Parks & Recreation is proud to offer a full range of Aquatic Facilities and Programs. Whether it’s Swim Lessons, Water Aerobics classes, lap swimming or recreational swimming for families, we have it at Falling Springs Center!
As you scroll down this page you’ll find information about the pool, including hours and upcoming closings, as well as program and class announcements, as well as Water Aerobics and Lap Lane Schedules. If you look at the bottom of the page you’ll see quick looks at Pool Closings, Lap Swim Etiquette, Therapy Pool info and other info under the Notes heading.
If you are looking for an Aquatics related program and don’t see it here, be sure to try the Programs tab on the navigation bar at the top of the page.
MEET OLLIE THE OTTER!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent “Aquatics Mascot Poll”. Ollie the Otter won with 61.3% of the vote!
Watch for Ollie later this spring! He plans to make school visits, pop in on swim lessons from time to time as well as make appearances at various activities and programs throughout the year! If you’d like Ollie to visit your school, please contact Tefany Bleuel at 859.873.5948!
NATATORIUM GENERAL INFO
The Falling Springs Natatorium includes an 8 lane, 25 yard lap competition lap pool, therapy pool and an outdoor Splash Pool that operates during the summer months complete with water slides, vortex, lazy river and play features. The lap pool is kept at 82°-83° and the Therapy Pool is kept at 90°.
The aquatics facilities supervised at all times by Certified Lifeguards.
There is a Party Room located just off the pool deck that can be rented out for Birthday Parties or other special occasions and we do offer after hours pool parties for birthdays, organizations, businesses, teams and more! Visit the Parks & Facilities page for details and rates.
INDOOR POOL REGULAR HOURS:
- Monday-Friday: 5:30 AM-8:30 PM
- Saturday: 7 AM-6:30 PM
- Sunday: 10 AM – 6:30 PM
SUMMER HOURS FOR ALL POOLS (Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend):
- Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM-8:00 PM (Outdoor Pool 10 AM – 8 PM when Woodford County Schools are not in session)
- Saturday: 7 AM-6:30 PM (Outdoor Pool 10 AM – 6:30 PM)
- Sunday: 10 AM – 6:30 PM (Outdoor Pool 1 PM – 6:30 PM)
AQUATIC PROGRAMS & CLASSES
WATER FITNESS CLASSES / LAP LANE SCHEDULE
All passes and paid admission to Falling Springs Center include access to our drop in Water Fitness classes, so you’ll want to try them all! We have a variety of shallow and deep water classes as well as Arthritis Therapy & Aqua Zumba© classes! All told, we offer nearly 20 Water Fitness classes each week and they are ALL included with admission to the Center!
For a Water Fitness Class schedule, please click HERE. (Updated 2.27.17)
For the Lap Lane Schedule, please click HERE. (Updated 2.13.17)
HAMMERHEADS SUMMER SWIM TEAM – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!
Registration is now open for this summer recreational swim team for youth ages 5 to 18 that emphasizes personal improvement, team spirit & good sportsmanship while competing against area teams. Cost: $120 first family member, $100 each additional family member.
The swim team also requires parent involvement at meets and team functions in order to operate. Those who cannot volunteer may opt out of this requirement with an additional $50 fee, which is due at the time of registration.
There will be two parent meetings offered at Falling Springs Center regarding the summer swim team. It is mandatory that at least one parent attend one of these two meetings. Meetings are offered on at 6 PM on Monday, May 15 and on Wednesday, May 17 at 6 PM.
Click here for a 2017 Hammerheads Swim Team Brochure, which includes the practice schedule and will be updated with the meet schedule once it is set.
Contact Tefany with questions! DEADLINE: MAY 11
LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!
This course provides prospective lifeguards with the skills & knowledge necessary to keep patrons of aquatic facilities safe in & around the water. Participants will learn how to prevent, recognize & respond to an emergency. Course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer & AED certification & First Aid training valid for 2 yrs. Course Fee Includes Materials, pocket mask & certification cards fees. Minimum 4 students required for the class to proceed.
UPCOMING COURSE INFORMATION:
9 AM-5 PM
DEADLINE: MAY 31
1. Skills test before advancing which include the following:
-Swim 300 yds (100 yds front crawl, 100 yds breaststroke & 100 yds of either front Crawl or breaststroke)
-Swim 20 yds, surface dive, retrieve a ten pound brick from the bottom of the pool & swim back 20 yds within the allotted time.
-Two minutes treading water without assistance of arms
2. Be at least 15 years of age by the end of the course.
For more information, please contact Tefany Bleuel at (859) 873-5948 or by EMAIL. To register, please complete an Activity Registration Form and return it with payment to the Parks & Recreation Department OR register and pay online via PayPal HERE Forms & instructions are available on the Forms page.
LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM – REGISTRATION WILL OPEN APRIL 28!!
The 2017 Summer Swim Lessons Brochure & Schedule is now available! To view a the complete swim lessons schedule for the summer, class descriptions and other details regarding the Swim Lessons program, please click the link above.
- Swim Lessons registration will open April 28.
- Registration will be available both at Falling Springs Center and online.
Learn to swim classes at Falling Springs are instructed by trained swim instructors and are designed to teach children how to swim, starting with getting children comfortable in the water in the water babies and water tots classes to technical strokes in the upper level classes. This program advances children a series of levels moving from basic skills like blowing bubbles, putting their face in the water and floating on their backs to basic stroke development and treading water and then to more advanced stroke development. When completing all levels children will be able to swim comfortably with multiple strokes, be prepared for swim team participation or simply a lifetime of fitness through swimming.
To register, you may click the link above to register and pay online or complete an Activity Registration Form and return it with payment to the Parks & Recreation Department. Forms & instructions are available on the Forms page. Please check back on April 28 for online registration.
Contact Tefany Bleuel, the Aquatics/Fitness Manager at (859) 873-5948 or by email for details.
ADAPTIVE AQUATICS PROGRAM
The Versailles-Woodford County Parks & Recreation Department’s Adaptive Swim Lessons Program is offered to any child or adult with special needs. The goal of this program is to provide our students with a structured aquatic experience designed to make them feel comfortable and safe while swimming.
The program is designed to serve all ability levels by incorporating a “Learn-to-Swim” progression for individuals with physical, neurological, developmental and cognitive impairments. Participants are taught swim skills, water safety and independence.
For details, download the Adaptive Aquatics Brochure.
To get started in the Adaptive Aquatics program, please contact the Tefany Bleuel, Aquatics Manager at (859) 873-5948 and set up a time to pick up an information packet.
CPR, FIRST AID & COACHES TRAINING COURSES
You never know when an emergency will arise. Maybe it will be someone you know, maybe it’s a stranger, but when that time comes, will you know what to do?
Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer a variety of Safety Courses to meet the needs of our community. We are equipped to provide Lay Responder courses for coaches, teachers, parents, babysitters and others!
- Coaches’ Safety Training (Scheduled upon request/demand)
- First Aid / CPR / AED (Scheduled upon request/demand)
- Wilderness First Aid (Scheduled upon request/demand)
COMMUNITY CPR & FIRST AID TRAINING
This training is great for coaches, teachers, parents, businesses and more! Course includes CPR & First Aid for Adults, Children & Infants. Cost is $75/person. Includes pocket mask, materials and certification cards. Contact Tefany Bleuel with questions or for more info. Class is limited to a minimum of 5 , maximum of 10 participants. Watch for updates on upcoming classes.
INFANT SWIMMING RESOURCE CLASSES OFFERED AT FALLING SPRINGS
Parks & Recreation is excited to be an official location for Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) classes!
The ISR program is for children 6 months to 6 years of age.
Lessons for a 6-12 month olds focus on teaching the child to roll onto his or her back to float, rest and breathe and to be able to maintain this life-saving position until help arrives.
Lessons for children 1-6 years old focus on teaching the swim-float-swim survival sequence. Children learn to swim with their head down; roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe; and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool, where they can either crawl out or until they can be rescued.
Statics indicate that 86% of children who fall into water are fully clothed. Therefore, once the children are fully skilled they will practice their ISR skills fully clothed.
This is NOT swim lessons and is not a Parks & Recreation program. If you are interested in finding out more about ISR, please contact Christie McGlone, RN at email@example.com, visit http://cmcglone.infantswim.com/instructor/about.php or call Tefany Bleuel at (859) 873-5948.
Lessons are every weekday for 10 minutes or less. All lessons are one child per one instructor. For more information contact –firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.infantswim.com or find search Isrchristiemcglone on Facebook.
PERSONAL TRAINING & PRIVATE LESSONS
Parks & Recreation offers personal training at Falling Springs Center. Personal Training is great for those just starting out on their fitness journeys, those who are coming back after a hiatus and for those looking for a change to their routine or wishing to meet certain fitness goals. All trainers have professional certifications in the field. Click here for a Private Lessons Brochure, which includes information on Personal Training, Personal Aquatics Coaching, Private Basketball Instruction and Private Tennis Lessons. Click here for a Personal Trainer Request Form.