental.
Adult Lap Swim from 8 PM to 9 PM - Mondays and Wednesdays*
Admission: $4 per patron entering the facility
        Z.B.T.H.S. students with ID are $1
        Must be at least 18 years old
 Adult Lap Swim begins September 22, 2014
*Please check our Aquatic Calendar for up-to-date Public Swims and Pool Closures.
*Everyone entering the Pool facility during Public Swim must pay entry fee.
*Children age 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water during Community Swim.
Swim Raft  
LTS Registration Times (Online Registration)
Fall 2014 Registration
Winter 2014-15 Registration
Spring 2015 Registration
August 15, 2014 though
October 15, 2014
November 21, 2014 through
January 21, 2015
February 27, 2015 through
April 1, 2015
*For private swim lessons please call to reserve an instructor first and to receive the password to register online.
To begin registration please click on the Register for Aquatic Classes bullet on the left side of the page in the grey column, follow the directions on that page to complete the registration and payment using a credit card.
 Learn To Swim
Learn To Swim Class Information

  • All classes must have a minimum of 3 students to run.  There is a maximum of 6 students for all preschool levels, 8 students for levels 1, 2, 5, parent child and diving, and a max of 10 students per class for levels 3, 4, and 6.
  • Each session consists of 8 classes. Parent/Child and private swim lessons run for 30 minutes. Preschool, Levels 1-6, Diving and Adult lessons run for 50 minutes. All classes start on the hour.
  • Children are encouraged to make all lessons. It is possible that your child may not pass to the next level unless s/he can perform all required skills.

***ZB Aquatic Center adheres to the American RedCross Learn to Swim programming. We wanted to inform you that the American RedCross has updated their curriculum for the Learn to Swim program. We will be updating to the new materials and teaching methods at the start of the 2014-15school year. Most changes are minor, however, due to some of the changes in the levels students may be moved to a different level based on their current skill ability. There will be a new phone application to help your child stay motivated and interested in swimming. To download the new phone application just go into your app store and search Swim by American Red Cross. The new breakdown of the levels is on the app and your child can start earning badges for levels they have completed. If you have any questions about the new program stop by or call the pool office***

Fall 2014 Saturday Class Dates:

Winter 2015 Saturday Class Dates:

Spring 2014 Saturday Class Dates:

October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 1, 8, 15, 22 

January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28      

March 21, 28 April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16  

Fall 2014 Sunday Class Dates:

Winter 2015 Sunday Class Dates:

Spring 2014 Sunday Class Dates:

October 5, 12, 19, 26  November 2, 9, 16, 23

January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1

March 22, 29 April 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17

To prove residency, Zion and Winthrop Harbor Residents must show an Illinois Drivers License and a utility bill.
Beach Park, Wadsworth or Newport Residents must show an Illinois Drivers License and Tax form as proof of District 126 residency. You may only register your own child. The payment for registration MUST be made on the day of registration.
Make-Up Policy

Missed classes cannot be made up and are non-refundable. In the event that the ZB Aquatic Center cancels a class due to bad weather, mechanical failure, or scheduling conflict, you will be notified via phone call. At your next class, we will announce if a make-up will be offered.

       Fees for 2014 - 2015 Learn to Swim Program 

Resident Fees:Non-Resident Fees:
Group Lessons-$70Group Lessons-$90
Private Lessons-$125Private Lessons-$150
Adult Lessons-$70Adult Lessons-$90
Parent-Child Lessons-$50Parent-Child Lessons-$70

L.T.S. Level Information
Lessons are 50 minutes long. Starting on the hour and going until 10 minutes to the next hour. (Ex: 9-9:50). Parent-Child and Private Lessons are 30 minutes long. Please call 847-731-9421 to request an instructor for Private Lessons.
Day(s) available:
Saturday Times:
Sunday Times:
Cost: R/NR
Private Lessons:Saturday and Sunday8:20-8:5010:20-10:50$125/150
9:00-9:30, 11:00-11:30


Preschool Level 1:Saturday and Sunday9:00, 11:0011:00$70/$90
Preschool Level 2:Saturday and Sunday10:00


Preschool Level 3:Saturday and Sunday9:00, 11:00


Level 1:Saturday and Sunday9:00, 10:00, 11:0011:00$70/$90
Level 2:Saturday and Sunday9:00, 10:00, 11:00 11:00$70/$90
Level 3:Saturday and Sunday9:00, 10:00, 11:0011:00$70/$90
Level 4:Saturday and Sunday9:00, 10:00, 11:0011:00$70/$90
Level 5:Saturday and Sunday9:00, 11:0011:00$70/$90
Level 6:Saturday10:0011:00$70/$90
Saturday10:00                 $70/$90

2015 Lifeguarding Class
Do you like to swim or maybe you're looking to further your knowledge in an aquatic environment? Maybe you are even looking for a new job; well Zion Benton Township High School is offering a Lifeguard class starting May 18th running through May 22nd. Lifeguarding is a great character builder and is a great way to help find a job at a local pool.
To be eligible for the class, you must be at least 15 years old, be able to swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke, tread water for 2 minutes kick only and be able to retrieve a 10 pound weight from a depth of 7-10 feet. The class will run May 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 4 PM to 9 PM. The class fee is $275 which covers the price of your course manual, a pocket mask, whistle and certification fees.  

If you are already an American Red Cross Lifeguard and are about to expire we offer for you to enter the course as a review participant. You must have the updated ARC lifeguard manual, a whistle and a resuscitation mask. The review course fee is $125.

For more information or to sign up for the class, please visit the
2015 Lifeguard Class Registration section of the Registration System or call the pool at 847-731-9421.

American RC






Last Modified on October 1, 2014