Eustis Aquatic Center

Location: Contact:
250 Ferran Park Drive           
Eustis, FL 32726
Phone: (352) 357-3264


2020 FALL SEASON 
Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 we have made changes for the 2020 season.  We hope that you will understand as we do what we can to help protect you and the employees while we provide recreational space for you to use.

  • Patrons and employees will be screened before entering the facility and have their temperatures checked.  If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or are currently positive for COVID-19 please DO NOT come to the Eustis Aquatic Center.
  • You will need to make a reservation for lap swimming and public swimming (includes splash pad) this season.
  • Go to https://cityofeustisaquaticcenter.getomnify.com/ to view available blocks of swim time and book your reservation starting 48 hours in advance
  • You will need to bring your own equipment.  We will not be loaning lifejackets, kick boards, exercise equipment, etc this season.
  • Bring your own chair.  The facility will not have deck furniture other than the 5 picnic tables this season.
  • Facility hours will be shortened and capacity will be limited to 50% to help promote social distancing.  Click to read specific programming information in the menu to the right.
  • You are not required to wear a face covering; however you are encouraged to do so while outside of the water, especially if you need to come within 6 feet of a non-household member.
  • Face coverings are NOT allowed in the water for aquatic related safety concerns.
  • Periods for extra cleaning & disinfecting have been scheduled in throughout the day.

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.


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. 

WATER WALKING AND WATER EXERCISE (USE OF DUMBBELLS) WILL NOT BE ALLOWED DURING LAP SWIM.

Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 changes have been made to the way that we will be operating our lap swim hours for the 2020 season.  Hours have been shortened and capacity is limited among other changes.  We thank you for understanding.

For the fall we are offering 5 x 1 hour blocks of lap swim time BY RESERVATION on weekdays (M-F). The one hour blocks start at 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 12 pm (noon) and 1 pm. (This is subject to change). 

We are allowing 1 swimmer per lane.  While resting at the walls, please, stay in the center of your lane to allow 6 feet between you and the resting swimmer in the next lane.  

STEP 1:  Make a RESERVATION to swim.  

  • Go to https://cityofeustisaquaticcenter.getomnify.com/ to view available blocks of swim time and book your reservation starting 48 hours in advance. 
  • Reservations will NOT be taken by Aquatic Staff.
  • PLEASE CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION (on the website prior to the start time) IF YOU KNOW YOU CANNOT MAKE IT. 

STEP 2:  Bring your own equipment.  We will not be loaning out equipment this season (i.e. kickboards, pull buoys).

STEP 3:  Arrive within the first 15 minutes of your reserved 1 hour block of swim time.

  • If you book 7:30 am-8:30 am that means you must exit the water by 8:30 am even if you didn’t get here until 7:30 am.
  • You will be considered a “NO SHOW” if you have not arrived during the first 15 minutes of your reservation.
  • After 3 “NO SHOWS” you will no longer be allowed to make a reservation.

STEP 4:  Patrons will be screened and temperatures taken before being allowed to swim.

  • Screenings will be done in the first 15 minutes of your 1 hour time block not throughout the hour.
  • DO NOT COME to the Eustis Aquatic Center if you have a fever (100.4 F or higher) OR are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • DO NOT COME to the Eustis Aquatic Center if you have been within 6 feet of someone with a confirmed positive COVID-19 test within the past 14 days.

STEP 5:  Enjoy your swim.

OTHER NOTES:

  • This schedule is subject to change.
  • You are encouraged, but not required, to wear a face covering when inside the facility and not in the water and coming within 6 feet of another individual.
  • We ask that you respect social distancing as much as possible inside the facility.  This will be more difficult to do within the changing rooms.

OPEN SWIM 
 

Note: The Splash Pad season has ended. 

Enjoy some leisure time at the pool. This is also a great time if you want to simply walk in the water to take stress off your joints without the restriction of lane lines.

Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 changes have been made to the way that we will be operating our open swim (public swim) hours for the 2020 season.  Hours have been slightly adjusted to accommodate more citizens within one day due to the need to limit the capacity for social distancing purposes and to accommodate for cleaning & disinfecting during the day.  We thank you for understanding.

For the fall we are offering 2 hour blocks of open swim time BY RESERVATION on weekdays (M-F) from 12:00 pm (noon) - 2:00 pm.  Capacity is limited in order to allow space for social distancing between patrons in the water.

STEP 1:  Make a RESERVATION to swim.  

  • Go to https://cityofeustisaquaticcenter.getomnify.com/ to view available blocks of swim time up to 2 days in advance and book your reservation.
  • Reservations will NOT be taken by Aquatic Staff.
  • PLEASE CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION (on the website prior to the start time) IF YOU KNOW YOU CANNOT MAKE IT. 

STEP 2:  Bring your own lifejackets and chairs.  We will not be loaning out equipment nor placing furniture on the deck this season.

STEP 3:  Arrive within the first 30 minutes of your reserved 2 hour block of swim time.

  • You will be considered a “NO SHOW” if you have not arrived during the first 30 minutes of your reservation.  You are not guaranteed entry at that point.
  • After 3 “NO SHOWS” you will no longer be allowed to make a reservation.

STEP 4:  Patrons will be screened and temperatures taken before being allowed to enter the facility.

  • Screenings will be done in the first 15 minutes of your 2 hour time block, not throughout the two hours. 
  • DO NOT COME to the Eustis Aquatic Center if you have a fever (100.4 F or higher) OR are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • DO NOT COME to the Eustis Aquatic Center if you have been within 6 feet of someone with a confirmed positive COVID-19 test within the past 14 days.

STEP 5:  Enjoy your swim.  All patrons will need to leave the facility at the end of the 2 hour block of time in order for staff to clean & disinfect.

OTHER NOTES:

  • This schedule is subject to change. 
  • You are encouraged, but not required, to wear a face covering when inside the facility and not in the water, especially when coming within 6 feet of another individual.
  • We ask that you respect social distancing as much as possible inside the facility.  This will be more difficult to do within the changing rooms.


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 10 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.


SWIM LESSONS
Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 Swim Lessons for this season have been CANCELLED.

MINI FUN SWIM TEAM
Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 the Mini Fun Swim Team has been CANCELLED for this season.

PRIVATE RENTALS
We will not be offering the facility for private rentals this season.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SWIM TEAM
Lake County Special Olympics personnel have not yet determined if their season will be CANCELLED.  At this time the season is POSTPONED.


CERTIFICATION CLASSES – RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

Eustis Aquatic Center typically offers 1-2 American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification courses during the spring.  Under the guidance of the American Red Cross these classes are POSTPONED until social distancing restrictions are lifted.

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.  Under the guidance of the American Red Cross these classes are POSTPONED until social distancing restrictions are lifted.

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