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June 30, 2024

Women's Only Swim

McGaw Main Building • 1000 Grove St EvanstonIL  60201 Organized by McGaw YMCA
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Women's Only Swim
Lap and open swim
Driven by our commitment to provide culturally responsive spaces, McGaw YMCA has created unique opportunities to meet the needs of our communities. Women's only fitness and swim times will be offered on select Sundays during extended hours from 5:30-7:30 PM. Learn more at bit.ly/mcgawwomensonly.
Join us for lap swim in the 6-Lane Pool (79 degrees) or open swim in the 4-Lane Pool, including boys ages 5 and under.
FREE to members!
$10/hour non-member adults$5/hour non-member children
Space is limited. Secure your spot today!
Review full details for 4-Lane open swim with children:
  • Family Swim serves adults with children ages 6 months-13 years.
  • Families are allowed inside and on deck 5 minutes prior to the start of their time block.
  • During Family Swim time, the pool will be split with safety ropes to mark drop off areas in the middle and deep end of the pool. All families should remain on their side of the pool. All swimmers under age 14 must pass a swim test before they can swim past the first safety rope (see below).
  • While in the water, all youth must be accompanied by an adult age 18+.
  • One adult must be in the water for every 3 children.
  • One adult must be at arm's length of children who have not passed the swim test.
  • Bring your own towel. Towel service is not available.
  • Baskets are available on the pool deck for your personal belongings.
  • Swim belts are available for swimmers ages 2.5-5 years old.
  • Families may bring their Coast Guard approved floatation devices.
  • Noodles and personal toys may be used at the discretion of the lifeguard.
  • Once the lifeguard blows one long whistle the time block is over. Please exit the pool promptly.
  • Members and guests are required to follow the YMCA Code of Conduct.
  • Report any issues directly to deck supervisor.

Swim Test Policy for Family SwimYouth who are age 13 and under are required to take the swim test consisting of the following elements before using the pool. For Family Swim, this applies to youth who are under age 13 and under who want to swim past the first safety rope. The youth must swim the length of the pool (25 yards from the shallow end to the deep end) on their stomach. They must demonstrate basic technique of front crawl or breaststroke with the ability to put their face in the water. Then they must climb out, jump in the deep end, and fully submerge themselves. Finally, they must be able to tread water or float on their back for 30 seconds. The lifeguard has final discretion on passing grade. Upon successfully passing the deep-water swim test, youth are given a bracelet that is returned at the end of Family Swim. Youth who are 13 years old and under must complete the swim test each time they come to the pool for Family Swim.
For more information, contact info@mcgawymca.org.
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Program is non-refundable.

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Youth & Adult


June 30, 2024

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


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Age and Gender

Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed


McGaw Main Building

1000 Grove St EvanstonIL  60201

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