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Aquatics

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Facilities

  • Custer Hill Aquatic Park (closed until further notice)
  • Eyster Pool OPEN Monday - Friday for Lap Swim! 
    • Lap Swim Hours:
      • Morning, 5:00am - 7:30am
      • Lunch, 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Long Training Pool (closed until further notice)

Aquatic Fitness Programs                                                                                                          (Due to COVID-19, Floating Fitness Classes are not being offered) 

  • Floating Fitness: Make a splash with this challenging yet fun workout on floating mats! This class is a combination of cardio and yoga and focuses on: core strength, balance conditioning, and cardio. Class size is limited to 12-20 participants; spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to all! Floating Fitness is every Sunday, 12pm -1pm at Long Fitness Center Pool. 
  • Fee: $4 per class or $35 for a 10-class pass
  • Private Floating Fitness Class: $50.00 for 12 participants. Guests attend a private, one hour Floating Fitness Class with a certified instructor. Reservations required with two weeks advance notice. Private classes are available when pool and instructor are available. Classes are targeted towards FRG's, Coffee Groups, alternative physical activity for Unit PT, or gathering a group of friends, family, or co-workers together for a fun and energizing fitness experience.

Aquatics Programs

  • Lap swim is availble at Eyster Pool, Monday - Friday, 5:00am - 7:30am and 11:00am - 1:00pm 
  • Aquatics instruction
  • Private and semi-private swim lessons
  • Pool parties
Custer Hill Aquatic Park (closed for the season)

Features include zero-depth entry, a lazy river-style water channel, splash pad and more!

Custer Hill Aquatic Park is open Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend

  • Thursday - Sunday 1:00pm - 7:00pm (Reduced hours in August) 

Entry fees:

  • $5.00 Ages 13 and up
  • $3.00 Active Duty E1-  E6 
  • $3.00 Ages 3 - 12 years of age 
  • $1.00 Ages 2 and under 
  • $8.00 Guest (no DoD ID)

Individual Season Pass:

  • $50.00 Active Duty E1 - E6
  • $65.00 All others

Family Season Pass:

  • $125.00 Active Duty E1 - E6 
  • $135.00 All others
Long Training Pool (closed until further notice)

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. Lifeguards will be provided for unit training. Download the reservation form. For more information, call the Aquatics Office at +1 (785)239-4584

Eyster Pool

Eyster Pool Re-Opening Information

Eyster Pool is now open Monday - Friday to all DoD Cardholders ages 18+ for morning and lunch lap swim only. 

Unit Training is by reservation only - Reservation form can be found here. 

  • Access is currently limited to 24 patrons in the facility at one time.
  • Limited access to the locker rooms, so please plan accordingly.
  • Patrons must wash/sanitize their hands before entering, sign in with Aquatic Staff, have temperatures and complete a health screen.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times while in the facility except for while in the pool.
  • Patrons are asked to shower before entering the pool.
  • Patrons must practice safe physical distancing of 6 feet. Patrons may not congregate on the wall of the pool, or in the locker rooms.
  • Lockers will not be available for use and re-entering the locker rooms will be discouraged to avoid crowding in small spaces.
  • Patrons will exit the facility through the side door from the pool deck.
  • No seating available within the facility.
  • No pool equipment such as kickboards, fins, pull buoys, etc. will be available for use.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own pool workout equipment and not to share equipment with others.

 

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

Lap Swim (Monday - Friday):

  • Morning 5:00am - 7:45am and Lunch 11:00am - 1:00pm 
  • $3.00 Daily Lap Swim 
  • $60.00 3-Month Pass
  • Free for Active Duty from 5:00am - 7:45am and 11:00am - 1:00pm 

Recreational Swim:

  • Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • $4.00 Ages 13 and up ( $3.00 Monday - Friday) 
  • $2.00 Ages 3-12
  • $1.00 Ages 2 and under

*There is no noon lap swim or recreational swim when Custer Hill Aquatic Park is open for the season.

Instructional Aquatic Classes

SKIES Unlimited: $48

  • Group Lessons are 8 lessons for 30 minutes each
  • Children must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services.
  • To enroll, call CYS Registration at (785) 239-9885
  • Registration is at Parent Central Services
  • Classes offered reguraly: Parent and Child Aquatics, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • Preschool Aquatics, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and 4 class sessions are two weeks/ 4 days per week. (Total of 8 lessons)

Group Lessons: $48 per student

  • Preschool Aquatics and Learn to Swim Levels 1-4
  • Class sessions are two weeks in length, 4 days per week. (Total of 8 lessons, 30 minutes each)

Parent and Child Aquatics: $35

  • Children ages 6 months - 2 years
  • Total of 5 lessons, 30 minutes each

Semi-Private: $55 per student
2 Age Groups: Children ages 3-5 and Children Ages 5-12

  • 5 lessons for 30 minutes each
  • Minimum of 2 students - Maximum of 3 students
  • Curriculum is based on the goals of the student
  • To enroll child, call CYS Central Registration at (785) 239-9885

Private: $90

  • 5 lessons for 30 minutes each
  • One-on-one lessons with the instructor
  • Curriculum is based on the goals of the student
  • To enroll, call CYS Central Registration at (785) 239-9885

Adult Lessons

  • Semi-Private $55 (need 2-3 students) and Private $90
  • 5 lessons for 30 minutes each
  • Scheduled arranged between student and instructor
  • To enroll contact Aquatics Staff at 785-239-4854/4684
Certification Classes

Water Safety Instructor: $300     

Do you love to swim? Are you looking for a portable career? You're in luck: Aquatics offers a Water Safety Instructor Certification Class. 

Participants who complete the four-day program will be American Red Cross certified water safety instructors, who can instruct swim lessons. A pre-test is required for training applicants, and advance course registration is also required. Participants must complete all four days of training to receive certification.

Lifeguard Instructor Certification: $300

This course prepares Lifeguard Instructors to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course. In this class, students will become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.

Participants must possess a current Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification to be eligible for enrollment. Upon completion, participants will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification which is valid for 2 years. For more information about upcoming classes, contact the Aquatic Staff.

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
  • Prerequisite Swim Skills Assessment required to register for these classes:
    • 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
  • Please contact the Aquatic Staff for more information about upcoming class dates and to schedule a swim assessment. 
Aquatics Jobs!

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

  • Eyster Indoor Pool
  • Limited services and capacity. Open to all DoD Cardholders ages 18+ for lap swim only.
  • Military DSN (312)856-4854
  • Hours:
    Monday
    5:00am-7:30am
    Morning Lap Swim
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Lunch Lap Swim
    Tuesday
    5:00am-7:30am
    Morning Lap Swim
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Lunch Lap Swim
    Wednesday
    5:00am-7:30am
    Morning Lap Swim
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Lunch Lap Swim
    Thursday
    5:00am-7:30am
    Morning Lap Swim
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Lunch Lap Swim
    Friday
    5:00am-7:30am
    Morning Lap Swim
    11:00am-1:00pm
    Lunch Lap Swim
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
    Federal Holidays
    Closed
    Training Holidays
    Closed

Thursday Thunder

Oct 29 5 pm - 8 pm
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BOSS Trunk or Treat

Oct 29 5:30 pm - 7 pm
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Fall Crafts at the Hobby Studio

Oct 30 11 am - 12 pm

Trick-or-Treat Fun Run

Oct 30 5:30 pm
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Fang-Tastic

Oct 31 11 am - 9 pm
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Fang-Tastic

Oct 31 11 am - 9 pm
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Sunday Funday

Nov 1 12 pm - 6 pm

Archery Tag Tournament

Nov 6 5 pm - 6:30 pm
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Intro to ATV Riding

Nov 14 10 am - 12 pm
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Intro to ATV Riding

Nov 14 10 am - 12 pm