I have two kids who are non-swimmers, and sometimes the pool during pool hours is way too chaotic for them. Last year we discovered tot open swim hours. During tot open swim hours, families with young children are the only ones allowed in the pool. This special time allows young children to feel comfortable to splash and play without fears of overcrowding by big kids and teens. Often times you will even have the pool to yourself!
Tot Swim Hours in Lake County
Please check the weather before you head out, pool closures are heavily based on weather conditions and most tot hours are in the am. Little Lake County is not responsible for pool closures.
Antioch Aqua Center
739 Main Street, Antioch | (847) 395-POOL (7665)
Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fees: $6 adults, children are free
Parent/Tot swim is strictly for caregivers and children age 3 and younger – older siblings are not admitted. Read our review of Mom and Tot at Antioch Aqua Center.
Deerspring Pool, Deerfield
200 Deerfield Road, Deerfield | (847) 945-7610
Kiddie/Splash: June 3rd through August 13th
Days: Mondays – Saturdays
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
– these are the hours that only the Kiddie Pool/Splashpad are open.
Fees: Children ages four and younger FREE; Adults before 3:30 p.m., $8 per person, and after 3:30 p.m. adults pay $7 per person..
Family Aquatic Center, Vernon Hills
635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills | (847) 996-6616
Parent-Tot Open Swim: June 10 through August 4
Days: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fees: $ per resident parent and $4 non-resident parent, children age five and younger are admitted FREE.
Intended for children five and younger who are accompanied by a parent. No more than two children per adult.
Grayslake Aquatic Center
250 Library Lane | (847) 223-POOL
Tot Swim: May 27 through August 9
Days: Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Fees: Children ages six and younger, $4; parents swim for FREE.
Meadowhill Aquatic Center, Northbrook
1479 Maple Ave. Northbrook | (847) 291-2960
Children’s Play Time at MAC: June 8 through August 11
Days: Monday – Saturday
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Fees: Kids younger than two are FREE. Kids ages 2-17, $7 (residents),$9 (non-resident); Adults $8 (resident), $10 (non-resident).
During this time, parents and children 10 years and younger can enjoy the Zero Depth Area. Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by someone age 16 or older.
Mitchell Pool, Deerfield
951 Wilmot Road, Deerfield | (847) 945-7760
Kiddie/Splash: June 8 through September 2
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – these are the hours that only the Kiddie Pool are open.
Fees: Children ages four and younger, FREE; Adults before 3:30 p.m., $8 per person, and after 3:30 p.m. adults pay $7 per person.
Where does your family enjoy tot swim time together?