Aberdeen Aquatic Center

Due to many issues surrounding COVID19, the Aberdeen Aquatic Center will not be open for the 2020 season. Located at the intersection of S. Dakota Street and 10th Avenue SE.

Features include a 50 meter, 8 lane lap pool with diving boards, drop slides and floatable play features, a 9,000 square foot leisure pool with zero depth entry and play features that squirt, spray and spill water, a 30 foot tall water slide tower with 3 slides, and a lazy river.

Operating as usual

Bernie is once again asking for your help - summer 2021 Aberdeen Aquatic Center job applications are being accepted now!!!!

This is a great opportunity to become lifeguard certified over the holiday break! The deadline to register is Nov 27.

Become a lifeguard so you can save lives! The YMCA is hosting Lifeguard Certification from December 5th-6th!
Register online at: http://www.aberdeenymca.org/register/

Come and visit with us at the Aberdeen Parks & Rec Job Fair Tuesday, March 10 and see how you can be part of an amazing team! Job fair will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the ARCC, 225 SE 3rd Avenue.


Our friends at the Aberdeen YMCA will once again be offering Lifeguard courses this spring! There are 4 course opportunities to become lifeguard certified: April 18-19, May 02-03, May 22-23, and May 24-25. Lifeguard courses are "Blended Learning" courses, meaning that much of the video and book work is done on your own on-line, and then the on site course work is mostly hands on water training and cpr/first aid work. For further information, or to register for these courses, contact the Aberdeen YMCA at 225-4910!! The course information can also be viewed at the link above.

[08/17/19]   8-17-19:

Well folks, with this weather and the threat of more, we are going to call it a day - will try one more time tomorrow! 🙂

[08/13/19]   Due to continued cool temps and no attendance, the Aberdeen Aquatic Center will be closed for the remainder of Tuesday, August 13. Thank You. 😁

[08/06/19]   The Aberdeen Aquatic Center will be closed for the remainder of 8-6-19. Thank You 😁

[08/06/19]   Due to threatening weather conditions, evening swim lessons for Tuesday, August 6 have been cancelled. Thanks!! 😁

Best of luck Aberdeen Swim Club at the SD state swim meet this weekend!!!! Thanks for another great summer season!

This is Fred the Mallard. He thinks today is a GREAT day to spend at the Aberdeen Aquatic Center. Be like Fred!!!

Employee Spotlight
Mallory- 4th summer
Izzy- 3rd summer
These two are veteran concession staff and do an amazing job every summer! They always make sure customers are happy and are fun to work with! We’re so glad to have them!!

Employee Spotlight: Helen - first year cashier.

Helen is being recognized for her super announcements and positive attitude. She has been a great addition to this year’s team! Thank you for all you do!!

[07/05/19]   We will be closing for the day at 6:00 pm Friday, July 5. Thank you. 😁

Wishing everybody a happy and safe 4th of July! We are open from 12:00 - 6:00 today.

Name: Joie
Experience: Second Year

Joie was nominated as super guard this week for being an overall awesome employee. She is attentive to her job, picks up shifts for fellow co-workers and she does a great job communicating with the attendants at the top of the slide tower! She is very reliable and is enjoyable to be around. Thank you for coming back for another season, Joie!

Employee Spotlight- Zoey

This is her 4th summer. She always goes the extra mile and has done a great job leading new and veteran employees! Thankful to have her on our team!

Fun Fact- Zoey loves strawberry slushes!

[06/21/19]   Evening programming update 6-21. We are going to try and get programs in as scheduled this evening. Thanks!! :-)

[06/21/19]   We will be closed for the remainder of Friday, June 21. We will decide on evening lessons later this afternoon. Thank you!

[06/21/19]   6/21 a.m. swim lesson update: As of now, we are going to try and proceed with what lessons we can. There is a weather system to the South that we are watching and will make changes if it becomes necessary. Thank you - keep thinking warm thoughts!!! It has to warm up eventually, right???

[06/20/19]   A.M. swim lessons for Thursday, June 20 have been cancelled. We will have a make-up session Friday, June 21. Thank You!! :-)

[06/19/19]   Well it’s going to be a bit on the cool side, but the threat of weather is minimal, so we will hold evening swim lessons and water exercise as scheduled Wednesday, June 19. Reminder that we do also have a make up date this Friday evening for the classes we lost last week due to stormy weather.

[06/19/19]   Due to the cool, wet weather, the Aberdeen Aquatic Center will not be open Wednesday, June 19. We will make a decision on evening swim lessons and water exercise at a later time this afternoon. Thanks much!! 🙂

[06/19/19]   Morning update June 19, 8:20 a.m.: As of now, we will hold all lessons as scheduled. There is no lightning in any of the weather around the area, and we will absolutely continue to monitor things and make announcements as necessary. Thanks!! :-)


Names and Experience:
Cassidy (Second Year) and Hunter (First Year)

What a dynamic duo we have this week! Cassidy was nominated as she has been lending a helping hand to her fellow co-workers. From picking up shifts to always being an advocate for sun safety - we are ecstatic that she had returned for another season!

Hunter has an eye for detail. Management staff recognized his attentiveness while on stand and scanning his zones.

Thank you for an awesome week, Cassidy and Hunter!

[06/17/19]   Little rainy start to the morning. It appears light enough and there is no lightning whatsoever around, so we will try our best to provide morning lessons Monday, June 17 as scheduled. If conditions change, we will make announcements as necessary. Thank You!! :-)

Name: Chase
Experience: Six Years

Chase has been an excellent employee year after year. He was awarded super guard this past week for stepping up to the plate and helping with first aid during his supper break. We appreciate all you do, Chase!

Name: Jadya
Experience: First Year

Jayda was awarded super guard this past week for her exemplary work and professionalism. She has constantly gone the extra mile and is always willing to help out her fellow coworkers. Thank you for being a part of our team, Jayda!

The Aberdeen Aquatic Center will host the Aberdeen Swim Club’s summer high point swim meet this Friday - Sunday, June 14-16. The lap pool will be closed these 3 days. The leisure pool, lazy river and slides will all still be open to the public.


Name: Taryn
Experience: First Year Cashier
This rookie has exceeded all expectations for a first year staff member. From attitude to professionalism - Taryn is a great employee. Management staff has been impressed by her positivity and team player attitude. Great work this week, Taryn!

Looks like the weather wins for the rest of today. We will open again at 1:00 tomorrow. Thanks!! :-)

The Aberdeen Aquatic Center opens THIS FRIDAY, May 31!!!! Do you have your season passes yet?? Need new cards?? Avoid waiting in line to purchase them or to print your passes when the park opens. We will have the pass desk open at the Aquatic Center on Wednesday and Thursday, May 29 & 30 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Come to the Aquatic Center these days to buy your passes or to get your photos and cards and you'll be ready for opening day! You can also stop at the Parks & Rec office from 8 am - 5 pm daily.

Well these guys are ready for summer I guess.

Our friends at the Aberdeen Family YMCA still have 4 lifeguard training course opportunities between now and May - and the Aberdeen Aquatic Center NEEDS lifeguards!! We will reimburse your training fees at the end of the summer also if you choose to take this course and work with us this summer. This is an excellent opportunity to learn a valuable skill and have a GREAT work experience! Sign up through the YMCA at 225-4910, and give Travis a call at the Aberdeen Parks and Rec Dept at 626-7015 to discuss summer employment opportunities!


Questions? Contact: Bruce Kleinsasser
[email protected] • 605.380-9815

Warm thoughts everybody!!!

The Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is accepting applications for Summer Employment. There will be a Job Fair Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC on Tuesday, March 5 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Supervisors will be available to answer questions about job opportunities. For more information call 626-7015 or aberdeen.sd.us/jobs

Can it be summer yet? Stay warm, friends!!!!

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General information

Due to many issues surrounding COVID19, the Aberdeen Aquatic Center will not be open for the 2020 season. Our regular hour of operation are 1:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Fees are as follows: Youth 2-17: DAILY $5.75 and SEASON PASS $65.00 Adults 18-62: DAILY $7.75 and SEASON PASS $95 Seniors 62 and over: DAILY $6.25 and SEASON PASS $75.00 Family* DAILY N/A and SEASON PASS $165.00 **The family pass is defined as parents and children 18 years and younger. College students, day care providers, neighbors, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren are not included
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