Events & Activities
Public swim is offered to allow the public use of the indoor pool. The pool features:
25 yards, 4 Lanes
Depth Range from 3.5-12 feet
Handicap Stairs and Chair Lift
Infants 0-3 yrs old $1
Youth 4-15 yrs old $2
Adults 16+ $3
Saturdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm*
Sundays Noon - 2:00pm
Summer Hours and USD 253 Breaks:
Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Meet Me at the Rec
- Pyramid Swim Challenge
- Ghost and Ghouls in the Pool
- Flat Flipper Adventures
- Silver Dolphin Excursions
- 2nd Annual Aquatic Cookie Exchange
- Elf at the Rec
Meet Me at the Rec
Get to know other ERC members and staff with this interactive bingo game. Grab a bingo card and see if you can find someone who fits the description in each bingo box. Those who completely black out their cards will be entered into a drawing for the Mingle Bingo prize. Drawing will be October 3.
Pyramid Swim Challenge
September - December
Let’s improve your swim endurance by increasing the number of laps you can complete. Swim a pyramid of laps: 1 up to 5 down to 1. Swim 1 lap, rest, 2 laps, rest, 3 laps, rest, continue on to 5 laps then reverse the order 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Want a tougher challenge? Swim the pyramid laps with a time element added. Set a pace per lap. The rest time would be the difference between the pace you set and the actual time you swam.
Ghosts & Ghouls in the Pool
Monday, October 31
Let’s bring out your inner child. Show us your inner pirate or an angel at heart! Dress up for Halloween at our 8:00am or 10:00am class and compete in our ERC costume contest. The best costume wins a fun, Halloween treat!
Flat Flipper Adventures
Our Silver Dolphin Flat Flipper wants to be your travel Companion! Flat Flipper is the ERC Aquatic version of the Flat Stanley Project. Pick up one of our Flat Flippers and take him on your next trip. From your Facebook page, “what’s on your mind” tag ERC at @EmporiaReceationCenter. Upload your photo and location and share with us your many ongoing adventures!
Silver Dolphin Excursions
The New Theater Restaurant: Hank Williams, Lost Highway
New Theater Restaurant in Overland Park presents “Hank Williams, Lost Highway.” This show follows Williams’s rise from humble beginnings to super stardom. The unforgettable play is peppered with jokes, stories, insights and a bit of gossip from his actual life. It will remind you of what Williams did best: casting a simple spell of his yearning songs on adoring fans. You’ll hear more than 20 songs including “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Jambalaya”, “Hey, Good Looking” and “Your Cheating Heart”.
Date :Wednesday, October 19
Time: Depart ERC at 9:30am. Arrive back at ERC approximately 4:30pm
Fee: $60 (includes transportation, dinner buffet, dessert, & show)
Registration Closes: Wednesday, October 5th
Age: Adults only
Pioneer Women's Lodge Tour
Ask about our Silver Dolphin Excursion to Pioneer Women’s Lodge Tour
The Lodge is located on Ladd and Ree Drummond’s Ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. It is their family guest house and also serves as the production location for Ree’s Food Network show “The Pioneer Women”. We will visit Pawhuska, Oklahoma, where we will shop and enjoy a meal at The Mercantile. Then we will finish our day touring the Lodge.
If interested, please call the Aquatics office or come by the ERC.
2nd Annual Aquatic Cookie Exchange
Everyone is welcome to join in this Christmas Cookie Exchange. Please bring 3 dozen cookies: 1 dozen to sample and 2 dozen to exchange. You will leave with 2 dozen cookies of a mixed variety! A box lunch from Amanda’s Bakery will be provided and we will have cookies for dessert! Don’t forget a plate to take all your cookies home.
Date: Monday, December 12
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Fee: $14 for lunch
Elf at the Rec
Monday, December 12- Sunday, December 18
Santa’s Scout Elf will be visiting the ERC and each day the elf will be watching you to ensure that you are behaving. At the end of the day, the elf will fly back to the North Pole and report to Santa. If you find the Elf at the Rec, you will receive a special treat and be entered into a drawing for a Christmas Basket. The drawing winner will be announced on December 19.