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