We are re-opening Thursday, October 1st!! 

Join us for our grand pool re-opening weekend Thursday, October 1st - Sunday, October 4th.  No charge to enter!  Join us back in the pool for some family fun! Limited capacity may occur

 

Our Hours Have Changed! 

Monday-Friday 
8:00am- 11:30am
Kiddie pool not available
 
Tuesday-Friday
3:00-8:00pm
 
Saturday & Sunday
9:30am-5:00pm
**With the purchase of a Single Swim Pass or Family Swim Pass, all times are available**
 All memberships purchased prior to the Covid 19 closure will have access to the facility during any of the operational hours 
 
 
NEW Senior Swim
Monday-Friday 
8:00am- 11:30am
**With the purchase of a Senior Swim Pass, access will be limited to senior swim times only**
 

1 Pool Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14223 * Phone: 716-876-7424 * Fax: 716-876-3943

 

** At this time, the whirlpool, sauna and steam room will not be available to pool-goers.  We will have limited locker room capacity due to Covid-19 circumstances. Additonally, all fitness programming has been cancelled or paused.**

 

Aquatic Center Update August 24, 2020

 
 
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We have new rates available starting in October!

You can purchase new memberships for you and your family starting on October 5th! 

New Resident Rates

Electronic Funds Transfer option is available for all memberships to be paid on a monthly basis. Proof of residency and age is required for purchase of a resident membership.  See rates below:

Single: $17/ month

Family: $20/ month 

Senior: $10/ month 

All memberships are available to pay in full for the annual fee amount.  Proof of residency and age is required for the purchase of a resident membership.  See rates below:

Single: $204/ year

Family: $240/ year

Senior: $120/ year

 **All memberships will require an annual $36 maintenance fee**

New Non-Resident Rates

Electronic Funds Transfer option is available for all memberships to be paid on a monthly basis. See rates below:

Single: $25/ month

Family: $30/ month 

Senior: $15/ month 

All memberships are available to pay in full for the annual fee amount.  Proof of residency and age is required for the purchase of a resident membership.  See rates below:

Single: $300/ year

Family: $360/ year

Senior: $180/ year

  **All memberships will require an annual $36 maintenance fee**

General Information

Make plans now to visit and join your state-of-the-art community recreation and family fitness center. The Town of Tonawanda Aquatic Center brings new opportunities for you and your family. Learn to swim, spend time with the family and improve your muscle tone and much more. It offers something for everyone through its various programs and its 50-meter main pool, kiddie pool, sauna and steam room.

** At this time, the whirlpool, sauna and steam room will not be available to pool-goers.  We will have limited locker room capacity due to Covid-19 circumstances.**

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Swim Lesson Guide Information

The Aquatic and Fitness Center follows the swim lesson guidelines put in place by the American Red Cross. Taught by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards, lessons are offered throughout the whole calendar year. 

Learn to swim level 1 is designed to make participants comfortable in the water and orient them to the aquatic environment. Basic personal water safety information and aquatic skills are taught. Participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water. Children should be six years of age or older. Participants in this level may use bubble belts or need support from the instructor.

—  To progress to Level 2, students must pass all skills with no more than one bubble.

Level 2 marks the beginning of having “locomotion” in the water. Participants build on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Children should be six years of age and older and have passed Level 1. Participants in this level may enter using single bubble belt or needing support from the instructor, but may not graduate until they can swim independently.

— To progress to Level 3, students must pass all skills without the support of bubbles or the instructor.

In level 3, the aim is to help participants achieve basic water competency in the pool. Participants learn front crawl and elementary backstroke, and multiple different kicks. Children should be six years of age and older and have passed Level 2. Participants in this level must be able to swim independently of any support.

In this level, participants start to develop confidence in the strokes and improve those strokes and other aquatic skills. Endurance begins to be stressed as the strokes previously learned will be swum for greater distances. Children should be six years of age and older and have passed Level 3.

Refining and perfecting technique of all swimming strokes are the objectives of level 5. Additionally, endurance is increased and flip turns are introduced. Children should be six years of age and older and have passed Level 4.

This level refines strokes so participants can swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness and for greater distance. Registrants will have a choice of three swimming related courses: Personal Water Safety, Fitness Swimmer, and Fundamentals of Diving.

Parent and Child is intended to give parents safety information and teach techniques to orient their children to the water. Children are introduced to the water and taught swimming readiness skills through their parent with aid from the instructor. Instructors will provide direction regarding how to supervise water activities in a responsible manner. Children should be at least six months old through approximately three years of age. A Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is not required.

This primary objective of the preschool aquatics program is to promote the learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills at a pace appropriate for this age group. Participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water. Children should be between four and five years of age. Parents are not permitted in these lessons. If your child needs a parent to be in the pool with them, they will have to enroll in the Parent & Child Aquatics program. A Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is not required.

Registration for all levels of swim lessons needs to be completed at the Aquatic & Fitness Center during operating hours. Parent and Child lessons and Preschool Aquatic lessons do not require any prequisites but the child must fall into the given age ranges. To register for Learn to Swim Levels 1 through Level 6, a Swim Testing Verification and Registration form or report card from the most recent swim lesson session must be presented to the front desk at the time of registration. Testing times are Saturdays after 2 p.m. and Sundays after 12 noon.


Private Swim Lessons
At this time, private lessons will not be offered.  

Aerobics and Fitness Information
At this time, our center will not be offering fitness classes or the fitness room to the public.  

American Red Cross Classes
The Aquatic & Fitness Center offers dozens of American Red Cross Health and Safety Services classes throughout the year. These class are categorized as "Full" which is for people who need certification the first time or who have allowed a previous certification to lapse more than one month,"Review" courses which will review the course material using videos, textbooks, and question and answer sessions and "Challenge" courses which do not review the course materials but still requires passing all test components. Look at the various classes offered below.  Call the facility at 716-876-7424 for questions about registration.                                                

This course teaches one- and two-rescuer CPR, use of an AED, use of resuscitation masks and bag-valve masks for ventilating victims, and how to respond in special rescue situations.
Prerequisites: None.
Course Length: Full Course-8 hours, Review Course-4 hours, Challenge Course- 3 hours

Prepare you to respond to basic emergencies, and recognize and care for injuries while using the EMS system. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course Length:  3.5 hours (There is no Review or Challenge class available)

Each course we offer includes First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider, Administering Emergency Oxygen. (Only Full and Review courses are available, Challenge courses are not.)

Prerequisites
:
 15 years old by the last day of class; swim 300 yards using front crawl and breaststroke; swim one length, retrieve a 10 pound brick in 7 to 10 feet of water and carry it back to starting point using only your legs, and exit the pool in one minute, forty seconds, and tread water without hands for two minutes.

Course Length
: Full Course- 30 hours, Review Course- 14 hours

The Lifeguard Training Instructor course teaches one to plan and teach the Lifeguard Training and other associated courses.

Prerequisites
17 years of age and current lifeguard training certification.

Course Length
: 27 hours. 

In order to register for any of the American Red Cross classes, you can stop in at the Aquatic & Fitness Center or  go to our Online Registration and Tee Time page.  Simply follow the instructions and you should be able to register.  When you do register, please be sure to review all information contained within this section.  Some other items to keep in mind are as follows:

  1. Register early.  Do not delay in registering as doing so may result in that class being full.
  2. You must register at least one week prior to the first day of class.
  3. All class fees are due at registration.
  4. Please plan on attending all classes as scheduled.  If you have or foresee a conflict, register for another class.  We cannot offer classes for one student particularly if the class requires other students ( and not manikins) to perform required skills.
  5. It is the responsibility of students enrolled in a review or challenge course to provide their own textbooks and pocket masks.
  6. Textbooks may be actual books or digital copies available from www.redcross.org and downloaded onto laptops, tablets of phones and must be used by students during the class.
  7. Days, times, and fees are subject to change.
  8. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient interest.

Please call us at 716-876-7424 with any additional questions you may have.

The Water Safety Instructor course teaches one to plan and teach swimming and aquatic safety courses.

Prerequisites:
16 years of age by the last day of the class; swim 25 yards each of front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and 15 yards of butterfly; float/scull on back for one minute in deep water; tread water for one minute.Learn to Swim Level 4 ability

Course Length
33 hours.

Learn the basic skills for Waterfront lifeguarding for work in beach front and open water environments. This course is offered in June only.

Prerequisites: Current lifeguard certification which must be presented at the beginning of class.

Course Length
: 7 hours.


Pool & Classroom Party Packages
Want to throw a party at the Aquatic & Fitness Center? Take a look at the party packages we offer at our facility by clicking below.  All parties must agree to pdf Pool and Classroom Combo Policies (224 KB)  in order to reserve.  All reservations must be paid at the Aquatic & Fitness Center, with signed paperwork in order to solidify your party date.

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At this time, party rentals will not be offered due to Covid-19 circumstances.  We hope to offer in the near future. 

Outside Programs Found at the AFC
The Aquatic & Fitness Center also hosts outside organizations like the Aquettes Synchronized Swimming Team, the Titans Swim Club, and Dip 'N Dive scuba diving classes. Check out their websites for more information.

We also welcome other organizations for special programming needs.  Call us for more information!

Online Registration
In order to register online and to check the most current schedules, please go to online registration or click on the arrow at the top of the page. View the pdf online registration brochure (21 KB)  for a step by step guide to registering online.

Due to Covid-19 circumstances, all programming, aside from American Red Cross classes, have been paused at this time.  Please check our website and Facebook page for updates. 

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