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2024 Pool Season

All Pools Open May 25
Tremont Pool and Reed Road Water Park Close August 11
Devon Pool Closes September 1

CLICK HERE FOR 2024 POOL HOURS

Early Bird Lap Swim, Adult Lap Swim and Water Walking Programs: are being offered this summer.

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Cash Free Operations

  • All pools operate as cash-free facilities. Daily admission and season passes can be purchased online in advance, otherwise, patrons will be required to pay using a credit card. If you wish to use cash or a check to pay for a season pass, you can do so in the Parks & Recreation Office at the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road (M-F, 8 am-5 pm).

Health & Safety Guidelines

  • If you feel ill, have diarrhea or are running a fever, stay home.
  • Pool patrons may bring their own snacks and beverages (no alcohol, no glass).

Pool & Pool Shelter Rentals

  • Pool & pool shelter rentals are available during 2024. If you are interested in renting a pool and/or facility, please contact us at [email protected]  for details.

REMIND.COM
If you want to be kept up-to-date on pool weather closings this season, join us on Remind.com. To join:

  • Devon Pool: text @devonpo to 81010
  • Reed Road Water Park Pool: text @reedroa to 81010
  • Tremont Pool: text @tremontpo to 81010

PLAY UA Financial Assistance Program

The PLAY UA Financial Assistance Program is designed to support community members who face financial barriers that may prevent them from participating in UA Parks & Recreation programs. PLAY UA will provide a 50% reduction for most program and membership fees – including summer and winter camps (with a cap of $400 for summer day camp assistance), Safety Town, and membership passes for pools, tennis and the Senior Center’s Studio 55 – for qualifying residents and those who work in Upper Arlington. The program is not available for daily admission fees or facility rentals. Assistance will be awarded as funds are available.

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SWIM LESSONS
Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

The Learn-to-Swim program offers American Red Cross swim lessons for ages six months through adult, at all skill levels. Learn-to-Swim teaches water safety skills in logical group classes at all of our facilities.

The Learn-to-Swim Program focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving participants the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next.

Register at parks.uaoh.net.

Sessions

Participants receive 10 lessons (Monday-Friday) 30-minute each (8 guaranteed) which teach swimming and water safety skills, including those listed below:

  • Water entry and exit
  • Breath control and underwater swimming
  • Buoyancy
  • Changing direction and position treading
  • Swimming on front back and side
  • General and personal water safety

    Lesson Descriptions and Prerequisites

    Parent/Guardian and Child Aquatics

    For children between the ages of six months and approximately three years.

    Familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water. Parent/guardians are expected to get in the water with the child.

    Level 1 (Seahorse):

    Introduction to Water Skills

    For the beginner who is comfortable in the water.

    Swimmers will work on: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms and jumping in.

    Level 2 (Otter):

    Fundamental Aquatic Skills

    Swimmers should already be able to: float on front and back and put their head under water.

    Swimmers will work on: independent front and back floating, independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head.

    Level 3 (Starfish):

    Stroke Development

    Swimmers should already be: comfortable swimming front stroke and swimming on their back.

    Swimmers will work on: gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, jumping into deep water and compact dives.

    Level 4 (Porpoise):

    Stroke Improvement

    Swimmers should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 25 yards.

    Swimmers will work on: rotary breathing, freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, scissors kick and sidestroke, whip kick and breaststroke, intro to turning at wall, treading water with modified scissors, and diving in kneeling position.

    Level 5 (Swordfish):

    Stroke Refinement

    Swimmers should already be able to: swim freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke 25 yards, scissors kick, whip kick, treading water, and dive.

    Swimmers will work on: alternate breathing, stride jump, refinement of: freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly, open turn on front and back, feet-first surface dive, and treading water.

    Polar Bear Team

    6 Week Program: June 3-July 12

    Swimmers should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 50 yds, elementary backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, sidestroke 10 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, and dive.

    Swimmers will work on: all six strokes, front and back crawl flip turn, breaststroke turn, breaststroke speed turn and pullout, butterfly turn, sidestroke turn, pike and tuck surface dive, pike and tuck dive from board, tread water for five minutes, and basic water rescue. Teams will compete in two swim meets vs. other UA pools. Dates and Time TBD.

    Student to Instructor Ratio

    Instructors receive certification/training through the Upper Arlington Parks & Rec and/or American Red Cross.

    Levels 1-3 5:1 ratio

    Levels 4-5 10:1 ratio

    First Lesson Structure

    Signage will be provided where to meet instructors on deck. Instructors will spend part of the first class assessing skills. Instructors reserve the right to change placement and class time to provide the best possible learning experience for everyone. If you are unsure of your child’s level, please be sure to give us a call before registering.

    Make up Classes

    In the event we need to cancel a lesson due to conditions out of our control (weather, mechanical, etc.) we will make every attempt to schedule a make-up lesson pending availability of both instructors and facility. All make-up classes will be scheduled Saturday mornings.

    Lesson Schedule and Fees

    Session 1: June 3-14

    Session 2: June 17-28 (Skip 6/19)

    Session 3: July 8-19

    Session 4: July 22- August 2

    Resident: $105

    Non-Resident: $126

    FACILITIESTIMELEVELS
    All Pools8-8:45 amPre-Swim TeamPre-Swim TeamPre-Swim Team---
    All Pools9-9:30 amLevel 2Level 3Level 4Level 5
    All Pools9:40-10:10 amLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
    All Pools10:20-10:50 amParent/Guardian/ChildLevel 1Level 2Level 3
    Devon Pool5:15-5:45 pmParent/Guardian/ChildLevel 1Level 2Level 3
    Devon Pool5:55-6:25 pmParent/Guardian/ChildLevel 1Level 2Level 4
    AQUATICS HOURS

    SEASON PASS DETAILS

    Registration Options:

    • Online: Click here to purchase or renew your pass online.
    • In Person: At the pools during business hours, at the Municipal Services Center (office hours are 8 am to 5 pm weekdays).
    • Pass Pick-Up: Passes may be picked up in person at Devon Pool, Reed Road Water Park, Tremont Pool, or the Northam Park Tennis Courts when those facilities open for the season.
    • All facilities are cash-free. All pass and daily fees must be paid by credit card (Visa, Master Card and Discover Card). If you wish to use cash or check to purchase your passes, please visit the Municipal Services Center. Children two and under are free, and do not require a pass or daily admission.
    AQUATICS TENNIS
    RESIDENT FEES
    Individual Pass$142$168
    Family of 2$203$223
    Family of 3$270$297
    Family of 4$320$335
    Add-on 5+$37$27
    Child Caregiver Add-on*$74
    Senior Individual$118$149
    Senior Couple$166$186
    Junior$44
    Residents must live or work in Upper Arlington. Please provide a copy of a utility bill, lease, deed, pay stub or Tax record to the main office at 3600 Tremont Road. Family = A maximum of two adults and/or their dependent children. All pass holders must live at the same address.
    NON-RESIDENT FEES
    Individual Pass$216$253
    Family of 2$307$335
    Family of 3$405$446
    Family of 4$454$501
    Add-on 5+$56$38
    Child Caregiver Add-on*$111
    Senior Individual$179$223
    Senior Couple$240$279
    Junior$66
    Family = A maximum of two adults and/or their dependent children. All pass holders must live at the same address.
    * Child Caregiver is an individual employed by the family to provide extended childcare to the family's child or children. Limit one child caregiver pass per family. Family must verify employment with Parks & Recreation Department.
    DEVON POOLREED ROAD WATER PARKTREMONT POOLNORTHAM TENNIS COURTS
    DAILY ADMISSION
    Daily$10 R/$14 NR$10 R/$14 NR$10 R/$14 NR$10*
    Evenings-after 7 pm$5 R/$7 NR$5 R/$7 NR$5 R/$7 NRNA
    AM Lap Swim$5 R/ $7 NR$5 R/ $7 NR$5 R/ $7 NRNA
    2 Years & UnderFreeFreeFreeNA
    Note: Daily admission fees may not be applied to the cost of a season pass.
    *Guests are limited to four(4) visits per individual per year. All facilities are cash-free. All pass and daily fees must be paid by credit card (Visa, Master Card and Discover Card). If you wish to use cash or check to purchase your passes, please visit the Municipal Services Center. Children two and under are free, and do not require a pass or daily admission.

    POOL HOURS

    2024 SeasonDEVON POOLREED ROAD WATER PARKTREMONT POOL
    SUMMER SEASON OPEN SWIM: May 25-August 11
    Monday-Sunday11 am-8 pm11 am-8 pm11 am-8 pm
    ADULT LAP SWIM*: May 25-August 10
    Monday-Saturday8-10:30 amClosed8-10:30 am
    EARLY BIRD LAP SWIM: May 25-August 10
    Monday-Saturday (no Holidays)6:30-8 amClosed6:30-8 am
    ADULT WATER WALKING*: May 25-August 10
    Monday-SaturdayClosed8-10:30 amClosed
    BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN SWIM**: August 12-September 1
    Saturday-Sunday11 am-6 pmClosedClosed
    LATE SEASON ADULT LAP SWIM: August 12-August 31
    Monday-Saturday6:30-11 amClosedClosed
    REST PERIOD
    Rest periods are on the :45 of each hour and are 15 minutes in length (i.e. from 11:45 am to Noon). All children under the age of 18 years must exit the water and remain away from the side of the pools.
    *Closing all water activities at 10:30 am to allow facility to empty and give breaks before open swim.
    **Closing during back to school is at 6 pm due to staffing and Federal requirements.

    TREMONT POOL DEEP END SCHEDULE

    2023 SeasonSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
    6:30-8 am6 Lap Lanes6 Lap Lanes6 Lap Lanes6 Lap Lanes6 Lap Lanes6 Lap Lanes
    8-9 am3 Lap Lanes3 Lap Lanes3 Lap Lanes3 Lap Lanes6 Lap Lanes6 Lap Lanes
    9-10 am4 Lap Lanes4 Lap Lanes4 Lap Lanes4 Lap Lanes6 Lap Lanes
    10-11 am4 Lap Lanes4 Lap Lanes4 Lap Lanes4 Lap Lanes2 Lap Lanes2 Lap Lanes
    11-NoonDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving/Deep Water Swim
    Noon-7 pmAlternating hours between Diving/Climbing Wall and Diving/Deep Water Swim. Noon starts with Diving/Climbing Wall.
    7-8 pmDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving/Deep Water SwimDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving/Deep Water SwimDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving/Deep Water SwimDiving/Deep Water Swim
    8-9 pmDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving/Climbing WallDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving/Climbing WallDiving + 2 Lap LanesDiving/Climbing WallDiving/Climbing Wall

    ADJUSTED HOURS AND CLOSINGS

    2024 SeasonDEVON POOLREED ROAD WATER PARKTREMONT POOL
    Saturday, May 2511 am-8 pm11 am-8 pm11 am-8 pm
    Monday, May 27Noon-8 pmNoon-8 pmNoon-8 pm
    Wednesday, June 19Noon-8 pmNoon-8 pmNoon-8 pm
    Thursday, July 4Noon-5 pmNoon-5 pmPool closed due to Northam Park fireworks
    Friday, July 511 am-8 pm11 am-8 pm1 pm-8 pm
    Monday, August 12Pool closed for seasonPool closed for season
    Tuesday, September 3Pool closed for season

    COVID-19:
    If you are feeling unwell or have a fever, please stay home. If you are not vaccination, we encourage mask wearing when unable to social distance. We will clean common touch points regularly.

    Season Pass Definitions:
    UA Resident - An individual who either lives or works in Upper Arlington. A copy of a utility bill, lease, deed, pay stub or tax record may be requested for verification.
    Dependent Children - An unmarried person who is under 24 years of age who is currently living at home. Or a foster child who is currently living in the home, verification may be required.

    Pass Holder ID:
    The Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department is transitioning from a pass holder card to a pass holder key fob. the key fob will allow a pass holder to use one ID for swimming, tennis and other Parks & Recreation programming. Pass holders may pick up their key fob at the Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation office, Devon Pool, Reed Road Water Park, Northam Tennis Courts or Day Camp.

    Pass Holder Pictures:
    All pass holders are to have their photo taken for identification purposes either at the Parks and Recreation office, any of the three swimming facilities or the Northam Park Tennis Courts.

    Hardship Termination:
    All swimming and tennis membership pass sales are final except when hardship criteria can be documented. Requests for Hardship Terminations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing to the Aquatics and Tennis Manager. Season pass fees may be refunded or issued as a credit voucher are are prorated from the start of the season regardless of use. Requests will not be accepted after August 31. A $5 processing fee is accessed on all hardship requests upon approval.

    One or more of the following criteria must be met to qualify for a Hardship Termiation:

    • Personal medical condition - provide a physician's statement on the physician's office letterhead stating the medical condition, date of condition and specifics of restrictions.
    • Relocation - outside a 25-mile radius of the Municipal Services Center - provide proof of relocation (deed or lease agreement).
    • Patron death

    Children Under 10 Years:
    All children under 10 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a paying parent or qualified caregiver.

    Severe Weather:
    In case of severe weather conditions, the City of Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to limit the use or close swimming facilities and tennis courts. If lightning, thunder or severe weather is in the area, the following procedures will be followed:

    • All pool and deck areas will be evacuated completely.
    • Patrons must exit the facility and seek shelter for their safety.
    • During a National Weather Service severe storm warning the facility will remain closed until the severe storm warning expires.
    • The National Weather Service considers a thunderstorm ended 30 minutes after the last thunder and/or lighting. At that time patrons will be allowed to re-enter the facility.
    • If the severe weather persists, or weather radar indicates severe weather throughout the day, the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to close facilities or limit their use.

    Cold Weather:
    If the projected high temperature for the day is below 70 degrees the City of Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to limit the use or close swimming facilities. All three facilities will be closed if the projected high temperature for the day is below 60 degrees.

    Rain Checks:
    Refunds are not available to daily admissions during severe weather and unforeseen emergencies. However, rain checks will be issued to a swim facility guest who has been at the facility less than two (2) hours and for a tennis patron if less than one (1) hour of play. When requesting a rain check the guest must provide a receipt as proof of payment of the daily admission fee.

    Remind.com:
    If you want to be kept up to date on pool weather closings and special events? Join us on Remind.com and you will receive a text or email with up to date information.

    To join:

    • Devon Pool Remind text @devonpo to 81010
    • Reed Road Water Park Remind text @reedroa to 81010
    • Tremont Pool Remind text @tremontpo to 81010
    • Northam Tennis Courts Remind text @northamte to 81010
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    In the event of rain, camps and swim lessons will not be canceled. If lightning is spotted by lifeguards, the pool will be evacuated and will partake in a 30 minute delay beginning from the last sighting. Prolonged delays could result in a rescheduling. Camps can meet indoors.

    Pool passes are not prorated.

    Private lessons are not available.

    Daily admission is also an option for all three of our outdoor pools. Reed Road Water Park and Tremont Pool Daily – $10, Evenings after 7 pm – $5, Children 2 yrs & under FREE. Devon Pool Daily – $7, Evenings after 7 pm – $3, Children 2 yrs & under FREE. Visit City Facilities for links to our pool pages.

    Category: Aquatics

    Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation does not have an indoor pool. The Department does use the High School natatorium. The indoor pool is only available for swim meets and Sunday Swim lessons. Sunday Swim lessons are for children of 4 years of age and older.

    Upper Arlington city pools offer both residential and non-residential season passes that are usable for the summer season at all three pool facilities. Prices are less expensive for residents. The cost of passes depends on the family size and prices are available any of our pools or tennis pages under the City Facilities section of the website; daily admission fees are also available.

    In the event of rain, the pools will remain open during their regular operating hours. If lightning is spotted, the pool is evacuated for a 30 minute period for safety – this does not close the pool.

    Enrollment into the next session of swim lessons is dependent upon the availability of open positions. Your child may sign up for lessons if an opening is available.

    Registration for activities can be completed online at this link: parks.uaoh.net

    All facilities are cash-free. All pass and daily fees must be paid by credit card (Visa, Master Card and Discover Card). If you wish to use cash or check to purchase your passes, please visit the Municipal Services Center. Children two and under are free, and do not require a pass or daily admission.

    POOL RENTAL

    Reserve your party now! Party dates are available at Tremont Pool on Friday evenings and at Reed Road Water Park on Saturday evenings from 8:15-10:15 pm for your private gathering. Parties should be booked at least three weeks in advance. Arrange for food service from the concession stand or bring your own. Reservations can be made online or in-person at Parks & Recreation, Reed Road Water Park or Tremont Pool. Pool party fee must be paid when reservation is made. NO ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS PERMITED. A reservation may be canceled 48 hours in advance for an 80% refund; 50% refund if less than 48 hours.

    • Online: Click here to purchase or renew your pass online.
    • In Person: Reed Road Water Park, Tremont Pool or Parks & Recreation Office (8 am to 5 pm weekdays).
    • Form: Pool Party Reservation Form
    REED ROAD WATER PARK
    Saturday - 8:15-10:15 pm
    RENTAL FEETREMONT POOL
    Friday - 8:15-10:15 pm
    RENTAL FEE
    Number of GuestsNumber of Guests
    1-25$3751-25$300
    26-50$42526-50$350
    51-100$50051-100$425
    101+$575101+$475

    TREMONT POOL SHELTER RESERVATION

    Having a birthday party or neighborhood gathering? Why not reserve the shelter at Tremont Pool? The shelter is available selected days from Noon-2 pm, 3-5 pm, and 6-8 pm. Reservation time includes any setup and clean up time. Reservation fee must be paid when reservation is made. Reservations can be made online or in-person at Parks & Recreation offices or Tremont Pool. A reservation may be canceled one week in advance for 80% refund; 50% refund if less than one week. If the pool is closed for weather or other reasons at the time of your reservation, the reservation will be rescheduled or refunded in full. NO ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS PERMITED. Maximum shelter capacity is 50.
    Options:

    • Online: Click here to purchase or renew your pass online.
    • In Person: Tremont Pool or Parks & Recreation Office (8 am to 5 pm weekdays).

    Member Shelter Rental Fee: $80/2 hours
    Non-member Shelter Rental Fee: $100/2 hours

    Shelter reservation fee includes up to 10 admissions for non-members. All other guests may use season pass or pay the daily fee.
    Reservations are not available on opening day (5/23), Memorial Day (5/25), Independence Day (7/4) or Labor Day (9/7).

    POOL RULES
    Black and White Swimwear

    Please follow these rules to provide a safe, welcoming and family friendly facility for all pool participants:

    • Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or qualified guardian.
    • A parent or guardian must accompany a child in the wading pool area.
    • Do not talk with lifeguards while they are in their chair. Please refer all questions to the office.
    • All swimmers must wear appropriate swimwear. See below for more information on pool attire.
    • Running, rough play & personal conduct endangering the safety & wellbeing of others is prohibited.
    • Dunking and holding others underwater is prohibited.
    • Spitting on the pool deck or water is prohibited.
    • Swimmers using the diving area or other deep-water areas must be able to swim one length of the lap lane without stopping and tread water for 30 seconds.
    • Back dives or flips from the side of the pool or wading area is prohibited.
    • The use of rafts, tubes and other flotation devices may be restricted when the swimming load is heavy.
    • Flotation devices are not permitted in deep water areas.

    The following items are not allowed on the pool grounds:

    • Alcohol
    • Illegal drugs or substances
    • Firearms
    • Tobacco products
    • Glass bottles or containers
    • Pets – except service dogs

    Swim Attire

    The City of Upper Arlington welcomes participants of all ages, abilities, religions and cultures to our aquatic facilities. Safe swimming is important to us. All participants are required to wear swimming attire suitable for a public family aquatic environment and must meet Health and other regulatory requirements.

    Appropriate swim attire includes:
    Only clean appropriate attire designed for swimming is permitted in the water. Appropriate swimwear covers the buttocks, genitals, pubic region, and breasts of those who have them. Coverage of the breast is defined as covering the bottom of the breast to the top of the areola. Body Tape – if applied appropriately – is an acceptable form of coverage.

    Specifically, underwear/compression shorts, thongs, sports bras, and see-through swimwear are prohibited.

    In order to maintain water quality all participants are required to have control of their bladder and/or bowels. Options include:

    • Reusable or disposable swim diapers/pants such as “Gabby’s” or “Little Swimmers.”
    • Plastic pants with tight fitting elastic around the waist and legs.
    SUNDAY SWIM
    UAHS Natatorium

    We are pleased to offer Sunday Swim in the Fall/Winter of 2022. This program, held at the UA High School (1625 Zolllinger Rd), is designed for lap swimming. Registration online at parks.uaoh.net.

      • September 18 – May 21 from 1-3 pm
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