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Swimming is great physical activity


Summer Swim Lesson Dates: 

Summer I   May 18--June 26, 2015

Summer II   JUne 29--August 7, 2015

 To register and for further information go to:

Campus Recreation is offering the following American Red Cross Courses: 

Lifeguard Certification (2 courses offered):

Course Dates(2 offerings)

  • 1st class: May 2, 3, 9, 10

(Saturday and Sunday) 9am—5pm daily

  • 2nd class: May 15, 16, 17, 18

(Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)

Friday and Monday 4pm—9pm

Saturday Sunday 9am—5pm


Neiu Students:  $185  Deposit at registration $90

Non-students:  $285   Deposit at registration $140


15 years old, swim 300 yards continuously (front crawl and breast stroke), tread water for 2 minutes legs only, in 1 minute 40 seconds swim 20 yards retrieve a 10 lb brick from the bottom (7—10 feet) swim with brick out of the water 20 yards and get out of water

Materials: Lifeguard Candidate Packet (will be supplied)

Requirements for certification:

  • Attend and successfully participate in all course sessions (minimum of 25 hours).
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios
  • Pass both the Section 1—CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Section 2—Lifeguarding/Shallow water Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with a minimum grades of 80 percent.


Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Course Dates:  May 18, 19, 20, 21

                (Monday --Thursday) 9am—5pm daily


16 years of age; American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Level 4 proficiency in front crawl (25 yards), back crawl (25 yards), breaststroke (25 yards), elementary backstroke (25 yards), sidestroke (25 yards), butterfly (15 yards); Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water; Tread water for 1 minute.

Requirements for certification:

  • Attend and successfully participate in all course sessions.
  • Successfully complete the required number of practice-teaching assignments.
  • Score at least 80 percent (correctly answer 40 of 50 questions) on the final instructor course written exam


NEIU Student:  $200  Deposit at registration $100

Non-student :  $300  Deposit  at registration $150

To register: 

For current NEIU students:  See Gail Ito, Aquatics Coordinator in Campus Recreation at the PE Complex.  Please email  or call 773-442-4246 to insure Gail is in the building before coming.  

All others may register on-line at

Womens Hour

Dates Events Annoucements
Saturdays 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. March 6, March 14, April 4, and April 18 Women's Only Pool Hour All women are welcome. Lifeguards are women and all windows are covered.
Wednesday 7:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. March 4, 2015 American Red Cross Adult and Child CPR/AED Certification Courses Register by March 2, 2015
Wednesdays 7:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. April 8, 2015   Register by April 6, 2015
Saturday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. April 11, 2015   Register by April 8, 2015


Register at:  

At registration you will be asked for a $10 deposit with $65 due on the date of the course.  


Women's Only Pool Hour

Dates Annoucements
Monday March 9, 2015  8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. HERStory Month. Special activities: Sychronized Swimming Demonstration and Water Aerobics activity. All women are welcome.
Saturdays 3 - 4 p.m. on March 7, March 14, April 4, and April 18 New hours added



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.

REGULAR Pool Hours

Dates Times
Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.*
Friday 8 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.*
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.*


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

Dates Times
Monday-Thursdays 5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Family Swim

Dates Times
Wednesday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Friday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Saturday 12 noon - 2:45 p.m.


Women’s Only Pool Hour

Dates Times
Mondays Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, and April 24 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fridays Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, and April 24 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.


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


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 , 10:45 11:30

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday10:00 and 10:45


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: begin May18, 5 pm--6:45 pm





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