Splash Pad at J.S Spivey Recreation Center
500 Fisher Street
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 14-Sept. 10; Mon.-Sat.; 10 am-6 pm; 3-6 pm when school is in session; Sun.; 1-6 pm; Free
FCPR pools will open the swim season on Memorial Day, Mon., May 30, 8:30 am-6 pm.
With the exception of Memorial Day (Mon., May 30), July 4th and Labor Day (Mon., Sept. 5), the pools will be open Tues.-Sun., 8:30 am-6 pm. Cost for public swim is $1 for residents ages 12 and under, $2 for non-residents 12 and under; $2 for residents ages 13+; $4 for non-residents ages 13+.
Beginning Tues., Aug. 30, operational hours at the Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool, located at College Lakes Recreation Center, will be adjusted because of the school year. Below is the updated schedule through the pool’s closing date on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 5:
Tues.-Fri.; 3-6 pm (as school is in session)
Sat., Sun. and Mon., Sept. 5 (Labor Day); 8:30 am-6 pm
Chalmers Pool at Smith Recreation Center
1520 Slater Avenue
The facility features an 8 lane pool with a depth range of 4 feet to 6 feet and a wading pool with a zero entry and a maximum depth of 3.5 feet depth with a water playground area.
Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool at College Lakes Recreation Center
4945 Rosehill Road
This facility features a kiddie pool, larger pool with six lanes and a 24 foot slide.
Westover Aquatic Center at Westover Recreation Center
266 Bonanza Drive
The facility features an 8 lane competition pool with a depth range of 4 feet to 6 feet and a wading pool with a zero entry and a maximum depth of 3.5 feet depth which includes a 12 foot high water slide.
Several swim camps will focus on the basic swimming strokes. Swim caps are required. Camp will be held at the Westover Pool.
Boys and Girls; June-Aug.; 9 am-noon; $75/session
Pre-School 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 stroke and important safety skills.
Session 1: June 14-24
Session 2: June 28-July 8
Session 3: July 12-22
Session 4: July 26-Aug. 5
Session 5: Aug. 9-19
Ages and Times
Preschool: 3-5 yrs; 12:15-1 pm or 6-6:45 pm
Youth: 6-14 yrs; 12:15-1 pm or 6-6:45 pm
Adults: 15+; 6-7 pm
Resident Fees: $30
Non-Resident Fees: $60
Junior Lifeguard Program
This program provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitude and skills for future
successful competition 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 one of FCPR’s 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 contact either the Smith Recreation Center at 433-1571 or the Westover Recreation Center at 433-1088.
Session 1: March 28-April 1
Session 2: June 6-11
11-14 yrs; Mon-Fri.; 5-9 pm; Sat.; 8 am-4 pm; Free
Session 3: July 11-16
11-14 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; 1-5 pm; Sat.; 8 am-4 pm; Free
Ages 7-18; $20; register at any recreation center; practices and meets will be at the Westover Pool.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE at Westover Aquatic Center
Tues. and Fri.; 5:30-7 pm
Sept. 17, Oct. 1, 8
7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-18
25m races. Free style will have relays and can go longer; other strokes will not have relays.