Aquatics & Pools

HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR POOL, Forbes Street
Adult Lap Swim:  Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 6:15—7:15 AM
Public Swim:  Mondays through Fridays from 6:30—8:30 PM
Adult Lap Swim:  Mondays through Fridays from 8:30—9:15 PM
** Swimmers may share the pool with programs going on at the same time. Closed for school holidays and school cancellations.

Entry Policy

  • Age 6 & under:  Must be accompanied by person 16 or older.  Child must be within arms reach at all times.
  • Ages 7—15:  Must provide ID when by themselves or with an adult. Park & Rec ID’s are available at the office for $6.00 and are good for three years.  The other acceptable form of ID is a 2015-2016 East Hartford Public School ID.
  • Adult Residents: Proof of residency required.  If you cannot provide proper ID you are charged the non-resident rate.  Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License/permit or State Issued ID Card.
  • Non-Residents:  $5.00 per person, including children.  Pool Passes may be purchased at $10 per week or $30 for summer.

 

SWIM LESSONS               
$40 Residents/$50 Non-Residents

Swim Lessons are taught by American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and emphasize water safety, drowning prevention & and skill acquisition. Proper swim lesson level placement is critical for your child’s success in swim lessons, as well as ensuring that the experience is enjoyable and safe. Classes are held once a week for a total of 8 weeks.  Any cancellations for inclement weather will be made up at the end of the session.

SPRING SESSION
Mondays, March 27—May 22, No Class 4/10
Thursdays, March 30—May 25, No Class 4/13
Saturdays, April 1—May 27, No Class 4/15

WATERBABIES 6 months to 3 yrs
Click here to register online.
Parents & children water exploration..feel comfortable in water.
Thursdays, 6:40—7:10 PM     
Saturdays, 10:35—11:05 AM   

PRESCHOOL LEVELS  1, 2 & 3  Ages 4 & 5
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Children participate in several guided practice sessions that help them learn elementary skills, including bubble blowing, front and back kicking and floating and experience underwater exploration and more. Child placed in level based on ability.
Thursdays, 6:40—7:10 PM            
Saturdays,  10:00—10:30 AM        

LEVEL 1: Introduction to Water Skills  Ages 6 & up
Click here to register online.
Introduction to swimming and basic water skills. 
Mondays, 6:40—7:20 PM         
Saturdays, 10:35—11:15 AM           

    LEVEL 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
    Click here to register online.
    Gives students independent success with fundamental skills.
    Mondays, 6:40—7:20 PM            
    Saturdays, 11:20—12:00 PM       

      LEVEL 3: Stroke Development
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      Swim stroke development, builds on skills from Level 2.
      Mondays, 7:25—8:05 PM           
      Saturdays, 11:20—12:00 PM            

      LEVEL 4: Stroke Development
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      Stroke improvement, confidence & strength to improve skills.
      Thursdays, 7:15—7:55 PM        
      Saturdays, 12:05—12:45 PM       

        LEVEL 5: Stroke Refinement
        Click here to register online.
        Stroke refinement, coordination of strokes and distances.
        Thursdays, 7:15—7:55 PM      
        Saturdays, 12:05—12:45 PM             

          LEVEL 6: Swimming & Skill Proficiency
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          Mastery of swim skills and fitness development.
          Thursdays, 7:15—7:55 PM             
          Saturdays, 12:05—12:45 PM      

            ADULT SWIM LESSONS
            Click here to register online.
            For those 18 & up looking to swim. Beginners thru advanced.
            Mondays, 7:25—8:05 PM          

             

            Semi-Private Swim Lessons at the High School Pool.
            Semi Private lessons give children and adults the opportunity to learn in a private or semi-private (maximum of 2 participants), receiving one-on-one instruction personalized to their skill level. Taught by Debbee Lewis, veteran swim lesson instructor. Classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 - 7:30 PM, 7:30 - 8:00 PM or 8:00 - 8:30 PM
            Fee: $59 residents, $69 non-residents
            Click here to register online.

            Mondays & Wednesdays,               
            Mar. 13, 15, 20, 22         
            Mar. 27, 29, Apr. 3, 5      
            Apr. 17, 19, 24, 26       
            May 1, 3, 8, 10             

            Tuesdays & Thursdays
            Mar. 7, 9, 14, 16
            Apr. 18, 20, 25, 27 

             

            AQUA ZUMBA
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            Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class.  The Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning , and most of all exhilarating beyond belief. Instructor: Karen Chorney

            Mondays & Wednesdays, Feb. 27—April 5
            Activity # 93621-3 (Mon), 4 (Wed)]
            Fee:  $96/12 classes

            Mondays & Wednesdays, April 17—May 24
            Activity # 93621-5 (Mon), 6 (Wed)
            Fee:  $96/12 classes

             

            POOL RULES

            1. Children below age 7 or those children whose shoulders are not above the height of the water at the shallowest point of the pool must be accompanied by a parent of guardian. 

            2. Swimming is only permitted when the facility is open and lifeguards are on duty. Participants are responsible for their own safety.

            3. All children, age 7 and up are required to use gender appropriate locker rooms. If a child requires assistance, they must be accompanied by a gender appropriate parent or guardian. If a parent of the opposite gender wishes to accompany their child inside of a locker room, they must wait until all members of the opposite sex are out of the locker room in order to go in. The locker room that the parent wishes to accompany the child into must be of the parent or guardian's gender.

            4. All persons must shower with water and soap before entering the pool.

            5. Personal flotation devices must be stamped “Coast Guard Approved” and used with an adult swimmer within arms length of the swimmer.

            6. Proper swim attire is required. Swimsuits must conform to accepted standards of decency. Cutoff shorts, gym and basketball/sport shorts are not permitted. No clothing of any kind in the pool unless authorized. Authorized clothing can only be a white t-shirt. No pants of any kind.

            7. Infants and persons without bowel control must wear tight fitting rubber pants over cloth diapers.            

                   8. No paper diapers are permitted. Specially designed "swim diapers" are acceptable.

            9. Persons reasonably suspected to have any considerable area of exposed sub-epidermal tissue, cuts, or known or recognizable contagious/communicable diseases, cough, cold, open sores, blisters, bandaged wounds, fever, inflammation of the eyes, nasal or ear discharge, are not be permitted to enter the pool. Persons with diarrhea must wait 48 hours before swimming.

            10. Urinating, spitting, blowing the nose, spouting water or depositing foreign matter into the pool is prohibited.

            11. No animals with the exception of service animals, shall be prohibited within the pool fence, pool room or bath house facilities.

            12. Boisterous or rough play, shoulder rides, dunking, and running is prohibited. Playing, hanging on lane lines and safety buoys is not permitted. No person shall bring/throw into the pool any object that may carry contamination or endanger the safety of any bather.

            13. No diving is permitted excepted in designated areas.

            14. Before using the diving board, water slide or deep water, a swimmer must demonstrate swimming ability.

            15. Blankets, towels and folding chairs may not be placed on walkways.

            16. Tobacco, food, gum and drink are prohibited on the pool deck or in the pool. Glass containers are prohibited. No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be permitted.

            17. Use of the pool shall be prohibited during an electrical storm. Pool will reopen 30 minutes after storm.

            18. Abusive or profane language will not be tolerated. Swimmers using offensive language, tones or gestures will lose their swimming privileges.

            19. Staff not responsible for valuables. You’re to bring a lock to secure your personal items  in a locker. Locks must be removed daily, if left overnight they will be removed.