How do you take your water? Do you prefer early morning laps with just you and your thoughts, or do you prefer to do battle with rogue toddlers armed with the latest in water gun technology? Our pools are made to handle every type of aquatic pursuit, from leisurely cannonballs to intense team competition.
With year round programs that include swim lessons, swim team, lap swimming, AquaFit classes and, of course, just general play time, the LRAC is home to all of your aquatic pursuits. So, come on in! The water’s fine.
Children and adults alike enjoy the extra personal attention private lessons afford. They are great for fine tuning technique, discovering lap swimming, preparing for a triathlon or just learning to swim.
Have more than one person interested in a “private” setting? We also offer semi-private lessons for up to 3 swimmers.
- Lessons held once a week for 30 minutes
- 8 Week Private Course: Members: $200, Non-members: $240
- 8 Week Semi-Private Course: Members: $144 per swimmer, Non-members: $160 per swimmer
- 4 Week Private Course: Members: $100, Non-members: $120
- 4 Week Semi-Private Course: Members: $72 per swimmer, Non-members: $80 per swimmer
Please call the Aquatics Office to arrange for your private lessons.
- Eimear Fuller | Aquatics Director | 225-3601, ext. 310
- Katie Hough | Assistant Aquatics Director | 225-3601, ext. 311
Your instructor will contact you prior to the lesson to discuss any cancellation due to inclement weather.
If your “fish” is ready to try out for the swim team, email Coach Eimear Fuller, or call 501-225-3601, ext. 310 to schedule an appointment. Your swimmer will be asked to demonstrate specific skills and stroke technique. He or she must be able to swim the length of the pool and tread water for one minute.
For details and to register, please check out the team’s website.
After we have processed your registration, we will email you a link for the online portion. Additionally, your handbook will be available for pick up in the LRAC Aquatics Office which is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. You will need this book to complete the online portion of the course.
Please plan to complete all online lessons of your training at least two days prior to your on-site skills session. Once you complete the online course, you must print the completion report from the Main Menu page of the online course. You are required to bring your completion report to the on-site skills session in order to verify completion of the online course.
Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course Options
May 10 – 12
May 31 – June 2
Red Cross Lifeguard Re-certification Course Options
Our Masters swim practice offers adults the opportunity to reap the benefits associated with fitness swimming. Be it lap swimming or triathlon training, our advice and encouragement will help you. Masters practices are organized into four different groups based on ability. So that we get you started off on the right “fin,” please let us know whether you are interested in fitness, triathlon, open water or competitive swimming. To register, contact Tay Stratton at 501-225-5711.
- Days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
- Time: 5:30 – 6:30 am
- Place: Little Rock Racquet Club
- Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Time: 6:00 – 6:45 pm
- Place: Little Rock Racquet Club
- Members: $52 per month
- Non-members: $72 per month
Water wary warriors, we get it. The swim is super different from the bike and run but it doesn’t have to cause undue anxiety. You can come out of the water with energy to spare. What’s hard, though, is figuring it out by yourself. You can read books, watch videos and ask advice all day long but nothing beats the tutelage of a trained coach. If you prefer one on one sessions, we can arrange them but we highly recommend our “Crush the Swim” program. It’s affordable and you’ll have time to digest – and practice – the wealth of information you’ll receive from Steve Hall, our USA Triathlon and USA Swimming certified coach. Plus, you just might meet a potential training partner. For more information, contact Coach Steve.
Designed for all levels of fitness, this is a cardiovascular and muscular conditioning class in the pool. The water offers resistance rather than impact so it’s gentle on your joints. All classes are complimentary.
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 – 10:00 am
Monday – Friday | 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday | 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday | 12:00 – 8:30 pm
Monday – Friday | 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday | 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday – Friday | 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday | 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
When A Lifeguard Is On Duty
1 Month to 5 Years
Parents of children in this age group must provide “touch supervision,” i.e., maintaining an arm’s length distance between you and your child.
6 to 7 Years
Parents must maintain visual supervision from the pool or whirlpool deck.
8 to 14 Years
Children may swim unsupervised but their parent or member guardian must remain on the premises. Children in this age range may be asked to pass a swim test if there is concern about their safety.
When No Lifeguard Is On Duty
1 Month to 5 Years: Touch supervision
6 – 14 Years: Visual supervision from the pool deck
Children are more susceptible to overheating than adults. Some physicians warn against young children being in whirlpools because of their inability to regulate their body temperature. Others suggest children not stay in hot tubs for more than 5 minutes at a time. All agree that toddlers and infants are particularly susceptible to overheating. Children should never go under water or bring toys in the whirlpool.
Locker Room Policy
Children, under the age of 10, must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian in the locker rooms and showers.
Children, under the age of 15, must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian in the whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms.
The pool will be cleared when thunder is heard or lightening is seen and remain cleared until 20 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sighting of lightning. For your convenience, the lifeguard will post “pool closed” signs and will alert the Front and Tennis Desks. If it is raining and there is no thunder or lightning, swimmers will be allowed to swim at the discretion of the lifeguards.