Aquatics

The West Suburban YMCA is home to two pools, the Big Pool and Small Pool. A variety of aquatics activities are available, including lap swimming, family swim, swim lessons for all ages, water aerobics classes, and more.

If you are not a member and are interested in swimming at the Y, please check our Membership Rates page for more information.  Financial aid is also available for membership and programming, more information on financial aid can be found on the Membership Rates page.

Pools Scheduled Closing for Cleaning

» Please note both pools will be closed Sunday, August 28- Monday, September 5 for scheduled cleaning. Pools will reopen Tuesday, September 6 at 5:30 a.m.

Pool Weekday Information

The Big pool opens Monday-Friday at 5:30am for Adult Lap swim and Adult Recreation swim and remains open until 5:00pm Monday-Thursday.

The Big pool closes from 5:00-7:00pm Monday-Thursday for swim team practice and reopens at 7:00pm for Adult Lap Swim. 

There are times during the week/weekend when there is reduced lane space in the Big pool due to programming, please check the weekly pool schedule for the number of lanes available when you plan to visit the Y. 

Pool Weekend Information

The Big pool opens at 7:00am Saturday & Sunday for Adult Lap Swim and Adult Recreation Swim.  The Big pool remains open until 5:45pm and the building closes at 6:00pm.

Additional Information

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting: A disinfectant spray bottle is available at all benches in the Big Pool. We ask swimmers to please spray down their bench area after they are done with their reservation to help expedite turnover time.
  • Pool Deck Shower: A shower has been installed right on the pool deck of the Big Pool, allowing members to quickly rinse off before and after their swim.
  • Locker Rooms: Group locker rooms are available for changing, showering, and storing items. Please observe all signage and adhere to the Locker Room Code of Conduct. Private changing rooms A-E are available for use.
  • Training Equipment: Kick boards, pull buoys and aqua jogging belts are available for member use. 
  • Personal Items: Benches will be available in the pool area to place your belongings. We ask that you please try to keep all personal belongings in one bag and place it on the bench. Lockers rooms are also available if you'd like to bring a lock and put your things in a secure area.
  • What to Bring: Please bring a water bottle, towel, and a face covering (should you need one). You do not need a face covering when you are in the pool, but one is recommended when you are inside the building and walking around the pool deck if you are not fully vaccinated.

YMCA Swim Lessons

Nurturing Skills and Building Confidence in the Water

As America’s largest provider of swim lessons, the Y is the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming—teaching more than one million kids a year swimming and water safety skills. Every year, children and adults learn swimming skills and water safety at the West Suburban YMCA.

The latest evolution of YMCA Swim Lessons, launched in September 2017, accommodates varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers’ progress between levels. Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace - resulting in more confident swimmers who stick with lessons and develop a love for swimming that can last a lifetime.

Small class sizes allow for one-on-one instruction, and private lessons are available. All classes are taught by nationally-certified instructors who provide praise and encouragement. Whether it’s learning how to swim, perfecting your stroke or staying fit, the Y has a program that’s right for you. Visit the Swim Lessons page for more information.

 

 

 

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WSYMCA 2022 Fall Program Guide

2022 Fall Program Guide

Registration for the Early Fall Program Session begins Aug 8 for members and Aug 15 for the community.

YMCA Swim Lessons Save Lives