Aquatics

Contact our Department

  • Recreation Department 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. 
  • Dayton, Ohio 45459 
  • Phone: (937) 433-0130 

Reopening Aquatics at the Rec Center

On June 20, the pool will open to residents of Centerville/Washington Township and Aquatics & Complete Pass Holders for lap swim and open swim by appointment only. Initially, the pool will be closed Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. 

Appointments can be made by registering online using the links below or calling 937-433-0130. The natatorium is operating at limited capacity due to state-mandated guidelines. Please do not arrive early for your appointment. Remain in your car until your scheduled appointment. If you arrive without an appointment and the natatorium is at capacity or closed for cleaning, we will schedule you for the next available opening and you will be asked to wait in your car or leave and return at the scheduled time. 

The pool will remain closed 9am-4pm Monday-Friday through August 14. 

Children 13 and younger are required to have a parent/guardian with them. 

All individuals will be charged the daily walk-in rate regardless of whether or not they are swimming. 

Registering for Appointments

Appointments are required for lap swim, aqua jogging, and open swim. If you are a current pass holder, no fee will be charged when scheduling your appointment. At this time, non-pass holder use of the Rec Center is limited to residents of Centerville & Washington Township. Please note that refunds will not be given for missed appointments. Pass holders will be charged a daily walk-in rate for missed appointments. Missed appointments will not be rescheduled. 

All individuals will be charged the daily walk-in rate regardless of whether or not they are swimming. 

Pass holders and residents will be able to register for appointments one week at a time. Registration will remain open until noon on the day prior to use. For example, if you want to lap swim at 7 am on Tuesday, you must register by noon on Monday. 

If use of the Personal Aquatics Lift (PAL) is needed for assistance, please provide notification at the time of reservation. 

Everyone will be required to complete a health-assessment upon registering. 

Lap Swimming

Lap swim appointments are 40 minutes in length. At this time, the pool will remain closed Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm. Cleaning will take place between each session. Eight lanes will be available for reservation during dedicated lap swim sessions. Odd numbered lanes must start in the shallow end and even numbered lanes must start in the deep end for effective social distancing. Only one swimmer will be allowed in each lane at any time. Lap lane swimmers must be actively swimming. No water walking or jogging will be permitted in the lap lanes.

Participants must bring their own kick-boards and equipment. Facility equipment is not available at this time.

Locker rooms will not be available during lap swimming.
Lap swimmers should arrive prepared to swim. Restrooms will be available in the hallway adjacent to the aquatic office. Two public rinsing stations will be available for use on the pool deck. 

Upon arrival, lap swimmers will be assigned a circle on the pool deck. Two chairs will be provided and all personal effects should be kept within your circle. Masks are required when on the pool deck. Masks should be removed prior to swimming. Face-coverings are not to be worn in the pool at any time.

Fees: $0/CPH & APH $5/Residents $2.50/Seniors
*All individuals will be charged regardless of whether or not they are swimming

Monday Lap Swimming Schedule Appointment
Tuesday Lap Swimming  Schedule Appointment 
Wednesday Lap Swimming Schedule Appointment
Thursday Lap Swimming Schedule Appointment
Friday Lap Swimming Schedule Appointment
Saturday Lap Swimming Schedule Appointment
Sunday Lap Swimming Schedule Appointment
 *Please note that refunds will not be given for missed appointments. 
Pass holders will be charged a daily walk-in rate for missed appointments.
Missed appointments will not be rescheduled. 

Water Walking/Jogging

Two appointment spots will be available in the diving well for water walking/jogging only. Water walking/jogging must be in a clockwise direction, entering on opposite ladders in the diving well. Participants must bring their own buoyancy belts. Facility equipment is not available at this time. Participants must be actively water walking/jogging. No floating will be permitted. 

Fees: $0/CPH & APH $5/Residents $2.50/Seniors
*All individuals will be charged regardless of whether or not they are swimming

Monday Water Jogging in Diving Well Schedule Appointment
Tuesday Water Jogging in Diving Well Schedule Appointment
Wednesday Water Jogging in Diving Well Schedule Appointment
Thursday Water Jogging in Diving Well Schedule Appointment
Friday Water Jogging in Diving Well Schedule Appointment
 *Please note that refunds will not be given for missed appointments. 
Pass holders will be charged a daily walk-in rate for missed appointments.
Missed appointments will not be rescheduled. 


Open Swim in Lap Pool

Open swim in the lap pool is available from 12:30-3:00 pm and 3:30-6:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Appointments are required. Patrons must leave promptly at the end of each open swim session. 

Upon arrival, swimmers will be assigned a circle on the pool deck. Two chairs will be provided and all personal effects should be kept within your circle. Groups of up to four patrons from the same household may share a circle. Groups of larger than four will be assigned multiple circles. Masks are required when on the pool deck. Masks should be removed prior to swimming. Face-coverings are not to be worn in the pool at any time. 

Pool toys may be brought but the sharing of toys between families is strongly discouraged.

The diving board will be open for usage during open swim. Patrons must maintain six feet between each diver while waiting in line. 

Water slides are now open. Patrons must maintain six feet between each person waiting in line. 

Locker rooms will be available during open swim but the lockers and showers will not be available. Two public rinsing stations will be available for use on the pool deck. Limited capacity will be in effect for each locker room.

Fees: $0/CPH & APH $5/Residents $2.50/Seniors
*All individuals will be charged regardless of whether or not they are swimming

Saturday Open Swim in Lap Pool Schedule Appointment
Sunday Open Swim in Lap Pool Schedule Appointment
 *Please note that refunds will not be given for missed appointments. 
Pass holders will be charged a daily walk-in rate for missed appointments.
Missed appointments will not be rescheduled. 

Open Swim in Small Pool

Open swim in the small pool appointments are one hour in length and are available on Saturdays and Sundays only. The small pool will have a strict capacity of 15 participants at any time.

Chairs will be available on the pool deck for the small pool. Please do not move chairs from their designated spots. 

Children who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers. Please change diapers in locker room only, not in pool area. The changing station is located in the Family Locker Room. 

Pool toys may be brought but the sharing of toys between families is strongly discouraged.

Locker rooms will be available during open swim but the lockers and showers will not be available. Two public rinsing stations will be available for use on the pool deck. Limited capacity will be in effect for each locker room.

Fees: $0/CPH & APH $5/Residents $2.50/Seniors
*All individuals will be charged regardless of whether or not they are swimming

Saturday Open Swim in Small Pool Schedule Appointment
Sunday Open Swim in Small Pool Schedule Appointment
 *Please note that refunds will not be given for missed appointments. 
Pass holders will be charged a daily walk-in rate for missed appointments.
Missed appointments will not be rescheduled. 


What to Expect Upon Entering

All Recreation staff and vendors will be wearing face-coverings, except Lifeguards and in those cases where it is unsafe for the individual or where industry regulations may prevent the wearing of face-coverings. 

Face-coverings are required for everyone entering the facility, except in cases where it is unsafe for the individual.

Effective July 8th at 6pm, in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health, masks or facial coverings must be worn by everyone in all areas of our buildings.

Recreation staff shall facilitate health screening questions and optional temperature screenings for everyone entering the facility. 

Groups of more than 10 are not permitted. Social distancing is required of everyone in the facility. Family members are not required to practice social distancing as a group of 10 or less but most continue to socially distance from non-family members. 

All patrons will enter the Rec Center through the main entrance where they will have a quick health screening. Patrons will then enter the natatorium through the aquatic doors at the end of the hallway. No one will be permitted to enter through the locker room doors. All foot traffic around the pool deck will be one-way, moving clockwise around the pool. The exit will be located at the side door near the diving board. 

Masks are required when on the pool deck. Masks should be removed prior to swimming.  Face-coverings are not to be worn in the pool at any time.

Water fountains will remain closed until further notice. Bottled water will be provided on request as a courtesy to guests. 

Vending machines will remain closed until further notice. Patrons are welcome to bring in their own food or drink. All items must remain in your circle. Glass and ceramic items are prohibited. 


Aquatics at the Rec Center

 

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About our Programs & Facility

We are proud to offer top notch programs in swimming, diving and aquatic fitness within our premier facility at the Rec Center. Progressive swim lessons are offered for every skill level and age -- from 6 months through adult. School age kids also can take diving lessons or join our dive team.

competition pool

A variety of aquatic fitness classes also take place in the pool. Looking for something less structured? Many open swim times are offered for serious lap swimmers or for those who just want to play. Our 8-lane competition lap pool is 25 yards long and has a diving well. It also includes two corkscrew water slides for those who meet the height requirements. Additionally, it has a pool lift for those who need assistance.
small rec pool
Our smaller rec pool is perfect for young children and includes a froggy slide, a rain tree and a turtle water feature. The rec pool is zero entry, meaning there are no steps to navigate. Please note that children 4 and younger must be accompanied in the water by an adult. Most days, the small rec pool is open from 11:00am-12:00pm for preschool age children to use. No membership required, simply pay the drop in rate. 

Swim Lessons

Our classes teach people of all ages to swim and remain safe when they are in and around water. 

Schedules

Lap Swim

Open Swim

Aquatic Fitness Walk-in Classes

 Resources

 Swim Lesson Registration

Sharks Swim Team

Open Swim Policy

 Lifeguard Training

Classes follow American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program criteria and are taught by certified Red Cross Water Safety instructors. The five-level program covers aquatic skills and knowledge in a logical progression and addresses the personal characteristics of each swimmer, such as age, body size, knowledge, skill, learning style, personality and experiences. Participants learn a variety of strokes, including the front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. They're also introduced to a wide range of personal safety skills and diving techniques. Courses are fun and interactive with hands-on training. More advanced students refine their skills, learn the basics of springboard diving, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a life fitness plan.

FREE Swim Lesson Evaluations

Swim evaluations are offered by appointment before each registration. Please call 937-433-0130 or send an email to set up an evaluation time. Instructors will evaluate children for placement into lessons and provide each child with an evaluation form that's required for registration.

Aquatics

"This has been a great program for our three-year-old. The teachers are very knowledgeable and patient. I can already see the progress after 6 weeks."

Who should be evaluated? - Children who have missed a session should attend because their skill level may have declined since their last class. Fun With Me, Preschool I and Level I enrollees do not require an evaluation.

How does it work? - All evaluations take place in the large pool. Have your child in a bathing suit with a towel and go to the marked bleacher area nearby.

Swim Evaluation does not register your child for swim class - Register for classes online here.

Diving Lesson Evaluations

Diving lessons evaluations are required in most cases. Contact Melissa Moran at 433-0130 to schedule an evaluation or send an email here.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

We offer American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Re-Certification courses throughout the year. Learn more and follow us on Facebook for the most current information and upcoming training dates.