Aquatics

SPLASH PADS

Splash Pad at J.S Spivey Recreation Center

500 Fisher Street, 433-1572  map

Fight the heat with a splash of water! Come enjoy the pad as water sprinkles from a rainbow of colored arches. Onlookers can relax under the shaded tables near the splash pad. All ages; Mon.-Sat.; 10 am-6 pm; 3-6 pm when school is in session; Sun.; 1-6 pm; Free


POOLS

FCPR pools will open the swim season on Memorial Day, Mon., May 29, 8:30 am-6 pm. 

With the exception of Memorial Day (Mon., May 29), July 4th and Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 4), the pools will be open Tues.-Sun., 8:30 am-6 pm. Cost for public swim is $1 for residents ages 12 and under, $2 for non-residents 12 and under; $2 for residents ages 13+; $4 for non-residents ages 13+.

Chalmers Pool at Smith Recreation Center

1520 Slater Avenue, 433-1137  map

The facility features an 8 lane pool with a depth range of 4 feet to 6 feet and a wading pool with a zero entry and a maximum depth of 3.5 feet depth with a water playground area.

Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool at College Lakes Recreation Center

4945 Rosehill Road, 433-1564  map

This facility features a kiddie pool, larger pool with six lanes and a 24 foot slide.

Westover Aquatic Center at Westover Recreation Center

266 Bonanza Drive, 433-1383  map

The facility features an 8 lane competition pool with a depth range of 4 feet to 6 feet and a wading pool with a zero entry and a maximum depth of 3.5 feet depth which includes a 12 foot high water slide.


AQUATICS PROGRAMS 

Swim Camp

Several swim camps will focus on the basic swimming strokes. Swim caps are required. Camp will be held at the Westover Pool.
Boys and Girls; June-Aug.; 9 am-noon; $75/session

Swim Lessons

Pre-School Lessons are designed for children between the ages of 3-5 yrs old. Participants will learn basic stroke skills, important safety skills, and how to propel themselves independently through the water. Children should be comfortable enough to work with an instructor in a group of 4-5 other children, and independent of their parents. Children must be 3 by the first day of class.

Youth and Adult Swim Lessons are progressive classes for ages 6+. Throughout the levels, participants will learn and develop a good freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, treading, entering and exiting the water, and endurance along with other lifetime stroke and important safety skills.

Resident Fees: $30
Non-Resident Fees: $60

Junior Lifeguard Program

This program provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitude and skills for future
successful competition of the Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Participants should be able to swim front crawl for 25 yards breathing to front or side, breaststroke for 25 yards, tread water for 1 minute, float on back for 30 seconds,swim 25 yards on back, submerge and swim underwater for a distance of 10 feet.
To complete and receive the certificate, participants will be required to assist at one of FCPR’s pool for at least 20 hours as a Junior Guard. Classes will be held at the Fayetteville YMCA on Fort Bragg Road.
To register, please contact either the Smith Recreation Center at 433-1571 or the Westover Recreation Center at 433-1088.

Swim League

Ages 7-18; $20; register at any recreation center; practices and meets will be at the Westover Pool.
Age Groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-18
Strokes: 1) Free 2) Back 3) Butterfly 4) Breast
25m races. Free style will have relays and can go longer; other strokes will not have relays.