Aquatics Club

The City of Huntington Woods operates a seasonal outdoor pool for the enjoyment of all its residents located adjacent to the Gillham Recreation Center.  The pool is an innovative design that combines two pools in one.  The zero-depth entry area is a shallow water wonderland with its custom-made water features including kiddie bubblers, shooting lemon drops, a waterfall umbrella, a kiddie slide, and a larger water slide with a separate splashdown area. Other innovative features include underwater benches, therapy jets, and umbrellas for in-water shade. The competitive swimming and diving area features track-style starting platforms, tiled racing lanes and a 1 meter diving board with a 12 ft. diving well. The pool has a state-of-the-art filtration system which filters 261,000 gallons of water every 6 hours, high-efficiency heaters, an automatic water level controller, and a computerized chemical control system.

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Adult (18 yrs.+)     $192
Senior (60 yrs.+)   $135
Child (birth - 17 yrs)    $162
Family of 2     $305
Family of 3     $348
Family of 4     $381
Family of 5     $413
Family of 6+   $442

Purchase your season membership at under Memberships or in person at the front desk of the Gillham Recreation Center beginning April 8, 2024.
All pool patrons (newborns included) must be counted when at the pool.  Therefore, they must have a pool membership or pass. 

Royal Oak Section residents may purchase passes for an additional 25% charge on standard fees, plus an annual $50 facility fee. Contact or 248.541.3030 to purchase. Cannot purchase online.

Membership fees will be reduced by approximately 33% beginning July 16, 2024. 


Six-Visit Punch Card $53
Purchase 6 individual visits to the pool to be used by the HW resident or their guests (when accompanied by the resident). Purchase online or at the Rec Center. Royal Oak Section residents are required to pay the annual $50 facility fee with the punch card purchase.

Babysitter Pass Card $80
Allows caregiver to enter Aquatics Club while babysitting members’ children. This fee is added to the family household in addition to their family membership fee (purchase at the Rec Center, please).

Grandchild Pass Card $74
Allows a grandchild to enter the Aquatics Club while under the direct supervision of a Senior Swim Pass holder. Grandchildren must be under the age of 18. Each grandchild is added to the household membership account and will be assigned a key tag.  $74 per child (purchase at the Rec Center, please).

Daily User
Residents and their guests can pay a Daily User fee to go to the pool for one day only.  Purchase at the Pool Desk only:
General Swim - entry before 5pm
Resident (Adult or Child):  $11
Guest (must be accompanied by Resident):  Adult=$13, Child=$11

Twilight Swim - entry after 5pm
Resident (Adult or Child): $8
Guest (must be accompanied by Resident):  Adult = $10, Child = $8

Please note that Daily User fees must be paid by credit/debit card only; no cash or checks are accepted.  Same day re-entry is allowed with daily paid admissions. No additional entry fee required. Inquire at the pool desk before leaving.

Guest Admission Policy
A household is limited to 8 guests per pool visit. Guests must be with the resident upon entering the pool facility. The resident must remain with the guests until they exit the facility. Please be aware that hosting parties and large gatherings at the pool is not permitted. Guests will be charged daily user fees.

Memberships and punch cards are valid for the current season only. The purchase of a membership does not guarantee admission if the facility is at capacity. There are no refunds on season membership passes, unused punch cards, or daily visit fees.

Key Tags are required for each member visiting the pool and must be scanned at the pool desk prior to entry. No Key Tag (or original HW pool card), no entry.

If you already have a Key Tag from a previous pool season or other membership (gym, Lots for Tots, Pickleball), your pool membership/passes should be assigned to that tag.  Please bring it with you at the time of your membership purchase or select that key tag number when registering online.

If you need a Key Tag, please contact us at or 248.541.3030. Replacement Key Tags are $5.00 each. Please remember to save your Key Tags! They do not expire and in addition to the pool, they are required for Gym Time, Lots for Tots and Pickleball.

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To receive notifications, follow the link below according to your last name. All groups will receive the same notifications. 

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June 17 - August 8
Monday – Thursday, 10:30 am - 12:40 pm 

For persons UP TO 5 years (not yet in kindergarten) and accompanied by a caretaker in the water. All swimmers must remain in the designated area. Older siblings are not permitted in the water during this swim time. Regular pool rates apply – all patrons must check in at the pool desk before entering the pool. The deck and pool will be cleared at 12:40 pm and reopened at 1:00 pm.

June 17 - August 8
Monday – Thursday, 11:30 am - 12:40 pm 
Designated swim time for persons 18 years and older to exercise in the 4ft section and lap lanes on the far end of the pool. Regular pool rates apply – all patrons must check in at the pool desk before entering the pool. The deck and pool will be cleared at 12:40 pm and reopened at 1:00 pm.

Every hour during general swim the pool is cleared and adults are given 10 minutes of exclusive use of the pool. In addition, two lanes are available for lap swim during general swim hours on a first come, first serve basis. Lane sharing is encouraged.

Must be 18 years+ to visit the pool on these select days. Regular pool rates apply.

POOL CLASSES – for Tropical Storm and adult swim and fitness classes go to Register Now!>Aquatics.

The Huntington Woods Aquatics Club (HWAC) is home to the Hurricanes, a competitive swim team that competes in the Northwest Suburban Swim League. Plan on attending a home meet!
June 20, June 27, July 8
Home meets will begin at 5:30 pm. General swim will end at 3:30 pm on meet nights for set-up and warm up. Residents may visit the Pleasant Ridge pool during HW home swim meets.  Residency ID is required at time of admission. 

WEATHER/CLOSING POLICIES – please see the Summer Hometown Herald.

For questions about the pool, please contact us at 248.541.3030 or