The Lombard Park District is hiring for Paradise Bay Water Park. Join our staff for a fun and rewarding summer job. We are looking for hard working, driven, enthusiastic water park employees, age 16 and over, for summer employment from late May to early September. Positions available include; lifeguard, concessions, cashier, guest service, maintenance, and management.
Fill out an online application today! Returning staff is very excited for another successful summer in Paradise and are looking forward to meeting with prospective new staff!
Gather your family and friends for a free evening under the stars in Lilacia Park on Wednesdays. Pack a picnic, blanket, and chairs. (No alcohol or dogs permitted.)
June 24 at 8:30 pm: Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
July 8 at 7:00 pm: Mr Myers (Concert)
Mr. Myers will bring tropical sounds of calypso and ska, the rhythms of reggae, and a little rock-n-roll with some favorite classic tunes to create their own special style of music – Caribbean Rock. Mr. Myers’ unique combination of musical styles will be sure to entertain anyone young and old.
July 15 at 8:30 pm: Paddington (PG)
July 22 at 8:30 pm: Box Trolls (PG)
July 29 at 8:30 pm: Big Hero 6 (PG)
August 5 at 6:30 pm: Soda (Concert)
From The Zac Brown Band to Cee Lo Green, from Darius Rucker to LMFAO, this band can do its ll. Three lead singers, each with distinctive styles, work to bring authenticity to all your favorite songs, and the possibilities are endless. From class rock, 80’s, new wave, reggae, and alternative, the list goes on. Get a little taste of Soda and you’ll discover why the readers of Nightlife magazine voted Soda “one of the top 5 cover bands in Chicago.”
Written for the Lombard Spectator Community Voice section
The Importance of Swim Lessons
Paradise Bay Water Park has opened its gates for the season. The five pools are full of water, the slides are waxed, and the chairs and umbrellas are up. Staff is trained and fully ready to provide a summer of swimming, relaxation, sunshine and memories. Swimming is a skill that is taught to children much like riding a bike, often by a parent, sometimes by an older sibling or friend. While early exploration of swimming is important in skill development and providing an environment for the child to become comfortable in and near water, there are some things they will most likely only learn in lessons. There are always associated risks with swimming pools, water parks, and any body of water, however, swim lessons provide education and foster a safe environment to learn to swim and help minimize the risk. Not only do lessons help keep children and adults safe, they provide so much more.
Lessons build confidence and calm fears. Starting as early as the Parent & Tot level, students practice water adjustment, blowing bubbles, kicking, water entry, and pool safety. Each level thereafter becomes more and more involved. In level 7, participants learn to become a competitive swimmer and perfect strokes. Having the knowledge early on helps lessen the fears associated with water. Lessons tend to build confidence because participants graduate to a new level when all skills in the previous level have been mastered.
Lessons keep kids active. They provide instruction and then participants are able to practice their skills at the pool throughout the summer. Swimming is a great exercise, it’s fun, and becomes a hobby or even competitive sport for many.
Lessons teach lifesaving skills. All participants learn pool safety. As early as level three, participants start to learn lifesaving skills such as rescue breathing, basic first aid, and backboard-assisted rescues. These skills can save a life when at a place such as a backyard pool, lake or pond where lifeguards are not on duty.
Learn to swim this summer and keep perfecting those skills! Swimming and lessons are a great way to stay healthy, feel safe and confident near the water, and have a fun summer at the pool.
Paradise Bay Water Park is participating in the “World’s Largest Swim Lesson on June 18 from 10-11 a.m. World Waterpark Association sponsors this free event as aquatic facilities all over the world participate to break a Guinness World Record.
Regular swim lessons begin on June 8 with morning and evening options available at Paradise Bay Water Park, 437 St. Charles Road, Lombard. For additional information, visit www.lombardparks.com/paradise-bay-water-park.