Aquatics & Pools

AQUATICS PROGRAMS
Pool admission is FREE for East Hartford residents.

Outdoor Pools open for the season June 20th

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 to prove residency when by themselves or with an adult. Parks and Recreation ID cards are available at the office located at 50 Chapman Place for $6.00 and are valid for three years.  The other acceptable form of ID is a 2017-2018 East Hartford Public School ID.

Adult Residents: Proof of residency required.  Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License/permit or State Issued ID Card.  Those without proof of residency will be charged the non-resident rate. 

Non-Residents:  $5.00 per person, including children.  Pool Passes may be purchased at $10 per week or $30 for summer.

Please note that swimmers may share the pool with programs going on at the same time. Closed for school holidays, vacations and school cancellations.  To be put on a notification list for emergency pool closures, please register for Activity # 99999-1 (mornings) or 99999-2 (evenings). 

AQUATIC FACILITIES
East Hartford offers 5 beautiful outdoor pools during the summer.  We also use East Hartford High School indoor pool.  Outdoor pools will open for the season on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018. Public Swim Hours are as follows:

Terry Pool
Hockanum Park, 320 High St.  Located by Hockanum School.  Features a 50 meter pool with two diving boards.  Olympic Size!
Public Swim: 
Mondays - Fridays:  1:00 - 4:00 PM and 5:00 - 6:30 PM.  Adult Swim 4 - 5 PM. 
Saturdays & Sundays:  1:00 - 5:00 PM

Martin Pool
Martin Park, 307 Burnside Ave. Located in Martin Park. This is a historic pool dating back to 1938, rectangular with a separate wading pool.
Public Swim:
Mondays - Fridays:  1:00 - 4:00 PM and 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays:  1:00 - 5:00 PM

Drennan Pool
McAuliffe Park, 30 Remington Rd. Located next to Anna Norris School.  Features a rectangular pool with a ramp for accessible entry.
Public Swim:
Mondays - Fridays:  1:00 - 4:00 PM and 5:00 - 6:30 PM.  Adult Swim 4 - 5 PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Lord Pool
Gorman Park, 258 May Rd.  Located behind O’Connell School.  Features a ramp for accessible entry, water slide, and separate wading pool.
Public Swim:
Mondays - Fridays:  1:00 - 4:00 PM and 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Seniors 12-1 & 4-5 PM
Saturdays & Sundays:  1:00 - 5:00 PM

Goldstar Pool
Goodwin Park, 1235 Forbes St.  Located behind Goodwin Elementary  School. Features a family friendly pool with a mushroom water feature.
Public Swim:
Mondays - Fridays:  1:00 - 4:00 PM and 5:45 - 7:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Middle School Indoor Pool
Scotland Road, East Hartford.  Indoor pool located  in the back of the school. Perfect for swim lessons!  Open through end of August.
Public Swim:
Mon, Wed, Fri:  Adult Lap Swim 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Mon through Thurs: Public Swim 7:45 - 8:30 PM and Adult Lap Swim 8:30 - 9:15 PM

GROUP SWIMMING LESSONS
We offer an array of instructional swim classes designed to teach swimmers of all ages to be safe around the water.  American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors offer instruction designed to teach beginners all the way through to advanced swimmers. Lessons are offered at various outdoor pools as well as at the High School indoor pool.  Classes are held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays with Friday being a makeup day for inclement weather.  Please see our aquatics brochure for level descriptions to make sure that you are selecting the appropriate level for your child.  Register online at www.easthartfordct.gov.

Lessons are $40 for residents / $50 for non residents

  • Session 1 dates:Mondays – Thursdays, June 25 – July 5
  • Session 2 dates:Mondays – Thursdays, July 9 – 19
  • Session 3 dates:Mondays – Thursdays, July 23 – August 2

Mornings:  Goldstar Pool
Click here to register online
located on Forbes St. behind Goodwin Elementary School  
Waterbabies                  9:35 - 10:05 AM                    
Preschool                     10:10 -10:40 AM           
Level 1                          10:10 -10:50 AM            
Level 2                          9:25 -10:05 AM            
Level 3                          10:10 - 10:50 AM          

Mornings:  Terry Pool
Click here to register online
located on High Street next to Hockanum School
Level 4                          10:20 -11:00 AM           
Level 5                          10:20 -11:00 AM            
Level 6                          10:20 -11:00 AM       

Evenings:  Goldstar Pool
Click here to register online
located on Forbes St. behind Goodwin Elementary School
Waterbabies                  5:10 - 5:40 PM             
Preschool                     5:10 - 5:40 PM              
Level 1                          5:00 - 5:40 PM            

Evenings:  Drennan Pool
located at McAuliffe Park
Click here to register online
Level 1                          6:30 - 7:10 PM               
Level 2                          6:30 - 7:10 PM           
Level 3                          6:30 - 7:10 PM             

Evenings:  Middle School Indoor Pool
Click here to register online
Waterbabies                 5:30 - 6:00 PM              
Preschool                     5:30 - 6:00 PM               
Level 1                          6:10 - 6:50 PM              
Level 2                         6:10 - 6:50 PM             
Level 3                          6:10 - 6:50 PM            
Level 4                          7:00 - 7:40 PM              
Level 5                          7:00 - 7:40 PM              
Level 6                          7:00 - 7:40 PM               

ADULT SWIM LESSONS
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12:00 - 12:40 PM           Lord Pool               
7:00 - 7:40 PM              Middle School             

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS
Ages 4 & up.  Max 2 participants per class.  Four 30 minute classes per session.  Taught by one of our veteran swim lesson instructors, Debbee Lewis, who has 20 years of experience teaching swim lessons.
Location:  Middle School Indoor Pool
Fee:      $59 residents, $69 non-residents
Time: Classes are held from 7-7:30 PM, 7:30-8 PM and 8-8:30 PM

Mondays & Wednesdays
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Session 1:  6/20, 6/25, 6/27, 7/2
Session 2: 7/9, 7/11, 7/16, 7/18
Session 3: 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, 8/1

Tuesdays & Thursdays

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Session 1: 6/26, 6/28, 7/3, 7/5
Session 2: 7/10, 7/12, 7/17, 7/19
Session 3: 7/24, 7/26, 7/31, 8/2

PRIVATE LESSONS
One-on-one private lessons are now available!  Please email our private swim lesson instructor, Debbee Lewis, at dlewis@easthartfordct.gov to schedule a mutually convenient time.  Fee:  $99 - includes four 30 minute classes of private instruction.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Includes exclusive pool use and two lifeguards! To reserve a party, please call 860-291-7163.

  • Available on Saturdays & Sundays, June 24th - August 11th
  • 10:45AM-12:45PM or 5:15-7:15PM
  • Held at Goldstar and Lord Pools
  • Ages 14 & under, max of 15 kids. 
  • Includes exclusive access to the pool, deck, and grass area for games, refreshments, presents, etc.
  • Guests must stay inside pool area.
  • Only children are allowed in the pool.
  • Bring your own food, cake, drinks, tablewares, etc.
  • Fee:  Only $140!

LITTLE SPLASHERS
For Children Ages 5 & Under
Held at Martin & Lord Wading Pools, daily from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

This is a fantastic drop-in opportunity for children to socialize and get comfortable in the water.  We’ll supply some fun water toys, but you can bring yours from home too (pool toys are permitted at the discretion of the lifeguards).  A lifeguard is on duty but children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised the entire time.  Children who are not potty-trained must wear a swim diaper or tight fitting rubber pants. Free for residents.  Non-residents may attend for free with a pool pass or pay the $5.00 daily admission fee.  

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSE
Ages 15 & up
Participants will learn safety and rescue techniques designed to prevent and respond to a variety of aquatic and health emergencies. All participants must successfully demonstrate the course pre-requisites on the first day of the class, which include a continuous 300 yard swim, 2 minutes of treading water, and a timed 20 yard swim with a surface dive to retrieve a 10 pound object.  Participants must attend each day of the course, demonstrate all skills and pass the written exams to successfully complete the course and receive their certification.
Click here to register online
Dates:  Mondays - Fridays, May 14 - 25 (10 classes)
Time:    5:30 - 9:30 PM
Location: EH Middle School Pool
Fee:      $165* for Residents, $265* for Non-Residents
*Candidates who successfully complete the course and work for us as a lifeguard this summer will receive a $100 rebate at the end of the summer!  Employment is not guaranteed.  Candidates must work the entire summer.  Scholarships may be available. 

SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE POOLS
Come join us for these awesome NEW family friendly pool events!  Free for residents; non-residents must pay the daily admission of $5.00.  For more information, or for inclement weather updates, please visit www.easthartfordct.gov or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ehparks.

Kickoff to Summer Splash Party
Sunday, June 24th, 1-4 PM
Terry Pool

Preschool Pool Party
Saturday, July 7th, 1-4 PM
Goldstar Pool

Chalk Art Competition
Sunday, July 15th, 1-4 PM
Drennan Pool

Splash & Slide Party
Sunday, July 22nd, 1-4 PM
Lord Pool

Splash & Dance Party
Friday, July 27th, 5-7:30 PM
Martin Pool   

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.