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Reopening With Care

Pool Information

Adult Lap Swimming

Lane Reservations
The big pool and the small pool are open for adult lap swimming (ages 16+).

  • Reservations are available for West Suburban YMCA members only.
  • You can reserve a lane starting 24 hours before an appointment time and up to 1 hour before the appointment time.
  • Limited to one swimmer per lane.
  • Even Lanes (2, 4, 6, 8) are booked on the hour.
  • Odd Lanes (1, 3, 5, 7) are booked on the half hour.
  • Only ONE lap lane reservation per day.

Pool Area Use & Traffic Flow

  • Pool Deck Shower: A new 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 will be closed at this time. Private changing rooms A-E are available for use.
  • One Way Pool Decks: The big pool deck will be one way going counter-clockwise. The small pool deck will be one way going clockwise.
  • Lane Entry: If you've reserved an even number lane, you'll enter the pool at the shallow end. If you've reserved an odd number lane, you'll enter at the deep end.

Pool Equipment & Personal Belongings

  • Training Equipment: Kick boards available for member use. All other pool equipment, such as pull buoys, barbells, noodles, aqua jogging belts etc. will not be available. Per Governor Baker's pool reopening guidelines, outside and personal training equipment is not allowed at this time.
  • Personal Items: Designated benches will be marked at the ends of each lane for you to place your things. Lockers will not be available at this time. We ask that you please try to keep all personal belongings in one bag.
  • What to Bring: Please bring a water bottle, towel, and a face covering. You do not need a face covering when you are in the pool, but one is required at all other times when you are inside the building.

Family Swim

Beginning 7/13/2020, the Small Pool will be available for Family Swim! Reservations will be required. Please review the following information before making a Family Swim reservation.

  • Family Swim is available during afternoons Monday-Saturday. Additional time slots may be added.
  • Reservation slots are for 30 minutes and are limited to ONE family/household and a maximum of six family members.
  • Reservations can be made no more than 24 hours in advance.
  • Outside pool toys or equipment cannot be brought in per the state's guidelines on pools.
  • Kickboards are available to use. All other pool items/accessories have been put away.
  • Life jackets are available for any non-swimmers.
  • Only ONE pool reservation per family per day.

Make A Reservation

Reservations can be made no more than 24 hours in advance. Use this tool to reserve an appointment for pool lap lanes, fitness classes, family swim, and use of gymnasium Court A. Appointment times will not appear in the search until you are within 24 hours of the start time.

Please log in with your full first and last name, along with the birth date, email and phone number that is listed on our member software.