Langdon Street at Seabrook Park
433-1137; 433-1571(Smith Recreation Center)
Chalmers Pool, located at Smith Recreation Center on Langdon Street, will open the swim season on Memorial Day, Mon., May 27, 1-6 pm. With the exception of Memorial Day (Mon., May 27) and Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 2), the pool will open Tues.-Sun., 1-6 pm. Cost for open swim is $1 for ages 12 and under and $2 for ages 13+.
* Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older at all times while inside the facility.
* ALL visitors entering the water must wear appropriate bathing attire (no street clothes, including any clothing with zippers or metal belts, and no sheer suits)
All groups of 10 or more, including daycare facilities, summer camps, and large family groups must call to schedule swimming appointments at least one week prior to the visit. Group spaces are limited due to availability of staff. In addition, it is recommended that large groups have a ratio of one adult per every 10 children when visiting the facility. This is to ensure the safety of all patrons enjoying our amenities. Call 433-1571 until June 1, and 433-1137 thereafter to schedule appointments.
Pre-School Swim Lessons are designed for children between the ages of 3-5 years 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 17-28
Session 2: July 2-12
Session 3: July 15-26
Session 4: July 29-Aug. 9
Session 5: Aug. 12-23
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. 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 1-6
Session 2: May 20-25
500 Fisher Street at Christina Smith Park
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. Open to the public and fun for all ages.
All ages; May 11-Sept.14; Mon.-Sat.; 3-6 pm when school is in session; 10 am-6 pm when school is out; Sun.; 1-6 pm; Free