Aquatics Department

Learn-To-Swim Registration
Summer Dates:  June 17- August 6

Swim Team

All year round

The purpose of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s (BGCC) Aquatics Department is to provide programming, services, and facilities to support the recreational and fitness needs of the community. BGCC is committed to making swimming part of the basic life skills taught at our Clubs with the goal of reducing water-related injuries, particularly in communities where children are most at risk. 

Our vision is to develop comprehensive swimming facilities with innovative programs that allow individuals of all demographics to participate in Learn-to-Swim, Aquatic Team Sports, and JR Lifeguarding all while learning lifelong skills in and out of the water. As BGCC envisions creating lifesaving, life-changing, and lifelong Clubs for youth, we strive to provide aquatics opportunities for all in the Chicagoland area.

Our Impact

Greater Opportunities


Pool Rules

Pool Schedules



To find out more, click on the Club page. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Club

2950 W. Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612

Monday-Friday: 8:45 AM to 5 PM

Aquatics Director: 

Cynthia Bedolla,

Bartlett J. McCartin Club

3400 S. Emerald Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

Monday-Friday: 8:45 AM to 5 PM

Tuesday's: CLOSED

Aquatics Coordinator: 

Andrea Lopez,

Pedersen-McCormick Club

4835 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640

Monday-Friday: 8:45 AM to 5 PM

Thursday's: CLOSED

Aquatics Coordinator: 

Luka Zuschlag,

True Value Club

2950 W. 25th St
Chicago, IL 60623

Monday-Friday: 8:45 AM-5 PM

Aquatics Coordinator: 

Guillermo Rodriguez,


For more information or general questions, contact Cynthia Bedolla, Aquatics Director, at or 

call 312-763-3868 ext. 8051.