Norris Aquatics Center

2311 Campus DriveEvanston, IL 60208Phone: 847-491-4300Fax: 847-467-1405

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Pool Closings

This olympic-size pool is home to the Northwestern Men's and Women's Varsity Swimming and Diving teams. On any given day the pool is teeming with activities such as water fitness classes, water polo matches, swimming lessons, age-group and masters swim practice, not to mention seasonal swim meets. The Norris Aquatics Center is located just north of, and connected to, the Crown Sports Pavilion. Click here for swim classes.

Norris Aquatics Center | Northwestern University

Fall Quarter 2014

Monday, September 29 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Monday - Thursday 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Click here to view a pdf schedule.pdf

Winter Break 2014

December 11 - January 4, 2015

Monday - Friday 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Saturday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Winter Quarter 2015

January 5 – March 18, 2015

Monday - Thursday 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Spring Break 2015

March 19 - March 29, 2015

Monday - Friday 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Saturday - Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Spring Quarter 2015

March 30 - June 10, 2015

Monday - Thursday 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Summer Quarter 2015

June 11 - September 27, 2015

Monday - Friday 6:00 AM -2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Lap Swim Schedule

Download and Print Lap Swim schedule in pdf

Lane Assignments

Download and Print Lane Assignments in pdf

NEWS AND NOTES

The McGaw YMCA (1000 Grove St.) will only be available for lap swim during the following times:
Sunday, November 23rd: 7a – 10a and Noon – 6p
**You will need to show your WildCard or Membership Card to enter the YMCA

Pool Closings

Date Day Area Time Closed Reason
Nov 20 Thu Entire Pool 7:30p - 10p Varsity Swim Practice
Nov 21 Fri Entire Pool 7a - 12:30p Varsity Swim Meet
Nov 21 Fri Middle & Deep 12:30p - 3:15p Varsity Swim Meet
Nov 21 Fri Entire Pool 3:15p - 9p Varsity Swim Meet
Nov 22 Sat Entire Pool 8a - 12:30p Varsity Swim Meet
Nov 22 Sat Middle & Deep 12:30p - 3:15p Varsity Swim Meet
Nov 22 Sat Entire Pool 3:15p - 8p Varsity Swim Meet
Nov 23 Sun Entire Pool All Day Varsity Swim Meet
Nov 26 Wed Entire Pool 7:45p - 10p Holiday Hours
Nov 27 Thu Entire Pool All Day Thanksgiving
Nov 28 Fri Pool Open: 11a - 4p Holiday Hours
Nov 29 Sat Pool Open: 11a - 4p Holiday Hours
Nov 30 Sun Pool Open: 11a - 4p Holiday Hours

*Schedule subject to change without notice

Lifeguards

  • The Norris Aquatics Center and the Northwestern Beach is looking for Northwestern students that hold the following current certifications: Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Wages start at $8.50.
  • Qualifications: Reliable and self-motivated. The ability to stay focused in both monotonous and fast-paced environments. American Red Cross lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and first aid certifications required.
  • To apply: Please contact Ed Martig at e-martig@northwestern.edu

Swimming Instructors

  • The Norris Aquatics Center is looking for Northwestern students to conduct swimming lessons for children of various age groups and skill levels. Wages start at $9.00.
  • Qualifications: Reliable, outgoing, friendly, and patient. Excellent communication and organization skills. Previous teaching experience preferred.
  • To apply: Please contact Ed Martig at e-martig@northwestern.edu

Lap Swimming Etiquette

  • Unless the lane has only two people in it that would rather split the lane, you should circle swim.
  • While circle swimming, stay to right of the lane and swim in a counter-clockwise circle in the in the lane.
  • It is the responsibility of the swimmer entering the lane to be sure all other swimmers in that lane are aware of his or her presence.
  • Always swim complete laps of the pool. Avoid stopping in the middle of the pool for any reason this can interfere with others and cause collisions.
  • Stop only at the wall and once stopped stay in the corner of the lane. Other lap swimmers need space to turn, always leave the middle 1/3 of the wall clear for turning purposes.
  • Be aware of your space in the lane and the orientation of others.
  • If you are approaching the wall and another lap swimmer is gaining on you, swimming at a faster rate than you are, pause at the wall to allow the faster swimmer to go by.
  • If you need to pass in your lane move up to the swimmer and tap his or her foot. It is inappropriate to grab, pull, or tickle the person.
  • If your foot has been tapped there is no need to stop, as this could cause a collision. Once you are aware of another's intent to pass, slow down just slightly and slide over as close to the lane rope as possible.
  • If the indication to pass has occurred right before the wall it is appropriate to pause at the wall in the right hand corner to allow the swimmer to advance through his or her turn.
  • If you are passing a swimmer you should pass on the left after you have indicated your intent by tapping his or her foot.
  • A pass must be initiated in time to over take the slower swimmer before the wall.
  • Swimmers being tapped should acknowledge the communication of a desired pass and not try to speed up.
  • Slower swimmers starting a set or swim should wait until faster swimmers have passed and push off close behind thus extending the time it will take before they are passed again.
  • Faster swimmers should give slower swimmers as much space in front of them as possible before pushing off.

Features

  • Olympic-sized swimming pool (50 meters x 25 yards) with 2 movable bulkheads
  • Hydraulic pool lift
  • Two 1-meter spring boards
  • Two 3-meter springboards
  • 1, 3, and 5-meter platforms
  • 80 degree water temperature