Recreation and Athletics

The OLPH Playdium

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish has an amazing recreation facility right on its campus. For nearly fifty years the Playdium has provided fun and relaxation to parish families. Over the years, the Playdium has hosted countless school sporting events and parish functions.

Although roller skating no longer takes place here, our gym and pool are always bustling with activity. We offer many athletic and recreation programs that help build community within the parish.

Playdium Gym

Our gym is the arena for physical education and sports for our school children, but also hosts many parish events. See our upcoming events for activities that are open to all parishioners.

2018-2019 Men's Basketball League Registration Details (deadline is October 16, 2018)

OLPH Junior Basketball

A basketball clinic for boys and girls in the parish grades K-4 focused on the fundamentals of the game including: dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and more. Volunteer moms and dads are welcome and needed. Registration for the January 2019 will open in October. James Kurtzweil, a parishioner and high school student, produced a video to help illustrate the excitment and skill development that happens in the Junior Basketball Program.



Playdium Pool

Our pool is a wonderful resource for aquatically inclined parishioners. We offer Open Swim, Big Blue Swim School Lessons and the OLPH Sharks Swim Team.

Open Swim

For adults. There is no lifeguard on duty on weekday mornings. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Monday - Friday from 6 am - 8:30 am


  • Seniors - $3
  • Parishioners - $4
  • Non-parishioners - $5

Big Blue Swim School - Since 2009 the parish has teamed up with Big Blue to bring you The Big Blue Method - developed by professionals, just for kids. Our parishioners love their exclusive learn-to-swim approach. Visit Big Blue's Website for more information or call 847.729.7665.

Big Blue Junior Team - Designed for swimmers looking to refine stroke technique while building endurance, our Junior Team uses a lesson setting to introduce the skills needed for a competitive swim team. Swimmers are required to have a basic understanding of freestyle as well as instructor approval before starting. To set up your free assessment please see the contact information below.

Contact Information: Brian Kidder, Jr. Team Program Director, 847.602.2721,

Sharks Swim Program -  The Sharks Swim Team is made up of children of the parish (whether school or religious education students) who enjoy swimming competitively and wish to improve their skills. The team is coached by Chris DeJong and John Lonergan, two professional swimmers with excellent credentials and experience.

Sharks Website
Phone: 847.729.2153
Email Sharks Coaches


Contact person: 
Tom Zidar
Contact person: 
Jim Dollard, Director of Finance & Operations