The pools and locker rooms are now open! Reservations are required and are available 72 hours in advance. The whirlpools, sauna and steam rooms will remain closed until further notice.


Galter LifeCenter 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 contact the Aquatics Department by emailing

For information on aquatic programming please contact Vannessa Gabor at 773-796-4625, ext. 8015 or email

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

"In 3 words I would describe Galter LifeCenter as social, exercise and fun." - Young