Aquatics & Swimming Pools

Aquatics & Swimming Pools 2019-09-04T14:35:19-05:00

Arnold Recreation Center offers a variety of wonderful Aquatics experiences for all ages, interests, and skill levels! Please don’t hesitate to call us at 636-282-2380 with questions.

Indoor Pool

The City of Arnold Recreation Center’s Indoor Pool is OPEN DAILY during these times:

Mon – Fri, 5:30 am – 8:30 pm 
Sat, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sun, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Open Family Swim Hours are as follows:
Mon / Wed / Fri, 4:00 – 8:30 pm
Tue & Thu (no Open Swim hours)
Sat & Sun, Noon – 5:30 pm

Lap Swimming: The Recreation Center’s Indoor Pool lanes are reserved for lap swimmers and related exercise during specific times. See lap swimming for scheduled lane availability.

Water Volleyball and Basketball Open PlayOn Friday evenings from 4 – 8:30 pm, water volleyball and basketball is available for open play. Lap lanes will not be available during this time due to the alternate activity. Normal admission fees apply ($6 per person, $5 for Seniors ages 60+, and ages 4 and under are free). Members are free.

Senior Swim

Arnold Rec Center welcomes all seniors ages 60 and older. Enjoy the following features at the indoor pool: Lap Lanes, River, Vortex, and Bubble Bench. Lap lanes, river, vortex, and bubble bench swim times are for all ages but are only FREE for seniors.

Specific swim time for Seniors is 10 am – 12 pm Friday (this time is shared with Little Splashers and their parent/guardian).

Outdoor Pool

The Arnold Recreation Center Outdoor Pool is open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

Member Hours
Monday thru Sunday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Summer 2019 Outdoor Pool Passes
Individual $75 • Family $160
Non-Resident: Individual $85 • Family $180

Important Outdoor Pool Reminders

  • Children must be at least 48 inches tall to use the large bowl slide.
  • Swimwear having zippers, rivets, or buckles damage the slide and are not permitted.
  • ALL toddlers MUST wear a swim diaper.
  • FOR YOUR SAFETY: Watches, necklaces, earrings, and other jewelry cannot be worn in the pool areas.
  • No outside food, beverages, or coolers allowed.
  • Children age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Little Splashers

Toddlers may swim with their parent/guardian. Little Splashers is available from 10 am to noon.

Swim Diaper Policy

ALL toddlers MUST wear a swim diaper along with a swimsuit. This guideline has been adopted for the health and safety of all patrons who swim in our facility and is strictly enforced. Swim diapers are available for purchase at the Front Desk for a minimal cost.

Scout Badges

We’re happy to work with troop leaders to complete most aquatic badges. In order to schedule a time for a troop, troop leaders should email us a list of badge requirements.

Closure Policy

To provide the best experience for our patrons, it is our goal to keep the pool open at all times. However, there are some situations that necessitate temporary closure of the pool.

We do not close the Indoor pool for thunderstorms or lightning, but we do need to clear the pool area if the tornado sirens are activated. In this event, we will clear everyone from the pool and pool deck into a safe part of the building such as the locker rooms.

We also close the pool if fecal matter or vomit is found in the pool. These are temporary pool closures and will be handled in the manner directed by the Jefferson County Health Code.

Lastly, we may also need to close for unforeseen maintenance issues. These happen on rare occasions and are done to maintain a safe environment.