Chicago Smelts

Club Description

The Chicago Smelts are Chicago's predominantly gay and lesbian U.S. Masters Swim Team, encouraging fitness, community, and competition through swimming. Membership is open to everyone including gay-friendly straight swimmers. Practices are held at Gill Park Recreation Center and Jones College Prep.

Workout Info

Mondays: 6:00-7:15 pm and 7:15-8:30 pm (Gill Park) Tuesdays: 5:45-7:00 am (Jones College Prep), 7:30-8:30 pm (Gill Park) Wednesdays: 6:00-7:30 pm (Gill Park) Thursdays: 5:45-7:00 am (Jones College Prep), 7:30-9:00 pm (Gill Park) Saturdays: 9:00-10:00 am and 10:00-11:00 am (Gill Park). Practice on Saturdays is divided by speed, with faster swimmers at 9:00 during odd months and flipping during even months.

Contact Chicago Smelts


Jones College Prep

700 S. State St.

Chicago, IL 60605

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Chris Benning

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