Louisville Parks and Recreation kicks off 2022 swim season, offering free recreational swim club

May 12, 2022

Louisville Parks and Recreation kicks off the summer pool season beginning Memorial Day Weekend on May 28, 2022. Three outdoor pools will be open this season – Algonquin, Fairdale and Sun Valley. The pools’ regular weekday/weekend schedule will run through August 7. From August 7 – Labor Day, September 5, 2022, the city’s three outdoor pools will be open on weekends only.

The three public pools will be open Sundays through Saturdays from 12 - 5 p.m., with each being closed one day per week for scheduled maintenance (Fairdale – Mondays; Algonquin – Tuesdays; Sun Valley – Wednesdays). The daily cost for the 2022 season is $3 for those 13 years and older and $2 for children 12 years and under.

“We’re excited to get the summer swim season under way and are looking forward to welcoming the community back to our outdoor pools,” said Acting Director of Louisville Parks and Recreation, Margaret Brosko. “We also want to stress the need for lifeguards. We have increased the hourly wage for seasonal lifeguards to $15.15 per hour and are offering free training classes to those who commit to working through the summer season.”

Lifeguard Training DetailsMay 16 through May 20, 4 - 8 p.m.
June 6 through June 10, 4 - 8 p.m.
Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center 201 Reservoir Road

New this year is a FREE Junior Lifeguard Club that will be offered to those ages 12-15. The Junior Lifeguard Club is a unique program designed as a “coaching” environment for long-term goals and short-term “personal best” achievements. Prerequisites include swimming 25 yards continuously and treading water for 1 minute. The club will begin on June 15 and run through August 5. Details for the sessions are listed below:

Junior Lifeguard Club DetailsJune 15 through August 5Algonquin Pool – Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.Fairdale Pool – Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sun Valley Pool – Fridays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

In addition, Louisville Parks and Recreation welcomes back the Summer Recreational Swim Club, a free 4–week program sponsored by the Louisville Sports Fund that will introduce youth ages 7–12 to a new and fun concept of swimming. The Recreational Swim Club is offered to three age groups: 7–8, 9–10 and 11–12, and is limited to eight kids per age group. Registration will take place the week of June 1 at each pool site where classes will be held.

Recreational Swim Club DetailsJune 1, 2, 3Algonquin Pool – June 1, 10:30 a.m. Sun Valley Pool – June 2, 10:30 a.m. Fairdale Pool – June 3, 10:30 a.m.

4-week program beginning the week of June 6 through the week of June 27Algonquin Pool – Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Sun Valley Pool – Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Fairdale Pool – Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

4-week program beginning the week of July 4 through the week of August 1Algonquin Pool – Mondays, 10:30 a.m. (No class July 4) Sun Valley Pool – Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Fairdale Pool – Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

Additionally, Central Adult Learn-to-Swim, Inc. will host Aqua Zumba on Saturdays in June and July at the Algonquin Pool from 10:30–11:30 a.m. for a fee of $5. This popular aquatic fitness class is set to the beat of music and is held in the shallow end of the pool. Swimming experience is not required for the Zumba courses and a maximum of 100 participants are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about any of the programs, please contact 502-574-1498.

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