Lap Swim, Water Walking & Family Swim
Take the Plunge
make swimming a part of your regular exercise routineSwimming is a lifetime sport that benefits the body and the whole person. Anyone can do it. No matter your age, weight, skill or fitness level; swimming is an excellent choice for anyone. It is a healthy activity that can be continued for a lifetime.
Click here to view pool calendar. For questions about swimming schedule or information on reserving pool time, call (605) 336-3660.
Swimming Punch Card:
Fitness members no charge
During the school year we offer family swim most Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1pm-4pm. (Please refer to the online pool calendar to verify family swim is being offered.) Must be 14 years or older to attend family swim without an adult. Lifeguard is on duty for family swim. There is no family swim during the summer months. Non-members must provide their own towel.
Swimming is a lot of fun and can be a great way to socialize. The pool is a place to feel like a kid again and get a great workout. Parents can introduce swimming to their children as a way to have fun, improve physical fitness and reduce childhood obesity. For an adult, family swim time can be a way for you to re-energize for the coming week. Instead of feeling out of breath or exhausted, you may feel surprisingly calm.
Lap swim offers swimmers a great cardiovascular workout. Whatever pace you work at, come enjoy our relaxing waters and get in shape at the same time. Check our pool schedule for lap swim times and lane availability. We offer kickboards, fins and barbells to add to your workout. We encourage lane sharing and circle swimming. No lifeguard is on duty for lap swimming.
Swim & Stay Fit
For those members that like to keep a record of their swim miles, participate in our "Swim & Stay Fit" program. Stop by the membership desk so that we can record your miles.
Water walking is a great way to get a low-impact workout. Use our pool and create your own routine. We offer the use of float-belts, noodles and resistance barbells to make your workout even better. Please check the pool schedule for lane availability.
How do I get started?
- First, if you have asthma or any existing injury, consult your doctor to determine if you should swim and at what pace.
- Start slowly. Beginner swimmers start with 12-20 minutes of swimming. Once your breathing and strokes become more efficient, you will able to swim for a longer period of time.
- To get the most out of your pool workout, use the freestyle stroke, where your arms are moving in a windmill motion while your body is pivoting and you’re breathing on the side of the arm that’s out of the water.
- Keep your swimming routine fresh by mixing up the freestyle stroke with other strokes to get a more effective workout every time.
- Try water walking or running in water.
- Tread water to help tone your legs and arms and to get a good cardiovascular workout.
- Use the walls of the pool for your stretches and motorized kicking for an agressive workout.
- Use a kickboard when swimming to work on your legs and streghten your arms and back.
- Participate in the water aerobic classes to get a good workout and meet other members.