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Last day for the Cougar Lake Pool is Monday, August 11th 2014.

*Thank you for a great Season at the CLP. We look forward to seeing you next year on Friday, May 22nd 2015!

For more information contact Cougar Lake Pool at 618-650-3334 during operating hours.

Cougar Lake Pool


Hours of Operation

Monday
Tuesdays - Sundays

(weather permitting)

12:00pm - 8:00pm
12:00pm - 6:00pm

(Open July 4th)

Family Night Mondays from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Splash Pad

Cougar Lake Pool is now home to a brand new Splash Pad! The Splash Pad replaced the wading pool. It features various fun water sprinklers accessible to everyone. See the construction of the Splash Pad, for yourself, in the gallery below. Come down and enjoy it this Summer!


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Family Night

Mondays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni are permitted to bring their immediate family to the pool and use the facility at no charge. Family is defined as the spouse and children of the approved facility user.

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Pool Parties

The Cougar Lake Pool may be reserved for private functions during non-operating hours. The cost of a function is $175.00. The fee includes the facility rental for a maximum of 2 hours, parking in Lot 10 and lifeguard staffing for up to 100 people. Call the reception desk at 618-650-2348 today to reserve the date of your choice!

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Parking

Parking for the Cougar Lake Recreation Area and Outdoor Pool is limited to the Lot 10. Individuals requiring special needs for parking should call 650-BFIT (2348). All individuals will be required to have a parking hangtag in their vehicle to park in this parking lot. Vehicles that do not have a Cougar Lake Recreation Area parking hangtag displayed in their vehicle will receive a parking ticket. Hang tags are available for $20.00 to Outdoor Pool members and may be picked up at the Reception Desk of the Student Fitness Center with the purchase of an Outdoor Pool membership. Daily parking tags may be purchased from the Pool House for $2. Further information regarding SIUE Parking Policies may be obtained from the university's Parking Services Website.

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Pool Rules & Regulations

Child Supervision & Baby Sitter Policy
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Members of Cougar Lake Pool can bring no more than 2 guests with them per day. Babysitter Memberships may be added to a family membership for use by a babysitter 16 years of age and older. A babysitter is only entitled to enter the pool using a parent's membership card while the children of the sponsoring family are present with them.
Life Jackets & Personal Floatation Devices
Only USCG approved personal floatation devices (PFD's) are permitted at Cougar Lake Pool. Parents must remain within arms length of a child wearing a PFD. Please check with Cougar Lake Pool staff if you are unsure your PFD is acceptable. Inflatable "water wings" are not an acceptable form of floatation device and are not permitted at Cougar Lake Pool.

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Swim Lessons

Summer Sessions
Registration begins Monday May 12th. All registration and payment can be completed at the Student Fitness Center Reception Desk.

Child of Student/Faculty/Staff: $40
Child of Alumni/Community: $45 (must purchase CLP membership to enroll)

Session #1
June 2nd - June 12th
10am
11am

Evening Swim Lessons
June 3rd - June 19th
6:15pm - 6:45pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
8 years and older*

Session #2
June 16th - June 26th
10am
11am

Session #3
July 7th - July 17th
10am
11am

Session #4
July 21st - July 31st
11am - only
Preschool
  • Level 1: Most basic elementary aquatic skills. Good attitudes and safe practices around the water are emphasized.
  • Level 2: Build upon level 1. Independent locomotion skills are started. Simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on front and back are explored
  • Level 3: Skills are performed independently. Coordination of arm and leg actions in both simultaneous and alternating movements is improved.

School-Aged
  • Level 1: Basic elementary aquatic skills. Being comfortable and enjoying the water are emphasized. Good swimming habits are learned.
  • Level 2: Beginning of true locomotion skills. Fundamental skills are practiced. Coordination of arm and leg actions in both simultaneous and alternating movements is developed.
  • Level 3: Builds on previously learned skills. Most strokes, or stroke components, are introduced, as well as most water entries.
  • Level 4: Develops confidence in strokes learned so far, and all strokes are introduced, as well as flip turns.
  • Level 5: All strokes are refined and distances increased. Flip turns on both the front and back are developed.
  • Level 6: Fitness Swimming, Personal Water Safety Skills & Fundamentals of Diving - Participants at this level may choose which of these three areas they would like to pursue.

For more information please contact Natalie Rosales at 618-650-3245


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Private Lessons

Are you looking for lessons that you coordinate and fit exactly into your schedule? Then private lessons are a possible option. These lessons are arranged between yourself and an instructor based on your schedule and availability. They are offered to all students, faculty, staff and SFC members, and are a great option for those looking for individualized instruction. We will match you with an instructor that can help you achieve your goals, as well as fit into your schedule. Each session is 30 minutes, and the pricing is listed below. To start your journey towards private instruction, stop by the SFC Front Desk and ask for a Swim Instructor Request form.
5 Session Package 7 Session Package
SIUE Students - $50 SIUE Students - $65
SFC Members - $60 SFC Members - $75

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Daily Rates & Memberships

Membership applications are available and must be completed at the Reception Desk of the Student Fitness Center. Family is defined as the spouse and children of the approved facility user. Please bring proof of SIUE affiliation and/or Alumni Association card for each individual. Payments can be made by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard. Replacements for lost user cards cost $15.00.

*Memberships are available for purchase starting Monday April 28th, 2014 at the Student Fitness Center Reception Desk.

Students Day Pass Season Pass
Enrolled Students with valid ID No Charge No Charge
Immediate Family (Per Person)
Age 3 and younger $2.00 $14.00
Age 4 and up $5.00 $26.00
Guests of Season Pass Member
Age 3 and younger $2.00 Not Available
Age 4 and up $5.00 Not Available
Non-Enrolled Students Day Pass Season Pass
*A non-enrolled student is a student who has been enrolled one of the two previous semesters.
Non-Enrolled Students with valid ID Not Available $26.00
Immediate Family (Per Person)
Age 3 and younger $2.00 $14.00
Age 4 and up $5.00 $26.00
Guests of Season Pass Member
Age 3 and younger $2.00 Not Available
Age 4 and up $5.00 Not Available
SIUE Alumni Per Day Per Season
Premium Alumni Association Members $6.00 $71.00
Basic Alumni Association Members $6.00 $91.00
Immediate Family (Per Person)
Age 3 and younger $2.00 $14.00
Age 4 and up $5.00 $46.00
Alumni Guests (Per Person)
Age 3 and younger $2.00 Not Available
Age 4 and up $5.00 Not Available
SIUE Faculty/Staff Per Day Per Season
Faculty & Staff (w/ valid ID) $5.00 $71.00
Immediate Family (Per Person)
Age 3 and younger $2.00 $14.00
Age 4 and up $5.00 $46.00
Guests (Per Person)
Age 3 and younger $2.00 Not Available
Age 4 and up $5.00 Not Available
Community Per Day Per Season
Community Member $6.00 $130.00
Immediate Family (Per Person)
Age 3 and younger $2.00 $20.00
Age 4 and up $5.00 $65.00

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Towel Rentals and Concession

Cougar Lake Pool offers towel rentals to everyone. A day rental for a single towel costs 50 cents. Also bottled water is also available for purchase for two dollars each.

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For more information contact Natalie Rosales by phone 618-650-3245 or email nrosale@siue.edu
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