Pool Schedule | West Suburban YMCA

Pool Schedule & Information

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.

The 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 does close from 5:00-7:00pm Monday-Thursday for swim team practice and will reopen 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. 

The 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.

If you are intersted 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.

Pool reservations have been eliminated, with the exception of Family Swim . 

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.

Jump to a section: Adult Lap Swim  |  Adult Rec Swim  |  Youth Lap Swim  |  Family Swim  |  Swimnastics  |  Water Polo


Adult Lap Swim

For Adults (16 yr+)

Swimmers must be swimming (in a horizontal position) back and forth in the pool.

Kickboards and pull buoys are available for use.

Swimmers will be required to share lanes or circle swim during peak times.

Adult Rec Swim*

For Adults (16 yr+)

Swimmers looking to do water exercises that may include:

  • Aqua jogging
  • Water aerobics
  • Use of barbells and noodles

*Typically, swimmers that cannot do laps.

Youth Lap Swim

For Youth (ages 7-16)

This is a LAP LANE in the Big Pool. Swimmers MUST be competent swimmers (Stage 4 or Higher).

Swimmers MUST swim laps when in this lane – this is not a free area to play in.


Reservations are required. Please review the following information before making a Family Swim reservation.

  • Reservation slots are for 30 minutes (with a built in 15 minute to allow for staff to properly clean and disinfect between reservations).
  • Family Swims are limited to FOUR households with a  maximum of six swimmers per household.
  • All participants that attend the Family Swim reservation MUST be current and active WSYMCA members. 
    • Exceptions: Youth under the age of 7, or non-swimmer regardless of age will always REQUIRE ONE parent/guardian (age 16+) in the water.
  • Reservations can be made no more than 48 hours in advance.
  • Outside pool toys or equipment cannot be brought in.
  • 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 membership/family per day.
  • Cancellation of your reservation can be made online by logging back into your account up to 1 hour before the appointment time. If you have trouble with cancelling your reservation, please contact the Aquatics Office.
  • Reservations will be held for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, your reservation will be released to walk-in swimmers.

Family Swim Availability - Small Pool

Family Swim will be available:

  • Thursday 6:15pm, 7:00pm
  • Saturday 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 4:45pm
  • Sunday 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm


Swimnastics is a water aerobics group exericise class that is offered in the small pool on Monday & Wednesday from 8:30am-9:15am AND Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am-10:15am. 


Water Polo

Water Polo will is in the Big Pool from 8:00pm-8:50pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. During this time, the Small Pool will be available for lap swim.
Water Polo is free for WSYMCA members.  If a non-member would like to “drop in”, they are welcome to pay the guest fee for the day. 

Make A Reservation

Reservations can be made no more than 48 hours in advance. Use this tool to reserve an appointment for family swim and use of the squash/racquetball court.

Appointment times will not appear in the search until you are within 48 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.

Weekly Pool Schedule