Residents of Chicago don’t need to look too far to find an indoor swimming pool. Chicago Park District operates a number of indoor swimming pools, with locations all over the city. There’s the pool at Austin Town Hall Park, equipped with four swimming lanes, making it easy for you to get some laps in after work. The park district also has the pool at Carver Park, that has six lanes and a wheelchair lift, as well as the Don Nash Community Center, that has four lanes, a wheelchair lift and ADA stairs. Before you grab your swimsuit and goggles, take a look at the park district’s website for additional indoor swimming pool locations and the pool schedule near you.
1250 W. 119th St.
Chicago, IL 60643
Combine fitness with fun when you visit Kroc Center Chicago. Located in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood, the center boasts a lap pool, so you can get in shape or practice for an upcoming race. There’s also a water playground if you want to have some fun with your family. The center also offers a number of aquatic classes for swimmers of all ages, including a class just for adults who want to learn how to swim. The Kroc Center’s pool schedule is available online.
1030 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Ignore the unpredictable weather outside and go for a swim inside the YMCA of Metro Chicago. Maybe you’d like to take swim classes at High Ridge YMCA and Irving Park YMCA in the city, or go for a dip in the suburbs at facilities like the Leaning Tower YMCA in Niles. Swim classes are also offered, and the pool schedules are available via the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s website. In addition, many locations offer pool rentals for parties and events.
Bolingbrook Park District
200 S. Lindsey Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Step inside Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park, and you can race down water slides or swim a few laps in the lap pool. The park, which is part of the Bolingbrook Park District, also has a zero-depth entry pool so you can ease into the water and get acclimated. Admission rates and park hours are available on the park district’s website, and there are special rates for parent and tot swim. The park also has an outdoor section that is open in warmer months, complete with a lazy river and water slides.
Schaumburg Park District
505 N. Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194
Make a splash with your family at The Water Works, an indoor water park inside the Community Recreation Center of the Schaumburg Park District. Located just south of Golf Road in the northwest suburb of Schaumburg, the water park boasts water slides, a lap pool and a diving pool, so you can have fun and squeeze in some serious swim time. Here’s something that will likely be music to parents’ ears: The Water Works has a family changing room. The admission cost for residents and non-residents is posted on the Schaumburg Park District’s website and pool passes are also available for purchase.