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Swimming Pools

Come out and swim.  Enjoy open swims, family swims, lap swim sessions and various other classes including learn to swim, at a park pool.  The Chicago Park District manages 49 outdoor pools, 28 indoor pools and operate 14 Chicago Public School pools that offer community programs.  Indoor pools are open year-round, with the exception of some school pools which have seasonal variations to their schedule. Outdoor pools are open from mid-June through Labor Day.  Most pools have accessibility features such as ADA stairs, pool lifts and zero depth entry.  At a few locations with pool lifts, direct wheelchair access to the pool area may still be limited.  Enjoy water fun in the parks!

Pool hours of operation and schedules vary by location.  See schedules posted below.

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Total of 90 facilities.

Chase Park Pool

Chase Park PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Hours:

Facility Phone: (312) 742-7518

Park: Chase Park

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 6 lanes

Depth: 3 ft. - 8 ft.

Don Nash Community Center Pool

Don Nash Community Center PoolAccessible

Location Notes: 1833 E. 71st

Hours: , ,

Facility Phone: (773) 256-0906

Park: Don Nash Community Center

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

Size: 25 yards, 4 lanes

Depth: 4 ft. - 10 ft 5 in.

6/29 - 8/9 Don Nash Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/26/2015 - 8/10/2015

8/10 - 08/23 Don Nash Community Center Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 7/28/2015 - 8/23/2015

8/24 - 9/7 Don Nash Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 8/29/2015 - 9/7/2015

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From teaching toddlers to swim, to aquatics exercise classes for seniors, the Chicago Park District offers a number of activities in the pools each season.
Learn more about aquatics programs.
 
Youth Learn to Swim Programs - First Session Free with Coupon Code
 
The first session (10 weeks) of Learn to Swim classes for ages 6-17 is free, when using coupon code FIRSTFREE.  Once the coupon code is used, fees will apply for Learn to Swim classes in subsequent sessions, or an additional class in the same session.  The Learn to Swim fee is $28 for a 10 week session.

The Learn to Swim class is an introductory swimming class, and every Chicago child can take this introductory course once for free. The popularity of Learn to Swim classes, coupled with the fact that some children enroll in multiple Learn to Swim classes within the same season, have created long wait lists at many parks across the city. To address this problem and to help more children participate in the program, we will charge a fee when a child registers for additional Learn to Swim classes.*   The FIRSTFREE coupon code can be used when registering online or in-person at the parks.
This coupon code took affect beginning with the Winter 2014 session (Jan-March 2014 classes).
* This fee can be waived for families who qualify.

Notice Valid From: 4/15/2014 - 4/30/2024

Get a great work out at a park pool!  
Monthly or 3-month lap swim membership passes are available.  A membership gives you access to lap swim times at any park that offers lap swim (both indoor and outdoor pools). 
 
 
Checking Lap Swim Passes On Site
Patrons attending a lap swim session must provide a current lap swim pass and an I.D. prior to entering the water. The Aquatics staff will collect the lap pass and the I.D., check to see that the names match, and check to ensure the lap pass is current.  The two items will be kept with the staff during the session, and returned to patrons as they leave.

Notice Valid From: 4/15/2014 - 12/31/2024

1. Obey the lifeguards and follow pool rules. They are there for your safety.
2. All persons are required to shower before entering the pool area.
3. Food and drink are not permitted in the pool area.
4. No smoking allowed in the pool area.
5. Clean swimwear is required.
6. No running allowed on pool deck.
7. Only clean footwear, baby strollers, or wheelchairs are allowed in the pool area. Persons in street clothes and street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck.
8. Persons with open wounds, excessive sunburn, abrasions that have not healed, or bandages of any kind cannot be allowed in the water.
9. Except during Park District classes, SCUBA gear is not allowed in the pool.
10. No flotation devices may be used in the pool.
11. Family Swim Parents/Guardians must accompany children in the water.
12. Children 8 and under, who are not at least 8" taller than the shallow end must be accompanied by an adult.

Notice Valid From: 4/15/2014 - 4/30/2024

Open Swim Passes Required for Select Parks this Summer
 
New this summer, an Open Swim pass is being piloted at the five parks listed below.
Passes are park-specific and provide access to all open swim times available throughout the summer at each park. Click on the links below to see the summer pool schedules for each park.
 
Passes are free for Chicago residents.  Fees for non-residents are $30 per person for a monthly pass (30 days from purchase date) and $50 per person for a seasonal pass (June 12 – September 7).  
 
Passes can be purchased as a membership online or in-person at the park.  
Passes will be assigned at time of on-site purchase at the park.  Memberships purchased online will be assigned passes at time of first visit to the park.  Please bring a copy of your online receipt to show at the park.  Patrons must visit the park, not the pool, to obtain their passes before entering the pool.  
 
Every individual requires a pass, and must complete the membership process to obtain a pass.  No fee will be associated with obtaining a pass for Chicago residents.
  
Passes are required at the following parks:
California Park, 3843 N. California Ave. (get passes inside McFetridge Sports Center) – schedule coming soon
Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave. – view summer schedule
Kennedy Park, 11320 S. Western Ave. – view summer schedule
Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St. – schedule coming soon
Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave. – view summer schedule
 
 
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Note: on the Memberships page, filter your search by the "Aquatics - Open Swim" category.

 

Notice Valid From: 6/12/2015 - 9/13/2015