Aquatics Activities

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Take a peek below at some of this summer's activities offerings!

Junior Lifeguard Program

Students will receive instruction in water safety, public relations, facility operations, water exercise, teamwork, leadership skills, basic work skills, lifeguarding skills (including in-water rescue techniques:  spinal extraction using backboard, deep water rescue, conscious and unconscious), CPR, and first aid.

Bring Daily:  bathing suit, towel, t-shirt/sweatshirt, snacks, water bottle, whistle (any kind), and goggles if needed.

Date June 29, 30, July 1, 2
Time 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location Gardner Aquatic Center
Age 11-15
Fee $50.00; $45 for participants who are pool pass holders for the 2019
  season at the Gardner Aquatic Center.
Register Online
Registration Form: mail, fax, or email Registration Form - coming soon!

Adult River Running

A cool way to work out in the heat!  This activity is for adults only to spend some time in our lazy river working out.  Must be at least 5 ft tall.  Aqua running shoes are recommended, but not required. Water weights are available for you to customize your routine with cardio, strength training and toning. Use the natural resistance of the water to ease your joints.  There is nothing lazy about this workout! Please note there is no instructor for this activity.
Note: Classes may be canceled classes if attendance is low.

Days of the Week Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dates June 1 - July 26
Time 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location Gardner Aquatic Center
Age 18 and older

$4.00 per person per visit. Participants will pay a drop in fee at the pool. Pool membership holders and guests over age 62 will be admitted for $3.00 per visit.  **No punch cards will be sold for river running.

Toddler Time

This time is set aside especially for your little swimmers. Toddlers will have the opportunity to swim and play in the Splash Playground and Baby Pool all by themselves. Parents do not have to pay but are required to stay the whole time.  Note: Class may be cancelled if attendance is low. 

Days of the week Friday, Sunday
Dates June 5 - July 26
Time 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Age 6 mos.- 6 years old with an adult
Fee $6 per child per visit.  Pool membership holders will be admitted for $5.00 per visit.  Adults are free but must be present at all times.  $25 Punch Card for 5 punches. Punch cards are only available for purchase at City Hall.



The Gardner Aquatic Center is dedicated to providing ADA-accessible amenities. It is our goal to make reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility includes ADA-compliant pool access lifts. Please contact the Gardner Parks and Recreation at 913.856.0936 to learn more about other Gardner Aquatic Center ADA accommodations.