Skip to main content
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Visit us for our Undergraduate Open House on October 12. More information »
Swimming is great physical activity


Reistration for Spring Semester Neptune (Learn-to-swim Classes) will begin in November.  Check back for dates.  


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.
Fall Session of Neptune Learn-to-swim: September 8--November 21, 2015

Youth classes

For children ages 5—14 years old (must be in kindergarten). Classes are kept to a maximum of 4 students per instructor. All levels are available at all times. Classes are 40 minutes.

Days/Times:  Monday --Thursday at 5:45 and 6:30; Friday 4:30 and 5:15; Saturday 10:30 am, and 11:15 am

Pre-School  classes

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

Days/Times:  Friday  4 pm and Saturday 10 am

ADULT classes

For ages 15 and up and/or current NEIU students. Classes are kept to a maximum of 5 students per instructor. Classes are 40 minutes.

Days/Times:  Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15

private lessons (1 on 1)

For ages 5 and up.  This is a 1 on 1 40-minute private lesson with a certified instructor

Days/Times:  Friday 6 pm and Saturday 12 noon

Neptune Rates:

$150 for 11 weeks (rate before 8/24/2015
$165-175 for 11 weeks (rate after 8/24/2015)
$16.50 per group lessons
$35.00 per 1 on 1 private lesson


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

Mondays-Thursdays: 5:15-7:15 pm
Fridays: 3:30-6 pm
Saturdays: 9:30 am-12 pm

Register now on line at: or make an appointment by emailing  To receive student or other discounts you must register in person.  


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.

Fall 2015 Pool Hours (9/8 to 12/10)

Dates Times
Monday- Thursday 8 am. - 9:30 pm.*
Friday 8 am. - 6:30 pm.*

9 am. - 2:30 pm.*

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

Monday --Thursday 5:30--7:15, Friday 4:30--6:00, Saturday 10:00 am-12:00 pm


Family swim

Starting August 24th:

Wednesdays:  3 pm - 5 pm; 7:15 - 9:30 pm
Fridays:  3 pm - 5 pm
Saturdays:  12 pm - 2:45 pm


women's only pool hour

2nd Mondy of the month 8:30--9:30 pm:  September 14; October 12; Novembern 9

4th Friday of each month 8:00--9:00 am:  September 25; October 23

additional information

To register for programs, visit  For further assistance, email or call the Neptune Hotline at 773-442-4124.


Campus Recreation

Contact Us

T (773) 442-4135

Contact Us

Back to Top