Campus Recreation > Swimming
When we reopen, we anticipate that the following guidelines will be in place to assure adherence to IDPH and Chicago guidelines and to provide for the safety of our patrons and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding through these changes to our "normal" facility policies:
Our 25-yard, six-lane pool is located on the first floor of The Ray. Enter through the south end of the locker rooms. An aquatic lift is available for swimmers who need additional assistance accessing the pool.
Learn to swim at The Ray! View the swim lessons schedule.
Already know how to swim? Jump into the pool for lap swimming: it's a great low-impact, cardio conditioning workout.
How many lengths do I need to swim to complete a mile?
70.4 lengths of the pool (35.2 laps) is one mile. The Ray pool is 25 yards long, a mile is 5280 feet/1760 yards.
Sign up for the Frequent Swimmers list to receive emails about what’s happening in the pool. Emails are sent for pool closures when necessary. Sign-up sheets are in both locker rooms; leave your name and email address to get added to the list! Contact John Washo if you have any other questions.
The pool is open for lap swimming during all pool hours. Peak pool usage is Saturday, 8 am-12 pm.