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Swanson Pool

Swanson Pool
8 North Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174

Check out Otter Cove Aquatic Park!


Built more than seventy years ago in the wake of the great depression, Swanson Pool was recently renovated. Opening Day May 31
To bring it into the 21st-century, Swanson Pool’s architects and construction managers had to revert back to the 1939 dimensions of 50-meters. The shell of the pool — also dating back to 1939 — has been replaced and a second 1-meter diving board and additional drop-slide installed.  A new filtration, gutter and piping system further beef up the infrastructure, and expanded green space provides a larger buffer between the deck area and parking lot.  Locker rooms have been expanded and renovated to include a family restroom area conveniently located off the upper deck.

New water activities will also greet visitors to Swanson Pool.  With visions of Indiana Jones in their heads, the nimble-footed can test theirsense of balance and strength on the Lily Pad, a play area of plastic stepping stones that spans the widthof the pool at about the 4-foot mark.  Dare-devils must pull themselves arm-over-arm across a braided rope canopy that is suspended overhead, while also dodging random jet streams of water bursting from two nearby water cannons. Swanson Pool also features two waterslides, lap lanes and a concession area.

The adjacent small pool was reconfigured for zero-depth access, and a shaded, interactive play area was added.  Additional shade structures positioned around the deck, and an expanded sand play area boasts new play features such as the mermaid fountain that shoots a stream of water so kids can make sand castles.

All pools are heated, between 80-82 degrees.

Hours of Operation
Hours subject to change without notice.

*Residents and 2014 Season Pass holders may enter 30 minutes before normal open swim hours.

**During Lap Swim, for ages 16+, the pool is shared with swim lesson programs. Lap lanes are also available during open swim.

May 31 - August 19

Special hours for June 2-5
Lap Swim 10:15-11:45am
Open Swim 4-7pm

Open Swim M-F 12:30*-5:30pm; 6:30-8:30pm
Open Swim Sa 12*-8pm
Open Swim Su 12*-7pm
Open Swim Holiday 12:30*-6pm
Twilight Swim M-F 6:30-8:30pm
Twilight Swim Sa 6-8pm
Twilight Swim Su 5-7pm
Lap Swim M-F 10:15-11:45am; 5:30-6:30**

Pool Closings

The pool will be closed during inclement weather. Due to pool staff returning to school in late August, it is possible that the 50-meter pool will be closed.

June 26; The pool will close at 5:30pm for a swim meet.
July 12-13; The pool will be closed for a swim meet.

On the above dates, Swanson Pool pass holders may use Otter Cove Aquatic Park without additional fee.

August 1; The park has been rented by a private party. The pool is open during regular hours, but parking may be extremely limited.

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Daily Admission

Bring proof of residency for your daily admission.

The daily fee allows admittance to the pool for the day. A readmittance stamp will be provided for those who paid the daily admission fee and wish to leave and then return later in the day. Please ask for the readmittance stamp at the admissions desk before you leave.

Ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult, age 16 or older, at the ratio of 1 adult per 10 children. All guests must pay the entrance fee.

No admission fee for ages 2 and under.

Adult Activity Center members swim FREE during lap swim in June on Monday through Friday from 10:15-11:45am.

  Day RES Fee NR Fee
Open Swim Daily $7 $10
Twilight Swim Daily $3 $3
Lap Swim MW $3 $3
10 Visit Pass 10 Days $56 $80
Lap Swim Pass Season $20 $20

For hours of operation, click here.

Season Passes

Allows entry into Swanson Pool in Pottawatomie Park only.

Early Bird Rate - Now to April 30

  RES Age 55+ RES Neighbors*
Individual Pass $60 $54 $78
2 person household** $110 $102 $135
3 person household** $155   $188
4 person household** $195   $237
Each add`l household member $35   $43

Regular Season Rate Beginning May 1
Full Season Pass - Valid May 1 - Sep 1

  RES Age 55+ RES Neighbors*
Individual Pass $65 $59 $83
2 person household** $115 $107 $140
3 person household** $160   $193
4 person household** $200   $242
Each add'l household member $35   $43

NEW! Half Season Pass - Valid Jul 12 -Sep 1

  RES Age 55+ RES Neighbors*
Individual Pass $35 $33 $43
2 person household** $63 $59 $76
3 person household** $88   $106
4 person household** $110   $132
Each add'l household member $20   $24

For 10 Visit Passes and Adult Lap Swim Passes to Swanson Pool, click here. There are no refunds on season passes or 10 visit passes.

For season pass information at Otter Cove, click here.

Have a Pool Party at Swanson Pool!

To check availability or for more details, call Lara Piner at 630-513-6200. If the date you have requested is open, staff can hold it with a $50 non-refundable deposit until the day of your party, at which time the remaining balance must be paid. Rentals are available through mid-August.

Available Rental Times
M–Sa: 8:30-10:30pm OR Su: 7:30-9:30pm

Rental fees include up to 50 people
Each add’l person: $3
Minimum rental time 1 hour

  RES Fee NR Fee
Entire Facility $175/hr $225/hr
Large Pool $150/hr $200/hr
Small Pool $100/hr $150/hr

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Swanson Pool is proud to feature Belgio'scatering to meet your consession needs.

Hot Dog
Pizza (cheese or pepperoni) 
Fruit Salad
Pasta Salad
Chicken Ceasar Salad

Cotton Candy                        
Soft Pretzel
Soft Pretzel with cheese
Good Humor Ice Cream
Shaved Ice
Bag of Chips

Coca-cola Fountain Drink
20 oz.
32 oz.
Bottled Water
Fruit Smoothie
Apple Juice Box



Pricing and menu options subject to change without notice.

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