Whether you're interested in group aquatic fitness classes, swimming laps or just playing in the pool, we have a spot for you.
Come hone your competitive nature in our beautiful, 25 yard pool! At 75 feet long and 60 feet wide, each of our 8 lanes is 7 feet wide. The pool holds over 200,000 gallons of water and can accommodate 218 swimmers comfortably. The deep end is 7 feet and the shallow end is 4 feet with a comfortable temperature of about 82 degrees.
The recreational pool starts at zero feet and angles down gradually to 3 and ¾ feet deep. It offers a stump slide with safety pad, and a geyser working fountain. The pool then flows into the lazy river, which has a depth of 4 feet. This is a warm water pool kept at 88 degrees at all times for swimming and playing pleasure. The pool capacity is 231 people, and holds 72,324 gallons of water. A perfect place to play during Effingham’s cold Winters!
Swim Lessons & Classes
Swim lessons are offered for ages 2 and up throughout the year. Registration is available to Members and Non-Members and is on a first come, first serve basis. Only the swimmers will get in the water during the swim lesson. Parents/Guardians may stay on the pool deck during the swim lesson to observe.
We also offer Lifeguarding and Personal Water Safety classes.
WSC is home to two swim teams: Heartland Hurricane, our year round competitive swim team, and Red Tide, our summer league.
Heartland Hurricane is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of the team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor. All of the coaches, as members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time. There is a non profit booster club which meets each month. All members are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers.
The Heartland Hurricanes Swim Team is open to children of all ages who meet the swim strength requirements.
Find Your Swim Lesson Level
Parent and Child Aquatics (6 mos. up to 3 yrs.)
Learn to hold breath and blow bubbles
Learn confidence and comfort ability in and around water
Float on front/back side with assistance
Learn to kick with assistance
Orientation to Water Basics (3 to 5 yrs.) Level 1
Learn proper breathing technique
Front and back floating with assistance
Front and back kicking with assistance
Front glide with face in water with assistance
Introduction to front, back and break stroke arms
Developing the Basics: Level 2
Learn proper breathing out of nose
Front and back float independently
Front glide with face in water independently
Front and back kick with kick board
Expand on front, back and breast stroke
Swim short distance in dependently
Introduction to treading water
Improving the Basics: Level 3
Coordinate break stroke arms and legs
Introduction to dolphin kicks
Increase treading water time
Learn rhythmic breathing
Improve stroke development