Midway Firecracker Open

June 22, 2018 - June 24, 2018
May 11, 2018


The Midway Aquatics Firecracker Open will be held June 22-24 at the University of Chicago Ratner Center (5530 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60634).  This meet is for Senior 2, Gold 3, Silver 2, Silver 3, Bronze 2, Bronze 3, Blue 1 and Blue 2


  • Friday PM - Distance Events - 3:45 PM Warm Up / 4:30 PM Check In Closes / 5 PM Meet Start
  • Sat / Sun AM Session - Ages 13&Over - 7 AM Warm Up / 7:30 AM Check In Closes / 8 AM Meet Start
  • Sat / Sun PM Session - Ages 12&Under - 12:30 PM Warm Up / 1 PM Check In Closes / 1:30 PM Meet Start

Relays - there are relays for the 12&Under sessions and they are the first event.

Meet Website - click here

Parking - Abundant free street parking on 55th, Ellis and surrounding neighborhoods. There is a parking garage across the street from the pool but it is expensive. We've let the garage know we are coming this weekend so they may either leave the gate open or charge a reduced rate. Let your parents know they are taking a chance on rates by parking there. It would be better if they found parking on the street.

The registration deadline is Friday, May 11 at midnight

Swimmers Bag

Swimmer's Bag is an online order swimmer bite/snack bag service designed to cater to the swimmer's nutrition needs during swim meets and for before and after daily practices.   Within the Swimmer's Bag you will find Protein/Recovery bites or Snacks, Fruits/Recovery, Carbohydrates/sustaining, Hydration/recovery, and Nuts/Energy.  At the Swimmer's Bag we recommend that you place your orders 3 days in advance for prompt and fresh delivery.  Please visit our website for more information on our company and how to order.