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Natatorium Pool
900 N. Elm Street
Pontiac, IL 61764


The Natatorium Pool, which is housed inside of the Community Recreation Center, is an indoor heated pool that includes a 25-meter six-lane and a 25-yard six-lane course, a one meter diving board, a wading pool, a pool lift chair, a dry deck area, and bleacher seating.  The shallow end of the pool is 3.5 feet deep.  

Anyone with a Rec Center pass or who pays the Rec Center drop in fee for the day has access to the Natatorium Pool.  Pricing and more information can be found here.  

Natatorium Pool Hours

Please check the calendar here for pool closings due to swim meets or maintenance by Pontiac Township High School.  

 Open Swim Hours
 Monday-Friday 1:00pm-7:45pm
 Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

Adult Swim Hours
(No children; no lifeguard on duty)
 Monday-Friday 5:00am-8:00am AND 11:30am-12:45pm
 Saturday 6:00am-12:00pm
 Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm

Pool Policies/Regulations

  • Pool Rules and Regulations can be found here
  • Lightning Policies can be found here


Anyone interested in being a lifeguard can take our lifeguarding course.  Please contact Pontiac Parks and Recreation by mid-February to be put on our lifeguarding list.  The course typically begins in mid-March.  All those interested must be 15 years old by the end of the course.  The certification is through the Red Cross.  All classes are held at the Rec Center.  If you have any questions, please call the Rec Center at 815-844-6818.  

Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons can be scheduled through the Rec Center.  All lessons are one-on-one with a certified lifeguard.  Lessons are $12 per half hour.  To schedule lessons, please call the Rec Center at 815-844-6818.  

Pool Parties

Pool parties can be scheduled both during hours and after hours at the Natatorium Pool.  

1. Private Pool Parties (after hours on Saturdays or Sundays beginning at 6:00pm)
  • If there will be 20 or more attending, you must have a private party.
 # Attendees Price
 20-50 attending $50.00 per hour
 51-75 attending $60.00 per hour
76-100 attending $70.00 per hour
100+ attending $80.00 per hour

2. Parties during Pool Hours
  • There is a $10.00 reservation fee for groups with less than 20 attending.
  • Each attendee must either have a Rec Center pass or pay the drop in fee.

Pool Reservation Form available here

Please call the Rec Center at 815-844-6818 and ask for Lori to schedule a pool party.