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Swimming is great physical activity


Campus Recreation Aquatics is looking for Lifeguards and Swimming Instructors.  Please apply at the PE Complex or  email or call Gail Ito, Aquatics Coordinator at  phone 773-442-4246.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Courses:

Two courses: 

1) August 14, 15, 16; Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am--5 pm or

2) August 28, 29, 30; Friday  4-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am--7 pm

Cost:  For NEIU Students $185 for all others $285

Registraion:  Meet with Gail Ito at the P E Complex.  Make an appointment by emailing Gail at  $100 deposit due at registraion.


  • 15 by the end of the course, parental permission for anyone under the age of 18
  • Swim 300 yards either breaststroke or front crawl without stopping
  • In 1 minute and 40 seconds swim 20 yards, retrieve a submerged 10 lb brick from 7--10 feet of water and swim with the brick back to the start and get of the pool (goggles are not permitted)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes legs only

Water Safety Instructor Course:  

August 13, 14, 15, 16:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am--5 pm

Cost:  For NEIU Students:  $200 for all others $300


  • Swim 6 strokes at a level 4 (intermediate or better) for 25 yards: front crawl (freestyle), back crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, side stroke, and butterfly (15 yards)
  • Tread water for 1 minute, remain on back for 1 minute

Registraion:  Meet with Gail Ito at the P E Complex.  Make an appointment by emailing Gail at  $100 deposit due at registraion.

Fall Session of Neptune Learn-to-swim:

Dates:  September 8--November 21, 2015

Youth Class (age 5--14--must be in kindergarten):  Monday --Thursday at 5:45 and 6:30; Friday 4:30 and 5:15; Saturday 10:30 am, and 11:15

Pre-school Classes (age 3--5): Friday  4 pm and Saturday 10 am

Adult Lessons (age 15 and up): Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15

Private Lesson: Friday 6 pm and Saturday 12 noon

Register now on line at: or in peron Monday through Friday from 9:30 am--12 noon or by appointment with Gail.  To receive student or other discounts you must register in person.  


Neptune Learn to Swim Program at Campus Recreation Presents:

(for children and all NEIU Students, Faculty and Staff)

Back to School Swim Nights--Free Event

(with registration--parents must sign permission/waiver)

Thursday August 27   6--7:30 pm


Friday August 28   5--6:30 pm

Come play in the water with us!
Noodle, inner tubes and other large toys in the water
Inner tube Water Polo
On-site Registration for Fall Learn to Swim Program 
(see full schedule above for full fall schedule)


Facility Information 

Our pool has an 8 lane 25 yard lap area and a 14 foot diving well with 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards.  Programming includes open swim, adult and children learn-to-swim lessons, water polo club, underwater hockey, Women's Only Hour, and much more.  

Come relax in the water or work out by swimming laps.  If you do not know how to swim,  swimming lessons are available for all ages and skill levels.

Swimming is one of the best-all around workouts, involving nearly every major muscle group. Plus, water disperses heat more efficiently than air and cools the body, lowering your risk for overheating. And swimming offers up to 14% more resistance than exercising on land, providing an all-around great workout.

But best of all, swimming is fun!  So suit up, jump in, and start swimming.

summer i Pool Hours (until 6/26)

Dates Times
Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.*
Friday 8 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.*
Saturday no hours in summer

NOTE: *Lap Swim only, 2 lanes open the following times:

Monday --Thursday 5--6:30, Friday 4:30--6:00

Summer ii POOL HOURS (June 29 to august 6th)

Dates Times
Monday- Friday 8 a. m. - 10 am (Only 2 lanes open) 3 p.m. - 6:45 pm.
Saturday no hours in summer


Family Swim

After June 29th, Monday-Friday 3 PM to 6:45 PM

Women’s Only Pool Hour: Coming in Fall 2015!

Neptune Learn to Swim Program

Campus Recreation offers adult and youth group swim lessons. Lessons are hands-on instruction with an emphasis on gaining comfort in the water and learning recreational and competitive strokes as well as lifeguard preparation skills.

Adult Learn-to-Swim Program

For ages 16 and up and/or current NEIU students. Classes are kept to a maximum of 5 students per instructor. Classes are 40 minutes.

Days and Times beginning:

May 18--June 26:  Tuesday and Thursday 5:45 pm
June 29--August 7th:  Fridays 10 am



Neptune Learn-to-Swim Program

On line registration at:


Summer Learn to Swim Dates:

Summer I May 18--June 26, 2015 

Summer II June 29--August 7, 2015

For children ages 5—16 years old. Classes are kept to a maximum of 4 students per instructor. All levels are available at all times. Classes are 40 minutes.

Summer I May 18--June 26, 2015

Days and times: 

Monday –Thursday 5:00 and 5:45

Friday 4:30 pm and 5:15 pm


For children ages 3 & 4 years old.  Classes are kept to a maximum of 3 students per instructor. Classes are 25 minutes.

Days and times:

Friday 4:00 pm


Summer II June 29--August 7, 2015

Days and times:

Youth Learn to Swim 

Monday 10:00 am (full) , 10:45, 11:30

Wednesday 10:00 am (full)

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:45


Fridays 10 am

Adult Lessons

Friday 10 am

Private Lessons

Friday 10 am



Registration for Summer Learn-to-Swim Classes can be completed on-line or in-peron during class times.  To view our programs, please click the link below.

Cost:  $90 for 6 weeks


Students, faculty/staff, alumni, and Campus Recreation Members must register in person to receive discounts. 


In-person Registration Times:

May 18--June 26

Monday--Thursday 4:45--6:30, Friday 3:45--6:00

June 29--August 7

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:45 am--12 noon

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