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Sholem Aquatic Center 2021 Update

July 31, 2021 Update:

Please note that Sholem Aquatic Center will require anyone entering the facility to wear a mask while walking through the hall and in the locker rooms. Once outside, masks may be removed. Please put mask back on if utilizing the restrooms or exiting the facility.

June 21, 2021 Update:

COVID Guidelines Update


Full reopen at 100% capacity.

  • Every Day
    • (Season Pass Holders) 12-7p
    • (General Public ) 12:30-7p


Per CDC guidelines, masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated* patrons in the building.

*By entering this facility without a face covering, you are verifying truthfully that you have been fully vaccinated.

May 6, 2021 Update:

We are aware the new guidelines were just released regarding the upcoming season. We are working hard to update our procedures and will notify you as soon as we have them. Thank you for your patience at this time. Believe us when we say we are just as excited as you!

Keep checking this page and our social media pages for more information on the 2021 Sholem Aquatic Center Season!


Phase 4 Plan (April 15, 2021) | OLD PLAN!

Open Swim Scheduled Time Slots | Max: 300/time slot

Until those guidelines come out, we are going to require reservations for all morning programming, evening programming, and open swim time. This includes lap swim, walk/run the river, and tiny tots.

Public Swim

Reservations will be taken up to a week in advance of the day of the desired date for our Public Swim Hours and that you must register for a time slot listed below:

  • 12-2p
  • 2:30-4:30p
  • 5-7p


Masks will be required as long as the state has the mask mandate in place. Masks will need to be worn at all times in the facility except while in the pool, traveling between bodies of water, or eating at concessions. You will be able to leave your mask at the lounge chair you’re using and walk to the pool mask free.

Masks will not be required in the lounging area. We will be positioning lounge chairs in pods 6 ft apart to allow for lounging without a mask.

For more specific questions, please contact our Aquatics Manager, Brittany Fairfield at brittany.fairfield@champaignparks.org or by calling 217-819-3985.

We're Hiring!

Want a job creating smiled in our community? Apply at Sholem Aquatic Center this summer! We’re looking for:

  • Swim Instructors

Apply on our mobile app or online today! If you have friends who work for Champaign Park District, add them as a reference for our refer-a-friend program!


Frequently Asked Questions

Will Concessions be open this summer?


What is the rain plan?

Our usual rain plan will stay in motion. No monetary refund will need to be given due to our reservation system. Since patrons do not need to purchase their day pass until they arrive the day of their scheduled swim time, our rain plan will stay the same. 

2019 Punch Card Pass

If you still have 2019 Punch Card Passes, we will still honor them for the 2021 season.

Will there be walk-in availability? 

Yes! No reservations required during Phase 5 (current phase).

Pool Pass Refunds?

If patrons that purchased pool passes want refunds, we will give full refunds up to the day before the season starts (5/28/21 is the cut off date).


Sholem Aquatic Center

Opening day is Saturday, May 29! Visit the Sholem Aquatic Center page for information on pool passes, programs, events, rentals and more!


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