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Posted on: March 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Aquatic Center reopening for 2021 season

Image of SHAC with gradient overlay. Text says "We're back! Season: May 30-Aug. 15

Our Spring Hill Aquatic Center will reopen for the 2021 season and we can’t wait to share it with you! This season will look a little different to comply with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Here’s a breakdown of how it will work:

Opening Day

  • Noon, Sunday, May 30


  • Daily admission will be reduced to $3
    1. As always, seniors 62 and older and children 2 and under are free.
    2. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Season passes will not be renewed or sold
    1. We will sell punch passes only for 2021. Punch passes are cards that allow 10 visits for $27. After it’s filled, another punch pass can be purchased. Punch passes do not expire and can be used in the next pool season.
  • Beginning April 1, purchase punch passes at the Reservations window (near the main entrance) at City Hall, 401 N. Madison St. You can also purchase at the Aquatic Center, beginning May 30.

Open Swim Hours

  • This year, we will bring you two Open Swim sessions! Reservations are not required and up to 229 patrons will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis for each session.
  • Open Swim sessions will be noon to 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.
  • The pool will be closed from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for cleaning.

Swim Lessons

  • We will be conducting private swim lessons only throughout the entire summer. Private swim lessons are a great way for your child to receive one-on-one training!
  • Lessons will be in one-week sessions (Monday through Friday) with various time slots in the morning and evening. So we can achieve personalized training, there will be a limited number of time slots available. Participants must choose one time slot for the entire week. Sessions are $100 for five lessons.
  • We welcome all ages from infants to teens!
  • Beginning April 1, swim lessons are reserved on a first come, first served basis. You can sign up by phone at (913) 592-3664 or by emailing
  • Step 1. Choose a one-week session
    • Week 1: June 7 through June 11 FULL 
    • Week 2: June 14 through June 18  FULL
    • Week 3: June 21 through June 25  FULL
    • Week 4: June 28 through July 2 FULL
  • (Break for Independence Day holiday)

    • Week 5: July 12 through July 16
    • Week 6: July 19 through July 23
    • Week 7: July 26 through July 30
    • Week 8: Aug. 2 through Aug. 6
  • Step 2. Choose a time slot for your session

    1. 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    2. 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    3. 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

River Walking

  • We will offer both regular river walking with jets turned on to offer maximum resistance and also low-impact river walking with no jets, just walking through the water and its natural resistance.
  • Time slots will be:
    1. 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Low Impact (no jets) Walking
      • June 7 through July 2
      • July 12 through Aug. 6
    2. 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Regular River Walking (with jets)
      • June 7 through July 2
      • July 12 through Aug. 6
    3. 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Regular River Walking (with jets)
      •  June 7 through July 2
      • July 12 through Aug. 6

Rentals and Events

  • We will not be offering cabana, private party rentals, or group events for the 2021 Season. As of March 26, the Aquatic Center will not host any special events such as Teen or Tween Night.

COVID-19 guidance*

  • The Spring Hill Aquatic Center will have a limited outdoor pool season by opening to Spring Hill residents and non-residents (limited sessions).
  • Masks are required at all times, except while actively eating or in the water
  • Guests are asked to bring own towels and chairs
  • Limited concessions available
  • Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to each open swim session
  • Entrance through the breezeway, exit through the side gate by the playground
  • We will close for 30 minutes after each open swim session to clean and disinfect
  • We will close for 15 minutes after each swim lesson/activity to clean and disinfect

*These conditions are subject to change to accommodate COVID-19 guidance.

If you have any questions, please visit us online at; by phone at (913) 592-3664 or by email at

The Spring Hill Aquatic Center is still actively searching for lifeguard candidates to safely operate our pool this year. Lifeguard pay starts at $9 per hour with in-house Red Cross certified training eligible for reimbursement. All employees are eligible for an end of season bonus. To apply, visit

Spring Hill Aquatic Center website
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