The City of Independence park complex offers both indoor and outdoor swimming facilities. You can review the following schedules for swim time availability.
The Indoor Pool at the Civic Center is open year-round and includes the following amenities:
- Main Pool - 6 lanes, 25 yards, 3 1/2 to 5 feet deep
- Activity Pool - Zero depth to 3 feet deep
- Steam Room
The Indoor Pool hosts a variety of water exercise classes, as well as occasional special events for families, such as our Spring 'Diving For Eggs' program. The Indoor Pool is also host to the Independence High School Swim Team - scheduled times for practices and meets are posted during the winter season. Usage of the Indoor Pool facilities is included in the Civic Center membership.
The Outdoor Pool, located in Elmwood Park, is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and includes the following amenities:
- Main Pool
- 8 lanes, 50 meters, 3-1/2 - 6 feet
- Additional 2 feet deep area
- One high dive
- Two 1-meter boards
- Activity Pool
- Zero depth entry to 3-1/2 feet deep
- Play structure and water slide
- Water cannons
We offer a variety of programs throughout the year, including water exercise and water aerobics classes encompassing multiple abilities, American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instruction and Lifeguard Classes, and more. For more information on our current roster of classes, click below.
For additional aquatics programs, see below or contact Aquatics Manager, April Lemke
- Youth & Adult Programs available
- Available Indoors and Outdoors (Summer Months)
- American Red Cross Program
- 6 students to 1 Instructor
- Waterbabies & Preschool: Ages 6 months to 4 years old
- Levels 1 - 6: Ages 5 & up
- Call 216-524-3262 to register or register / view details online.
The City of Independence provides patrons with American Red Cross swimming lessons. Check our Level Descriptions to determine the most suitable level for each child.
Outdoor Youth Swim Team - Independence Stingrays
$50 per swimmer - Independence Residents
$65 per swimmer - St. Michael Students & Grandchildren of Residents
Fee includes Team Suit
Swimmers Level 3 and up are welcome to join the youth swim team. Practices will be divided into groups by skill level and will concentrate on improving the basics as well as more advanced skills. Swim Team Practice is held Monday - Friday, 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Outdoor Pool starting in June.
One Session per Month: July, August, & September
For more information including complete schedule and fees please call (440) 736 - 7499
This program is offered by Professional Diving Resources / Buckeye SCUBA. Initial training will be at Independence Outdoor Pool with additional open water certification dives at White Star Quarry. Registration is only accepted at Professional Diving Resources / Buckeye SCUBA, 8143 Broadview Rd, Broadview Heights, OH 44147.