Community Big Pools and Wading Pools

We are excited to announce that Lincoln Big Pool and Wading Pool will open this summer for residents ONLY! 

June, 29, 2020 - September 7, 2020

RESIDENTS ONLY 

Lincoln Big Pool and Wading Pool
1200 Parker Blvd.
Buffalo, NY 14223
Ph: (716) 833-7757

Due to the rapidly evolving situation amid COVID 19, the NYS, Erie County, Town & Village officials and school district personnel to make decisions regarding the current and future programming.  Lincoln Big and Wading Pool will be scheduled to open this summer starting on Monday, June 29th. The Lincoln Park Pools will enforce “Stringent 0-Tolerance Covid-19 Policies” for its patrons to abide by.  The Lincoln Pools will Open for the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda Residents Only this season.  

Ken-Ton residents will have to purchase a “Resident Access Card” that will be available for purchase at the Youth, Parks, & Recreation Office located at 299 Decatur Rd.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday’s, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday & Thursdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

The cost of the Ken-Ton Resident Access cards are as follows: Youth Resident-$8.00 / Adult Resident-$15.00 / Family Resident-$40.00

Everyone in the household who will be included in the Family Access Pass must be present in order to receive their Access ID Card. All members included on the Family Access Pass must reside in the same household and provide proof of residency.

Available Only at the YPR Office, Resident Access Passes will NOT be available for purchase at the pool.

Outdoor pool passes will not be for purchase this summer. Daily fees will not be permitted.  All visiting patrons must purchase a Town of Tonawanda Resident Access Card. 

All Access Card holders must have a picture to enter the pool.
Parents, please bring your children with you when you purchase their Access Cards at the YPR Main Office.

Community Pool

At Lincoln Pool, we have a large outdoor pool with depths from 3 feet to 11 feet and a wading pool for children 7 or younger with a maximum depth of 2 feet. 

Access Cards are available for purchase at anytime during the times listed above.  A driver's license or proof of residency is necessary for the purchase of a Resident Access Card. 

 

Lesson Information

This year, the lesson testing process will require patrons to register for a time slot to be tested. Lesson testing will be done through a registration process through the Town of Tonawanda website. 

Swimmers that participated in learn to swim lessons during the Winter Session at the Aquatic & Fitness center will not require swim lesson testing - the report card from this session is REQUIRED to register.  All other participants are required to lesson test. 

Registration for lesson testing will be available starting on Monday 6/29.

If you are interested in registering for a lesson testing time slot, please click HERE, login and search for Lincoln Pool Lesson Testing. *If you do not know your login information or have never taken a Town of Tonawanda program before, please call the Youth Parks & Recreation Department, 716-831-1001.*  The login information for those that have taken programming previously, but have never logged in before, the login information is as follows: Username: the phone number associated with the account (no dashes or spaces, must include the area code), Password: last name associated with the head of household (first letter capitalized).  This will not be available until 6/29/20

Lessons and lesson testing are first come first serve.  Lesson testing will take place at Lincoln Pool, payment will take place at the Youth, Parks & Recreation office. 

Swim Lesson Guidelines

Preschool Aquatics—This primary objective of the preschool aquatics program is to promote the learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills at a pace appropriate for this age group. Participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water. Children should be between 4 and 5 years of age by the start of the lesson.  Lesson testing is not required for preschool aquatics.  3 year olds will not be permitted to participate in lessons. 

Learn to Swim Level 1—Introduction to Water Skills  Learn to swim level 1 is designed to make participants comfortable in the water and orient them to the aquatic environment. Basic personal water safety information and aquatic skills are taught. Participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around the water. Children must be 6 years or older by the start of the lesson.  Lesson testing is not required for level 1. However, if a child wants to be placed higher, they must be lesson tested to do so. 

Learn to Swim Level 2—Fundamental Aquatic Skills  Level 2 marks the beginning of having “locomotion” in the water. Participants build on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Children must be 6 years or older by the start of the lesson and have passed Level 1 in the Winter Session or tested for placement. Participants in this level may use support from the instructor, but may not graduate until they can swim independently.  A lesson test is required for placement in level 2. 

To progress to Level 3, students must pass all skills without the support of the instructor.

Learn to Swim Level 3—Stroke Development  In level 3, the aim is to help participants achieve basic water competency in the pool. Participants learn front crawl and elementary backstroke, and multiple different kicks. Children must be 6 years or older by the start of the lesson and have passed Level 2 in the Winter Session or tested for placement. Participants in this level must be able to swim independently of any support. A lesson test is required for placement in level 3. 

Learn to Swim Level 4—Stroke Improvement  In this level, participants start to develop confidence in the strokes and improve those strokes and other aquatic skills. Endurance begins to be stressed as the strokes previously learned will be swum for greater distances.Children must be 6 years or older by the start of the lesson and have passed Level 3 in the Winter Session or tested for placement. A lesson test is required for placement in level 4. 

Learn to Swim Level 5—Stroke Refinement  Refining and perfecting technique of all swimming strokes are the objectives of level 5. Additionally, endurance is increased and flip turns are introduced. Children must be 6 years or older by the start of the lesson and have passed Level 4 in the Winter Session or tested for placement. A lesson test is required for placement in level 5. 

Learn to Swim Level 6—Swimming and Skill Proficiency  This level refines strokes so participants can swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness and for greater distance. Registrants will have a choice of three swimming related courses: Personal Water Safety, Fitness Swimmer, and Fundamentals of Diving.Children must be 6 years or older by the start of the lesson and have passed Level 5 in the Winter Session or tested for placement. A lesson test is required for placement in level 6. 

Synchro Team & Swim Team - lesson testing is not required.  Swimmers must be 6 years or older to participate and able to swim on their own. 

Lesson Schedule (7/13 – 8/13) $25 per participant 
Tuesday/ Thursday

 9:00a - 9:30a: Level 1, Level 3, Level 5 & Preschool Aquatics

9:45a – 10:15a: Level 2, Level 4, Level 6 & Preschool Aquatics

10:30a – 11:00a: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 & Preschool Aquatics

9:00a – 10:00a: Swim Team ($40)

Monday/Wednesday

10:00a – 11:00a: Synchro Team ($40)

 

Open Swim & Family Swim Times

**Capacity is limited to 75 Swimmers in the Main Pool & 50 swimmers in the Wading Pool (first come first serve basis)**

Limited deck seating will be available at both the Main Pool & Wading Pool

Open Swim 

7 days a week 12:00pm - 5:00pm (the pool will be cleared at exactly 5:00pm)

Family Swim

ANY MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT GUARDIAN (18+)

All deep end laps lanes will be available for lap swimming 

Monday - Friday 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Slide Operations

Monday – Friday 12:00p – 5:00p & 6:00p – 8:00p

Saturday 12:00p – 8:00p

Sunday 12:00p – 5:00p

 

Due to the current state of affairs pertaining to COVID 19, schedules, operations, capacity, etc. are subject to change. We appreciate your cooperation for this summer and look forward to seeing you at the pool! 

Outdoor Pool Information

Pool Rules
  • All swimmers are required to purchase a daily or season pass.
  • Children 3 years and under are FREE but must be accompanied by a paying parent/guardian within arms reach at all times.
  • Big Pools are open for patrons 8 and over, or 7 years if entering 3rd grade.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied, within arms-reach, by an adult 18 years of age or older in the water at all times.
  • Please walk at all times.
  • Diving is permitted in the designated areas only.
  • Swimmers must wear swimsuits to swim in the pool.
  • When using the slide, the posted rules must be followed.
  • Smoking and glass containers are not permitted inside the fence.
  • All swimmers and spectators must abide by the rules of the pool at all times regardless of age.
  • Please report any incident or accident to the pool staff immediately.
  • The Town of Tonawanda is not responsible for loss or damage to private property.
  • Tubes, mats “water wings” and non-coast guard approved flotation devices are not permitted.
  • All patrons are subject to rules, regulations, and instructions of staff.