Aquatic Center

Vigo County School Corporation Aquatic Center

The Vigo County School Corporation Aquatic Center opened in January 2016, offering a competition-sized pool serving our three traditional high school swim teams. This facility replaced undersized and hard-to-maintain pools located at each of the high schools.

Through this facility, we partner with United Way of the Wabash Valley to offer free swim lessons to every kindergarten student in Vigo County, ensuring our children’s safety for a lifetime around water.

Masks are optional as long as Vigo County is in the orange category or below according to ISDH.

Aquatic Center Commemorative Brick Opportunity

Adult Lap Swim

Adult (18+) Lap Swim Hours

No lap swim on days VCSC is closed due to weather.

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 5:45-7:30 a.m. *If VCSC is on a 2 hour delay, no lap swim
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Sundays: Noon-3 p.m.

Dates we will be closed

The aquatic center will be closed:
August 1-14 (Scheduled Maintenance)
September 5 (Labor Day)
October 30 (THT meet)
November 25 (Thanksgiving Break)

Price

$5 per session, free for VCSC employees
Punch Cards are available – 10 punches for $50

Attention

During the academic school year we ask that all patrons of our Adult Lap Swimming program arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before the scheduled hours and are out of the building no later than 15 minutes past closing hours to allow our school aged swimmers time to exit the facility.  Thank you.

Contact

Mike Williams
Leigha Cottom
Deb Kuykendall
Brian Lonneman
Liz Marietta

Swim Classes & Programs

Swimming isn’t just about fun–it’s an important step to keep our community’s children safe.

Elective Swimming Class

Offering Time

Fall Semester: 1st Period from 8:10 am – 9:00 am

Students must provide their own transportation. Students will have from 9:00-9:45 a.m. to return to their school for 3rd Period.

Purpose
  • Promote swimming as a tool for improving and maintaining lifelong fitness.
  • Develop positive attitudes toward fitness.
  • Improving swimming skills.
  • Understand swim training principles and develop training workouts.
Purpose
  • Promote swimming as a tool for improving and maintaining lifelong fitness.
  • Develop positive attitudes toward fitness.
  • Improving swimming skills.
  • Understand swim training principles and develop training workouts.
Activities

Class activities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Fitness swimming, kicking, and pulling all four competitive strokes.
  • Introduction to competitive drills for stroke improvement.
  • Experience in creating swim workouts for all ability levels.
Travel Time

Students will drive themselves to the Aquatic Center for class.  Students will have from 9:00-9:45 a.m. to return to their school for 3rd hour.

Swim by 7 Program

The VCSC’s Swim by 7 Program offers 5 days of instructional setting for all Kindergarten classes in Vigo County. Over the course of these 5 days the students will learn about water safety and water skills to help them become safer and stronger in and around the water. All swim classes are taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors. Below is a list of some of the swimming skills the students will be working on while at the Aquatic’s Center:

  • Blow Bubbles
  • Go underwater
  • Float on back
  • Kick – front and back
  • Work on arms – front and back
  • Practice floating with a life jacket

Swim Lessons

Terre Haute Torpedoes offers a water safety and learn to swim program that teaches children ages 3 and above the skills necessary to be safe around a pool as well as technique used in competitive swimming.

The swimmer to instructor ratio for the group lessons is 4 to 1; by keeping this ratio smaller each swimmer gets the attention that is necessary for improvement throughout the session.

Our lessons are offered monthly, excluding December.  We typically swim twice a week on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday (pool availability and other schedules can change lessons).

Interested in Swim Lessons?

Visit the Terre Haute Torpedoes website and sign up!

Lifeguarding Class

Offering Time

Fall Semester: 6th Period from 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Students must provide their own transportation. Students will be dismissed from their high schools at 1:40 p.m. to allow for travel time to the Aquatic Center.

Purpose
  • Learn how to prevent and manage emergencies in and around the water.
  • Master valuable first aid and lifesaving skills.
  • Improve swimming skills.
  • Achieve Red Cross Lifeguard certification in preparation for employment as a lifeguard.
Activities
  • Class activities are driven by the Red Cross Lifeguard curriculum.