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.
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.