Competition Pool

Come hone your competitive nature in our beautiful, 25 yard pool! At 75 feet long and 60 feet wide, each of our 8 lanes is 7 feet wide. The pool holds over 200,000 gallons of water and can accommodate 218 swimmers comfortably. The deep end is 7 feet and the shallow end is 4 feet with a comfortable temperature of about 82 degrees.

Recreational Pool

The recreational pool starts at zero feet and angles down gradually to 3 and ¾ feet deep. It offers a stump slide with safety pad, and a geyser working fountain. The pool then flows into the lazy river, which has a depth of 4 feet. This is a warm water pool kept at 88 degrees at all times for swimming and playing pleasure. The pool capacity is 231 people, and holds 72,324 gallons of water. A perfect place to play during Effingham’s cold Winters!


We believe our lifeguards are some of the most important people at the Workman Complex…and we treat them that way. If you are 16 years old, give us a call about joining our team. CPR, AED and First Aid included.

Personal Water Safety

Feel a sense of comfort at your own backyard pool or at the lake or ocean. Learn what to look for, and how to help keep you and your family safe.

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The Richard E. Workman Sports & Wellness Complex
1301 N. Maple St.
Effingham, IL 62401


Tel: (217) 342-3481

Facility Hours:
Monday - Friday: 5:00AM - 9:00PM
Saturday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 8:00PM


Pool Hours:

Monday - Friday: 5:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday: 6:00AM - 7:30PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 7:30PM