We have opened both the East and West Pools for lap swimming/ water walking and water exercise classes. Reservations are required for pool access and classes. Lane reservations are 30 minutes in length. You may book up to two 30-minute sessions per day. Reservations are available 48 hours in advance. Please arrive on time for classes; if you are not present on the pool deck 5 minutes after the class start time your spot may be forfeited to a waitlist participant.

Whirlpools, sauna and steam rooms remain closed.

Note: Masks are not required while swimming or showering but are required on the pool deck and in the locker room. We recommend members bring a plastic bag to put their mask in to hang up so that it doesn’t get wet.


Why Choose Us

  • Pool Attendants on duty at all times to provide safe and positive environment
  • All Pool Attendants are CPR & Lifeguard Certified
  • Aquatics staff training and program development acknowledged nationally by Medical Fitness Association
  • Masters swim team (Swedish Fish) ranked first place in Illinois State Meet in 2019
  • Free Family Swim times each month for members and immediate family
  • Free water exercise classes for members
  • New slip resistant surface in both pool areas
  • Message boards updated for lane usage and upcoming events


East Pool Area

  • The main east pool is kept at approximately 89°F
  • The main east pool is 20 yards in length
  • The water in the main pool is 3.6 feet deep on each side and 4 feet deep in the middle of the pool
  • The east therapy pool is kept at approximately 95°F
  • The east whirl pool is kept at approximately 103°F
  • The air temperature in the east pool area is kept at approximately 88°F
  • The humidity in the east pool areais kept at approximately 50-60%


West Pool Area

  • The main west pool is kept at approximately 85°F
  • The main west pool is 25 yards in length
  • The water in the main pool is 3.6 feet deep on each side and 4.6 feet deep in the middle of the pool
  • The therapy pool is kept at approximately 95°F
  • The whirl pool is kept at approximately 103°F
  • The air temperature is kept at approximately 85°F
  • The humidity is kept at approximately 50-60%


Pool area rules for children and parents

  • To comply with Illinois health and safety regulations, everyone must shower before entering the pool.
  • Food and cell phone use are not allowed on the pool deck. Drinks with twist tops are allowed.
  • When taking a picture please ask the instructor for permission and photograph your child only.
  • If your child is not potty trained please be sure they wear water proof diapers designed for swimming.  
  • Videotaping is not permitted. 
  • All children on the pool deck must be supervised by an adult.


Pool area usage

  • Entrance to pool areas is through the locker rooms.
  • Please use hallway only if required due to age of opposite sex children. The hallway entering the East Pool is a “Quiet Zone” due massage appointments taking place. Please use inside voices when in hallway outside East Pool area.


Locker room policy for children

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in the locker rooms at all times.
  • Children four years old and younger can accompany a parent/guardian in the locker room, regardless of the child's gender but we ask that the parent/guardian use the designated family changing area of the locker rooms to change the child.
  • Children over four years of age will need to be accompanied by a same gender parent/guardian in the locker room. Otherwise they must use the family changing rooms located near the West Pool. 

For information regarding Aquatic programming please contact Vannessa Gabor at 773-878-9936, ext. 8015 or email vgabor@schosp.org.

For more information on private swim lessons contact the Aquatics Department by emailing glcaquaticsinfo@schosp.org.



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