Eustis Aquatic Center

Eustis Aquatic Center

2021 SUMMER SEASON 

The Eustis pool for general swim and splashpad is officially open for the season. 

To see the summer schedule, please choose Lap Swim or Open Swim below. 

Lap Swim

6 Lane, 25 yard lap pool.  Swim full lengths of the pool to train for competitions or do a workout for fitness. Swimming can increase cardiovascular fitness, blood circulation, strength, & flexibility while lowering stress levels.

Days/Hours Open

Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 9:00 am &
Monday - Thursday, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Admission

$2.00 per guest / per visit. 
$150 season pass (June 1 - Oct 31, 2021)
* schedule changes mid August

Courtesy Reminder 
  • Limited Lanes - sharing may be required
  • Note that at times, the pool is being shared with other programs. Swim in designated lap lanes. 
  • Be considerate of others waiting to use a lane. Long conversations during workouts, keep others waiting.
  • When lap swim hours end, we ask that you please exit the facility. 

Weather

When lifeguards clear for thunder & lightning patrons must exit the pool, splash pad, & deck. Patrons may wait in the restrooms, hallway, or front entrance area. SHOWERS ARE OFF LIMITS at this time.

The lifeguards will allow patrons back into the pool after waiting a minimum of 30 minutes from the last thunder or lightning strike. THIS IS FOR PATRON & STAFF SAFETY.

Open Swim

Enjoy recreational leisure swimming. Play, float, walk/jog, sunbathe, read or lounge. With your admission, enjoy the Splash Pad!

Days/Hours Open

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please note: Tues. & Thur. 11:30 - 1:30 pm our summer camp is in attendance. Expect the pool to be crowded and/or near capacity.           

Admission

$3.00 per guest / per visit (Ages 12+)
$2.00 per child / per visit (under 12 years old)

Purchase a Punch Pass! $40.00 for 20 visits. 

Weather

When lifeguards clear for thunder & lightning patrons must exit the pool, splash pad, & deck. Patrons may wait in the restrooms, hallway, or front entrance area. SHOWERS ARE OFF LIMITS at this time.

The lifeguards will allow patrons back into the pool after waiting a minimum of 30 minutes from the last thunder or lightning strike. THIS IS FOR PATRON & STAFF SAFETY.

Water Aerobics Classes

Water aerobics is a fun, low-impact, cardiovascular exercise done in shallow or deep water using equipment for added resistance. Water aerobics or aqua aerobics helps with balance, strength, and avoids strain on your joints.

 

Days/Hours Open

Monday's & Wednesday's, 10:15 am - 11:15 am & 6 pm - 7 pm

Cost

$4.00 per class or
$35 punch card / 10 visits 
Ages: 18+
Equipment provided

Please note: 

No morning classes: July 12 & July 19

No classes morning or evening: July 5, 26, 28

No Make-Up classes due to weather

For more information, please call our Recreation Department at 352-357-3264. 

Swim Lessons

Half hour small group instructional lessons held Monday through Thursday mornings (approx. 9 am - 11:15 am).

Session 1:

June 7-18,  Registration Deadline:  June 1st at 5pm

Session 2:

June 21-July 2, Registration Deadline:  June 11th at 5pm

Session 3:

July 5-16, Registration Deadline: June 25th at 5pm

Session 4:

July 19-30, Registration Deadline: July 9th at 5pm

 

  • Ages 5-12 years = Levels 1-3 (Level is based on SWIM TEST). 
    Ages 3-4 years = Preschool Aquatics class (No Swim Test Needed).

  • $40 Per Session, Per Child.  $10 Late Fee if Applicable.

  • SWIM TEST REQUIRED in order to complete registration for Level 2 or Level 3.

** Call 352-357-3264 for best time to Swim Test, Pay, Register, or if you have further questions.  Registrations & Payments are taken at the Aquatic Center.

Mini Fun Swim Team

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 8th - July 31st

$75 per Child; Pre-Registration & Swim Test Required.

To register your child(ren) please call (352) 357-3264.

Private Rentals

Monday thru Thursday  4:30pm-6:30pm
Splash Pad Only 

01-25 persons      $100.00 + tax

Friday thru Saturday  6:30pm-8:30pm
Splash Pad Only:              

01-25 persons      $100.00 + tax

Pool Only Rates:            

01-50 persons      $175.00 + tax
51-70 persons      $200.00 + tax

Splash Pad + Pool:   

01-95 persons      $250.00 + tax

 

For more information on renting the aquatic center, please contact our recreation department at (352) 357-3264.

Special Olympics Swim Team

They will begin in June and end at the start of October.  Practices will be on Fridays from 9:45 am to 11:15 am. 

Certification Classes - Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Eustis Aquatic Center typically offers 1-2 American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification courses during the spring. 

In order to enroll in an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course a candidate must be 15 years old by the final date of the course and also be able to complete three prerequisite swimming skills tests.  The three tests are:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.  Swim goggles may be used.

  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.  Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Their head must remain above the surface of the water.

  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards.  The face may be in or out of the water.  Swim goggles are not allowed.
    2. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    3. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.  Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
    4. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

 A video demonstrating what is expected during the prerequisite swimming skills can be found here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFhnjPVJgOY

Certification Classes - Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification

The Eustis Aquatic Center can contract with a trainer to provide this course during spring seasons when enough candidates show interest.  The purpose of the Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim and water safety courses and presentations. 

In order to enroll in an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification course a candidate must be 16 years old by the final date of the course and also be able to complete the prerequisite swimming skills.  These skills include:

  • Front Crawl, 25 yards
  • Back Crawl, 25 yards
  • Breaststroke, 25 yards
  • Elementary Backstroke, 25 yards
  • Sidestroke, 25 yards
  • Butterfly, 25 yards
  • Maintain Position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
  • Tread Water for 1 minute

 

RULES 

For everybody’s health, safety, & protection we ask all guests to observe the following rules:

MUST Wear a Clean Bathing Suit to Enter Pool or Splash Pad Wet Zone.  Should be items made for swimming

Not Acceptable:

T-shirts, Tank-tops, Boxers/Underwear/Bras/Sport Bras, Cotton Shorts, Cargo Shorts, Khakis, Denim, Cut Offs, Leotards & Gymwear, Pants, and Dresses.  Those are NOT considered bathing suits.  NO Thongs or G-Strings.

Acceptable:

Nylon or Lycra Bathing Suit.  Board Shorts & Nylon Shorts. Rashguards/Swim-Shirts.  Hats.

  • Children Who Are Not Toilet Trained MUST Wear a Swim Diaper/Plastic Pant & a Swimsuit.
  • Check diapers regularly.  Change Diapers ONLY In Restrooms NOT Deck Side.
  • Children Under 12 Years Old MUST be Accompanied by a Responsible Adult (Guardian).


PLEASE WATCH YOUR CHILDREN
.  Lifeguards are not a replacement for your supervision.

  • SHOWER before entering pool or splash pad.
  • NO  Running
  • NO  Jumping or Diving
  • NO  Glass
  • NO  Alcohol, Tobacco, E-cigarettes or Vapes
  • NO  Food or Drinks  --  Water Is Permitted
  • NO  Rough Play, Pushing, Throwing People, or Riding Up on Shoulders
  • NO  Climbing, Hanging, Sitting, or Standing on Water Features & Sprayers
  • NO  Profane, Vulgar, Offensive, or Abusive Language
  • NO  Rings, Floats, Inner Tubes, Rafts, or Water Wings  --  Pool Noodles Are Permitted
  • Coast Guard approved lifejackets (PFD’s) are encouraged for weak/non-swimmers’ safety.
  • You MUST be in the water Within Arms Reach of your child if he/she cannot swim or needs a flotation device.
  • Lifeguards may exclude anyone from the deep water who does not demonstrate sufficient swimming ability.
  • Non-service animals are prohibited.  Service animals may not enter the water (or splash pad wet zone).
  • NO  Bicycles Inside the Facility or in the Pathways  --  Use the Bike Rack
  • Do NOT swim if you have had diarrhea.  This can cause others to become ill.
  • Use of sunscreen is encouraged for sun safety.  Rule of Thumb:  Apply sunscreen to dry skin 30 minutes before (re)entering water & rub in completely.  Otherwise, it washes off, doesn’t protect you & damages filtration.
  • Tanning oils MUST be washed off with soap before entering water.  NO iodine.
  • NO  REFUNDS for weather.
  • Staff are not responsible for personal belongings.
  • Please don’t visit with or distract the lifeguards on surveillance duty.  Direct non-safety issues, questions, or concerns to the individual(s) at the service table.
  • OBEY LIFEGUARDS AT ALL TIMES OR YOU MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE.  THEIR JOB IS TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE.


ENFORCEMENT OF THESE RULES IS AT THE DISCRETION OF POOL STAFF.

THIS SEASON when the pool is cleared for thunder &/or lightning patrons will need to quickly gather their belongings and exit the facility.  We are not able to have people waiting in close proximity in our entryway.  It is suggested for you to take shelter in your vehicles.

The lifeguards will allow patrons back into the pool after waiting a minimum of 30 minutes from the last clap of thunder or lightning strike. THIS IS FOR PATRON & STAFF SAFETY.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal authorities and the State of Florida recommend social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Contracting COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Use of the Eustis Aquatic Center (“EAC”) or participation in EAC programs could increase the risk of you or your child contracting COVID-19. The EAC staff undertake every effort to keep our facility clean and disinfected; however as with any public facility, we cannot guarantee that you will be 100% safe from airborne illnesses such as COVID-19 or colds and flu while using EAC facilities or participating in its programs.