Our 8-lane competition-sized pool and children’s play/splash pool offer kids and adults of every ability to swim and have fun in a safe environment. 

Pool Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30am-8pm; Saturday 8am-5pm; and Sunday 1-5pm.

Splash Park Winter Hours 

Mon, Wed, and Friday 10am-12pm; Mon-Fri 4-8pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; and Sunday 1-5pm.

Splash Park Summer Hours (BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2020):

Monday -  Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm.

Hours subject to change without notice.


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Alligator Steps Learn & Swim! Program provides area families with an aquatic program that is specifically designed for the youngest of swimmers, ages 6mos – 1-yrs. We are a proud member of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) and believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn safe behaviors around the water. Each class is taught by a highly trained Swim Instructor.

At Alligator Steps, we believe that exposing children to the water at an early age can help facilitate their growth and development in all areas, while teaching them to enjoy and respect the water. A portion of each lesson is dedicated to teaching your child water safety and survival techniques. Our 8-‘Step’ program is  designed to grow with your child, starting with a water acclimation class that parents and children attend together and “stepping” up to independent swimming.


Experience competitive swimming in a fun, enjoyable environment focusing on stroke technique and development.  Must be able to swim 25 yards and complete practice time without assistance.  

Dates:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 3-April 30, 2020  (No practice April 14 & 16 due to Spring Break.)

Ages/Times:  Kindergarten-6th Grade / 6pm-6:45pm

                      6th-12th Grade / 7pm-8pm

Fees:  $70.00 Smithfield Resident (Must live within incorporated city limits)

          $105.00 Non-Smithfield Resident

On-line Registration Available beginning 1/1/20.

Returning Families - Log on to your account portal and REGISTER "2020 Spring Sharks".

New Families - Please register your family with their own account portal.  This family portal will allow you to register for many of our programs and events.  To register for a family portal, please visit:




This Course is for those who would like to become American Red Cross Lifeguards or for those whose Lifeguarding Certification has been expired for more than 30 days.

Session #1:  February 16, 21, 22 and 23

Session #2:  March 15, 20, 21 and 22

Session #3:  April 19, 24, 25 and 26

Session #4:  May 11, 15, 16 and 17

Session #5:  May 25, 29, 30 and 31

To register for one of these certification or renewal classes, go to or contact them at 202-838-SWIM.


This Course is for those who are currently American Red Cross Lifeguards or for those whose Lifeguarding Certification has been expired for LESS than 30 days.

Session #1:  February 6 and 7

Session #2:  March 6 and 7

Session #3:  April 3 and 4

Session #4:  May 1 and 2

Session #5: June 5 and 6

To register for one of these certification or renewal classes, go to or contact them at 202-838-SWIM.



Did you know, that in order to take the Red Cross Lifeguarding class, you MUST pass a pre-course swim evaluation!  (Let's face it - Lifeguards have to know how to swim!!!)  In the pre-course swim evaluation, you must do the following:

- Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is NOT allowed.  Swim goggles may be used.

- Must tread water for two minutes using only your legs.  Candidates should place their hands under their armpits for this.

- Must complete a timed skill within 1 minute, 40 seconds.  Goggles may NOT be used for this. This includes swimming 20 yards, starting in the water; a surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, to retrieve a 10 lb. object; return to the surface and swim 20 yards on their back to return to the starting point, with both hands holding the object, keeping their face at or near the surface to get a breath; upon completion candidates exit the pool without using a ladder or steps.

If you need help in order to pass the above skills and help you become a successful lifeguard candidate, we will have an instructor here to help you on Monday nights, beginning March 2, and continuing until May 4 (no class April 13), from 6-7pm.  Come one night or as many as you need.  

$10 per class / Smithfield Resident

$15 per class / Non-Smithfield Resident

Pre-registration is not required.






To learn more about swim classes, competition swimming or lifeguard training, 

contact SRAC today.  Better yet, stop by and take a quick tour for yourself

to see all the healthy possibilities we offer.



PLEASE NOTE: There will be a $10 administrative fee charged if you cancel out of swimming lessons or any other swimming program offered by SRAC. If the program/lesson is canceled by SRAC or Parks and Recreation, you will not be charged the administrative fee.

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