The Best Places for Water Sports in Chicago

Updated July 20, 2018

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Year Round Water Sports

Swimmers can act a-fish year round in Chicago with a list of community pools, gyms with pools, and Master's Swimming programs. Chicago also has dedicated swim schools for kids.

Summer Time Water Sports

Chicago summer is unlike any other. Grab your beach gear and play sand volleyball, go for a swim, rent a kayak or try yoga on a stand up paddle board - it's all possible! There are also multiple companies that rent out jet skis, kayaks, and boats.

Surf Bar in Logan Square was a seasonal surf-themed pop-up bar by the owners of Emporium Arcade Bar, which transformed into a darker, Fernet-Branca-themed bar winter of 2017.

Chicago may get a surf park at Montrose beach if enough community support is gained.

Every August, the Chicago Triathlon suits up at Monroe Harbor. You can also find classes like yoga by the lake and stand up paddleboard rentals/classes along the lake shore.