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Springfield Park District Aquatic Facilities

The Park District operates three separate aquatic facilities located in parks, near educational facilities, and nestled within a community neighborhood. We host one indoor pool facility and two seasonal outdoor pools. Check out each facility below.

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EISENHOWER
INDOOR
AQUATICS CENTER

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NELSON
CENTER
OUTDOOR POOL

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VETERANS MEMORIAL
OUTDOOR POOL

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What type of aquatics programs do you offer?

Eisenhower Indoor Aquatic Center Programs:

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The Eisenhower Aquatic Center offers two indoor heated pools, available year-round for fun and fitness.  Children 10 years of age and under must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult aged 16 or older. Children under 6 under 6 must have an adult 16 years of age or older within arm’s reach at all times. All children not toilet-trained shall wear tight fitted rubber or plastic pants.  Only U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets will be allowed. No other flotation devices will be permitted. All children wearing flotation devices must remain within arm’s reach of a swimming adult. Patrons may be asked to participate and pass a swim test in order to proceed into deep water.

LAP SWIM OPTIONS:

Swim laps for fun and fitness all year long!  Get a great workout at a park pool with one of our flexible Lap Swim passes! People of all ages, from all backgrounds, and with various levels of experience can benefit from swimming.  Swimming is one of the few sports you can do from a young age and all the way up into your 90s.

Swimming is perfect for your mental health and physical health. It’s not too late to gain from the hidden benefits of swimming.

Lap Swim Ages:

ADULT 13-61

SENIOR 62+

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Learn to Dive - Recreational

This diving program is designed for beginners and meets once a week for 35 minutes. Participants must pass a swimming skills test prior to participating in this program. Level placement is determined by Coach Elisha. To register for lessons, please contact Coach Elisha (e.b.herr@gmail.com).
Location:
Eisenhower Indoor Pool
MIN/MAX:
2/8

Diving: Level 1 & 2

This diving program builds on the techniques learned in our beginner program and meets for one hour each week. Participants must pass a swimming skills test prior to participating in this program. Level placement is determined by Coach Elisha. To register for lessons, please contact Coach Elisha (e.b.herr@gmail.com).
Location: Eisenhower Indoor Pool
MIN/MAX:
1/5

Diving: Pre-Competitive (Once a Week)

DIVING: PRE-COMPETITIVE This program is designed for divers who are seeking to enter the world of competitive diving.

ATTENTION: PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FROM OUR DIVING COACH, ELISHA HERR. *Anyone who is not authorized by our diving coach will be automatically denied from this day/date/time without notice.
Location:
Eisenhower Indoor Pool
MIN/MAX:
3/14

TOP BENEFITS OF LAP SWIMMING

  • Swimming Improves Social Well Being - 
    Swimming is very much a social sport. A study revealed exercising and socializing together leads to improved mental health.
  • Swimming Teaches Goal Orientation - 
    Swimmers become goal-oriented in their personal and professional lives. Whether it is kicking a kickboard across the pool, improving a lap time, or recovering from an injury with water rehabilitation, setting goals and achieving them is the key.
  • It's a Year-Round Workout - Though it’s usually associated with sunshine and warm weather, swimming is a year-round activity. In the summer, enjoy some time outside at the pool. Then, once cooler weather hits, move inside to our indoor Aquatic Center – Eisenhower Pool.
  • Swimming Makes You Smarter -  Regular exercise, such as swimming, improves memory function and thinking skills. This is good not only for the classroom and work, but it is beneficial for us as we age too. Regular exercise reduces inflammation and insulin resistance in the brain, which fosters new brain cell growth.
  • Swimming Burns More Calories than Jogging - When you compare swimming to running, you can burn more calories swimming laps around the pool than you can running laps for an hour. One hour of vigorous lap swimming can burn as much as 715 calories. The same amount of time running at 5 mph burns only 606 calories.
  • Swimming Slows Down Aging -  There is no secret pill to living longer, but the pool is like the fountain of youth. Regular swimming can delay the effects of aging by reducing blood pressure, increasing muscle mass, improving oxygen and blood ow to the brain, and increasing cardiovascular health.
  • Swimming is Good for Your Heart -  A study by the State University of New York showed that, in comparison to non-swimmers, swimmers have lower heart rates, better blood pressure, better circulation and improved breathing. Those are four great reasons to swim.
  • Minimal Gear - Swimming is one of the best sports, as it does require minimal gear! You can work out with only a swimsuit and goggles!

Sources: blog.myfitnesspal.com/10-great-things-about-swimming-laps/swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/10-hidden-benefits-swimming/

SWIM LESSONS

Park District Swim Lessons programs, participants begin learning fundamental swimming skills, and how to swim by themselves. On the first day of class, participants are placed in the most appropriate of six levels. Classes are progressive. Each level has a specific set of skills to achieve before moving on to the next. All classes are taught by trained staff with a multitude of student to teacher ratios, depending on which class you choose.

Group Swim Lessons - Nelson Center

All classes are taught by trained staff with a student to teacher ratio of 5:1 Choose which session and class time that works best for your schedule! Children will receive a swim test on the first day of lessons. Children will be grouped with others of similar swim abilities. If a day gets rained out, the lesson will be rescheduled for Friday.
Location:
Nelson Center Pool
MIN/MAX:
5/15

Group Swim Lessons - Eisenhower Pool

In this program, participants begin learning fundamental swimming skills, and ultimately, how to swim by themselves. On the first day of class, participants are placed in the most appropriate of six levels. Classes are progressive, and each level has a specific set of skills to achieve before moving on to the next. All classes are taught by trained staff with a student to teacher ratio of 5:1
Location:
Eisenhower Indoor Pool
MIN/MAX:
5/20

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AQUA AEROBICS

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Aqua Aerobics is held at Eisenhower Indoor Pool. These classes are designed to improve cardiovascular conditioning, stretching and muscle toning.

Aqua or water aerobics is a form of aerobic exercise that requires water-immersed participants. These classes are in a group fitness class setting with a trained professional teaching for about an hour. The classes focus on aerobic endurance, resistance training, and creating an enjoyable atmosphere.

Participants can pay for the full month or purchase day passes. For more information, please call Eisenhower Pool at 217-525-8847.

SWIM TEAMS

Like many of our facilities, Eisenhower Pool and in the summertime, our Outdoor Pools have user groups that rent space to provide private Swim Team activities.  There are currently two different private swim teams that use our aquatic facilities.  Community Members are encouraged to reach out to both teams to learn more about their programs and to see which group might be the best fit for them and/or their child.

Here are the two Swim Teams that use the Park District Aquatic Centers:

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Bearsharktopus

Youth Swim Team

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Red Raider Aquatics

Youth Swim Team

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LIFEGUARDING

TEN REASONS TO BECOME A LIFEGUARD!
  1. Flexible Hours and Shifts
  2. FUN-team oriented atmosphere!
  3. Learning Life-Long Skills
  4. Develop Customer Service & Leadership Skills
  5. Improve Your Health
  6. Give Back to Your Community
  7. Earn Money While Pursuing Something You Enjoy!
  8. Make Life-Long Connections and Friends
  9. Obtain Work Experience that Will Enhance Your Resume
  10. Enjoy a Fulfilling Job that Saves Lives!
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Need to speak with staff regarding Aquatic Facilities or Programs?  Contact us:

Becca Mendoza
Aquatics Manager

AQUATICS EISENHOWER POOL
2351 E Cornell Ave, Spfld IL 62703

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Manage your recreational FUN and sign up for programs at our Online REG Portal!

For a full list of Aquatics Programs currently running, click the Aquatics button next to Skip the Squirrel. 

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