Reservations are required for pool usage and classes. Sign up is available 72 hours in advance on the My Wellness portal.


Galter Life Center is one of the only fitness centers on Chicago’s north side with multiple pools. In addition to open swim times, we offer a variety of aquatic programs and activities. These programs are designed for those who swim for fitness, as well as those seeking rehabilitation and relief from aching joints. Our qualified staff members are always on hand to assist with equipment, provide swimming tips and answer questions.

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For information on private swim lessons or aquatic programming please contact the Aquatics Department at 773-878-9936, ext. 7399 or email

For more information on aqua aerobic classes contact Francie Habash at 773-786-9348, ext. 7343 or

"My life has changed since I joined Galter Life Center because I'm in better shape and I feel supported no matter when I backslide." - Willa