Swim – The Rec

Swimming

Your average day at the pool just got a lot more exciting! This massive facility has a 4-lane, zero-depth entry pool with certified lifeguards, exercise classes, swimming lessons, and more! Enjoy a few twists and turns on the waterslide, create some fun on the splash pad, take a spin on the vortex before an enjoying float in the lazy river.

Lap Swim

7:00 am – 4:45 pm

By Registration

To register for Lap Swim times you can register in person at The REC, register online HERE, or call 618-489-2040.

Recreational Swim

Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

By Registration

To register for Recreational Swim times you can register in person at The REC, register online HERE, or call 618-489-2040.

Group Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons will be back soon.

Private Lessons

Group lessons are not for everyone. For swimmers who prefer individual swim instruction, work one-on-one with a swim instructor to meet your goals. Participants receive seven (7) 30-minute lessons. No limitations/ restrictions for enrollment. Those interested in private swim lessons must submit a private lesson request form providing their availability for private instruction and describing the skills they wish to learn. The interested participant or their caregiver will be contacted by the Aquatics Manager to further discuss interest and availability.

Members: $98  |  Non Members: $196

Semi-Private Lessons

Group lessons are not for everyone. For swimmers who prefer semi-private swim instruction with two (or more) participants and a swim instructor. Participants receive seven (7) 40-minute lessons. No limitations/ restrictions for enrollment. Must have at least two participants to register. Those interested in semi-private swim lessons must submit a private lesson request form providing their availability for private instruction and describing the skills they wish to learn. The interested participant or their caregiver will be contacted by the Aquatics Manager to further discuss their interest and availability.

Members: $70  |  Non Members: $140

Pool Calendar

The REC Aquatic Center Youth Rules and Policy

Ages 6 and under:

Children must be within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian (18+), who is also in the water

Ages 7-10:

Youth must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian (18+)

Ages 11-15:

Youth must have a parent or guardian (18+) present at The REC at all times

Lifejackets/Puddle Jumpers

Anyone in a Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD) must be in arm’s reach of someone of adult age (18 or older) as it signals to the lifeguards that they are non-swimmers or weak swimmers.

Inflatables

Inflatables are not allowed as they are not Coast Guard approved flotation devices and could pop or deflate at any time.  Larger inflatables like rings, baby seats, and rafts prevent the lifeguards from seeing under them, causing a potentially dangerous situation.

Photo & Video Policy

As swimmers are not fully dressed, photos and videos are not allowed in order to protect the safety and privacy of members and program participants.

Food and Drink Policy

Our food and drink policy comes from the Illinois Department of Public Health and attempts to keep items from entering the water and creating messes on the deck.

No Diaper and Clothes Changing on the Pool Deck

Please remember to utilize the locker rooms when changing clothes or diapers in order to keep our Pool clean!

Why are the lifeguards always blowing their whistles?

They’re trying to get the attention of someone not following a rule or policy and correct the potentially dangerous behavior.  As time goes on and we all become more familiar with the rules. the whistles will become less frequent.  Until then, make it a habit to stop, look at and listen to the lifeguards in case they’re trying to get your attention.

– Necklaces –
The code behind the color
Red

Not tall enough to touch in 3 1/2 feet of water and must be in arms; reach of an adult

Yellow

Tall enough to touch in 3 1/2 feet of water but not tall enough to use the yellow slide

Green

Tall enough to use the yellow slide

My Account

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

Masks required for entry

Temperatures checked at the door

Equipment sanitized frequently

Reduced capacity in classes and common areas

*Please stay home if you are not feeling well*