Winter Parking Restrictions Will Take Effect December 15th.

 

Official Announcement

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1 Pool Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14223 * Phone: 716-876-7424 * Fax: 716-876-3943

Operational Hours

Monday-Friday 
6:30am- 12:30pm
Kiddie pool not available
 
Tuesday-Friday
3:00pm -8:00pm
 
Saturday & Sunday
9:30am - 5:00pm 
   

General Information

Make plans now to visit and join your state-of-the-art community recreation and family aquatic center. The Town of Tonawanda AFC brings new opportunities for you and your family. Learn to swim, spend time with the family and improve your muscle tone and much more. It offers something for everyone through its various programs and its 50-meter main pool, kiddie pool, sauna and steam room, gym, and class studio.

At this time, the whirlpool, will remain closed. 
The Sauna and Steam Room are expected to re-open January 2nd! 
Our facility is adhering to CDC Covid-19 guidelines. All patrons must wear a mask for their entire duration of a visit, unless vaccinated.
We are working diligently to keep the facility safe and sanitized for all of our patrons each and every day.
 
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 CHECK OUT OUR 2021 RATES! 

pdf 2021 AFC Rates Flyer

Credit cards purchases will have an additional 3% charged.  ALL memberships will have an annual $36 maintenance charge.  Proof of residency is needed for all resident rates!  

 

2021 Walk In Rates

With the purchase of a daily pass, re-entry into the building is permitted with proof of receipt from that date.

 

Single Daily Walk-In Fees

Daily Single Residents w/ Access Cards—$10

Daily Single Non-Residents & Walk-Ins—$12

Daily Guest of Member—$10

Family Daily Walk-In Fees

Daily Resident Family w/ Access Cards—$15

Daily Non-Resident Family & Walk-Ins—$25


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AFC - Aquatics Info

With its 83 degree water ranging from six to twenty four inches, it is site of some high energy good times for 4 to 7 year olds.  (Children younger than 4 years need to be physically accompanied by a parent or guardian, who is in the pool within arm’s reach of the child at all times.)  U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation (lifejackets or PFD’s) devices are NOT permitted iin the Kiddie Pool. 

The kiddie pool is NOT open during the weekday morning operational hours (Monday - Friday 6:30am - 12:30pm)

To get the most out of your lap swimming or recreational swimming exerpeince, take a look at the various schedules and policies found here. Facility Policies  * Pool Length Conversation * Lap Swimming Guidelines

All 50 meters and 780,000 gallons of it, can, and usually is divided in the center by the “bulkhead” which allows us far greater programming flexibility. Since we then create two separate pools, each of which typically have multiple activities taking place. With a water temperature of about 82 degrees, this pool is the location for so many activities for people of so many ages.

Swim lessons, water fitness classes, recreational swimming, lap swimming, SCUBA classes, and swim team and synchronized swimming practices are typical daily activities taking place in the pool. Luckily, we always have space for recreational swimming and lap swimming.

A couple other amenities you’ll find on the deck are the sauna and steam room. The sauna is kept between 160 and 180 degrees. The steam room should be hot, moist, and steamy. Enjoy these areas for about 10 minutes in order to avoid the dangers of over heating.

The Sauna and Steam Room are expected to re-open on January 2nd. 

The whirlpool will remain closed at this time.

AFC - FAQs

Take a look at our Insurance Memberships Options document for more details!

 Insurance Memberships Options

As a Town of Tonawanda or Kenmore Resident, discounted rates are available with the purchase of an Resident Access (Discount) Card. Prices are $10 for youth, $20 for adults and $45 for families. This card will grant the card holder the resident discounted rate at our various facilities. These cards can ONLY be purchased at the TTYPR Main Office. 

This program entitles the resident card holder to pay a discounted (resident) rate at the following facilities:

  • Aquatic & Fitness Center (discounted walk-in rate)
  • Brighton Arena (discounted recreation skate)
  • Brighton Bay Mini Golf [inside the Golf Dome] (discount game fees)
  • Brighton Golf Course (discounted golf round fee)
  • Lincoln Arena (discounted recreation skate)
  • Outdoor pools (discounted entrance fee)
  • Sheridan Golf Course (discounted golf round fee)

                                    Please keep in mind:

  1. The resident discount card expires one year from date of purchase.
  2. The resident discount card must be presented at the time of entry to pay the resident discount rate at each facility.
  3. Discount cards are not "membership" cards to any facility

At this time, party rentals will not be offered due to Covid-19 circumstances.  We hope to offer in the near future. 

The Aquatic & Fitness Center also hosts outside organizations like the Aquettes Synchronized Swimming Team, the Titans Swim Club, and Dip 'N Dive SCUBA diving classes. Check out their websites for more information.

We also welcome other organizations for special programming needs.  Call us for more information!

AFC - Swim Lesson Info

Check out our current schedules:

pdf NEW: 2021 Pool Pop Ups!

The Aquatic and Fitness Center follows the swim lesson guidelines put in place by the American Red Cross. Taught by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards, lessons are offered throughout the whole calendar year. 

Parent and Child lessons, Preschool Aquatic lessons or Level 1 do NOT require any prequisites but the child must fall into the given age ranges. Registration for all other levels of swim lessons needs to be completed at the Aquatic & Fitness Center during operating hours. To register for Learn to Swim Levels 2 through Level 6, a Swim Testing Verification and Registration form or Report Card from the most recent swim lesson session must be presented to the front desk at the time of registration. Testing times are indicated on the current lesson flyer. 

No lesson testing for Pool Pop Ups!

Pool Pop-Ups are available for Online Registration!

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 should be 6 years of age or older. Participants in this level may use support from the instructor.  A Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is not required.

—  To progress to Level 2, students must pass all skills with minimal support. 

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 should be 6 years of age and older and have passed Level 1. Participants in this level may enter using minimal support from the instructor, but may not graduate until they can swim independently.   Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is required or a Report Card from the most recent session. 

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

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 should be 6 years of age and older and have passed Level 2. Participants in this level must be able to swim independently of any support. Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is required or a Report Card from the most recent session. 

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 should be 6 years of age and older and have passed Level 3.  Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is required or a Report Card from the most recent session. 

Refining and perfecting technique of all swimming strokes are the objectives of level 5. Additionally, endurance is increased and flip turns are introduced. Children should be 6 years of age and older and have passed Level 4.  Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is required or a Report Card from the most recent session. 

Parent and Child is intended to give parents safety information and teach techniques to orient their children to the water. Children are introduced to the water and taught swimming readiness skills through their parent with aid from the instructor. Instructors will provide direction regarding how to supervise water activities in a responsible manner. Children should be at least 6 months old through approximately 3years of age. A Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is not required.

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. Parents are not permitted in these lessons. If your child needs a parent to be in the pool with them, they will have to enroll in the Parent & Child Aquatics program. A Swim Test Verification and Registration Form is not required.

At this time, private lessons will not be offered. 

 

AFC Fitness Class Info

pdf Click for November & December Fitness Class Schedule

In order to register for any of the American Red Cross classes, you can stop in at the AFC or  go to our Online Registration and Tee Time page. 

** If you do not have an online account, stop by the AFC to register and/or create an account**

To register Online:

1. Go to https://parksreg.tonawanda.ny.us

2. Sign in to your account

3. Search for class

4. Register for class

Please call us at 716-876-7424, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any additional questions you may have.

Land and water fitness classes are offered 7 days a week and range from high intensity, upbeat fitness all the way to moderate paced classes for beginners and those suffering joint pains. As an additional cost to a membership, anyone can take classes by enrolling in a class section, purchasing a “punch card” or utilizing the “walk-in rate” method.  

Since opening in 1991, the fitness room has been expanded 3 different times in order to become the size it is today. The room is currently composed of areas designated for stretching, cardio work outs, seated strength machine exercises and a free weight exercises. Virtually anywhere in the fitness room, you can watch your favorite show during your workout on one of our 10 HD TV’s. 

Our personal trainers can provide you with their undivided attention to push you to get the most out of you work outs. With sessions starting as short as 30 mins, both members and non-members of our facility can experience our great “New Beginnings” program. With rates differentiating depending on membership status, individuals can initiate their personal training experience at any time. Call the AFC for more info! 

How to Get started:

In order to participate in our personal training program, you must first come in and fill out one of our PAR-Q’s and an interest sheet while at our facility. Once you hand it in and it is looked over by one of trainers, you will be notified if a physician’s referral is required.  If deemed necessary, this referral must signed by your physician and returned to our facility in order to participate in the program.  Once the required paperwork in our hands, we will set up an appointment for an Evaluation & Orientation. The Evaluation and Orientation is about an hour long appointment where a trainer will:

  1. Perform a comprehensive Fitness Evaluation to determine the member’s current fitness levels and identify specific goals.
  2. Guide the member through an Orientation of the facility, highlighting specific aspects of the facility that will help them meet their fitness goals.

After this Evaluation & Orientation has taken place, depending on trainer availability, you will be able to start your personal training experience by setting up your first appointment with one of our certified staff members.  

In our facility, individuals ages 16 and older are allowed to use the fitness room on their own. With the required paperwork, we do allow youth, ages 13-15, to use the facility while under the supervision of an adult from their family. Please read our Youth Policy Sheet for more information.

For children ages 10-12, we do offer a beginners class listed as "Crash Course" on our aerobics class list. Meeting once a week, this class introduces it's participants to the specifics of our fitness room as well as provides them with information on how to work out safely and properly.

AFC - American Red Cross Info

pdf Click to View the 2021 American Red Cross Courses

The Aquatic & Fitness Center offers dozens of American Red Cross Health and Safety Services classes throughout the year. These class are categorized as "Full" which is for people who need certification the first time or who have allowed a previous certification to lapse more than one month,"Review" courses which will review the course material using videos, textbooks, and question and answer sessions and "Challenge" courses which do not review the course materials but still requires passing all test components. Look at the various classes offered below.  Call the AFC at 716-876-7424 for questions about registration.     

In order to register for any of the American Red Cross classes, you can stop in at the Aquatic & Fitness Center or  go to our Online Registration and Tee Time page. 

** If you do not have an online account, stop by the Aquatic & Fitness Center to register and/or create an account**

To register Online:

1. Go to https://parksreg.tonawanda.ny.us

2. Sign in to your account

3. Search for desired course

4. Register for desired course

When you do register, please be sure to review all information contained within this section.  Some other items to keep in mind are as follows:

  1. Register early.  Do not delay in registering as doing so may result in that class being full.
  2. You must register at least one week prior to the first day of class.
  3. All class fees are due at registration.
  4. Please plan on attending all classes as scheduled.  If you have or foresee a conflict, register for another class.  We cannot offer classes for one student particularly if the class requires other students ( and not manikins) to perform required skills.
  5. It is the responsibility of students enrolled in a review course to provide their own resuscitation masks.
  6. Textbooks may be actual books or digital copies available from www.redcross.org and downloaded onto laptops, tablets of phones and must be used by students during the class.
  7. Days, times, and fees are subject to change.
  8. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient interest.

Please call us at 716-876-7424, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any additional questions you may have.

Lifeguarding is taught by our certified American Red Cross Instructors who work i the field year round.  Each course we offer includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider and responding to first aid emergencies, Administering Emergency Oxygen. (Only Full and Review courses are available).  Blended full courses are taught at our facility, requiring participants to complete approximately 7 hours of online content in addition to the in class hours for each class. 

Prerequisites: 15 years old by the last day of class; swim 300 yards using front crawl and breaststroke; swim one length, retrieve a 10 pound brick in 7 to 10 feet of water and carry it back to starting point using only your legs, and exit the pool in one minute, forty seconds; and tread water without hands for two minutes.

This course teaches one- and two-rescuer CPR, use of an AED, responding to first aid emergencies, the use of resuscitation masks and bag-valve masks for ventilating victims, and how to respond in special rescue situations.  Also, prepare you to respond to basic emergencies and recognize and care for injuries while using the EMS system.  The certification qualifies as a NYS Teachers' and Coaches' requirement.