Elmhurst Aquatics is an all-encompassing aquatics program offering all three IHSA aquatics sports - swimming, diving and water polo.  

SWIMMING

We have a fall/winter swim season (referred to as the "short course" season where swimmers swim 25 yard lengths) and a summer swim season (referred to as the "long course" season where swimmers swim 25 yard lengths at home, but travel to meets where they swim 50 meter lengths).

In August, February, April and May, evaluation will be open for registration. All NEW athletes must complete an evaluation prior to registration. Evaluations will place athletes in an Elmhurst Aquatics practice group based on their age, ability, and the openings we have in our program.  If we feel an athlete should require some additional lessons before joining a competitive swim team, we will make that recommendation.  We make that recommendation in the best interest of our future swimmers and their long-term swimming success.

WHAT WILL MY ATHLETE BE ASKED TO DO?

Coaches will be on deck evaluating your athlete’s current skill level to accurately place them in one of our practice groups in which they will thrive.  Please remember, all athletes must be comfortable, safe, and self-sufficient in deep water and athletes must be able to swim independently as coaches are not in the water during practices.  

 

8&under: Athletes will be asked to swim a couple of lengths (25yards) of freestyle and backstroke.  We may ask for additional skills and strokes (butterfly and breaststroke), depending on the athlete.  All athletes must be able to perform these requirements unassisted and must be comfortable in deep water.  

9&over:  Athletes will be asked to swim at least 2 lengths of freestyle and backstroke.  They will also be asked to demonstrate butterfly and breaststroke to the best of their ability.  We may ask for additional skills, depending on the athlete.

WATER POLO

We are proud to offer Splashball, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U competitive teams.  EA also created Water Polo Tournament Travel Teams that have traveled to Olympic Development Junior Olympics Tournaments as opportunities become available. No experience is needed to begin our Water Polo teams.  Athletes must be strong, independent swimmers and safe in deep water. 

Please click here for our most current Water Polo programming. 

DIVING

We are proud to offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced spring board diving.  No experience is required to take beginner lessons.  Athletes must be strong, idependent swimmers and safe in deep water. 

Please click here for our most current Diving programming. 

Registration to all three programs are open to all in the Elmhurst community and in the surrounding communities.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Jensen about Swimming and Coach Drumm about Water Polo.