Parks & Recreation

Aquatics Program

picture of the blue ash pool at sunrise

The Blue Ash Recreation Center outdoor swimming pools are open from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. The Olympic-size swimming pool is heated, contains over 500,000 gallons of water. It reaches a depth of 13-feet in the deepest end (which is where the diving board and lap swim lanes are located), and has two 145 foot dual twist tube water slides.  Adult swim in the 3 dedicated lap lanes is conducted for 15-minutes at the top of every hour (during this time, anyone 17 and younger are not permitted in the pools). 

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The Family Wading Pool accommodates all ages and abilities. With inclusion, accessibility, and innovation in mind, this uniquely-built and designed pool features spray amenities, a dump bucket, wet bubble, slide, and more. Other features include two zero-depth entries, increased visibility for parents, passive and active play areas, and an increased attention to interactive play for little ones who are ready to explore.

BLUE ASH BLUE FINS SWIM TEAM
Join our recreational league swim team!  Click here for information.

SCHOOL OF FINS: SWIM AND SAFETY GROUP LESSONS 
The Blue Ash Recreation Center is pleased to bring the School of Fins: Swim and Safety Lessons in 2019! The School of Fins: Swim and Safety Lessons will emphasize the importance of safety in and around the pool, the basics of freestyle and backstroke and much more! Students can expect to learn an array of safety skills designed to help parents and children feel more comfortable at the pool. Each session is one week in length with each lesson lasting 35 minutes. Each lesson will include safety skills, stroke development, and safety topics. Lessons will be taught by the Blue Ash lifeguards who are excited to teach your child about safety and swimming.

For more information about our swim lessons click here for an information flyer.

SESSION 1 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Register at the Blue Ash Recreation Center Welcome Desk (4433 Cooper Road) beginning April 1! Phone registrations will be accepted starting Wednesday, April 3- 745-8550.
Resident In-Person Registration: Monday, April 1, 9AM
Member In-Person Registration: Tuesday, April 2, 9AM
Resident and Member Phone Registration: Wednesday, April 3
Open Registration: Monday, April 29, 9AM
Session 1 Registration End Date and Time: June 7, 12PM

SESSION 1 SWIM LESSON DATES
Monday - Friday
June 10 - 14
Lesson Times: 9:40AM, 10:25AM, 11:10AM, 5:30PM, 6:15PM and 7:00PM

SESSION 2 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
June 17 - 21
In-Person Registration: Monday, June 17, 9AM
Phone and In-Person Registration: Tuesday, June 18 - Friday, June 21, Noon

SESSION 2 SWIM LESSON DATES
Monday - Friday
June 24 - 28
Lesson Times: 9:40AM, 10:25AM, 11:10AM, 5:30PM, 6:15PM and 7:00PM

SESSION 3 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
July 1 - 5
In-Person Registration: Monday, July 1, 9AM
Phone and In-Person Registration: Tuesday, July 2 - Friday, July 5, Noon

SESSION 3 SWIM LESSON DATES
Monday - Friday
July 8 - 12
Lesson Times: 9:40AM, 10:25AM, 11:10AM, 5:30PM, 6:15PM and 7:00PM

SESSION 4 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
July 15 - 19
In-Person Registration: Monday, July 15, 9AM
Phone and In-Person Registration: Tuesday, July 16 - Friday, July 19, Noon

SESSION 4 SWIM LESSON DATES
Monday - Friday
July 22 - 26
Lesson Times: 9:40AM, 10:25AM, 11:10AM, 5:30PM, 6:15PM and 7:00PM

LIFEGUARDING 
Our Lifeguarding Staff members are trained on a frequent and regular basis. They each hold an American Red Cross lifeguarding certification.

POOL RULES 
In an effort to make our pools fun and enjoyable, there are certain rules that patrons and guests are expected to follow.  To read about our guidelines, click here  for our information brochure. 

OPERATING HOURS

POOL HOURS - SUMMER 2019
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Memorial Day Weekend (5/25 & 5/26)           Noon - 6p Noon - 6p
Memorial Day (5/27) Noon - 6p            
May 28 - June 2    Noon - 9p  Noon - 9p Noon - 9p  Noon - 9p   11a - 8p   11a - 6p 
Regular Hours (June 3 - August 11) Noon - 9p Noon - 9p Noon - 9p Noon - 9p Noon - 9p 11a - 8p 11a - 6p
July 4th       Noon - 6p       
August 12 - 16 Wading Pool Open
11a-1p
Main Pool Open
4-7p
Wading Pool Open
11a-1p
Main Pool Open
4-7p
Wading Pool Open
11a-1p
Main Pool Open
4-7p
Wading Pool Open
11a-1p
Main Pool Open
4-7p
Wading Pool Open
11a-1p
Main Pool Open
4-7p
   
August 17 & 18 and August 24 & 25            11a - 8p  11a - 6p
August 19 - August 23 Wading Pool Open
11a-1p
Main Pool Open
4-7p
Wading Pool Open
11a-1p
Main Pool Open
4-7p
Wading Pool Open
11a-1p
Main Pool Open
4-7p
Wading Pool Open
11a-1p
Main Pool Open
4-7p
Wading Pool Open
11a-1p
Main Pool Open
4-7p
   
August 26 - August 30 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed    
Labor Day Weekend (8/31 & 9/1)           Noon - 6p Noon - 6p
Labor Day (9/2) Noon - 6p            
CLOSED Labor Day - Memorial Day Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

Tot Swim in the Family Wading Pool (Ages 9 and under): June 4-August 8, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10 - 11:30AM
Early Bird Lap Swim:   Lap lanes will be open for lap swimming June 3 - August 9, Mon - Fri from 6:15 - 7:45AM and June 1 - August 11, Sat & Sun from 11A - Noon.
FAMILY WADING POOL AND SLIDES CLOSE AT 8P Monday-Friday!