Typhoons Swim Team
Lions Pool is home to the Prospect Park District’s Typhoon Swim Team which is part of the Northern Illinois Swim Conference (NISC) C/D division for youth ages 5 – 18. This is a recreational level swim team, which stresses fun, learning and the concept that everyone swims. The emphasis of swim team is placed on learning competitive skills, enjoyment of the sport, and lifelong participation in swimming.
The entire NISC conference is comprised of 22 teams, divided into four divisions, and the Typhoon Swim Team has an average of 40 individuals each season. Previous swim lessons are highly recommended and encouraged prior to participation in this swim program. A CHILD MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM 25 YARDS UNASSISTED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM.
The swim meets between two teams (dual meets) are strictly for experience purposes and are held on Wednesday evenings. The last meet of the season involves other division teams is called the Divisional Championship Meet. This is held on the fourth Wednesday of July where medals are awarded for first place and ribbons for second through sixth place in individual events and second through fourth place in relay events. Trophies are awarded to the first and second place team at each Divisional Champion.
Parents are a key part of the team. They are expected to work one of many interesting volunteer jobs during each home meet.