We are committed to making your experience in the Aquatic program the most positive and worthwhile adventure possible. All Wellness & Recreation memberships include the pool and AquaFit classes. Day passes are for Adult and Family swim times ONLY and do not include our AquaFit classes or swim lessons. Day passes must be purchased for each person entering the facility including non-swimming spectators. Browse our links to discover all that the Aquatics department has to offer!
In this Lifeguard Training course, you will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. Successful completion of the course requires participation in classroom and skill sessions, as well as successful performance in skill and knowledge evaluations.
Cost: Members/Students- $225, Non-members- $275
CPR/AED & First Aid Training
In these American Red Cross classes you will learn how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Participants also learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children.
Cost: Members/Students-$35, Non-members - $45
The Wellness and Recreation center is pleased to offer group swim lessons to the greater Dover community. Our program offers lessons for children ranging from 6 months up to 15 years of age. All group lessons are a half hour and meet once a week for five weeks.
WHY MUST I WEAR A “REGULATION” BATHING SUIT IN THE POOLS AS OPPOSED TO A T-SHIRT AND SHORTS?
There are several reasons why we require regulation bathing suits. Some of these reasons include certain dyes in non-regulation materials that may bleed. Certain fibers in non-regulation materials may not interact well with the filtration system. Some T-shirts may hinder a swimmer’s ability in the water. T-shirts worn with no undergarments may be offensive to patrons.
DO I HAVE TO PUT MY HEAD UNDERWATER FOR ANY OF THE AQUATICS GROUP FITNESS CLASSES?
No. Each class is designed for all fitness levels and each individual works at their preferred intensity. You will not be required to fully submerge your head.
WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE OF THE POOL?
The temperature of the pool is 84 degrees year round.
DOES THE WRC OFFER COURSES TO BECOME A LIFEGUARD, SWIM INSTRUCTOR OR POOL OPERATOR?
Currently the WRC offers a lifeguard class every semester. This non-credit course meets for the duration of a full semester.
HOW LONG IS THE LAP AREA?
HOW MANY LENGTHS ARE IN A MILE?
There are 80.5 lengths in a mile.
DOES THE WRC POOL CONSIST OF A HOT TUB?
No. However, there is an area of the pool that features in-pool jets.
HOW DEEP IS THE WATER?
At its deepest point, the water is 5 feet deep. However, the majority of the pool area has an average depth of 3 feet and 6 inches.
WHY IS THE POOL SO SHALLOW?
The WRC pool has been designed specifically to attract beginners and non-swimmers to come and use the facility for recreational purposes. Hence, the deepest point in the pool is a maximum of 5 feet deep.
WHY CAN’T YOU LEAVE YOUR BELONGINGS ON THE BENCHES AROUND THE POOL?
The WRC offers patrons locks at the front desk. Our locker rooms have ample space for patrons to keep their belongings safe; we cannot guarantee the safety of their belongings if left on benches.