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Visit One Of Our Gyms With Pools In Chicago

Looking to add swimming to your fitness routine but need a gym with a pool to swim laps in Chicago? FFC has you covered. Because swimming is easy on the joints, it is an ideal form of exercise for anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Whether splashing with your little ones, relaxing in our leisure pools, or elevating your heart rate with laps or our aquatic group fitness classes, our pools offer something for everyone. Our full list of aquatics programs can be found below.

At FFC, eight of our 10 Chicago gyms have indoor pools for member use: East Lakeview, Elmhurst, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Union Station, West Loop. Lane reservations are currently required to swim laps at our indoor pools. To reserve a lane, please head to the FFC app. For more information on our safety procedures at our pools, please head to

During the summer months, soak up the sun and take in the Chicago views at our three outdoor pools: Elmhurst, Park Ridge, West Loop. For outdoor pool hours, please contact the club directly.

Our indoor and outdoor pool temps are kept at 82 degrees Fahrenheit, and the whirlpools are kept at 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

Aquatics Programs

Please note programs may not be available at all clubs. To check availability, please contact your club directly for details.

  • Lap & Leisure Pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Aquatic Group Fitness Classes
  • Adult Group Swim Technique
  • Master Swim Classes
  • Parent/Child Swim Lessons
  • AquaBabies Swim Lessons
  • Children’s Group Swim Lessons
  • Private Adult Swim Lessons
  • Privately-Coached Endurance Sessions

Club Pool Specs

FFC Club Location Pool Specifics
Club Location Lanes Length (feet) Length (yards) Length (meters) Lengths to Mile Laps to Mile
FFC Union Station 4 74 24.6 22.5 71.5 35.8
FFC West Loop 6 75 25 22.9 70.4 35.2
FFC Gold Coast 4 75 25 22.9 70.4 35.2
FFC Oak Park 4 75 25 22.9 70.4 35.2
FFC Lincoln Park 3 70.3 23.43 21.4 75.1 37.6
FFC East Lakeview 4 50 16.67 15.2 105.6 52.8
FFC Park Ridge 6 74 24.6 22.5 71.5 35.8
FFC Elmhurst 5 75 25 22.9 70.4 35.2