UIC Campus Recreation

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Program Registration

Spa cleaning will be scheduled for Sunday and Wednesday mornings beginning Sunday, May 10, 2015.


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.

Summer 1

*Please Note: Summer 1 Registration has been moved to Friday, May 6. Due to low staffing numbers for Summer 2016, we are adjusting our schedules to accommodate more participants. We are also working to recruit more staff. Please be patient as we work out this schedule.*

Registration Opens: Friday, May 6, 2016
Evaluation Dates: May 7 – May 12, 2016
Evaluations may be scheduled starting: Monday, May 2, 2016
Session Runs: May 15 – June 18

Summer 2

Registration Opens: Monday, June 20, 2016
Evaluation Dates: June 25 – June 30
Evaluations may be scheduled starting: Monday, June 20, 2016
Session Runs: July 6 – August 16

We now 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, call or email the aquatics office to schedule an evaluation.  Aquatics@uic.edu or 312-413-5161
  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 class!


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 are age 16 or older and want a full-body workout, visit our lanes for lap swimming during designated times. Except during special events and/or pool rentals, the lap lanes are reserved exclusively for lap swimming during peak hours.

Peak hours:
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM (6:15 PM on Wednesday)
Starting on August 11, there will be limited lap lane usage on Wednesdays from 6:15pm-7:30pm due to an Aqua fitness class.

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 $100.00 $150.00 $200.00
Member $150.00 $225.00 $300.00
Non-Member $200.00 $275.00 $350.00

*Party Room Rental
Set rate of $100.00 for 3 hours

Required Deposit

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

Click here to download waiver form

Rock 'N Swim Summer Program

Rock ‘N Swim Program


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 with swim lessons. All children aged 5-11 are welcome. No experience needed!

Monday-Fridays- 9am-11:30am

Session 1: June 22- July 1

Session 2: July 11- July 22

Session 3: August 1 – August 12

Pricing (per session):

Student: $225

Member: $275

Non-Member: $325


Why just Rock N’ Swim when you can also Play?! Join us as we provide quality sports instruction for kids between the ages of 9-14 years old. The kids will engage in a fun and energetic atmosphere while learning the basic fundamentals through a variety of different sports in our additional component offered during the summer kid’s program. No prior experience needed.

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