The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department offers you a choice
of nine pools, three sites of which are open year-round for your swimming and diving enjoyment. The seasonal pools are open
during the summer to help cool you down. We are also pleased to offer a variety of aquatic programs, including swim
lessons, swim teams, and fitness classes. For a full list of classes, please
have a look atHenderson Happenings.
A complete list of pool rules may be obtained at the front desk of each pool. Please observe these rules. They are strictly enforced for your safety.
For health and safety reasons, we request that patrons who are ill refrain from participating in aquatic activities, particularly if experiencing symptoms of diarrhea.
Children who are under 8 years old must be supervised by a parent/guardian in the water within arm's reach at all times. A ratio of 1 adult for every
five children under 8 years of age is required.
Please take children on frequent restroom breaks, especially prior to participating in any aquatic program.
Children who wish to swim in water deeper than their standing depth must be able to demonstrate that they can tread water and swim across the pool in a safe manner.
Swimmers who are unable to tread water and swim across the pool in a safe manner are encouraged to stay in shallow water and are not allowed on diving boards or slides.
Do not change children's diapers on the deck. Please use the changing tables provided in the restrooms and dispose of diapers properly.
Only appropriate swimwear is allowed in the pool. No cutoffs, T-shirts, thongs, jean shorts, etc.
During inclement weather or other circumstances, the pools may be closed. The City of Henderson is not responsible for these occurrences. No refunds or
rain checks will be issued.
There is no tobacco, glass or alcohol permitted in any pool facility or on the outdoor decks.
No running or horseplay in or about the facility.
Swimmers are asked to share lap lanes, and will be required to circle swim. For convenience, private lane rentals may be available. Please contact the pools for further information.
Become a Lifeguard
Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard? If you have lifeguard
experience, visit Human Resources
to look for openings. If you are interested but have no experience,
we have developed a class to train you. Check out the
Aquatics section of Henderson Happenings
for more details.
Drowning Prevention Information One of the primary functions of our aquatics programs is to provide water safety
education to the community. This includes providing education in water safety,
swimming and specialty programs at our facilities and in the community. We
realize that you may choose to enjoy aquatic activities at
our supervised facilities and in other settings. The following information is
designed to assist parents and others in minimizing the risks associated with
Drowning Prevention Tips Never leave a child near a pool/spa, bathtub, toilet, water-filled bucket,
pond or any standing body of water. There is no substitute for adult
supervision, so make sure an adult is constantly watching.
Drowning and near-drowning occurs in familiar surroundings during very short
lapses in supervision, such as leaving to answer the phone or the doorbell.
If you must leave the pool/bathtub area, take your child with you.
Do not have older siblings watch younger children in the water. They are not
trained or mature enough to be given such responsibility.
Do not rely solely on swimming lessons, life preservers, or any other
equipment to make a child water safe. While these help to minimize risk, they
are not foolproof.
A fence or wall barrier should completely enclose your pool or spa.
All gates or doors leading from the house to the pool area should have self-closing and self-latching mechanisms
to protect against unauthorized
entry and use.
Alarms on windows and doors leading out to your pool are recommended to
notify you if someone goes outside.
Do not place objects near the pool or spa fence that could enable a child to
Do not leave toys/objects out in the open that will attract your child to the
pool area. Put them away and out of sight.
NEVER swim alone. Always swim with a buddy.
Learn to swim.
Take a CPR/first aid course.
Keep a portable telephone by the pool/spa.
Be prepared for an emergency. Have a plan.
Look in the pool area first if a child is missing.
Constant adult supervision is essential!
Deaths and Injuries A swimming pool is 14 times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in
the death of a child age 4 and under.
Each year, approximately 1,150 children ages 14 and under are hospitalized due
to near-drowning incidents.
Of children surviving near-drowning incidents, 5-20 percent suffer severe and
Where Drowning Happens Approximately 50 percent of preschool-aged drowning incidents occur in
residential swimming pools.
Each year, more than 2,000 preschool-aged near-drowning incidents occur in
Each year, 350 drowning incidents (for all ages) happen in bathtubs.
Each year, approximately 40 children drown in five-gallon buckets.
Nevada is one of 10 states in the U.S. in which drowning surpasses all other
causes of death to children 14 and under.
How and When Drowning
Happens Of all preschool-aged children who drown, 70 percent are in the care of one or
both parents at the time of drowning.
Of all preschool-aged children who drown, 75 percent are missing from sight
for no more than five minutes.