2017 Paxton Pool Information
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Updated Pool Information - 6/12/17
Below, check out all the information about the pool including programs and updated schedules.
PUBLIC SWIM LESSONS
Four sessions are available throughout the summer. Each session includes nine 30-40 minute classes.
Check out the UPDATED registration form for more details. Must register no later than 1 week prior to the start of the session.
Interested in private/semi-private child lessons or even private adult lessons? Click the links to find out more.
PARENT/TODDLER SWIM CLASS
For children 9 months to 3 years old. Have a blast familiarizing your little one with the water. Basic water skills will be taught through fun games and group activities, however, this is not a "learn to swim" class.
We now get started Tuesday, July 11. Check out the UPDATED registration form for more details and to get signed up!
TOT SPLASH TIME
Something new this year! Beginning the week of July 10th, the wading (baby) pool will be open every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10:00 - 11:30 for kids ages 5 and under and their parent(s). Pre-registration not required, nor is a pool pass needed. Bring your own toys and enjoy cooling off during these hours that are set aside just for you and your little one!
More information about Tot Splash Time can be found here.
Fun and fitness at the pool all summer long!
*Updated* 10 Class Session!
Class meets every Tuesday & Thursday from July 11 through August 10. Class time is 6:45 - 7:30.
Participants must register for the water aerobics programs by 6/15. Print out an UPDATED registration form and get your spot reserved!
PAXTON AQUATIC WILDCATS SWIM TEAM
Swim Team registration is STILL open! Registration deadline is July 1.
Print out your UPDATED registration form and return to the Park District off on or before the July 1 deadline.
*Update on the swim season...all signs to still having a swim team season, albeit, a prorated one. Team will still swim in five meets plus a mock meet. The other difference for this season is that will we not be accepting registration from those who are too young and/or who cannot swim the entire length of the pool without assistance. This choice is being made to allow for the experienced swimmers to get more practice time in.
You can view the most up to date swim meet schedule on the registration form. Check out Paxton Aquatic Wildcats on Facebook for a daily swim practice plan while we are waiting to get practice started at our pool.
Wednesday Free Family Swim Night
On certain (possibly all) Wednesday nights from 7:00 - 9:00, admission to the pool is free. Thanks to the local businesses for providing the opportunity and giving families in the community some FREE FUN!
Daily Admission: $4.00
Daily Admission 55+: $2.00
Daily Admission 3 & Under: Free (with paying adult)
Tot Splash Time Admission: Free with pool pass. $2 without.
*Season passes will be sold at the gate on the first day the pool is open. With the actual opening date of the pool unknown at this time, a prorated/discounted pool pass price will be offered.
POOL PARTY RENTAL
Pool rentals are available throughout the summer. The schedule will fill up soon so give us a call and book your two-hour party now!
Friday rentals: 5:15 - 7:15 OR 7:30 - 9:30 (unless otherwise noted)
Saturday rentals: 5:15 - 7:15 OR 7:30 - 9:30 (unless otherwise noted)
Sunday rentals: Anytime!!! (2 hour minimum. Can exceed 2 hours)
40 swimmers & under: $120
Over 40 swimmers: $160
*Parties scheduled for over 2 hours will pay $60 for each additional hour*
Paxton Park District Pool Rules – All rules are enforced by Park District employees. Your cooperation in following rules and helping others to be aware of these rules would be greatly appreciated. The Pool Manager will be happy to hear any constructive suggestions or concerns you may have / Admission to the pool will be refused to all persons having any contagious diseases or infectious conditions / Bandages of any kind will not be permitted / A person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shall not be permitted in pool area / Vandalism, foul language, running, horseplay, loitering, trespassing, or any other disrespectful or dangerous behavior will not be tolerated. Discipline problems will be dealt with accordingly and may include expulsion / All patrons are required to shower before entering the water / Publicly offensive or continuous displays of affection is prohibited / Every hour on the hour, children under 16 must exit the pool. Children may swim only in the company of an adult / Personal property is solely your responsibility. Lost and found items will be kept in the pool office. The Park District is not responsible for lost or stolen items / Do not move the lawn chairs around unless permission is given / The concession stand and pool office is for staff only / Food and drink is only allowed in the designated area of the pool / Only proper pool attire is permitted. Any type of shorts not classified as a bathing suit is prohibited. T-shirts may be worn but must be a plain white tee. Swim shirts are permitted if designated as such / Diapers are not allowed in the pool / Swim diapers may be purchased from the pool office / Personal floatation devices are allowed only under the supervision of an adult. The pool office will only supply a personal floatation device to a child only if they are under adult supervision / Do not talk to or distract the lifeguards / Do not hang on pool dividing lines / One bounce only on diving board / No diving anywhere except off diving board / The pool will not open if the air temperature is below 68 degrees. The pool will close immediately if thunder is heard or lightning is seen or if weather warnings are announced. Pool may reopen no less than 30 minutes after last lightning strike is seen / Pool manager has the authority to close the pool early at their discretion. Several factors will go into a closing early decision, including number of swimmers and current/forecasted weather. Pool will close early on managers’ discretion no earlier than 2 hours from opening time