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Whether you’re looking for a place to work out, or a place to bring the family for a few hours of fun, the Plaza Pool has what you’re looking for!

We are open seven days a week, so come by and see what we have to offer! For a complete description of our swims, please see the

Program Descriptions  page.

Special Announcements

  • Closed Thanksgiving, Thursday November 22  – Saturday November 24.
  • Wednesday November 21st programming is cancelled from 11:15 – 2:30 for AHS programming.
  • Friends of Plaza Pool meeting is Tuesday, November 13 at 12:30 pm at North Country Candy and Gifts on Bagley Street.

Plaza Pool will be closed for the following holidays:

•Good Friday
•Memorial day 
•Annual Maintenance Closure June
•Independence Day
•Labor Day
•Thanksgiving, Thursday – Saturday
Christmas 
•New Years

Closures: The Alpena County Plaza Pool will remain open despite Alpena Public School Closures, only there will be NO SENIOR FITNESS.  If the weather is really bad then the pool will be closed. If the pool closes it will be noted on this website and also on the WATZ.com web page, as well as noted on WATZ radio.

We are sorry for any inconvenience these closures may cause.

 

Plaza Pool Programs

Plaza Pool Program Descriptions

Open Swims

Great for the swimmer or non-swimmer (activities take place in either the shallow end or the deep end of the pool, those wishing to conduct deep water activities must demonstrate their swimming skills). All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times.Moms! Dads! Kids! Families are you looking for something different to do? Come in and enjoy the water!

Lap Swim

Great for the skilled swimmer. Swimming activity takes place in the shallow end and the deep end of the pool. Designed for swimmers with varying ability levels. Moderate and Distance swimming sections allow swimmers to swim at their own pace or execute chosen swim workouts.

Moderate Swimming sections include: Lap swimming, mild workouts occasional breaks and efficiency drills (kicks and pulls). Distance swimming sections include continuous swimming, flip turns and fast paced drills with little rest. Circle swimming may be required, lap swimming etiquette rules are posted for your review.

Coached Swim Class

A 60 minute “Individualized Swim” class led by Masters Swimmer Mark Kinney and others. Come whether you are a person just beginning to take swimming seriously, are one who is mostly interested in keeping in shape, or are a person who wants to train for an open water swim or triathlon. There will be lanes used for each distinct kind of swimmer. Do keep in mind, though, that this is not a swim lesson class. Each week you will workout elements which maximizes your abilities and interests, whether it be some gentle coaching about freestyle stroke mechanics or an aerobic swim workout that includes all strokes, using a structured format (warm-up, drill/prep set, main set, and cool down).

Deep Water Aerobics

(activities take place in the deep end of the pool. Participants must demonstrate safe water treading skills).

This medium to high intensity water workout will get you into great condition in no time! Deep Water Aerobics class works muscle groups with resistance, fast pace and multiple repetitions will get your day off on the right foot!

Shallow Water Sculpt

Great for the swimmer or non-swimmer (activities take place in the shallow end of the pool)Skip the sweat bands and the high priced tennis shoes. This new class offers a total body workout in one hour! Shallow water sculpt class works muscle groups with high repetitions. This class innovatively uses the unique buoyancy, resistance, and movement of water.

Aquatic Boot Camp

Great for the swimmer or non-swimmer (activities take place in the shallow end of the pool those wishing to conduct deep water activities must demonstrate safe water treading skills).Aquatic Boot Camp is a high intensity water workout that combines calisthenics, cardiovascular conditioning, core, muscle strength and an AWESOME calorie burn! This class innovatively uses the unique buoyancy, resistance, and movement of water. Aquatic Boot Camp offers a challenging workout that pushes individuals, at their own pace!

For more information see the program flyer.

Aqua Chi

Great for the swimmer or non-swimmer (activities take place in the shallow end of the pool)

Aqua Chi is a water class based from Ti Chi. Ti Chi is often called “meditation in Motion” because of its slow, graceful movements. It has been around since 500 BC. People of all ages and fitness levels can do Aqua Chi. It’s a gentle, yet very effective workout. Health benefits include weight loss, muscle toning, lowering of blood pressure. Strengthens lungs, promotes proper breathing and reduces headaches. Aqua Chi fights depression and stress. It promotes better concentration and focus. Aqua Chi is good for people who suffer from back pain, arthritis, post mastectomy patients, fibromyalgia, and orthopedic problems.

Water Walking/Running, Rehabilitation and Social Swimming

Great for the swimmer or non-swimmer (activities take place in either the shallow end or the deep end of the pool, those wishing to conduct deep water activities must demonstrate safe water treading skills).Buoyancy and water resistance are the perfect combination for low impact muscle building or for continued physical therapy. This program allows for patients to continue their learned physical therapy exercises (all necessary equipment is available) or those who choose can use this time as a wonderful social outlet while performing their desired exercises.

Senior Water Fitness

Great for the swimmer or non-swimmer. (activities take place in the shallow end of the pool)

Offers a safe, comfortable, and effective way for seniors of all fitness levels to get in shape or keep in shape. This class is ideal for patients looking or a low impact workout! Senior Fitness is taught by our Senior Instructor with over thirty years of experience in physical education. Eve Phillips has developed a low impact aerobics and water fitness program that increases flexibility and balance.

Splash Aerobics

Great for the swimmer or non-swimmer. (activities take place in the shallow end of the pool)

Skip the sweat bands and the high priced tennis shoes. Try a refreshing aerobic workout! Splash Aerobics is a medium to high intensity class. Get a great exercise routine without the weight of the body pounding with each move.

Poolates

Great for the swimmer or non-swimmer (activities take place in the shallow end of the pool at a water depth sufficient to manipulate the legs without touching the pool bottom). Effective and challenging, Poolates is soothing to the mind and spirit and gentler on joints and muscles than land-based exercises. Poolates innovatively uses the buoyancy, resistance, and gentle movement of water to strengthen muscles, enhance flexibility and posture, sharpen coordination and balance, and relax body and soul. Poolates offers a challenging mind-body workout for everyone,  including swimmers and other aquatic exercisers, Pilates enthusiasts, dancers, and people in post-rehab.

Learn to Swim Instruction

Great for the swimmer or non-swimmer (participants must register into the appropriate swimming lesson level determined by course skill requirements).These classes are offered to anyone that would like to learn how to swim. All ages welcome. Pre-registration is required. Swim Lessons are four sessions in length and offered Wednesdays during the Fall, Winter and Spring. Summer lessons are offered weekly Monday through Friday. For a description of swim levels click here. For dates and times please see the posted schedule.

We now offer Private Lessons. Are you looking for one on one instruction and a time that is your own? Schedule a set of Private Lessons!

Birthday Party Rentals

Great for the swimmer or non-swimmer.

(activities take place in either the shallow end or the deep end of the pool, those wishing to conduct deep water activities must demonstrate their swimming skills). All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times.Make a Splash with a Birthday Party at the Plaza Pool Have Your Very Own Private Pool Party!

Or Share Your Birthday Fun With Everyone! Party times are available during our Friday evening open swims or during our Dollar Daze Sunday swim. Parties must be pre-booked.!

Swim Lessons

2018 – 2019 Swim Lessons

The classes are taught for all levels (levels 1 thru level 6) beginning the first Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:00pm and Infant/Toddlers 6:00-6:30pm.  For 2018-19 classes begin September 5, 2018.

•Session 1: Wednesday September 5 – September 26
•Session 2: Wednesday October 3 – October 24
•Session 3: Wednesday November 7 – November 28,
•Session 4: Wednesday December 5 – December 26
•Session 5: Wednesday January 2 – January 23
•Session 6: Wednesday February 6 – February 27
•Session 7: Wednesday March 6 – March 27
•Session 8: Wednesday April 3 – April 24
•Session 9: Wednesday May 1 – May 22.

You may use the registration form up to one day (one missed class) after the beginning date of class. No make up lessons or attending of other classes is allowed.  If you have questions, please call the pool director at  (989) 354-8287

Private Swim lessons are available for those interested in a one on one lesson. Please speak to an instructor or call 989-354-8287 to set up your lessons.

Fees

Swimming Lessons  are $40.00 for pool members and   $50.00 for non-members.   Infant/Toddler lessons are $25.

For information call 989-354-8287.

Fall Schedule old

Remember, All Alpena County Plaza Pool programming is open to the public.

No preregistration is required unless otherwise noted.

•Schedule subject to change without notice and you must be able to perform the functionof the class to participate (can’t do something else during time slot)

Plaza Pool Schedule  (effective September 4, 2018)

Monday

Morning Lap 5:30AM – 7:00AM
Boot Camp 7:30AM – 8:30AM
Senior Water Fitness  8:30AM – 9:30AM
Deep Water Aerobics  8:30AM – 9:30AM
Volleyball  9:30-10:30AM
Water Walking 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Afternoon Lap 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Water Walking/Lap  5:00PM – 7:00PM

Tuesday

Morning Lap 5:30AM – 7:00AM
Aqua Chi 8:00AM – 9:00AM
Shallow Water Sculpt 9:00AM – 10:00AM
Water Walking 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Afternoon Lap 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Water Walking/Lap  5:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday

Morning Lap 5:30AM – 7:00AM
Boot Camp 7:30AM – 8:30AM
Senior Water Fitness 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Deep Water Aerobics 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Volleyball 9:30 – 10:30AM
Water Walking 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Afternoon Lap 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Water Walking/Lap  4:00PM – 5:00PM
Swim Lessons Level 1-6  5:00PM – 6:00PM
Infant toddler Swim Lessons  6-6:30 PM
Volleyball & deep water lap 6:30-7:45 PM

Thursday

Morning Lap 5:30AM – 7:00AM
Aqua Chi 8:00AM – 9:00AM
Shallow Water Sculpt 9:00AM – 10:00AM
Water Walking 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Afternoon Lap 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Water Walking  5:00PM – 7:00PM
Splash Aerobics 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Evening Lap 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Friday

Morning Lap 5:30AM – 7:00AM
Boot Camp 7:30AM – 8:30AM
Senior Water Fitness 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Deep Water Aerobics 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Volleyball 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Water Walking 10:00 – 11:30AM
Afternoon Lap 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Saturday

Morning Lap 8:00AM – 9:00AM
Water Walking 9:00AM – 10:00AM

Sunday

Water Walking  12:00PM – 1:00PM
Afternoon Lap 1:00 – 2:00PM

Family Open Swim 2:00PM – 4:00PM

(kids $2, Adults $4 summer price)

ALL FAMILY SWIMS REQUIRE AN ADULT IN THE WATER FOR A CHILD UNDER 8 YRS OLD, no exceptions.

Private pool rentals available for any event or any age with or without the Fun Run! Call 989-354-8287 for information.