Thanks to our 2023 Fitness Sponor, Highmark BCBS of Western NY! The FREE Fitness on the Lawn Series will return for Summer 2023!
CHECK OUT OUR 2023 RATES!
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2023 Walk In Rates
With the purchase of a daily pass, re-entry into the building is permitted with proof of receipt from that date.
Single Daily Walk-In Fees
Daily Individual Residents with Access Cards—$10
Daily Individual Walk-Ins—$12
Additonal Guest of Premium Member—$10
Family Daily Walk-In Fees
Daily Resident Family w/ Access Cards—$15
Daily Family Walk-Ins—$25 (includes 2 adults and up to THREE children from the same household. Additonal adults and/or children must pay individual entry)
Additonal Youth —$5 (Beyond 3 childrenw ith paid family rate)
Make plans now to visit and join your state-of-the-art community recreation and family aquatic center. The Town of Tonawanda AFC brings new opportunities for you and your family. Learn to swim, spend time with the family, 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, gym, and class studio.
With its 83 degree water ranging from six to twenty four inches, it is site of some high energy good times for 4 to 7 year olds. (Children younger than 4 years need to be physically accompanied by a parent or guardian, who is in the pool within arm’s reach of the child at all times.) U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation (lifejackets or PFD’s) devices are NOT permitted iin the Kiddie Pool.
The kiddie pool is NOT open during the weekday morning operational hours (Monday - Friday 6:30am - 1:00pm)
To get the most out of your lap swimming or recreational swimming exerpeince, take a look at the various schedules and policies found here. Facility Policies * Pool Length Conversation * Lap Swimming Guidelines
All 50 meters and 780,000 gallons of it, can, and usually is divided in the center by the “bulkhead” which allows us far greater programming flexibility. Since we then create two separate pools, each of which typically have multiple activities taking place. With a water temperature of about 82 degrees, this pool is the location for so many activities for people of so many ages.
Swim lessons, water fitness classes, recreational swimming, lap swimming, SCUBA classes, and swim team and synchronized swimming practices are typical daily activities taking place in the pool. Luckily, we always have space for recreational swimming and lap swimming.
A couple other amenities you’ll find on the deck are the sauna and steam room. The sauna is kept between 160 and 180 degrees. The steam room should be hot, moist, and steamy. Enjoy these areas for about 10 minutes in order to avoid the dangers of over heating.
Please call our front desk to inquire about the accepted insurance programs at our facility!
As a Town of Tonawanda or Kenmore Resident, discounted rates are available with the purchase of an Resident Access (Discount) Card. Prices are $10 for youth, $20 for adults and $45 for families. This card will grant the card holder the resident discounted rate at our various facilities. These cards can ONLY be purchased at the TTYPR Main Office.
This program entitles the resident card holder to pay a discounted (resident) rate at the following facilities:
Please keep in mind:
Call our front desk for available dates and further details! 716-876-7424
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!
Check out our current schedules:
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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.
Parent and Child lessons, Preschool Aquatic lessons or Level 1 do NOT require any prequisites but the child must fall into the given age ranges. Registration for all other levels of swim lessons needs to be completed at the Aquatic & Fitness Center during operating hours. To register for Learn to Swim Levels 2 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 indicated on the current lesson flyer.
No lesson testing for Pool Pop Ups!
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 6 years of age or older. Participants in this level may use support from the instructor. A Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is not required.
— To progress to Level 2, students must pass all skills with minimal support.
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 6 years of age and older and have passed Level 1. Participants in this level may enter using minimal support from the instructor, but may not graduate until they can swim independently. Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is required or a Report Card from the most recent session.
— To progress to Level 3, students must pass all skills without the of 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 6 years of age and older and have passed Level 2. Participants in this level must be able to swim independently of any support. Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is required or a Report Card from the most recent session.
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 6 years of age and older and have passed Level 3. Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is required or a Report Card from the most recent session.
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 6 years of age and older and have passed Level 4. Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is required or a Report Card from the most recent session.
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 6 months old through approximately 3years 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 4 and 5 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.
These one-on-one swim lessons are designed so that anyone can learn to swim! Trained instructors will work with the swimmer on whatever it is they need. Ages range from 5-17 for this private instruction.
All private lesson time slots are pre-determined. Click on flyer for further details.
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CHECK OUT OUR NEW PROGRAMMING!
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In order to register for any of our Fitness Classes, you can stop in at the AFC or go to our Online Registration and Tee Time page.
To register Online:
1. Go to https://parksreg.tonawanda.ny.us
2. Sign in to your account (or create a new account online)
3. Search for class
4. Register for class
Land and water fitness classes are offered 7 days a week and range from high intensity, upbeat fitness all the way to moderate paced classes for beginners and those suffering joint pains. As an additional cost to a membership, anyone can take classes by enrolling in a class section, purchasing a “punch card” or utilizing the “walk-in rate” method.
We now offer a Premium Membership that includes classes, as well. All classes are first come first serve until capacity is reached.
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This year our gym has seen significant improvements through our phased-renovation plan. There was major demolition work done to expand the gym space about 2,000 sq.ft. And, between August and September of 2022, the gym area had turf installed, a new rubber flooring area installed, and several pieces of equipment replaced. Please, "pardon our dust" as the gym continues to see physical improvements over the course of the next few months.
We are very excited to announce that brand new equipment will begin to arrive within the next several weeks/months! This equipement will replace some of our outdated pieces we already have on the floor. We also will have new pieces arriving that have never been in our gym before, too!
Our personal trainers can provide you with their undivided attention to push you to get the most out of you work outs. With sessions starting as short as 30 mins, both members and non-members of our facility can experience our great “New Beginnings” program. With rates differentiating depending on membership status, individuals can initiate their personal training experience at any time. Call the AFC for more info!
How to Get started:
In order to participate in our personal training program, you must first come in and fill out one of our PAR-Q’s and an interest sheet while at our facility. Once you hand it in and it is looked over by one of trainers, you will be notified if a physician’s referral is required. If deemed necessary, this referral must signed by your physician and returned to our facility in order to participate in the program. Once the required paperwork in our hands, we will set up an appointment for an Evaluation & Orientation. The Evaluation and Orientation is about an hour long appointment where a trainer will:
After this Evaluation & Orientation has taken place, depending on trainer availability, you will be able to start your personal training experience by setting up your first appointment with one of our certified staff members.
In our facility, individuals ages 16 and older are allowed to use the gym on their own. With the required paperwork, we do allow youth, ages 13-15, to use the facility while under the supervision of an adult from their family. Please read our Youth Policy Sheet for more information.
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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 AFC at 716-876-7424 for questions about registration.
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.
** If you do not have an online account, stop by the Aquatic & Fitness Center to register and/or create an account**
To register Online:
1. Go to https://parksreg.tonawanda.ny.us
2. Sign in to your account
3. Search for desired course
4. Register for desired course
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:
Lifeguarding is taught by our certified American Red Cross Instructors who work i the field year round. Each course we offer includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider and responding to first aid emergencies, Administering Emergency Oxygen. (Only Full and Review courses are available). Blended full courses are taught at our facility, requiring participants to complete approximately 7 hours of online content in addition to the in class hours for each class.
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.
This course teaches one- and two-rescuer CPR, use of an AED, responding to first aid emergencies, the use of resuscitation masks and bag-valve masks for ventilating victims, and how to respond in special rescue situations. Also, prepare you to respond to basic emergencies and recognize and care for injuries while using the EMS system. The certification qualifies as a NYS Teachers' and Coaches' requirement.