Loyola University Chicago

Campus Recreation

Division of Student Development


Halas Pool

The Department of Campus Recreation and the Aquatics Staff are excited to announce the pool is now open! 

The Halas Pool is an 8 lane, 25 yard pool that reaches 7 feet deep and allows for both lap swim and space for free swim.  Kickboards, pull-buoys, and aqua jogging belts are provided for members’ use.  The Halas Pool can be accessed through the locker rooms or the hallway by the Family Changing Room.

Summer 2015 Hours
Effective Saturday, May 2 - Tuesday, August 18
(schedule subject to change)
 Halas Recreation CenterHalas Pool
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.  6:30 - 9 a.m.
12 Noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.  12 Noon - 6 p.m.

Note: There is no Female Swim Only over the summer

Special Hours: 
Saturday, July 4: CLOSED

Facility Policies and Procedures Manual PDF 

Fall Semester Hours

Fall Semester 2015 Hours 
Effective Wednesday, August 19 - Saturday, December 12
(schedule subject to change)
 Halas Recreation CenterHalas Pool
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - Midnight 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. *
    * Fridays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. - Midnight Noon - 6 p.m.

Special Hours for Thanksgiving: 
November 26:  6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
November 27 & 28: CLOSED 
November 29: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Facility Policies and Procedures Manual PDF

Pool Rules

1. Halas Recreation Center Aquatics staff may ask swimmers to stop any activity the staff judges to be unsafe.
2. All children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All children under 7 years of age must have an adult (18 years and older) within arms-reach at all times; 1 adult may supervise up to 3 children under age 7 at a time.
3. Appropriate swimwear is required; street clothes and undergarments are not allowed. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper.
4. Swimmers should shower before entering the pool to prevent the spread of illness. Halas Recreation Center has a Family Changing Room available for use.
5. Floatation devices must be Coast Guard approved.
6. To minimize slipping and falling, please walk, not run, when on the pool deck. 
7. Diving is allowed on the South end of the pool only; Flipping is not allowed.
8. No hanging on lane lines.
9. Ladders are to be used only for entering or exiting the pool. Playing on ladders is not permitted.
10. Groups of 5 people or less are allowed to participate in informal recreation. If you wish to have an event or bring in a group bigger than 5 people, please contact Nathan Clark, Facilities Manager, to reserve space.
11. Lane Sharing Etiquette: Multiple swimmers can share a lane at one time; please use circle swimming, in a counter-clockwise rotation.
12. Please do not swim if you have diarrhea or communicable diseases.

Swimming in the Halas Recreation Center Pool is a supervised activity, and a certified lifeguard must be present prior to the pool being opened.  Pool hours are subject to change based on the availability of qualified personnel.  Schedule changes will be posted as much in advance as possible.  

Questions? Contact Kathryn Thies at kthies@luc.edu or 773-508-2608.

How are we doing?  Leave feedback for the Halas Recreation Center Aquatics Program here: 

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