Campus Recreation > Swimming


​Our pool is currently open for lap swimming under the following guidelines 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!

  • Swim Lessons will run from September 17 - November 14. There will be limited lanes available on Fridays 3:30 - 6 pm and Saturdays 9 - 11:30 am.
  • ​We request patrons take soap showers prior to pool use.
  • Masks are required until you arrive at your lane. 
  • Masks will continue to be required in the pool if your activity involves your face being out of the water (e.g. water aerobics, jogging, walking, etc...). 
  • Personal items may be stored at your lane along the wall.

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.​

​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.

Frequent visitor?
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! ​

Pool Hours

The pool is open for lap swimming during all pool hours​. Peak pool usage is Saturday, 8 am-12 pm. ​