Aquatics

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Fort Riley Aquatics has so much to offer! From lap swim for fitness to recreational swim for fun and relaxation, we've got you covered!

Facilities

  • Eyster Pool
  • Long Training Pool
  • Custer Hill Pool & Splash Pad (closed for the season)

Programs

  • Lap swim
  • Aquatics instruction
  • Private and semi-private swim lessons
  • Pool parties

 

Swim Pass Pricing

Lap Swim

  • Daily: $3
  • 3-month pass: $50
  • Free for active-duty Soldiers between 6:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday
Aquatics Schedule

April aquatics schedule

Eyster Pool

Hours of Operation

Monday 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Lap Swim)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lap Swim)
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Lap Swim)
Tuesday 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Lap Swim)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lap Swim)
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Lap Swim)
Wednesday 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Lap Swim)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lap Swim)
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Lap Swim)
Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Lap Swim)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lap Swim)
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Lap Swim)
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Lap Swim)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lap Swim)
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Lap Swim)
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed
Training Holidays Call to check schedule

Contact

6940 Warren Rd.

Tel:
+1 (785)239-4854

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Facility Features

  • 6-Lane, 50-meter heated pool
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms with lockers
  • Aquaclimb Wall
  • Party room
  • Wibit Floating Obstacle Course
Long Training Pool

All lap swim is conducted at the newly renovated Eyster Pool.

Facility Features

  • 6-Lane, 25-meter heated pool
  • 3-Meter training platform
  • 13-Foot-deep section

Long Training Pool may be reserved for unit PT and training. For more information, call the Aquatics Office at +1 (785)239-4584.

Contact

8069 Normandy Dr.

Tel:
+1 (785)239-4684

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Custer Hill Pool

Custer Hill Pool is closed for the season. Renovations are under way; keep an eye out for an all-new Custer Hill Pool in summer 2017!

Contact

7465 Normandy Drive

Tel:
+1 (785)239-5860

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Instructional Aquatic Classes

SKIES Unlimited: $30

  • One week session of swim lessons Monday-Friday
  • Children must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services.
  • Registration is at Parent Central Services
  • Classes offered regularly: Parent and Child Aquatics, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3

Semi-Private: $45 per student with a minimum of 2 students

  • 5 lessons for 45 minutes each
  • Schedule is arranged between the instructor and student
  • Curriculum is based on the goals of the student
  • Registration is at Eyster Pool

Private: $90

  • 5 lessons for 45 minutes each
  • Schedule is arranged between the instructor and student
  • One-on-one lessons with the instructor
  • Curriculum is based on the goals of the student
  • Registration is at Eyster Pool
Lifeguard Certification

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course: $200

The purpose of this course is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries.

With completion of this course participants will be certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard which includes water skills, first aid, professional-level CPR, and AED in one certificate. Each certification is valid for two years. Prerequisites for the class are as follows:

  • Participants must show proof of 15 years of age
  • Pass the pretest:
    • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
    • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds:
      • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
      • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
      • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
      • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
Riptides Recreational Swim Club

The Riptides Recreational Swim Club is a recreational team that is open to ages 6-18. There are three different practice groups that aid in developing swim technique, endurance, and speed: Bronze (beginner), Silver (intermediate), and Gold (advanced). Swimmers are assessed and recommended for their practice group. To schedule an assessment, call +1 (785) 239-4854. For registration information, call CYS Services at +1 (785)239-9885.

Bronze          

  • Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday 
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Fees: $60 per month          

Silver

  • Meets Monday-Friday
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Fees: $90 per month

Gold

  • Meets Monday-Friday
  • 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Fees: $110 per month

*Practice days excluded federal holidays
*December has a reduced winter holiday schedule; monthly fee reduced by half

Aquatics Jobs!

Fort Riley Aquatics is now accepting applications at www.usajobs.gov for all aquatics positions, as well as seasonal hired for 2017. Call +1 (785)239-9441 for more information.