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Gahanna Pools will be OPEN This Summer!

On May 17, 2021, the Ohio Department of Health amended its current health orders to conform to new CDC guidance, which allows those who’ve been vaccinated to stop wearing masks.
Under the CDC’s new guidance, those who have not been vaccinated should still wear a mask and socially distance.  

2021 Aquatic Operations – Updates 5.23.2021

Due to updated health guidelines,  the City of Gahanna has made the following adjustments to our operating plans for the 2021 Season:

  • Reservations will no longer be needed prior to entry.
  • Members will be able to use their membership key fobs for entry and daily guests will be able to pay at the gate.
  • As always, staff reserve the right to limit or stop entry due to safety concerns related to overall pool capacity.

Updated Operating Hours

  • Both pools will open Saturday, May 29.
  • There will no longer be time-blocks for operating hours.
  • M-F 11:45am – 8:00pm for both Hunters Ridge Pool (HRP) & Gahanna Swimming Pool (GSP)
  • Sat/Sun 11am – 8:00pm for both HRP & GSP

*GSP will close for the season on August 11th

*HRP will switch to Back-to-School hours and only open weekends and Labor Day from 12-6pm.  Labor Day is the last day of operations.

Updated Daily Walk-in Admissions

  • Resident $9
  • Non-Resident $12
  • After 4pm, rates are:  $6/resident,  $9/non-resident

Continued Safety Steps

  • Routine cleaning of high touch points
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations
  • Distancing of groups is still encouraged
  • Member Handbook (both the digital version and the printable version).

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  • Memberships on sale NOW. 
  • Daily passes will also be available.
  • Your parks and rec team members are committed to having 100% FUN this summer!
  • We’re offering SWIM LESSONS!  (Register NOW!)

Back to School Hours:
August 14-15 / 21-22             11 am-7:15 pm
August 28-29 / Sept. 4-6      11 am–7:15 pm
September 7                                    closed for the season

If you have any questions, please call 614-342-4250, M – F, 8a – 5pm

Pool Membership Information

Pool memberships are on sale NOW!

Memberships are available for purchase online this year. Staff will monitor membership sales, audit household information, and prepare membership packets to be mailed out weekly. Members will still be required to have photos on file, which will be captured on site at the start of the season.

Please review our Pool Membership Policy before purchasing your membership!

Updated Purchase Requirements

  • A Non-Member Daily Walk-In Pass:
    $9 Resident / $12 Non-Resident   

Installment Billing (2 Payment Options):

  • Pay-in-Full at the time of purchase
  • Pay 1/3 at time of purchase, 1/3 May 1, remaining 1/3 June 1
    OR ½ in May and the remaining ½ on June 1
  • Membership Types Valid at BOTH Pools
  • Single: ages 3 – 54
  • Couple: 2 people, same household
  • Family: 3 people, same household
  • Family: 4 people, same household
  • Family: 5+ people, same household
  • Senior: ages 55+
  • Sitter Add-On*
    *Must be purchased with another membership.
  • Gahanna Resident
  • $160
  • $250
  • $300
  • $325
  • $350
  • $100
  • $90*
  • Non-Resident
  • $185
  • $275
  • $325
  • $350
  • $375
  • $125
  • $90*

Important Details Regarding 2021 Operations

Please be aware of these important procedures for 2021 operations: ( Updates 5.20.2021)

Due to updated health guidelines,  Gahanna Parks & Rec have made the following adjustments to our operating plans for the 2021 Season:

  • Reservations will no longer be needed prior to entry.  Members will be able to use their membership key fobs for entry and daily guests will be able to pay at the gate.  As always, staff reserve the right to limit or stop entry due to safety concerns related to overall pool capacity.
  • Updated Daily Walk-in Admissions
    • Resident $9
    • Non-Resident $12

Updated Operating Hours

  • There will no longer be time-blocks for operating hours.
  • M-F 11:45am – 8:00pm HRP & GSP
  • Sat/Sun 11am – 8:00pm HRP & GSP

*GSP will still close for the season on August 11

*HRP will switch to Back-to-School hours and only open weekends and Labor Day from 12-6pm.  Labor Day is the last day of operations.  

Continued Safety Steps

  • Routine cleaning of high touch points
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations
  • Distancing of groups is still encouraged

   

SWIM LESSONS & OTHER AQUATICS CLASSES

Gahanna Swimming Pool

2021 Gahanna Swim Classes:

The City of Gahanna Parks & Recreation Department is proud to offer its own swim lesson courses this summer! Below is specific class time/date information. (See following section, “Swim Class Descriptions,” for age and skill development information.

  • Activity Section # 14051 Parent & Child Aquatics – Resident $40 / NonResident $55   Duration: 30 minutes
  • Activity Section # 14053 Pre-School Aquatics – Resident $45 / NonResident $60    Duration: 30 minutes
  • Activity Section # 14056 Learn to Swim Program – Resident $60 / NonResident $75   Duration: 45 minutes


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aturday Only Session June 5– June 26 (4 classes per session so the month of June will be an entire session)

  • Morning session only – Occurring only at Gahanna Swimming Pool

      Course offerings on Saturdays:

  • Parent and Child Aquatics
  • Pre-School Aquatics

~Weekday Sessions running Monday – Thursdays starting June 7 – July 1 (each week will include 4 classes per session)

  • Morning session offered only at Hunter’s Ridge Pool
  • Afternoon session offered only at Gahanna Swimming Pool

       Course offerings on weekdays:

  • Pre-School Aquatics
  • Learn to Swim Program

Register NOW! (LINK)

Questions? Call 614-342-4267.

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Swim Class Descriptions:

Parent and Child Swim Lessons   Parent and Child lessons are 30 minute guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. Students do not need a swim test to register for the course. Swimming diapers are required for participants not potty-trained. Swim lessons are available for individuals 6 months to 6 years of age. Only one parent is allowed in the water per child, but it is possible to rotate the parent throughout the session.

Pre- School Swim Lessons

Pre-school lessons provide water safety, survival skills and essential swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate for 3 to 6 years old. It is highly encouraged that participants who register are potty-trained. Students will go through a swim test to determine their appropriate starting level on the first day of class. They will advance by passing various skills. Please be aware that sometimes it takes more than one set of lessons to master the skills required to move up to the next level.

Traditional Swim Lessons   Traditional lessons are offered for a defined number of classes and fees are paid in full at time of registration. Students will go through a swim test to determine their appropriate starting level on the first day of class. They will advance by passing various skills. Swim lessons are available for participants enrolling in 1st Grade to 16 years of age.

Our swim lessons have been designed with current safety measures in mind. Additionally, limited class sizes and a reduced schedule provides plenty of swimming space to learn and play. Please direct questions to Cole Hetman, cole.hetman@gahanna.gov.

Learn to Swim Program

The American Red Cross six-level Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs. The program is designed for children over 6 years all the way up to adults, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of our Learn-to-Swim class includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Level 3: Stroke Development
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Participants must receive a certificate of completion or approval from the Aquatics Instruction Coordinator before moving on to the next level. Each participant will receive an American Red Cross Achievement Booklet. Bring your booklet to class and your instructor will complete the skills check off pages for you!

Please be aware that sometimes it takes more than one set of lessons to master the skills required to move up to the next level.

The American Red Cross offers a free mobile app to help parents and caregivers of young people learning to swim. The app is designed as a companion to the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons and preschool aquatics programs, and provides water safety information to adults and children. It is ideal for adults or children who want easy and accessible information on water safety and drowning prevention.

The app can be found at redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps (click swim app) or downloaded directly from the Apple or Google Play app stores (search: swim American Red Cross).

Hunter’s Ridge Pool

2021 Gahanna Swim Classes:

The City of Gahanna Parks & Recreation Department is proud to offer its own swim lesson courses this summer! Below is specific class time/date information. (See following section, “Swim Class Descriptions,” for age and skill development information.

  • Activity Section # 14051 Parent & Child Aquatics – Resident $40 / NonResident $55   Duration: 30 minutes
  • Activity Section # 14053 Pre-School Aquatics – Resident $45 / NonResident $60    Duration: 30 minutes
  • Activity Section # 14056 Learn to Swim Program – Resident $60 / NonResident $75   Duration: 45 minutes

~Saturday Only Session June 5– June 26 (4 classes per session so the month of June will be an entire session)

  • Morning session only – Occurring only at Gahanna Swimming Pool

Course offerings on Saturdays:

  • Parent and Child Aquatics
  • Pre-School Aquatics

~Weekday Sessions running Monday – Thursdays starting June 7 – July 1 (each week will include 4 classes per session)

  • Morning session offered only at Hunter’s Ridge Pool
  • Afternoon session offered only at Gahanna Swimming Pool

Course offerings on weekdays:

  • Pre-School Aquatics
  • Learn to Swim Program

REGISTER NOW! (LINK)

Questions? Call 614-342-4267.

_________________________________________

Swim Class Descriptions:

Parent and Child Swim Lessons   Parent and Child lessons are 30 minute guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. Students do not need a swim test to register for the course. Swimming diapers are required for participants not potty-trained. Swim lessons are available for individuals 6 months to 6 years of age. Only one parent is allowed in the water per child, but it is possible to rotate the parent throughout the session.

Pre- School Swim Lessons

Pre-school lessons provide water safety, survival skills and essential swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate for 3 to 6 years old. It is highly encouraged that participants who register are potty-trained. Students will go through a swim test to determine their appropriate starting level on the first day of class. They will advance by passing various skills. Please be aware that sometimes it takes more than one set of lessons to master the skills required to move up to the next level.

Traditional Swim Lessons   Traditional lessons are offered for a defined number of classes and fees are paid in full at time of registration. Students will go through a swim test to determine their appropriate starting level on the first day of class. They will advance by passing various skills. Swim lessons are available for participants enrolling in 1st Grade to 16 years of age.

Our swim lessons have been designed with current safety measures in mind. Additionally, limited class sizes and a reduced schedule provides plenty of swimming space to learn and play. Please direct questions to Cole Hetman, cole.hetman@gahanna.gov.

Learn to Swim Program

The American Red Cross six-level Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs. The program is designed for children over 6 years all the way up to adults, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of our Learn-to-Swim class includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Level 3: Stroke Development
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Participants must receive a certificate of completion or approval from the Aquatics Instruction Coordinator before moving on to the next level. Each participant will receive an American Red Cross Achievement Booklet. Bring your booklet to class and your instructor will complete the skills check off pages for you!

Please be aware that sometimes it takes more than one set of lessons to master the skills required to move up to the next level.

The American Red Cross offers a free mobile app to help parents and caregivers of young people learning to swim. The app is designed as a companion to the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons and preschool aquatics programs, and provides water safety information to adults and children. It is ideal for adults or children who want easy and accessible information on water safety and drowning prevention.

The app can be found at redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps (click swim app) or downloaded directly from the Apple or Google Play app stores (search: swim American Red Cross).

2021 Swim Class Session information coming soon!

American Red Cross Workshops & Certification Classes

American Red Cross Blended Lifeguard Training Course
Time: Online 7 hours, In-person 20 hours

Provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants will provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. The Lifeguard Training Blended Learning Course allows you to read the material and watch the videos from the comfort of your home. The online training is approximately 7 hours. In-person training will be 20 hours. This training is for new lifeguard candidates or those with lapsed certifications, Certification issued for 2 years in CPR for the Professional Rescuer/First Aid/Lifeguarding.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING PRE-COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Student minimum age is 15 years by the last day of class
  • Swim 300 yards using freestyle or breaststroke. The candidate must demonstrate breath control and rhythmic breathing without stopping.
  • Tread Water, legs only, for 2 minutes
  • Timed brick test: Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, and retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom. Surface and swim on your back with the object for 20 yards, exit the water without using a ladder or steps. The time limit is 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Please note: Course tuition fee is not refundable for not passing the swim pretest. Candidates should practice and train prior to the course.

Lifeguard Textbook Link – Please Download:

https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/training-services/no-index/LG_PM_digital.pdf

American Red Cross Lifeguard Review Course                                                                          Time: In-person 10 hours                                                                                                                         

For those whose certifications are soon to expire but still certified (30 day grace period allowed). The review course is usually conducted in one day. Lifeguards will be expected to complete the Lifeguard prerequisite swim test, practice rescue skills, work through team scenarios, successfully complete the written test and skills test at the end of the course. Note: You will need to bring your hip pack, resuscitation mask, and whistle. Certification issued for 2 years in CPR for the Professional Rescuer/First Aid/Lifeguarding.

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Blended Learning Course           Time: Online 7 hours, In-person 25 hours

This Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI) in 3 days teaches people how to be safe in, on, and around water and to teach individuals of different ages and abilities how to swim. In a logical progression, the program covers the knowledge and skills needed for aquatic skill development. As participants develop these skills, they become safer and better swimmers. The instructor course is designed to train instructor candidates to teach Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn to Swim, Adult Swim, and water safety courses and presentations.

Prerequisites for the Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Candidates should be able to swim the 6 basic strokes based on a level 3 ability: freestyle, back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and butterfly. Treading water and the ability to back float is required.
  • Candidates will need to download or purchase the textbook materials
  • Complete the online component prior to the first day of class

American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Blended Learning Course                            Time: Online 3 hours, In-person 22 hours

The lifeguard instructor course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to use course presentation materials, conduct training sessions, and evaluate the progress of candidates in a professional-level course. Upon successfully becoming a Lifeguarding Instructor, one is eligible to teach many courses. These include Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens. Lifeguarding Instructors with a current Red Cross basic-level certification in Administering Emergency Oxygen may also teach Administering Emergency Oxygen. To be eligible to teach Waterfront Skills, candidates must also possess a Waterfront Skills certificate.

Prerequisites for the Lifeguard Instructor Course (LGI)

  • LGI Course students must be at least 17 years old
  • Possess a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/ CPR/AED
  • Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor Manual (print version) and Lifeguarding Manual (digital or print) prior to entering the first classroom session of the instructor course
  • Successfully complete the online introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor course (about 2 hours online)
  • Successfully complete the in-person pre-course swim session.
  • LGI Course Candidates should be able to swim 300 yards using freestyle or breaststroke.   Treading water for 2 minutes only using their legs is the second test.  Third, a timed event – swim 20 yards to retrieve a 10-pound brick – returning it to the starting point by swimming on back using only the legs – climb out of the pool unassisted within 1 minute and 40 seconds. Hint: Practice these ahead of class. No refunds for students not meeting these standards once the in-person class begins.
  • Candidates will be provided with an opportunity to review all basic level lifeguard skills in which they are expected to show competency.

POOL SCHOLARSHIPS & SWIM TEAM INFORMATION

Pool Scholarships

The Department of Parks & Recreation is proud to offer a scholarship program, funded by the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation. Families that qualify for the free/reduced  school lunch program may receive scholarship funding.  Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complete an application HERE. For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 614-342-4250

Hunters Ridge Seahorses Swim & Dive Team

Practice Schedule for Swim Team:  Monday-Thursday

8:45-10 am 12-18 year olds

10-11 am 9-11 year olds

11-11:45 am 8 & under

Tuesday & Thursday Gahanna Swimming Pool PM Practices

7:30-8:30pm

Dive Team Requirements

11 & under: Jump from diving board and swim safely to the side of the pool

12 & older: Front dive off the diving board

Practice Schedule for DIVE Team

Monday-Thursday Hunters Ridge Pool AM Practices

10:15-11:15 am 12-18 year olds

11:15-12 pm 11 & under

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Gahanna Swimming Pool PM Practices

6:45-7:45 pm

OUR FIRST PRACTICE AND TRY IT OUT DAY WILL BE JUNE 1, DURING THE TIMES LISTED ABOVE.

2021 Gahanna Aquatics Handbook

Please read the 2021 Gahanna Aquatics Handbook before visiting Gahanna Swimming Pools.

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