Thursday, June 22, 2017

Get In The Swim: World's Largest Swimming Lesson Is Tonight

To kick off summer, the Chicago Park District is taking part in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson. Last year people all over the city, the country, and the world set a new record, and they're going for it again tonight at 6pm.
"Join hundreds of kids and families at 76 Chicago Park District swimming pools around Chicago and thousands around the globe for The World’s Largest Swim Lesson on June 22, 2017 at 6pm. We are looking to break the Guinness World Record again this year to spread the word that swimming lessons do save lives.  This event is open to all ages and for all swim levels (Non-Swimmers, Beginners and Swimmers).  Children under 6 need to be accompanied by an adult in the water. Register in advance here."
Speaking of summer and swimming, Uptown has four Park District pools in and near us. They are listed below with links to their swim schedules and hours:

  • Chase Park (outdoor pool), 4701 N Ashland:  Schedule
  • Gill Park (indoor pool), 825 W Sheridan:  Schedule 
  • Uplift High School (indoor pool), 900 W Wilson: Schedule
  • Welles Park (indoor pool), 2333 W Sunnyside: Schedule

Feel like going to the beach instead?  Check the conditions here first.  The website shows the air temperature, water temperature, and water quality for each beach.

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