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Lap Swim


Many pools are now open for Lap Swims and TEAM Sports, with new safety protocols in place.  Learn more below.  

The Chicago Park District Aquatics team is excited to have you back in the water!
 

POOLS


The following pools are now offering lap swim and TEAM Sports:

  • Austin Town Hall Park
  • Blackhawk Park
  • Carver Park
  • Don Nash Park
  • Ellis Park
  • Fernwood Park
  • Fosco Park
  • Foster Park
  • Gill Park
  • Harris Park
  • Harrison Park
  • Hayes Park
  • Homan Square Park
  • Kosciuszko Park
  • Lafollette Park
  • Mann Park
  • McGuane Park
  • Ping Tom Park
  • Portage Park
  • Ridge Park
  • Sheridan Park
  • Stanton Park
  • Welles Park
  • West Pullman Park

TEAM Sports will begin at all open pools. TEAM Sports is the Swim Team activity at most pools that combines swimming practice, Water Polo, and Junior lifeguards. Registration is currently limited to past participants until tryouts can be safely conducted. Team coaches will be communicating directly with swimmers on when and how TEAM Sports sessions will be transitioned from Dryland back into the Pool.


Due to maintenance, the opening of Independence and Piotrowski will be delayed. Please check back for updates on the opening of these pools. Shabbona and Eckhart are undergoing major renovations and are not expected to open in the spring.  A reopening date for CPS pool locations has not been set.

NEW FORMAT FOR LAP SWIM SESSIONS 

Lap swim times are broken down into one-hour sessions.  Registrations are for one person per lane.  

View lap swim times  

Registration is required to book a session.  Online registration will be available Fridays at 9 am for the following week.  If unable to register online, please call the park for more information.  

Due to the limited space available for lap swims, swimmers are asked not to reserve more than one session per day.  Patrons who exceed this limit or regularly miss their reserved time may forfeit the ability to make reservations in the future.

REGISTERING FOR A LAP SWIM SESSION


The fee for a one-hour lap swim session is $5. 
Lap Swim sessions are available for registration on Fridays at 9 am for the following week.

  1. GO HERE to view lap swim sessions
    - Use Zone filter to choose the Recreation Reservation week you are interested in
    - Use Location filter to choose your park
  2. After you searched or applied filters, you will see the available options labeled “Lap Swim Week XX at {your park name}”
  3. On the right-hand side for each lap swim, you will see a blue box with an arrow and “More (xx)” to click that box to see individual time entries
  4. Entries will be in alphabetical order by Weekday, then by time listed in 24-hour format (i.e. military time).  If a lap time does not show as available in your search, it means all lanes have been reserved.
  5. You can then click on the green “Add to Cart” button to register for that time
  6. Log in to your account using your email and password, or if you are new to the site Create a New Account
  7. Select the household member who will be utilizing this lap swim time
  8. Once you have completed your selections, you may proceed to your shopping cart to check out or add it to your cart and continue shopping **
  9. You will need to agree to a waiver to proceed to payment***
  10. After payment, you will view your receipt, which will also be emailed.  You do not need to bring your receipt to your Lap Swim session.   

** Due to the limited space available for lap swimmers, we ask that you do not reserve for more than one session per day.  Patrons who exceed this limit or regularly miss their reserved time may forfeit the ability to make reservations in the future. 
*** If you have a Lap Swim Membership (1 or 3 months) you will need to go through this process to register for your session, but you will not be charged upon checkout.

LAP SWIM MEMBERSHIPS 

A lap swim membership allows for use at all pools that currently offer lap swim sessions. With a membership, lap swim sessions still have to be registered for at a desired location/desired time, but no charges will be applied upon checkout.  The limit of one lap swim session per day still applies to memberships.

Pricing

  • 1 Month Lap Swim Membership: $25
  • 3 Month Lap Swim Membership: $40
     

Steps to purchase a lap swim membership

  1. GO HERE to purchase a lap swim membership
  2. Add your preferred Membership (1 month or 3 months) to your cart
  3. Login to your account using your email and password, or if you are new to the site you can Create a New Account.
  4. Select the household member this Membership will belong to 
  5. Proceed to Agree to the Waiver
  6. Checkout

Lap memberships can only be used by the member named on the membership.  An ID is required onsite at a pool when checking in.


A note regarding spring 2020 lap swim memberships 

For those that had a current Lap Swim Membership as of March 20, 2020

  • Your pass will be valid for the remaining amount of time left on that membership as of March 20, 2020, plus 14 days. 
  • Membership holders still need to reserve a lap swim time using the process below, but will not be charged the $5 fee.
REQUIREMENTS WHEN COMING TO A PARK FOR LAP SWIMS 

Due to COVID, the following restrictions and requirements will be in place:

  • WEAR A MASK.  Face coverings are required in all parks and facilities. 
  • When entering the fieldhouse, swimmers should stop at the front desk to see if check-in will take place there or with the lifeguards in the pool.
  • Swimmers are encouraged to arrive in their swimwear, limit locker room use, and maintain a social distance of 6 ft.
  • Face coverings must be worn in the locker room and on the pool deck.
  • Once on deck, a lifeguard will check the swimmer’s ID and reservation and assign them to a lane.  Swimmers will be assigned to lanes starting on the opposite ends of the pool.  
  • Only 1 swimmer is allowed per lane.
  • Swimmers are encouraged to bring a zip-top plastic bag to hold their mask and ID once they’re in the pool. 
  • Swimmers may only rest and exit at their assigned end of the pool.  No exercises other than lap swim are allowed.
  • Swimmers are required to bring any equipment they would like to use.  Equipment is optional.
  • No parents, companions, or guests of any kind are allowed on deck, in the locker room, or in the balcony.
  • Face coverings must be put on before exiting the water.
  • After leaving the pool deck, swimmers are asked to limit their time in the locker room and exit as quickly as possible.


Watch this video to learn more about our safety protocols.

 

Thank you in advance for following these rules.