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Celebrating our Heritage

In the early 1950's, small group of Downers Grove residents came together with a common purpose: to build a pool. They took a lot on faith - hiring an architect and buying property before having the money to pay for the construction of the pool. Their vision would eventually become a reality when the corporation was formed on February 19th, 1954 and has become what is known today as the Downers Grove Swim & Racquet Club.

A special thank you to the Downers Grove History Museum for providing many of the historical photos on this site.

groundbreak article

The Downers Grove Reporter announces ground breaking.


The dream becomes a reality for the founding members of the Club.


The Downers Grove Pool Association Swim Winners circa 1950s.