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; May 13-Sept. 9; Mon.-Sat.; 10 am-6 pm; 3-6 pm when school is in session; Sun.; 1-6 pm; Free


POOLS
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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) and Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 4), the pools will be open Tues.-Sun., 8:30 am-6 pm. Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool public swim hours are 3-6 pm when school is in session.

Each facility features a competition lap pool with a depth range of 4 feet to 6 feet and wading pools with a zero entry and a maximum depth of 3.5 feet depth.

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+.

Ronnie “Chase” Chalmers Pool

1520 Slater Avenue
433-1137
The facility features a 6 lane lap pool which depth range of 4 feet to 5 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

4945 Rosehill Road
433-1382
This facility features a kiddie pool, larger lap pool with six lanes and a 24 foot enclosed water slide.

Westover Aquatic Center

266 Bonanza Drive
433-1383
The facility features an 8 lane competition pool which 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 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. Registration begins April 1.

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. Registration begins April 1.

Session Dates
Session 1: June 13-23
Session 2: June 27-July 7
Session 3: July 11-21
Session 4: July 25-Aug. 4
Session 5: Aug. 8-18

Ages and Times
Preschool: 3-5 yrs; 12:15-1 pm or 6-6:45 pm
Youth: 6-14 yrs; 12:15-1 pm or 6-6:45 pm
Adults: 15+; 6-7 pm

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

Introduction to Junior Lifeguarding

This introductory program will expose youth interested in lifeguarding to basic aquatic terminology and leadership concepts, attitude and skills required by 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. Contact the YMCA for information, 426-9622.

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, Westover Recreation Center at 433-1088 or the College Lakes Recreation Center at 433-1564.

Swimming

Registration is Feb. 1-April 1. Season starts in April. League age is the age attained by a player prior to Aug. 1 of the current playing year. Must be able to swim length of pool.
Boys and Girls; 7-18 yrs; $20 residents; $40 non-residents; $5 late fee

Swim Camp

Several swim camps will focus on the basic swimming strokes. Swim caps are required.
Session/Week 1: June 12-15; 9-18 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 2: June 26-29; 5-8 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 3: July 10-13; 9-18 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 4: July 17-20; 5-8 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 5: July 31-Aug 3; 9-18 yrs; Keith A. Bates Pool
Session/Week 6: Aug. 7-10, 5-8 yrs; Keith A. Bates Pool
Boys and Girls; 9 am-noon; $75/session