Water Fitness

Use the pool as your fitness tool. Water fitness classes are designed for everyone. You do not need to know how to swim to take a class. Our instructors are trained and certified through the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), the leader in Aquatic Fitness. Water fitness classes are great for weight management, improving flexibility, muscle toning, and strengthening.

How do I join?

Before the start of your class, check in with the front desk. You can pay a drop-in fee or purchase a punch card. Classes are ongoing, and the punch card has no expiration date. The first class is free, so you can decide what class is best for you.

The minimum age for the class is 12 years or older. Children, ages 12-15 years old, must be accompanied by an adult in the water (18 or older), and they can follow instructions without disruption.


For more information on Water Fitness, please get in touch with Mike Eschenbach at (847) 428-7131 x6200 or meschenbach@dtpd.org


Class Descriptions

Ai Chi
This class is designed to strengthen and tone the body while promoting relaxation, flexibility, increasing metabolism, and establishing a body-mind connection.

Beginner Flexibility & Toning
This class is great for post-surgery rehabilitation, orthopedic/neurological conditions, i.e., Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, and TIA. Basic movements will be taught.

Strengthening & Balance
This class is for core strengthening, balance, and cardio conditioning.

Water Cardio & Toning
This low-impact class focuses on cardiovascular conditioning and includes toning and stretching.

Water Fitness Schedule

Hours are subject to change. Closures due to swim meets will be posted in advance.

Effective December 1-March 1
Strength & Balance Tu/Th 10:00-11:00 am Rakow Indoor Pool
Ai Chi W 11:00 am-12:00 pm Rakow Indoor Pool
Su 9:45-10:45 am Rakow Indoor Pool
Beginner Flexibility & Toning M/W/F 10:00-11:00 am Rakow Indoor Pool
Water Cardio 
& Toning
M-F 9:00-10:00 am Rakow Indoor Pool
Sa 7:30-8:30 am Rakow Indoor Pool


Drop-in Fee Coupon Fees Resident Nonresident Senior Resident Senior Nonresident
$6 14 Visits $65 $85 $55 $70
28 Visits $115 $165 $95 $122

The first Water Fitness class is FREE so that you can decide what class is best for you. Classes are ongoing and there is no expiration date on the coupons.