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.
Red Tide Swim Team is a summer only program and 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.)
Teaches safes behaviors around the water and develops swimming readiness by leading parents and their children in water exploration activities with the objective of having fun in and becoming comfortable around water.
Preschool Aquatics (3 to 5 yrs.)
Promotes developmentally appropriate fundamental water safety and aquatic skills. Taught in a logical progression through three levels:
Level 1: Introduction to basic water skills with instructor assistance. Children will continue to build on these skills throughout preschool levels 2 and 3.
Level 2: Builds on Level 1 skills with little to no instructor assistance.
Level 3: Builds on Level 2 skills with no instructor assistance.
Youth Red Cross Learn-to-Swim (6 to 12 yrs.)
Consists of six comprehensive levels that teach people of varying ages and abilities how to swim skillfully and safely. Each level includes training in basic water safety. All aquatic and safety skills are taught in a logical progression. The objective is to teach people to swim and be safe in and around the water.
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3: Stroke Development
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency
Adults/Teens-Learning the Basics
Teens and adults overcome their fear of the water and learn the basic skills required to achieve a minimum level of water competency.
Adults/Teens-Learning Stroke Refinement
Teens and adults gain an overall comfort level in the water by building on their water competency foundation skills and improving swimming strokes.
Further stroke refinement and fitness swimming. Minimum requires: ability to swim 500 yards.