Health & Wellness is integral to our mission of nurturing mind, body and spirit. While you are on family vacations at Lakeside, we want to ensure that you continue your healthy lifestyle.


Pool

CALL 419.702.7598 TO CHECK CURRENT OCCUPANCY

Lakeside pool is open this summer season. However, due to staffing shortages, the Grindley Aquatic Pool will be open for limited hours.

For information regarding the pool, please call 419.702.7598.

POOL HOURS JUNE 21-25:

  • OPEN SWIM 10 a.m. - Noon
  • OPEN SWIM 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • OPEN SWIM 3-5 p.m.

Lap Swim offered Monday-Friday, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

  • Baby Pool is now open on at the Waterfront.
  • Splash Pad is CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to storm damage.

POOL HOURS BEGINNING JUNE 26:

  • OPEN SWIM 12:30-2:30 p.m. (with slide open)
  • OPEN SWIM 3-5 p.m. (with slide open)

Lap Swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Please check back for pool updates.


POOL OCCUPANCY

Lakeside no longer requires pool reservations. Pool availability and occupancy is managed by capacity per session which is dictated by the ratio of life guards to swimmers. Entry into the pool is first-come, first-serve basis. Once the pool is at capacity no additional entry will be allowed for swimmers for the remainder of that session. There is no call ahead or waiting lists. For information on availability of various Open Swim times and other pool sessions please call 419.702.7598.

(Please check the website for updates on daily and weekly pool schedules. Pool schedules will be posted the Thursday before each week.)


SWIM LESSONS:

Lakeside will not be offering swim lessons this summer.


CHILDREN'S SWIM TEST:

To ensure the safety of our community and in following Red Cross recommendations for pool operations, Lakeside requires children under age 12 to perform a brief swim test. This test is offered at announced times throughout the summer or during open swim times, and will be required for children to swim in the deep end of the pool. The test includes jumping into the water to fully submerge and return to the surface, swim length of pool using front crawl and return on your back keeping legs horizontal the entire time, and tread water for 30 seconds. Children that pass the swim test will have their names logged at the pool office and will receive a wrist band when they enter.

Lifeguards reserve the right to swim test anyone at their own discretion. For more information about the children's swim test, call the pool office at 419-702-7598.


NEW SWIM OPPORTUNITY PARTNERSHIP:

PYAL Anchor Swimming Competitive Summer Team

Hosted by Danbury Aquatics

Schedule: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Swim Meets: Thursdays at various times and locations

Open to all ages. (must meet minimum swim requirement)

  • 11 and under: Must be able to swim 1 pool length (50yds) freestyle and backstroke.
  • 12-18: Must be able to swim 2 pool lengths (50 yards) freestyle and backstroke.

For more information, please contact 419-798-5185 ext. 1019, email aquatics@danburyschools.org, or check out Danbury Aquatics on Facebook.


Want to Work This Summer?

If you are interested, or know of anyone interested, in serving as a lifeguard or swim instructor, please contact our HR office at 419-798-4461, x. 252 or email employment@lakesideohio.com. We certify!


FAQs for Pool & Fitness Center

WHERE CAN I FIND THE POOL SCHEDULE?

You may find the daily schedule on the Lakeside webpage. Select "programs" and click on "recreation" and scroll down to the Grindley Aquatics and Wellness link. Remember, YOU MUST REFRESH your pages every time for it will not show the most updated information. You may also call the pool at 419-702-7598.

DO I NEED A RESERVATION TO USE THE POOL?

No, we are not taking reservations or holding a waitlist for the pool. It is first come, first served basis. Once we reach our pool capacity we close to further entry into the pool.

WHAT IS THE POOL CAPACITY FOR THE SUMMER?

The capacity of the pool will change daily based on the availability of lifeguards and support staff.

HOW WILL I KNOW THE CAPACITY OF THE POOL EACH DAY?

Please check the Grindley Aquatics and Wellness Center Page for pool capacity limits. *YOU MUST REFRESH your pages every time for the most up to date information. You may also call the pool at 419-702-7598 during open swim time to inquire about the current capacity of the pool.

WHY DO KIDS NEED TO DO SWIM TESTS?

Swim tests are used to determine if your child has the minimum ability required to participate or swim safely in the deep end of the pool. It also allows children and parents to know their child's swimming ability and how much assistance of supervision they require from an adult.

DO THEY HAVE TO DO A SWIM TEST EVERYTIME THEY GO TO THE POOL?

No, once a child passes the swim test, their name is logged at the pool office. They can report their name at check in and will receive a wrist band to wear for the duration of open swim. This wrist band indicated they can swim in the deep end.

WHY ARE ONLY USCG LIFE VESTS ALLOWED IN THE POOL?

USCG Certified Life Jackets are designed to preserve lives by keeping your head above the water and help you remain in position that permits proper breathing.

ARE THE BATHROOMS AND SHOWERS OPEN AT THE POOL?

Yes, the bathrooms are open and sanitized frequently. There are indoor and outdoor rinsing showers. All guests are required to leave once two-hour session expires for sanitation of the facility, therefore, please shower before your session expires.

ARE THERE NEW PROTOCOLS FOR LAP SWIM?

On days where lap swim sessions are available, standard safety protocols apply.

CAN I BOOK A POOL PARTY?

Yes, on certain evenings the pool is available to book private pool parties. Parties must follow pool protocols. Maximum attendance is 50 swimmers. For more information or to book a pool party, contact conference@lakesideohio.com or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 279.

ARE THE BABY POOL & SPLASH PARK OPEN?

The Baby Pool and Splash Park remain closed at this time due to the damage from the storm Lakeside experienced on May 28 & 29. Please check back for updates on our website.


Summer Fitness Room

The Magruder Hospital Fitness Room is open daily from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. beginning Friday, May 28-Monday, September 6.

  • As guests change fitness equipment during their workout, they are required to sanitize the equipment when finished. Wellness Center volunteers will sanitize the facility daily.
  • The Wellness Center restrooms are open to those using the fitness room. Public restrooms are available on the East side of the Pool entrance when the Wellness Center is closed.
  • Magruder Hospital Fitness Room is for age 14 and older. Maximum of 6 people.

(Please note that the Wellness Center schedule may be subject to change. Please check the weekly Lakesider and website for any updates.)