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.

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Adult Lap Swimming

Lane Reservations
The big pool is open for adult lap swimming (ages 16+). Limited reservations will be available in the small pool.

  • Reservations are available for West Suburban YMCA members only.
  • Lanes can be reserved no more than 48 hours in advance, and up to 1 hour before the appointment time.
    • For example, if you are looking to book Wednesday at 8:30am, please log in on Monday at 8:30am.
    • If you are looking for Wednesday at 9:30am, this will become available on Monday at 9:30am.
  • Only ONE lap lane reservation per day.
  • Even Lanes (2, 4, 6) will enter the pool at the Shallow End and are limited to ONE swimmer per lane.
  • Lane 1 will enter the pool at the Deep End and is limited to ONE swimmer per lane.
  • Lane 3 & 5 will be available for TWO swimmers to reserve and share the lane. Each swimmer will need to make their own reservation.
    • If from different households, one swimmer will enter at the deep end, while the other enters at the shallow end.
    • If from the same household, both swimmers can enter at the deep end of the pool.
  • Please do NOT arrive early for your reservation. You will not be allowed onto the pool deck until your reservation start time.

Lane Availability

  • Monday & Tuesday 6:30am-8:20am, small pool lane reservations will start at the half hour (6:30am, 7:30am)
  • Monday-Thursday 5:30am-4:20pm, big pool lane reservations will start at the half hour (5:30am, 6:30am, etc.)
  • Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-6:20pm, ONLY Lane 6 will be available for reservation during swim team practice.
  • Monday-Thursday 7:00pm-8:50pm, big pool lane reservations will start at the top of the hour (7:00pm, 8:00pm) 
  • Fridays 5:30am-7:20pm, big pool lane reservations will start at the half hour (5:30am, 6:30am, etc.)
  • Saturdays 7:00am-3:50pm, big pool lane reservations will start at the top of the hour (7:00am, 8:00am, etc.)
  • Saturday 8:00am, small pool lane reservation will be available.
  • Sundays 7:00am-12:50pm, big pool lane reservations will start at the top of the hour (7:00am, 8:00am, etc.) 
  • 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 Amanda at amandap@wsymca.org

Pool Area Use & Traffic Flow

  • 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.
  • 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. If there are TWO swimmers reserved for the lane, one swimmer will start at the deep end, while the other will start at the shallow end.

Pool Equipment & Personal Belongings

  • Training Equipment: Kick boards, pull buoys and aqua jogging belts are available for member use. 
  • Personal Items: Designated benches will be marked at the ends of each lane for you to place your things. 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. 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 and walking around the pool deck.

Family Swim

The Small Pool will be available for limited Family Swim as we start our Fall programming. When the small pool is available for family swim, these time slots will be added to Appointment King.

Reservations will be required. Please review the following information before making a Family Swim reservation.
As the fall program session starts, Family Swim time slots will be limited.

  • 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 48 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.
  • 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 Amanda at amandap@wsymca.org
  • Family Swim will be available:
    • Monday-Thursday 7:15pm-7:45pm
    • Friday 5:15pm, 6pm, 6:45pm
    • Saturday 2:30pm, 3:15pm
    • Sunday 9am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm

Youth Lap Swim

Small Pool & Big Pool, for swimmers ages 8-16

  • Reservation slots are for 40 minutes and are limited to ONE household, maximum of TWO swimmers per lane. Only ONE reservation needs to be made.

  • Reservations can be made no more than 48 hours in advance.

  • Swimmers MUST be deep end safe and pass the WSYMCA deep end swim test.

  • Only ONE pool reservation per family per day.

  • Youth Lap Swim will be available:

    • ​Small Pool: Monday-Thursday 8:00pm-8:40pm

    • Big Pool: Friday 7:30pm-8pm

Pool Reservation Cancellations

Pool cancellations (for a lane reservation or family swim) can be completed online by logging back into your account. Once logged in, there is a second tab labeled "My Appointments". Here you will see your upcoming reservations. Cancellations can be made up to 1-hour prior to your appointment time. If you have trouble with cancelling your reservation, please contact Amanda at amandap@wsymca.org.

Make A Reservation

Reservations can be made no more than 48 hours in advance. Use this tool to reserve an appointment for pool lap lanes, fitness classes, family swim, pickleball, use of gymnasium Court A, and use of the squash/racquetball court. (Note: You must be 16+ to reserve a lap lane.)

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.