McKendree Metro Rec Plex

O'Fallon, IL, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
McKendree Metro Rec Plex
Address
205 Rec Plex Drive
O'Fallon, IL 62269
UNITED STATES
Telephone
(618) 589-3800

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
$8.00. [March, 2017]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y x 26.1m, 10 lanes, 8f - 14f depth, chlorine and UV sanitized , indoors , 79ºF (26ºC)
Pool 2
25y x 36f, 4 lanes, 4½f - 6t depth, chlorine sanitized , indoors , 81º - 83ºF (27º - 28ºF)
Diving
Two 1m and two 3m diving boards; 5m diving platform.

Location

Location
At the corner of Highway 50 and Scott Troy Road.
County/Region
Saint Clair County
GPS
38.583794, -89.878739

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
Seahawks Swim Club
Contact the club through the Youth Swim team website, linked to its name, below.
Youth Swim
Click on the Team Name to view its website.

Facility Notes

The facility, which opened in January, 2017, also has two, NHL-size hockey rinks and a fitness center.
Pool 1 is the Competition Pool. Pool 2 is the Recreation Pool, whose water temperature is usually kept at the higher end of the range shown.
The McKendree Metro Rec Plex also has a Facebook page.

Facility Reviews

This is a brand new facility. The competition pool looks great: 10 lanes, very deep, cold, with continuous gutters. It should be a really fast pool. The program/recreation pool is also nice.

One of the two pools is available for lap swimming at any time the facility is open. Check the calendar on their website ("website", above) if you want to ensure the competition pool is available.

Since the facility is brand new, the locker rooms are pristine (but oddly small), and the pool area looks immaculate. The water is crystal clear and lacks any strong chemical smell.

Kick boards and pull buoys are available but you need to ask the lifeguard for them. The only really odd thing was that there are no pace clocks. Maybe they haven't put them up yet?

The facility likes non-member guests to wear a temporary wrist band while swimming (however they didn't seem to enforce it).
[March, 2017]