Aquatics Division

Welcome to the Cheyenne Aquatic Division!

News & Updates:
-Check out the Fall/Winter Recreate Guide!

Contact Us:
-For questions and information, please call the Cheyenne Aquatic Center at 307-637-6455.
-Manager: Desiree Vapenik, DVapenik@CheyenneCity.org, 307-637-6456.

Contact Us

Aquatics Manager


Desiree Vapenik
Office: 307-637-6456
Email: DVapenik@cheyennecity.org

Aquatics Foreman Staffing

Alex Sutton
Office: 307-637-6457
Email: Asutton@cheyennecity.org

Aquatics Foreman Maintenance


Tom Berg
Office: 307-638-4376
Email: Tberg@cheyennecity.org

Facility Hours

Cheyenne Aquatic Center - School Year Hours

931 Martin Esquibel Street, Cheyenne
307-637-6455

August 26, 2019 – June 3, 2020 Schedule:
Lap Swim
M, W, F: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
T & TH: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SA & SU: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recreational Swim
M, W, F: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
M, W, F: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
T & TH: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SA & SU: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Toddler Time: 
M, W, F: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cheyenne Aquatic Center - Summer Hours

931 Martin Esquibel Street, Cheyenne
307-637-6455

June 7 – August 25, 2019 Schedule:
Lap Swim
M, W, F: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
T & TH: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SA & SU: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recreational Swim
T – SU: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
M, W, F: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Toddler Time
M,W: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
F: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Please note: Rec swims will be closed Monday afternoons for Rec program. Lap Swim still permitted.

Johnson Pool

303 East 8th Street, Cheyenne
307-637-6239

June 7 – August 25, 2019 Schedule:
Weather Permitting

Lap Swim
M-SU: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Recreational Swim:
M-SU: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Party rentals available 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. any day.

Sloan Lake Beach

In Lions Park, Cheyenne
Located at intersection of Carey Avenue & 8th Avenue
307-637-6423 (open seasonally)

June 7 – August 25, 2019 Schedule:
Weather Permitting

M-SU: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Last rental at 4:30 p.m.

There is no swimming permitted at Sloan’s Lake Beach House.

For large group reservations, please call 307-637-6455.

Cheyenne Aquatic Center Spray Park

Spray Park is open until September 15th, 2019

Located behind the Cheyenne Aquatic Center
931 Martin Esquibel Street, Cheyenne
307-637-6455

Hours (May 25 – June 5, 2019):
Weather Permitting
M – F: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Note: Daily admission prices available T & TH with regular Rec Swim from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Under 8 rule applies.

Hours (June 7 – August 25, 2019):
Weather Permitting
M: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
T – F: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Rec Swim Prices)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
S & SU: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Rec Swim Prices)

Admission Fees

Cheyenne Aquatic Center

Recreational Swim Fees:
Under 4: Free
Ages 5 – 59: $5
Ages 60+: $4.50
Master: $4.50
Military: $4.50
Family: Please ask the front counter about our family pricing

Lap Swim Fees:
Ages 8-59: $3.75
Ages 60+: $3.25
Master: $3.25
Military: $3.25

Toddler Time Fee:
$2/person

Water Exercise Drop-In Fee:
$5/person

Johnson Pool

Recreational Swim Fees:
Under 7: $1.25
Ages 8 – 17: $3
Ages 18 – 59: $3.50
Ages 60+: $3

Lap Swim Fees:
Under 7: $1.25
Ages 8-17: $2.25
Ages 18-59: $2.50
Ages 60+: $2.25

Sloan Lake Beach

Paddleboats:
30 Minutes: $6
1 Hour: $9

Canoes:
30 Minutes: $5
1 Hour: $8

Kayaks:
30 Minutes: $4
1 Hour: $6

Paddleboards:
30 Minutes: $10
1 Hours: $20

For large group reservations, please call 307-637-6455.

Spray Park

Spray Park is open until September 15th, 2019
General Fees:
8 Years and Under: $1.25
9 Years & Over: $2.25

Rec Swim Fees:
Monday – Friday
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Rec Swim Fee

Saturday & Sunday
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Rec Swim Fee

Daily Admission:
Pay one price from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Includes afternoon Rec Swim.
Under 8 Years: $2.50
Ages 8 – 17: $5.50
Ages 18 – 59: $6.50
Ages 60+: $5.25
Masters: $5.00

Punch Cards & Passes

Punch Cards can be used at all facilities.

Aquatic Fitness Pass

Aqua Fitness Class Pass:
$50/month for full access to all Aqua Ex. classes, rec & lap swims. Please register for classes to be guaranteed a spot.

Discount Punch Cards

For Lap Swim, Recreational Swims, Johnson Pool, Boat Rentals and Water Exercise Drop-Ins:

  • $20 worth of swimming for $18
  • $30 worth of swimming for $27
  • $40 worth of swimming for $36
  • $50 worth of swimming for $45

 

Passes

1 Month:
Ages 8 – 17: $30
Ages 18 – 59: $45
Ages 60+: $30
Master: $25
Military: $30
Family: $90

6 Months:
Ages 8 – 17: $140
Ages 18 – 59: $160
Ages 60+: $140
Master: $125
Military: $140
Family: $480

1 Year: 
Ages 8 – 17: $200
Ages 18 – 59: $250
Ages 60+: $200
Master: $180
Military: $200
Family: $650
Military Family: $550

Aquatic Fitness

Registration for the fall will open up Thursday, August 15th.

Acquapole® Toning


The Acquapole Toning program utilizes the resistance of the water, the use of music, and the unique acquapole to improve all the components of fitness. It tones arms, shoulders, abdomen and legs. Acquapole Fitness involves 20 grips and 150 exercises using those grips. A unique, versatile class suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Limit of 8 participants.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Aqua Aerobics


This one-hour focuses on developing cardio endurance. Workouts focus on large muscle groups with sustained interval & flexibility exercises. No swimming skills required.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Aqua Exercise


This one-hour class focuses on flexibility. Workouts include static exercises that emphasize movements through a normal range of motion and basic aerobics. No swimming skills required.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Aqua Spinning


Aqua Spin is a cardio workout, similar to an on-land spin class, that is focused on cardio and toning. You’ll be able to set your own intensity for this workout. 8 bikes available per class. No swimming skill required.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Aqua Tabata


Come experience Tabata in the water!! This new, exciting class uses interval training, it alternates short bouts of high intensity moves with less intense recovery periods. The
water offers added resistance and reduces impact to the joints. You can use this as
your personal form of exercise to build endurance and raise metabolism, as cross training for athletic land-based performance or as a buoyant alternative to land Tabata training. Come experience this exhilarating workout in the comfortable environment of the pool.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Aqua Toning


Designed to supplement your personal exercise program, Aqua Toning uses equipment + water resistance to tone specific muscle groups. This class does not provide a cardio workout. Conducted in shallow water. No swimming skills required.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Deep Water Walking


Deep water is the ideal exercise environment to work all muscle groups with no impact on the joints. This class uses equipment that allows your body to be completely buoyant while offering resistance. Perfect for those just starting activity or wanting to change up their existing routine.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Deep Water Tabata


Come experience Tabata in the deep water! This new exciting class uses interval training as it alternates short bouts of high intensity moves with less intense recovery periods. The water offers added resistance and more core action as you are suspended in deep water. Come experience this experience this exhilarating workout in the comfortable environment of the pool.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Glide Board Yoga


Yoga Board focuses on stretching and relaxing–using an inflatable board where balance is key. No swimming ability required; however, we can’t guarantee that you won’t get wet so we ask that you are comfortable in the water. Must be able to pull yourself onto a board.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Learn to Swim

The Aquatic Division is pleased to offer American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Starting at 6 months of age to adult we offer many levels to suit your families learn to swim needs. We offer classes year round and swim tests to adequately place your child in the correct class.

You can register online, call 307-637-6455, or stop by the Aquatic Center to sign up for classes. We also offer private lessons, please call for more information and scheduling.

It should be expected that a child will spend several sessions at the same level. Children must be developmentally ready to complete the required skills, which can take time

Registration for the Fall will open on Thursday, Aug. 15th.

Parent Child Level 1

Designed for children 6 months to 3 years, Parent Child level 1 allows Guardians and their young ones to bond and grow as they get used to the aquatic environment. Guardians will work closely with the instructor and their little ones to familiarize and instruct steppingstone techniques they can use for years to come.

Click here to register for this Learn to Swim session.

Parent Child Level 2

Developing on skills learned in Parent Child level 1, level 2 will prepare both guardians and their young ones for the preschool levels. Instructors and Guardians will work closely to insure the child is ready for the skills and independence developed in preschool levels.

Click here to register for this Learn to Swim session.

Preschool Level 1

Starting at age 3, Preschool level 1 sets a foundation for safety and aquatic skills. Under the guidance of an instructor and their attendant, children will learn basic skills to grow and build upon in later levels.

Click here to register for this Learn to Swim session.

Preschool Level 2

Using skills learned in Preschool level 1, Preschool level 2 encourages children to broaden and advance their aquatic skills. The instructor and their attendant will use games and child participation to provide a learning environment suitable for growth into later levels.

Click here to register for this Learn to Swim session.

Preschool Level 3

In the last stage of Preschool Lessons, Preschool level 3 focuses on swimming and independence. Children will work with the instructor and their attendant to improve upon previously learned skills and develop strokes.

Click here to register for this Learn to Swim session.

Learn to Swim Level 1

Used as a starting point and as a point of continued education, Learn to Swim level 1 reviews and builds upon basic skills. Instructors and their attendants will work with children to improve their skills and begin developing stroke technique.

Click here to register for this Learn to Swim session.

Learn to Swim Level 2

Learn to Swim level 2 takes skills and techniques learned in level 1 and builds upon them, focusing on strengthening swimming independence and fundamental skills. Instructors and their attendants also work with children to promote aquatic safety.

Click here to register for this Learn to Swim session.

Learn to Swim Level 3

Used as a turning point in fundamental skills, Learn to Swim level 3 takes stroke techniques and develops them further. Instructors will work with children on expanding their knowledge and capability of all the strokes and dives.

Click here to register for this Learn to Swim session.

Learn to Swim Level 4

In Learn to Swim Level 4, swimmers improve on strokes and techniques introduced in Learn to Swim Level 3. Learn to Swim Level 4 also focuses on swimmers improving their independence, endurance and safety in the water.

Click here to register for this Learn to Swim session.

Learn to Swim Level 5

Learn to Swim Level 5 is designed to help swimmers refine their technique in all six of the strokes taught in Learn to Swim. Swimmers also focus on skills that improve their independence and safety in the water.

Click here to register for this Learn to Swim session.

Orca Swim Team

This program is for children who have a Learn to Swim Level 5 or higher swimming ability and want to learn the basics of competitive swimming. Orca Swim Team includes structured swim practices that focuses on stroke technique, endurance, sprinting and competition. Swimmers get to participate in monthly swim meets during the summer. Fees include a recreation swim pass.

Find the latest classes and register here.

Programs & Classes

Mermaid 101

An introductory course to life under the sea! You’ll learn how to safely use and swim in a Monofin and Funfin Tail. Must be at least 8 years old and be able to pass the pre-requisite. Focus on safety, learning the dolphin kick, and fun mermaid games & tricks. Successful completion includes membership to the Mermaid Club and discounts on tail rentals/purchases. Rental tail included in course fee.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Beginning Springboard

This hour-long class is for children with no prior springboard diving lessons or experience. You’ll learn proper technique for forward and backward approaches, takeoffs (leaving the springboard), and proper entries. Basic required dives (forward, back, reverse, inward, and twist) will be introduced. Must be comfortable in deep water and be able to swim to side of pool unassisted. Springboard diving is a technical sport and requires repetition of basic skills before moving onto next skill set. Students will progress at their own rate. An advanced springboard class will be added if necessary.

Click here to register for the latest classes.

Lifeguard Training Classes

Provided by The American Red Cross. Participants must be at least 15 years old by end of class to participate and must be able to swim 300 yd continuously using these strokes (in this order): 100 yd front crawl, 100 yd breaststroke, 100 yd front crawl/breaststroke.

Course will test swimmer’s ability to swim 20 yd using front crawl/breaststroke, surface dive to 10 ft, retrieve 10 lb object, return to surface, swim 20 yd back to start with object, exit pool in 1 min. 40 sec. When returning, face must remain above water, and participant must hold object with both hands. Tread water without hands 2 min.

Call 307-637-6455 for exact dates and fees.

Water Safety Instructor Class

Provided by The American Red Cross. Participants must be 16 years old by end of class to participate and must be able to swim the following strokes consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4: front crawl 25 yd, back crawl 25 yd, breaststroke 25 yd, elementary backstroke 25 yd, sidestroke 25 yd, butterfly 15 yd.; maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling); tread water for 1 minute.

Call 307-637-6455 for exact dates and fees.

Special Events

Mermaid Camp

A full Mermaid 101 class each day! Participants learn new skills and build up endurance while swimming with tails. Bring a sack lunch to eat on the Main Pool Party Pad. After Lunch, a mermaid makeover will happen, followed up with Rec Swim and fun mermaid-themed games.

December 20 – 21, 27 – 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Click here to register for Mermaid Camp on WebTrac.

Community Classes

Help keep your family and community safe by learning life-saving techniques during our community CPR/AED and First Aid Classes.Certificate good for 2 years through the American Red Cross. $60/person.

Held at the Kiwanis Community House (4603 Lions Park Drive).

January 13 & March 10: CPR, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
February 17 & April 28: First Aid, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Click here to register for the Community Classes on WebTrac.

Resolution Swim

Win something neat! The more you swim or participate in an Aqua Ex Class, the greater your chance of winning. Prizes given at end of the week.

Wednesday, January 2 – Saturday, January 12

Winter Tri Series

A 4-part progressive event that includes a swim, stationary bike ride, and run. Register for an individual event or take the challenge and complete all 4. Registration begins December 3rd. $30/event or $75 for all 4.

Last Saturday of Each Month (January – April)

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Have fun diving for eggs with your child’s specific age group, then enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny, Easter crafts, Face Painting, and games. Tickets are $8 in advance/$10 at the door.

Saturday, April 13, 1 – 5 p.m.

Spring Break Rec Swim

Join us for extended rec swim hours during Spring Break. Regular rec swim admission and rules apply. Prices for Rec Swim can be found above in the Aquatic Center Fees section.

Daily:
Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Punch Card Sale

Save 25% off of face value. These punch cards make great gifts and are a great way to send your 8+-year-old children to the pool without cash or credit cards! Can be used at all Aquatic Facilities.

Punch passes on sale:

  • December 17 – 31, 2018
  • May 20 – 31, 2019

 

Water Safety Fair

Join the Lifeguards, Fire, AMR, and Police to learn how to prevent drowning and keep children safe in, on, and around the water.

Saturday, May 25

Facility Rules

For the safest and most enjoyable experience, please review the rules before enjoying any of our facilities.

All facilities employ the Under-8 rule, specifying that those under the age of 8 must be within arm’s reach of an adult (15 years or older) at all times.