Aquatics Program

  • Ballston Spa Aquatics Program

    The Ballston Spa High School Pool is a six lane 25 yard facility with one meter diving boards.  The pool hosts a variety of community events and activities including both the girls and boys varsity swim teams, the modified swim team, and the Ballston Spa Swordfish swim club. 

    During the school day, the pool is used by the elementary schools, middle school, and high school as a part of the district's physical education program.  In addition to hosting school activities, and swim team programs, the pool is home to lap and community open swim and a seasonal learn to swim program. 

    Community Opportunities:

    The District offers public use of the swimming pool during early morning (6:00-7:00 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and evening lap swimming (Check Monthly Calendar for schedule). A Family and Open Swim time is held on Saturday afternoons from 12:30 – 2:30pm. The aquatics program is also offering an Aqua Fitness class for adults on Monday and Wednesday evenings (an additional fee and pre-registration is required). Schedule changes are announced on the aquatics webpage and placed on the answering machine at the pool.

    Swimmer Identification Card and Membership program introduced - We are pleased to announce our new identification card & membership system starting January 2019. Swimmers will be asked to complete a registration packet and can choose to either a full or half year membership. Please click here for more information and registration packet. If preferred you can still pay per visit - $1.00 for residents and $2.00 for non-residents.

    Morning Lap Swim:*
    Monday, Wednesday and Fridays
    6:00-7:00am (No Friday in the summer)

     

    Evening Lap Swim:*

    Check Monthly Calendar for schedule 
    Evening Lap swim added for Winter - After Wednesday December 12th Aqua Fit hours will be changed to Evening Lap Swim. Evening Lap Swim will be on the schedule for:
    Mondays                      6:00-7:00PM
    Wednesdays                6:00-7:00PM
    Thursdays                   5:30-6:30PM
    Evening Lap Swim will continue until Aqua Fit resumes on Monday March 4th

     

    Family and Open Swim*

    Family Swim - Saturday 12:30pm-2:30pm (during the school year)

     


    *Please view monthly pool calendar for exceptions (click here)

     

     

    BARC SWIMMING AND DIVING:

    Are you looking for something new to try? Have you ever considered competitive swimming or diving? Swimming is a fun sport where you can develop at your own pace and get into great shape. The BARC Swimming and Diving Program is also an excellent way to learn competitive swimming skills that prepare you to compete for the Ballston Spa Middle or High School Swim Teams. If this program sounds like something you would like to try we would love to have you join our team. BARC Swimming and Diving registrations is available ONLINE at: www.Ballstonarearec.org

     

    Please note: The temperature of the Ballston Spa High School pool is kept between 79 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit.  This temperature range is sanctioned by USA Swimming Organization for competition, as well as other aquatic activities.     

    From the USA Swimming 2013 Rule Book: “103.7 WATER AND AIR TEMPERATURE – 1.   /LSC/ Water temperature between 25 to 28 degrees Celsius (77 to 82.4 degrees Fahrenheit) shall be maintained for competition.”  Page 46 – USA Swimming Rule Book 2013

    We ask that all swimmers please rinse off prior to entering the pool. Thank you.


    Ballston Spa Aquatics Coordinator -  Stephanie Gellatly
                                                              sgellatly@bscsd.org
                                                             884-7150 x 2324