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Program Registration

Spa cleaning is scheduled for Sunday and Wednesday mornings.


The Student Recreation Facility and the Sport & Fitness Center  provide the opportunity for lap and recreational swimming. Both aquatic  facilities are fully accessible and ADA compliant.

Now Offering Winter Limited Group Lessons!

December Intensive: November 27-December 14
Each class will meet on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. There will be a total of 6 lessons.
45-minute lessons will be offered on the hour, between 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Student – $80, Member – $90, Non-Member – $130

January Intensive: January 8 – 25
Each class will meet on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. There will be a total of 6 lessons.
45-minute lessons will be offered on the hour, between 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Student – $80, Member – $90, Non-Member – $130

Saturday Limited: December 2, 9, 16, 23, January 6, 13, 20, and 27
Classes will meet every Saturday except December 30, as the Student Recreation Facility will be closed that day. There will be a total of 8 lessons.
45-minute lessons will be offered at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 1:15 p.m.
Cost: Student – $105, Member $120, Non-Member – $155

Spring 2018 Group Swim Lessons

Spring 1 Session
Session Dates: January 28 – March 10
Registration Opens: January 16
Evaluation Schedule Opens: January 9
Evaluation Week: January 16-22

Spring 2 Session
Session Dates: April 1 – May 5
Registration Opens: March 13
Evaluation Schedule Opens: March 6
Evaluation Week: March 17-22


We offer classes for students of all ages:

Parent/Tot Aquatics – 30 minute lessons
Grouped by age: 6-18 months and 19 months-3 years

Preschool Aquatics – 45 minute lessons
Ages 3-5, Beginner Level and Advanced Level

Learn-to-Swim Aquatics – 45 minute lessons
Ages 6-16, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels

Adult Aquatics – 60 minute lessons
Ages 16+, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels

New to our program?
Here’s what you need to do:
  1.  At the beginning of registration, email the aquatics office to schedule an evaluation.  Aquatics@uic.edu
  2. Come to the SRF on your evaluation day – pay the $5 evaluation fee at the membership desk.
  3. Take your receipt to the pool deck and show the instructor, who will then perform the evaluation.  At the end of the evaluation, you’ll receive a form letting you know what level in which to register.
  4. Within two business days of your evaluation, you’ll receive an email from the aquatics office with a reminder of which level to register, letting you know you’re eligible for registration.
  5. Go online to recreation.uic.edu to register for your calss!


Student Recreation Facility

737 S. Halsted Street


  • leisure pool
  • 3 lap lanes – 25 yards
  • vortex
  • 2 bubble benches
  • spa
  • co-ed sauna on pool deck
  • co-ed steam room on pool deck
  • lazy river

Sport & Fitness Center

828 S. Wolcott Avenue


  • 6 lap lanes – 25 meters
  • co-ed sauna on pool deck
  • 11 ft. deep end

Lap Swim

If you want a full-body workout, visit our lanes for lap swimming. Except during special events and/or pool rentals, the lap lanes are reserved exclusively for lap swimming during. Patrons may be asked to share a lane with other swimmers or one-on-one swim instruction.

Peak hours:
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Pool Rentals

Student Organizations

The Student Recreation Facility Aquatics Center is available for private rental to all registered UIC student organizations. For more information on availability and rates, please contact aquatics@uic.edu.

Birthday Party Rental
Your birthday party rental may include shared use of the leisure pool and a *party room.

Birthday parties are only available on Saturdays from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Sundays from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pool Rental

Affiliation Number of People Attending
15 or less 16-30 31-50
Student $125.00 $175.00 $225.00
Member $175.00 $250.00 $325.00
Non-Member $225.00 $300.00 $375.00

*Party Room Rental
Set rate of $125.00 for 3 hours

Required Deposit

$100.00 (Non-refundable) must be paid to hold your date

Click here to download waiver form

Rock, Swim N' Sport Summer Program

Rock, Swim N’ Sport Program

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This summer get your kids involved in a fun and active half day program! UIC Campus Recreation if offering its annual summer kid’s program that will combine indoor rock climbing, swim lessons, and learning skills in various sports. All children aged 5-11 are welcome. No experience needed!

Monday-Fridays- 9am-12:00pm

Session 1: June 21- June 30

Session 2: July 10- July 21

Session 3: July 31 – August 11

Pricing (session 1):

Student: $180

Member: $220

Non-Member: $280

Pricing (per session):

Student: $225

Member: $300

Non-Member: $350


Now you can Rock Swim and Sport all in one day! There will be a three station rotation with each child getting to experience and learn about Rock Swim and Sport everyday.

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