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.

Pool Reservations:

  • Reservations are available for West Suburban YMCA members only.
  • Pool reservations 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 a reservation on 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.

NEW!! 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.

Monday 4/19: 
There is no Blue Waves swim team practice. The Big Pool will have Adult Lap Lanes available all day (5:30am-8:30pm) with reservations starting on the half hour. Lane 1 will continue to be 30-minute reservations.
Family Swim will be available on the small pool at: 4:15pm, 5:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm

April School Vacation Week (Tuesday 4/20-Sunday 4/25):
Family Swim will be available: 
 Tuesday-Thursday 4:15pm, 7:15pm
 Friday: 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm
 Saturday: 9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm
 Sunday: 9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm

Effective Monday 4/26: Lap Lane 2 will be available for two swimmer reservations. Swimmers from the same houeshold may share a bench and enter from the same end of the pool. Swimmers from different households must station at separate benches and enter from different ends of the pool. Please be sure to use "Lane 2 - 2 Swimmers" to make your reservation.

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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.​

  • Only ONE lap lane reservation per day per member, unless you are booking Lane 1 30-minutes.
  • Even Lanes (2, 4, 6) will enter the pool at the Shallow End and are limited to ONE swimmer per lane, unless from the same household.
    • Please email Amanda should you want to add a household member (age 16+) to your reservation. Maximum of TWO swimmers per lane.
    • Should you need to cancel, please email Amanda, and do not cancel through the reservation system (as the lane will now display for two swimmers).
  • Lane 1 will be available for 30-minute swim reservations at the following times:
    • Monday-Thursday 5:30am-4:20pm
    • Friday 5:30am-7:30pm
    • Saturday 7:00am-3:50pm
    • Sunday 7:00am-3:50pm
    • There are two designated benches for Lane 1. Please utilize the unoccupied bench for Lane 1 when you arrive for your reservation.
    • Swimmers may double-book (back-to-back) reservations in Lane 1.
  • Lane 1 on Monday-Thursday at 7pm and 8pm will allow for two swimmers from differnt households. One swimmer will enter at the deep end of the pool, the other at the shallow end of the pool.
  • Lane 3 & Lane 5 will allow for two swimmers from differnt households. One swimmer will enter at the deep end of the pool, the other at the shallow end of the pool.
  • Please be sure to complete your swim reservation by the end of your reservation time. Swimmers must clear the deck quickly afterwards to allow for lifeguards to properly clean prior to the next reservation.
  • When you arrive for your reservation, please wait for the lifeguard to inform you that it is safe to enter the pool area. You may not be permitted onto the pool deck until your reservation start time.
  • Lane reservations will be held for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, your lane reservation will be released to walk-in swimmers.
  • Household members may continue to share a lane (maximum of 2 people) in any of our "single" reservation lanes.
    • Please email Amanda should you want to add a household member (age 16+) to your reservation. Maximum of TWO swimmers per lane.
    • Should you need to cancel, please email Amanda, and do not cancel through the reservation system (as the lane will now display for two swimmers).

Lane Availability - Big Pool

  • Monday-Thursday 5:30am-4:20pm, big pool lane reservations will start at the half hour (5:30am, 6:30am, etc.)
    • Lane 1 will be available every 30-minutes (5:30am, 6:00am, 6:30am, etc.)
    • Lane 3 & 5 will allow for two swimmers from different households.
  • Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-6:20pm, ONLY Lane 6 will be available for reservation during swim team practice (4:30pm, 5:30pm)
  • Monday-Thursday 7:00pm-8:50pm, big pool lane reservations will start at the top of the hour (7:00pm, 8:00pm) 
    • Effective Monday 2/22, all ODD lanes will allow for two swimmers from different households.
  • Fridays 5:30am-7:20pm, big pool lane reservations will start at the half hour (5:30am, 6:30am, etc.)
    • Lane 1 will be available every 30-minutes (5:30am, 6:00am, 6:30am, etc.)
  • Fridays 7:30pm-8pm, only Lanes 4, 5 & 6 are available for adults for a 30-minute swim. Youth Lap will also be available at this time in Lanes 1, 2 & 3.
  • Saturdays 7:00am-3:50pm, big pool lane reservations will start at the top of the hour (7:00am, 8:00am, etc.)
    • Lane 1 will be available every 30-minutes (7:00am, 7:30am, 8:00am, etc.)
  • Sundays 7:00am-3:50pm, big pool lane reservations will start at the top of the hour (7:00am, 8:00am, etc.) 
    • Lane 1 will be available every 30-minutes (7:00am, 7:30am, 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
  • Lane reservations will be held for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, your lane reservation will be released to walk-in swimmers.
  • Should a reservation finish their swim early, a walk-in swimmer may come in to utilize the remainder of the reservation time. Please see the lifeguard on duty for any availability.

Lane Availability - Small Pool
Times may change due to pool and staff scheduling. Additional times may be added.

Effective Monday 3/1: Lane 7 in the Small Pool will allow for two swimmers from different households. When making a reservation for Lane 7 (for reservations beginning on Mon 3/1), please use the one listed for "2 swimmers". Each swimmer that would like to swim in the lane must make the reservation. Household members (age 16+) may continue to share a lane (maximum of 2 people) in any of our "single" reservation lanes. Please email Amanda should you want to add a household member (age 16+) to your "single" lane reservation.

  • Monday-Friday 6:30am-8:20am, small pool lane reservations will start at the half hour (6:30am, 7:30am)
  • Monday 10:30am-12:20pm, small pool reservations will start at the half hour (10:30am, 11:30am)
  • Tuesday 10:30am-11:20am, small pool reservations will start at the half hour (10:30am)
  • Wednesday 11:30am-12:20pm, small pool reservations will start at the half hour (11:30am)
  • Monday-Thursday 8:00-8:50pm, small pool reservation will start at the top of the hour (8:00pm)
  • Friday 10:30am-12:20pm, small pool reservations will start at the half hour (10:30am, 11:30am)
  • Friday 2:00pm-2:50pm, small pool reservations will start at the top of the hour (2:00pm)
  • Saturday & Sunday 7:00am-8:50am, small pool lane reservations will start at the top of the hour (7:00am, 8:00am)
  • 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
  • Lane reservations will be held for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, your lane reservation will be released to walk-in swimmers.
  • Should a reservation finish their swim early, a walk-in swimmer may come in to utilize the remainder of the reservation time. Please see the lifeguard on duty for any availability.

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 (30 minutes)

Reservations will be 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 TWO households and a maximum of five members.
    • Each family will need to stay on their designated side or "half" of the pool.
  • All participants that attend the Family Swim reservation MUST be current and active WSYMCA members. 
    • Exceptions are: Youth Members under the age of 7, or any age non-swimmers that are REQUIRE to have ONE parent/guardian (age 16+) in the water at all times.
  • 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 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 Amanda at amandap@wsymca.org
  • Lane reservations will be held for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, your lane reservation will be released to walk-in swimmers.

Family Swim Availability - Small Pool

  • Family Swim will be available:
    • Monday-Thursday 7:15pm
    • Wednesday & Thursday 9:30am
      • Not available on Wed 3/17
    • Friday 4:15pm, 5:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm 
    • Saturday 2:30pm, 3:15pm
    • Sunday 9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 12:45pm. 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm
  • Additional Family Swims may be available April School Vacation Week (April 19-23)
    • Once the schedule is finalized, the available times will be posted.

Youth Lap Swim

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

  • Reservation slots are for 30 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 member per day.

  • Lane reservations will be held for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, your lane reservation will be released to walk-in swimmers.
  • Youth Lap Swim will be available:

    • Big Pool, Lanes 1-3: 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, use of gymnasium Courts A/B, 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.

Effective Monday 3/1: Lane 7 (small pool) will allow for two swimmers from different households. When making a reservation for Lane 7, please use the one listed for "2 swimmers". This is the same for Lane 3 & 5, and Lane 1 (Monday-Thursday 7pm & 8pm). Each swimmer that would like to swim in the lane must make the reservation. Household members may continue to share a lane (maximum of 2 people) in any of our "single" reservation lanes. Please email Amanda should you want to add a household member (age 16+) to your reservation.

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.