Family Aquatic Center
725 Pine St, Sparta, WI 54656
Parks & Recreation Office
1000 E Montgomery St, Sparta, WI
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Sparta Aquatic Center opens: June 3rd, 2023
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The City of Sparta Family Aquatic Center features a 6 lane, 50 meter competitive pool that is used for a variety of activities including classes and competitive swim meets. The water park features a 290-foot inner tube slide that enters into a 57,000-gallon lazy river. The children’s area has a zero-level entry, with other water features including a waterwheel-like tipping bucket and walking pads with ropes to swing from above.
Lap Swim 6:00 am – 8:00am
Open Swim 12:30 pm – 4:00pm
Open Swim 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Open Swim 12:00 – 4:00pm
Open Swim 5:00 – 8:00pm
Daily Admission Fees
$3.00 Youth & Seniors (65 & Older)
Season Pass Fees
Individual Child $50.00 $87.50
Individual Adult $60.00 $105.00
Family** $120.00 $210.00
***Family is defined as parents (2 adults maximum) or legal guardians (2 adults maximum) and their children under 18, foster children under 18, and stepchildren under 18. Family memberships are not allowed for the following: 1. Children 18 years of age and older may not be included in their parent's or guardians family membership; they must obtain their own membership once they turn 18. 2. Multiple families living together, extended relatives living together, or grandparents living with their children over age 18. Each set (2 adults maximum) of parents must purchase their own membership for themselves and their children less than 18 years of age. 3. Baby sitters or daycare employees cannot be included in a family membership. A separate membership would have to be purchased based on their official residence. Official proof of address must be provided (school record, driver's license, etc.).
SWIM LESSONS INFORMATION
This program is offered in the summer and is located at the Sparta Family Aquatic Center. Classes are led by the SFAC Staff. Swim Lessons are offered to all levels of swimmers and classes are based on skill level, not age. The overall purpose of our program is to teach and make sure participants can achieve all the skills and learn how to use these skills to stay safe. Our staff will not pass someone for any other reason than successfully completing the level requirements to 100% satisfaction. See page 14 for class descriptions and the primary objectives. A participant should be placed in a level where he or she CAN NOT complete all the tested items but CAN accomplish the previous level items with 100% efficiency. See below for class information descriptions.
Session 1: June 12 - June 23, Registration dates for session 1: May 8 – May 14
Session 2: July 10 - July 21, Registration dates for session 2: May 15 – May 21
Session 3: July 24 - August 4, Registration dates for session 3: May 22 – May 28
Class Descriptions -
PARENT/CHILD: Ages 6 months - 48 months. In this course, the children will work with a parent on entering and exiting the water, breathing control, buoyancy, buoyancy on their back, swimming on front and back, water safety, and more!
PRESCHOOL: LEARNING POOL SAFETY Water entry and exit independently, breathing control and underwater swimming, buoyancy on front and back independently, swimming on front and back with support, general water safety, and helping others.
LEVEL 1: WATER SKILLS INTRODUCTION Entering and exiting the water on ladders, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, submerging comfortably, front floats, swimming on the front, and back floats, swimming on the back, and water safety.
LEVEL 2: AQUATIC FUNDAMENTALS Stepping or jumping in, picking up submerged objects at the bottom, extended front floats, alternating arm and leg actions on swimming, swimming on the side, treading water, rules of the pool.
LEVEL 3: DEVELOPMENT OF STROKES Jumping into deep water, retrieving objects, learning rotary breathing, survival floats, learning and practicing the different strokes, treading water, and diving.
LEVEL 4: IMPROVEMENT OF STROKES Improving their strokes and endurance by using the strokes they learned in level three and swimming and extended length with them. They will also be working on a change in direction, diving, treading water for longer and water safety.
LEVEL 5: REFINING STROKES Focus on the form and endurance of each stroke and keep swimming further. They will learn how to shallow dive and glide, tread water for 1 minute, and perfect the change in direction.
LEVEL 6: FITNESS / LIFEGUARD READINESS Endurance swimming, extended swims with each stroke, timed swims, turns with each stroke, fitness, learning lifeguarding skills, and personal water safety.
We have found that children participate more freely when they are not distracted by checking to see where and what the parents/guardians are doing. We as a department take the responsibility of teaching your child how to swim very seriously and want to make sure that when your child has completed their level they have mastered the skills to their respective level. However, we want to ensure that we as a department also welcome parent involvement and support as long as it doesn’t hinder the development of a child. For the ability for all participants in all levels of swim lessons to gain the necessary success required; we ask that you follow these simple rules:
1. When you arrive you may guide your child to the proper class location.
2. Once you ensure that your child is safe with the instructor; please make your way to the concessions area.
3. If the child still is disrupting class, we will guide them back to you.
4. When class is done you can meet your child.
Pool Rental Hours & Fees
9:30 am – 11:30 am Booked Rentals
The Sparta pool can be rented for 2 hours on Saturday or Sunday mornings for private parties, organization gathering, etc. See pricing below and contact Parks and Recreation Office to book your party.
No Slide Slide
0 - 60 Persons $150.00 $200.00
61 - 136 Persons $175.00 $225.00
137 - 236 Persons $200.00 $250.00
237 - 336 Persons $225.00 $275.00
Concessions $50.00 $50.00