Welcome to Chicago Masters Swim Club

Masters swimming in Chicago since 1980!

University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC)
Physical Education Building (PEB)
901 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

Regular workout schedule:
Mon - Fri:  5:30AM - 7:30AM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri:  11:00AM - 12:30PM
Sat:  6:00AM - 8:00AM

Check the last minute schedule changes


What to Expect for New Members & Visitors

MONDAY - FRIDAY 5:30am Morning Practices:
  • Facility doors open at 5:30am.  Most swimmers arrive between 5:30am to 6:00am & warmup on their own. 
  • Organized workouts start at 6:00am and usually goes for 1 hour; however, we have access to the pool until 7:30 so some will use this time to warm down. A few things to note:
    • Circle swim only.
    • Coached practice each morning.
    • This is a team/group workout; swimmers should not bring their own workout or swim on their own accords.
    • Practice is typically in the 50-meter pool and is structured as follows:
      • Lanes 5 & 6: sets will be on the 1:30 (+/-) per 100m pace.
      • Lane 7: sets will be on the 1:40 (+/-) per 100m pace.
      • Lane 8: sets will be on the 1:50+ per 100m pace.
      • If a lane is too fast or too slow then move to a different lane.
      • If lane 8 pace is too fast, no worries, swim at your pace but be considerate of others by leaving sufficient space behind you.
      • Typically swim 3000 to 4500 meters per practice.
      • We encourage all our members to find a lane that is compatible with their skill level and follow the organized workout provided each morning. 
      • Due to lane configurations and limitations, we do not have the ability to have an open lap swimming. 
      • Summer months when college student-athletes are not is session, we may have access to 6 lanes. During this time, lanes 3 to 6 will start on the fastest interval.
    • Locker rooms & showers are available.
    • Items to bring: swimsuit, goggles, cap (if needed), and towel.  Optional items may include a kickboard, fins, paddles, and a snorkel.
SATURDAY:  6:00AM - 8:00AM Practice:
  • Same routine as above but 30 minutes delayed.
  • A workout will be available and please coordinate the workout with other swimmers in your lane, if applicable.
DROP-IN PAYMENT: $10 per practice, either pay online (click on "Register") or pay Coach on deck.

PARKING on Roosevelt Road (subject to change so please obey signs posted):

12/01 to 03/31: No parking on Roosevelt when snow is over 2” deep:
04/01 to 11/30: Monday and Tuesday street cleaning restrictions:
  • Monday: parking is free to 8am on the south side (east bound) of Roosevelt Rd; no parking on north side (west bound) after 7am due to street cleaning.
  • Tuesday: parking is free to 8am on north side (west bound) of Roosevelt Rd; no parking on south side (east bound) after 7am due to street cleaning.
  • Wednesday through Saturday: both sides are available for free parking to 8am.