Considered the most popular place in the City of Middleburg Heights, the natatorium area offers wet fun for everyone. As opposed to the traditional “rectangular” lap pool, this free form body of water links several wet attractions together. The tot pool area has a shallow 4″ start and slopes to 18″ at its deepest point. In the center of the tot pool is a bright and colorful play feature with a slide, water jets and plenty of rope pulls and wheels to turn for interactive fun.
There is a current channel that can be used as a “lazy river” with inflatable floats or as therapeutic resistance walking against the current. There is a bubble couch, an in-water bench area and an above-deck hot tub. A three-lane lap area anchors the current. This 4-1/2 foot deep area functions for either short lap swimming or as an open area for water aerobics programs. Another offering for the pool areas is a circular vortex section with an in-water bench and swirling water currents.
The last area is the splashdown pool for the 14 ft. tall, 100 ft. long water slide that is a hit with thrill seekers of all ages. The entire pool area is bathed in natural light through the seven expansive arch-topped window openings that face south. The indoor pool has views through these windows to the outdoor pool area as well as views that open to the track above and into the casual activity area. The pool area also has a sauna, steam and first aid room, along with office space for the lifeguards and the aquatics director.
The outdoor pool area is the summer complement to the indoor pool. From June through early September, the outdoor pool is a haven for “beating the heat.” The outdoor pool has a zero entrance beach and shallow play area for small children. There are many play features, including water cannons, tumble buckets and a lily-pad walk.There is also a splashdown pool for the 17 ft. tall, 120 ft. long outdoor slide. In addition to all the fun features, we have plenty of deck space for lounging in the sun.
A separate concession stand and eating area provides cold drinks, quick meals and tasty snacks. The design also incorporates a secondary entrance through a ‘gate house’ check-in for quick access to the pool without walking through the building.
Learn to Swim and Program InformationSwimming lessons are offered to children ages 18 months and older. All classes incorporate "Exit Skills" that will blend proper body positioning, change of direction and an understanding of aquatic safety in order to progress. Please read the new guidelines carefully or call Jessica Rockhill, Aquatics Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), or John Kennick (email@example.com), Aquatics Coordinator, at (440) 234-2255. All lessons are taught at the indoor heated pool; average temperature is 85 degrees. The student/teacher ratio is generally 1:3 for preschool alone and introductory skills classes.
Learn to Swim Information2019 Learn to Swim Registration Dates
Group Exercise Programs - AquaticsThe Middleburg Heights Community Center offers the following water exercise programs for adults
GROUP EXERCISE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS – AQUATICSListed in order of impact and intensity. See schedule for days, times, and instructors. Subject to change. Contact Jessica Rockhill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Kennick (email@example.com) for more information.
Range of Motion (ROM)Very low-impact, low intensity. Designed to improve joint flexibility and balance. For those with mobility challenges and discomfort resulting from arthritis, injury, or surgery. This class involves slow easy movements and gentle stretches to strengthen muscles and alleviate pain. There is no major aerobics component to this class. It is expected that participants will work at their own pace.
SilverSplashLow-impact, low to moderate intensity. General conditioning focused on increasing endurance and agility, muscular strength, balance, and range of motion. Class is free to SilverSneakers members, but open to all members for a fee.
Water FitnessLow to moderate-impact, moderate intensity. A mix of aerobics and strength training using a variety of buoyant, rubberized, and drag equipment. Good for all levels.
Making WavesLow to moderate-impact, moderate to high intensity. Dance-infused combination moves to train the cardiovascular system and tone muscles. "Water Fitness" with a beat!
Aqua ZumbaLow to moderate-impact, moderate to high intensity. Aqua Zumba brings the Zumba philosophy to the water for a lower-impact Latin dance workout with added resistance and support.
Water AerobicsLow to moderate-impact, high intensity. At least 30 minutes of cardio including choreographed routines, suspended sequences, step aerobics, tabata protocols, and circuit workouts. Incorporates resistance equipment for muscle conditioning. Ends with stretching to improve general flexibility.
Land & SeaLow to moderate impact, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in the pool and a complement of low impact strengthening, sculpting, and balance training on land. In-water modifications are possible. Bring your own yoga/pilates mat.
The Middleburg Heights Community Center offers the American Red Cross Shallow Lifeguard Training class throughout the year.
- Lifeguard Review
Party/Group Swim PackagesDid you know that we offer several birthday party packages that include use of our indoor pool (year round) and outdoor pool (in the summer months)? The Sales and Rental office can help you book your classroom birthday party package, and our popular "Dolphin Room" birthday party package.
Pool RulesPool Rules
Pool Features, Rules and Policies
- Indoor Lap Section Open at all times except during scheduled programs. See Indoor Pool Schedule for details. A lap lane will be available for adults only except where indicated on the pool schedule.
- Indoor Current Channel Available for adult water walking or for swimmers to play, ride in inner tubes, or walk. This area is shared by adults and children except where indicated on the pool schedule.
- Indoor Zero Depth ONLY for children ages 8 and under with direct parental supervision.
- Water Slides Swimmers must be at least 48 inches tall to use the slide. Parents are not permitted to stand at the bottom and catch a child. This is a state of Ohio regulation and will be strictly enforced. Goggles and flotation devices are not permitted to be worn on the slide. The slide will be closed during all adult sessions and scheduled programs.
- Whirlpool/Spa Available for adults and children 15 years of age and older
- Lily Pads For adults and children who can comfortably reach the rope, or parents may hold the hand of a child to walk across.
- Outdoor Pool Deck Chaise lounge chairs are reserved for adults and children 15 years of age and older.
- Sauna/Steam Room Available for adults and children 15 years of age and older.
Current Requirements:The current requirements are as follows: All persons swimming in the pool must have on proper swim attire. All infants/toddlers that require a diaper must wear swimmer diapers and proper swimwear. Clean cotton t-shirts and sarongs are allowed on the pool deck, however patrons must have on proper swim attire underneath. The following attire is not allowed: "Street clothes," Brazil/French-cut, thong style and/or revealing swim wear, cut-off jeans, jeans, skirts, shorts, sport bras, leotards, leggings, dri-fit wear, compression shorts and compression shirts are prohibited. Underwear and undergarments are not allowed to be worn under swimsuits.
Why do I have to wear proper swim attire?Here are just a few reasons as to why it is important to only wear pool attire in the pool.
1. Street clothes (especially cotton) can transport airborne and ultimately water borne contaminants into the pool.
2. Lycra and Nylon are the best non-absorbent material for swimming and are the best fabrics for proper swim attire.
Other absorbent materials (such as cotton) can break down in the water and cause fibers to clog filters.
3. Any “colored” material (unless specifically made for swimming) can bleed into the pool, affecting water chemistry and balance. This is also a reason for turbidity in pools.
4. Cotton and similar materials can absorb the chemicals in the water, causing the water to become less effective at maintaining the proper chemical balance or may cloud the water.