Chicago Smelts

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.

Practice Information

Practice times at Gill Park (Fall-Spring):
M/W: 6p-7:30p
T/Th: 7:30p-8:30p
Sat: 9am-10am, 10am-11am
Please reach out to for more info on the current session and practices.

Contact Chicago Smelts

Club Contact

Annika Ness