Chalmers Pool at Seabrook Park
Located at Langdon Street and Slater Avenue, 910-433-1571
Chalmers Pool, located at Smith Recreation Center on Langdon Street, will open the swim season on Memorial Day, Mon.,May 25, 1-6 pm. With the exception of Memorial Day (Mon., May 25) and Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 7), the pool will open Tues.- Sun., 1-6 pm. Cost for the public swim is $1 for ages 12 and under and $2 for ages 13+.
Effective Tuesday, June 9, general public swim will be extended to the hours of 8:30 to 11:30 am, Tuesday through Sunday. In addition:
• The pool will be closed for swim lessons from Noon to 1 pm
• General public swim will reopen from 1 to 6 pm
• The pool will be closed for swim lessons from 6 to 7 pm
• Monday will continue to be a scheduled maintenance day
Morning and afternoon swims will be treated as separate swim sessions and will be charged accordingly.
Pre-School Swim Lessons are designed for children between the ages of 3-5 yrs old. Participants will learn basic stroke skills, important safety skills, and how to propel themselves independently through the water. Children should be comfortable enough to work with an instructor in a group of 4-5 other children, and independent of their parents. Children must be 3 by the first day of class.
Youth and Adult Swim Lessons are progressive classes for ages 6+. Throughout the levels, participants will learn and develop a good freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, treading, entering and exiting the water, and endurance, along with other lifetime strokes and important safety skills.
Session 1: June 16-26
Session 2: June 30- July 10
Session 3: July 14-24
Session 4: July 28-Aug. 7
Session 5: Aug. 11-21
Ages and Times:
Preschool: 3-5 yrs; 12:15-1 pm or 6-6:45 pm
Youth: 6-14 yrs; 12:15-1 pm
Adults: 15+; 6-7 pm
Junior Lifeguard Program
This program provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes and skills for future
successful completion of the Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Participants should be able to swim front crawl for 25 yards breathing to front or side, breaststroke for 25 yards, tread water for 1 minute, float on back for 30 seconds, swim 25 yards on back, submerge and swim underwater for a distance of 10 feet.
To complete and receive the certificate, participants will be required to assist at Chalmers Pool for at least 20 hours as a Junior Guard. Classes will be held at the Fayetteville YMCA on Fort Bragg Road.
To register, please call Smith Recreation Center at 433-1571.
11-14 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 5-9 pm; Sat.; 8 am-5 pm; Free
Session 1: April 6-11
Session 2: June 8-13
Session 3: July 13-18
Located at 500 Fisher Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301, 910-433-1572
Fight the heat with a splash of water! Come enjoy the pad as water sprinkles from a rainbow of colored
arches. Onlookers can relax under the shaded tables near the splash pad.
All ages; May 9-Sept. 12; Mon.-Sat.; 10 am-6 pm; 3-6 pm when school is in session; Sun.; 1-6 pm; Free
Ages 7-18; $20; register at any recreation center; practices and meets will be at the Westover Pool.
August 1-24 (while school is out for the summer)
• Mondays 4p-8p entire pool
• Tuesday-Sunday, 8a-10a, 2 lanes
• Tuesday-Sunday, 7p-8p, entire pool
August 25 - October 9
• Mondays 4p-8p entire pool
• Tuesday-Sunday, 4p-8p (2 lanes until pool closes Labor Day; entire pool after Labor Day)
September 19, 26, October 3, 10
8a-noon: 7-12 year olds
Noon-4pm: 13-18 year olds
8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 18U
25m races. Free style will have relays and can go longer; other strokes will not have relays.