Swanson Pool

Built more than seventy years ago in the wake of the great depression, Swanson Pool was recently renovated. To bring it into the 21st-century, Swanson Pool’s architects and construction managers had to revert back to the 1939 dimensions of 50-meters. The shell of the pool — also dating back to 1939 — has been replaced and a second 1-meter diving board and additional drop-slide installed.  Locker rooms have been expanded and renovated to include a family restroom area conveniently located off the upper deck.

 New water activities will also greet visitors to Swanson Pool.  With visions of Indiana Jones in their heads, the nimble-footed can test their sense of balance and strength on the Lily Pad, a play area of plastic stepping stones that spans the widthof the pool at about the 4-foot mark.  Dare-devils must pull themselves arm-over-arm across a braided rope canopy that is suspended overhead, while also dodging random jet streams of water bursting from two nearby water cannons. Swanson Pool also features two waterslides, lap lanes and a concession area.

 The adjacent small pool was reconfigured for zero-depth access, and a shaded, interactive play area was added.  Additional shade structures positioned around the deck, and an expanded sand play area boasts new play features such as the mermaid fountain that shoots a stream of water so kids can make sand castles.

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8 North Ave.
St Charles 60174
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Hours subject to change without notice. *Residents and 2012 Season Pass holders may enter 30 minutes before normal open swim hours. **During Lap Swim, for ages 16+, the pool is shared with swim lesson programs. Lap lanes are also available during open swim. June 4 - August 21 Open Swim M-F 12:30*-5:30pm; 6:30-8:30pm Open Swim Sa 12*-8pm Open Swim Su 12*-7pm Open Swim Holiday 12:30*-6pm Twilight Swim M-F 6:30-8:30pm Twilight Swim Sa 6-8pm Twilight Swim Su 5-7pm Lap Swim M-F 10:15-11:45am**