Family Aquatic Center Events

Family Aquatic Center Beach Party 2013

Family Aquatic Center

**During unseasonable cool or turbulent weather, call 402-362-2613 or check out


Purchase Season Passes Early

Avoid the hassle; purchase your FAC season pass before summer begins at the York Community Center starting in April! 


Opening Day – Summer Kickoff!

The Family Aquatic Center is open!  Come out and enjoy the summer fun in the pool for free!

Date:  May 28

Cost:  FREE

Time:  1:00 – 5:00pm


4th of July

FAC is open 1:00 – 5:00pm


Swim Meet Hours

Wednesday, June 27 - 1:00 - 4:50 PM.  Swim meet starts at 6 PM.

Saturday, June 30 - Swim meet.  Opening for public swim 3:00 - 7:50 PM.


York County Fair Hours

August 2-5 1:00-5:00pm


Post Season Hours

These dates/hours are subject to change due to staff availability.  The last day of regular hours will be Wednesday, August 1st.  Then Fair Hours will be in affect August 2-5, 1:00pm – 5:00pm. The pool will then reopen on Saturdays and Sundays (August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26) from 1:00 – 5:00pm.  Concessions will be available on a limited basis.  FAC will not open in cold weather and is subject to close early. We recommend you call 363-2613 to confirm FAC is open before coming to swim.


Last Day of the Season

August 26th open 1:00 – 4:00pm

Soggie Doggie Day follows from 4:30 – 6:00pm


Thrifty Thursdays (May 31 – July 26)

Each Thursday the FAC will stay open an extra hour, until 9:00pm with a special half price admission discount from 5:00 – 9:00pm.  Come and enjoy the pool on these special nights.


Floaty Fridays (June 1 – August 3)

Each Friday at the FAC, patrons will be able to use floaties.  The FAC will supply a limited amount of inner-tubes, so feel free to bring your own!  In cases where the pool is heavily populated, floaties may have to be removed from the water for safety reasons.


Adult Lap Swim (May 29 – August 3)

FAC is open for adult lap swim during weekdays.  Swim over your lunch hour for a quick workout.

Time:  12:00 – 1:00pm

Fee:  Season pass, daily fee, or coupon


Water Walking

Water Walking is the latest exercise craze of the summer!   The pool water will provide the resistance for a great workout!

Date:  May 29-August 3

Time:  12:00 – 1:00pm

Fee:  Season pass, daily fee, or coupon


FAC at the FAC

Sign up for the Fitness Aquatic Challenge at the Family Aquatic Center this summer for a little motivation while you work out during the summer months.  This challenge will involve lap swimming and water walking with a few other water exercises thrown in. Sign up at the FAC Admissions desk. Finishers will receive a t-shirt.


Toddler Time

Toddlers must bring a parent or guardian for this time when the FAC is reserved just for them!  The zero depth area ONLY will be open for toddlers to have play time.  Parents/guardians must be within an arm’s reach at all times.  Toddlers must be 5 or younger.  Swim diapers required if necessary.

Date:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

When:  June 11 – August 3

Time:  12:00 – 1:00pm

Fee:  Season pass, daily fee, or coupon for parent/guardian


Float for Life

This is a class designed for young kids to learn how to survival float if they were to ever fall into water and no one else is around. Our trained staff wants every child to know how to self-rescue if the situation ever came to it. This class is FREE to whoever wants to participate! 

When:  Session I:  June 11- 22, Session II:  June 25- July 6, Session III: July 9 - 20 (Monday-Friday, no Wednesdays)

Time: 12:15-12:30pm, 2:50-3:00pm & 5:50-6:00pm

Who:  Infants, Toddlers, Kids – anyone that wants to learn

Where:  Family Aquatic Center


*To fully gain the benefits of this class, coming to 8 sessions is recommended.

*For more information, check on-line and watch videos to see how this class works!


Midnight Swim

Come to the Family Aquatic Center for a midnight swim!  Swim under the stars, play water games in the dark, and enjoy the perfect summer night.

When:   July 13

Time:  10:00pm-Midnight

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FAC Admission


York Parks and Recreation Swim Lessons (Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri)

The Family Aquatic Center will be offering public swim lessons.  Class size is limited.  For questions and registration contact the Family Aquatic Center 402-362-2613
Session Fee:  $30.00

Registration Form

or register online below next to appropriate class

Session 2: June 25 – July 6

Beginner, 11:00am-11:30am -register here

Primary, 11:45am-12:15pm (2 classes) -register here

Secondary, 11:00-11:30am -register here

Advanced, 11:45am-12:15pm -register here

Professional, 11:00am-11:30am -register here

Session 3: July 9 – 20

Beginner, 11:00am-11:30am -register here

Primary, 11:45am-12:15pm (2 classes) -register here

Secondary, 11:00-11:30am -register here

Advanced, 11:45am-12:15pm -register here

Professional, 11:00-11:30am -register here


Swimming Lessons Levels


Participants will learn water safety and basic swimming fundamentals.  Upon completion, participants will be able to blow bubbles, bob, front and back float with assistance and enter and exit the water. 


Participants will continue to learn and begin to practice water safety while building on previous skills learned.  Upon completion, participants will be able to submerge whole body, front and back glide with assistance and have knowledge of the kicks and arm motions. 


Participants will practice water safety while continuing to improve skills learned in the Primary.  Upon completion, participants will be able to front and back crawl, jump into chest deep water and front and back glide, and continue to learn the elementary backstroke and breast stroke. 


Participants will be taking their skills to deeper water and practicing water safety at a higher level.  Upon completion, participants will be able to tread water for 30 seconds, jump into deeper water, front crawl with head in the water and dive.  Participants will also master elementary backstroke, back crawl, and breaststroke.  Advanced participants will be able to go off the diving board. 


Participants will be fine tuning the skills that they have learned from the previous levels.  Participants are good swimmers and fill confident around water.  Upon completion, participants will be able dive for objects in the deep end, change direction while swimming the front/back stroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke.  They will learn the butterfly.  They will be able to tread water for an extended period of time.  




Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons taught by lifeguards to ensure that you are the best swimmer you can be.  Additional times are also available at the Community Center Pool or the FAC during public swim. 

Must contact the FAC to schedule a time. 

Date:  Weekdays

Time:  9:30-11:00am


Inner Tube Water Polo Thursdays

The York Family Aquatic Center will have Water Polo Thursdays from May 31st to July 26th for anyone interested.  Get your teams together and head to the FAC from 6:00-9:00pm.


Water Aerobics

Move your summer workout to the swimming pool.  Water Aerobics is a great way to tone up your body, develop muscles and improve your health!  Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15p.m. at the Family Aquatic Center.  Classes will start May 30. FAC membership, fitness punch card or day pass required.


Aqua Zumba

Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, and even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, the Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.  Class time is Tuesdays 5:30-6:15pm.  Classes start May 29.  FAC membership, fitness punch card or day pass required.


FAC Family Fun Night

This night will be full of activities, relays, contests, and games.  Make sure you bring your entire family!

Date:  June 28th 

Time:  6:30 – 8:00pm

Fee:  Half price daily fee or season pass



Beach Party

The York Parks and Recreation Department can’t take you on a trip to the beach, but we will bring the beach to you! We will be playing water limbo, having a water balloon fight, running through sprinklers and more! Bring your own towels, fun to be had by all!

When:  July 6

Time:  1:00 - 4:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  York Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FAC Admission



Kooky Carnival

Come out to the Family Aquatic Center to enjoy carnival food, lots of fun carnival games and competitions!  Score points to get tickets, then cash your tickets in for prizes!  Don’t miss out on this awesome family event!

When:  July 19

Time:  6:00 - 8:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  York Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FAC Admission



Dive in Movie

Parks and Recreation will be showing the movie Finding Dory on a projector screen at the Family Aquatics Center. Sit pool-side as you watch a classic movie and enjoy popcorn on us!

When:  Thursday, July 26

Time:  9:00pm

Who:  Everyone!

Where:  Family Aquatic Center

Fee:  FREE



Soggie Doggie Day

Let your dog have a chance to enjoy the FAC like you did all summer!  This day will be reserved just for your four-legged friends.  Your dog will get to enjoy swimming in the pool before is drained for the summer.

Open to all dogs that can swim and are compatible with other dogs.  Dogs must be leashed when not in the water.  All dogs must have current vaccinations.  Warning:  FAC has slotted gutter grates that may be hazardous to dog’s feet when exiting pool.  Dogs should exit from the zero-depth area.  People are not allowed to swim; they can be in the water only to attend to their dog.

Sunday August 26th    

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Fee:  $4.00 per dog







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