Myers-McLoraine Pool

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The 50-meter by 25-yard pool includes up to 20 lanes in the 25-yard dimension and nine lanes in the 50-meter dimenson, and contains a moveable bulkhead which allows for simultaneous activities.

In addition, two one-meter diving boards are available. The pool depth ranges from four feet in the shallow section to 13.5 feet in the diving well.

Full Schedule and Pool Availability

Call (773) 702-3873 for updated weekly schedules and team practices.











Pool Hours

Regular Hours

Monday - Friday:
6 AM - 9 AM
11:30 AM - 2 PM
 6 PM - 9 PM (pool closes at 8:45 PM on Friday)
Saturday - Sunday:
8 AM - Noon
3 PM - 6 PM

Monday through Friday evening pool hours change from 6 PM to 5 PM from mid-March to mid-September.

Pool closes at 8:45 PM during the summer and interim periods.

Family Swim

On certain days and times (see below), the "shallow section" and the "diving section" of the Myers-McLoraine Pool will be set aside for Family Swimming. This means that the "shallow section" lanes are to be designated for parents/guardians with children who do not wish to lap swim. Additionally, the two lanes directly underneath the diving boards will be available for the use of the diving boards. Pool admission and general rules are to be enforced. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (see Pool Admission Requirements, pertaining to child to parent/guardian ratio, page 17) and all patrons who wish to enter the facility for Family Swim, including children, must be members of the Ratner Athletics Center or their officially registered guests. Spectators must sit in the balcony.

Dates and Times:

  • Late September (beginning of academic year) to mid-March:
    Fridays, 6 to 8:45 PM
  • Mid-March to mid-June (beginning of summer interim):
    Fridays, 5 to 8:45 PM
  • Mid-June to late September:
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5 to 8:45 PM
  • All year:
    Saturdays and Sundays, 3 to 6 PM


Private Swim Lessons

Whether you want to just learn to swim, refine your swimming technique, or train to compete, private swim lessons are now available to Ratner members ages 3 and older. All ability levels can be accommodated. Lessons are taught by Mary Flynn, owner and operator of Learn to Swim with Mary, LLC. Mary has 18 years of competitive experience and has been a swim instructor in the Chicago area for 29 years. She has taught all levels of swimming, including special needs children as well as state champion competitors. Lessons are priced at $35 for a 30-minute session, and there is no limit on the number of lessons you can take.


1) Contact Mary Flynn at or (708) 271-7394 to schedule a lesson(s).
2) Print your confirmation email and bring it to the Ratner Center front desk.
3) Show your confirmation email and purchase your lesson(s).
4) Obtain a private swim lesson card and bring it to your lesson(s) to turn in to the instructor.

No refunds are given for no-shows or lost cards.

2018-19 Winter Pool Closures

Date Time Reason
Saturday, Nov. 3 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Varsity Swim Meet
Family Swim moved to 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Friday, Nov. 16 6:00 - 8:45 PM Varsity Swim Meet
Saturday, Nov. 17 –
Sunday, Nov. 18
All Day Varsity Swim Meet
Thursday, Nov. 22 –
Friday, Nov. 23
All Day Holiday – Facilities Closed
Friday, Dec. 21 9 AM Pool Maintenance/Holiday – Facilities Closed
Saturday, Dec. 22 –
Tuesday, Dec. 25
All Day Pool Maintenance/Holiday – Facilities Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 26 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pool Maintenance/Holiday – Facilities Closed
Thursday, Dec. 27 –
Friday, Dec. 28
Pool Open: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pool Open: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Weekend Interim Hours
Monday, Dec. 31 Pool Open: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Holiday – Facilities Closed
Tuesday, Jan. 1 All Day Holiday – Facilities Closed


Contact Information

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