Events and Activities
Leisure 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
- Diving Board
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, leisure swim will adjust protocols and requirements as follows.
- Please wear your swim suit when coming to class as locker rooms will not be available.
- Check in at the front desk. Receive swim ticket.
- One-way entrance through door next to guest services.
- Present swim ticket to lifeguard in pool.
- Maintain a distance of 6-8 feet between other participants.
- Please bring your own equipment as facility equipment is not available.
- Follow pool rules.
- One-way exit through party room door.
- Return swim ticket to front desk.
- Maximum 15 people
The Emporia Recreation Commission asks each individual to decide what is right for you and/or your family at this time. We are working with local and state authorities as well as the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) to ensure we comply with the guidelines being put into place to provide the best possible experience for all. However, the ERC cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren)will not become infected with COVID-19.
Infants 0-3 yrs old $1
Youth 4-15 yrs old $2
Adults 16+ $3
Only during scheduled USD253 Breaks
No sign-up req. Max Capacity: 15
Have some Fintastic Fun while celebrating Shark Week.
- Shark Mascot Naming Contest
- Get your Picture Taken with the Shark
- Baby Shark Costume and Singing Contest
Check out our social media for more information!
Sponsored by Jack’s Lawn and Pool
Name The Shark Contest
To kick off ERC’s Shark Week, we are hosting a contest to “Name That Shark” sponsored by Jack’s Lawn and Pool. The ERC Aquatics team has a new shark mascot and we need your help naming this ocean friend. To enter, just submit your best shark name as a comment on our Facebook page post. The top three names will be chosen by Jack’s Lawn and Pool staff and ERC staff. The final name will be chosen via a Facebook vote. All votes will be submitted as comments under the voting FB post. Voting will close August 9th at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on August 10th via Facebook. All winners of the top 3 names and the community poll will be contacted via Facebook to claim prize(s). The winners of the top 3 names will receive a beach ball or a diving toy and the winner receives a Dolphin Noodle Float. All compliments of Jack’s Lawn and Pool. The ERC/Jack’s Lawn and Pool will not mail, ship or transport prize(s) for winners. Winners will arrange pick up with the Emporia Recreation Center. Winners can not return or exchange prizes for cash, credit or other merchandise at Jack’s Lawn and Pool or the Emporia Recreation Center.
Prizes for Name The Shark Contest winners provided by Jack's Lawn and Pool. (See pictures below)
Rules and Regulations: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. One submission per person. Submissions containing profanity or inappropriate content will be deleted immediately and not considered. Submissions must be in the comment section of the original contest post on Facebook. All other entries outside this parameter will be excluded from consideration. Persons must be 18 or older to win. We ask parents/guardians to enter on behalf of any child under the age of 18. Winners must be residents of Lyon County Kansas. By entering this contest, you give all rights to your submission to the Emporia Recreation Commission and its sponsors to use in social media, website, print, radio and video for perpetuity. You also waive all rights to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use of these materials and you give the Emporia Recreation Commission and sponsors the right to publicly announce you as the winner in all said mediums.