Rakow Center Indoor Pool

665 Barrington Ave.
Carpentersville, IL 60110

Phone and Email
(847) 428-7131


Building Hours (subject to change)
Monday-Friday: 5:30 am-10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am-5:00 pm

Whirlpool & Sauna Hours
Monday-Friday: 5:30 am-9:45 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am-4:45 pm

Our eight-lane indoor pool offers something for everyone: swim lessons, water fitness, swim team, open swim, and lap swim. The best part “ there's never a rainy day! Our indoor pool is open year-round and in all weather, so summer fun does not end.



  • 8 lane, 25-meter pool
  • Depth ranges from 3 ft to 5 ft
  • Outdoor Diving Well (seasonal)
  • Open Swim
  • Swim Lessons
  • Lap Swim
  • Water Fitness
  • Swim Team
  • ADA Accessible
  • Pool Rentals
  • Water Temperature is 82 degrees


Open Swim: $5 Resident, $5.50 Nonresident, Free for Pool Pass holders

Lap Swim: $5 Resident, $5.50 Nonresident ¢ Sr. (62+): $3 Resident, $3.50 Nonresident

Note: There are residents and nonresidents fees for all three of our aquatic facilities. To receive the resident rate, all residents must show proof of residency in Dundee Township. 

Am I a Resident?

Pool Passes

Open Swim Hours

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours

  • Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Summer Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 12:30-6:00 pm
  • Fourth of July: 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Special Open Swim

  • March 1, 25-29 ¢ 11:30 am-3:30 pm
  • April 26 ¢ 11:30 am-3:30 pm

Pool Closed

  • Annual Maintenance August 7-September 4
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • February 17 ¢ Rakow Regatta
  • March 24 ¢ Swimming for Eggs
  • Easter


To ensure your fun and safety:

  • Admission to the pool shall be refused to all persons having any contagious disease; any infectious conditions such as colds, fever, ringworm, foot infections, skin lesions, carbuncles, boils, diarrhea, vomiting, inflamed eyes, ear discharges; or any other condition that has the appearance of being infectious. Persons with excessive sunburn, abrasions that have not healed, corn plasters, bunion pads, adhesive tape, rubber bandages or other bandages of any kind also shall be refused admittance. A person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shat not be permitted in the pool area.
  • Lined swimsuits are required in order to swim. Thongs, cut offs or gym shorts are not permitted.
  • Valid pool pass or pay daily fee to enter the facility. Children two (2) or younger get in free.
  • Must be ten (10) or older to enter the facility alone. Adults sixteen (16) or older must accompany children nine (9) and younger. 
  • The pool water is not suitable for drinking. Avoid swallowing pool water.
  • Littering is prohibited. In addition, no food, drink, gum or tobacco is allowed in other than specially designated and controlled sections of the pool area. Glass containers are prohibited.
  • Coolers will be checked.
  • All persons are encouraged to take a shower before entering the pool area.
  • Personal conduct within the pool facility must be such that the safety of self and others is not jeopardized. No running or boisterousness or rough play, except supervised water sports, is permitted.
  • Any guest abusing the equipment or disturbing other guests will lose their swimming privileges.
  • Only clean footwear, baby strollers or wheelchairs are allowed in the pool area or bathhouse.
  • Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose or otherwise introducing contaminants into the pool is not permitted.
  • Glass, soap or other material that might create hazardous conditions or interfere with efficient operation of the swimming pool shall not be permitted in the swimming pool or on the pool deck.
  • Smoking, vaping, drugs or alcohol is not allowed in the facility and grounds. 
  • All apparel worn in the pool shall be clean.
  • All children who are not toilet-trained shall wear tight fitting rubber or plastic pants.
  • Huggies little swimmers are not permitted as a standalone aqua diaper.
  • Diving in water less than 5 feet deep is not permitted except when allowed for competitive swimming and training.
  • Caution shall be exercised in the use of diving facilities.
  • Swimming is prohibited at outdoor swimming pools when lightning is present, including a 15-minute period after the last lightning is observed.
  • If present, lifeguards are responsible for enforcing safety rules and responding to emergencies. Parents or guardians should supervise their children.
  • Any child using an approved flotation device needs to be within arm's reach of an adult. 
  • No one should swim alone.
  • Swimming is not permitted when the lifeguard(s) is not on duty.
  • Refunds will not be issued.
  • For the protection of our guests, the use of cameras, cell phone cameras, video recording devices etc. is prohibited in the bathroom and locker room areas.  Video recording and photography of any kind within the pool area must be approved by the pool manager.
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