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In the Colonial era, many farm buildings in New Hanover were roofed with clay tiles or rye straw thatch.

HICKORY PARK POOL


                              

Hickory Park Pool will open its gates on Saturday, May 25th and bid farewell on Sunday, September 1, 2024.
If you're considering becoming a pool member,  click here:  Pool Membership Application.

SIGN UP BY MAY 1 AND RECEIVE  FREE POOL PASSES FOR YOUR GUESTS.
The allocation of passes is contingent upon the membership size.

Looking to celebrate with a pool party? Available party times are 10 AM to 12 PM or 7 PM to 9 PM, contingent upon lifeguard availability.
 Click here for Pool Party Application & Contract
Pavilion rental is a separate application & fee: Facility Rental Application

We're eager to hear your thoughts on how we can make your community pool experience even better.
 Share your ideas with Sharon via email at sdelporte@newhanover-pa.org

SWIM LESSONS ARE OFFERED IN TWO WEEK SESSIONS.
CLASSES ARE MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM 7:00 PM TO 7:30 PM, WITH FRIDAYS AS RAIN DATE.
TWO SESSIONS ARE OFFERED FROM JUNE 17 - JUNE 27 AND JULY 8 - JULY 18.
FEES PER SESSION ARE $80 FOR RESIDENTS AND $100 FOR NON-RESIDENTS.
SIGN UP  HERE:  SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION
DESCRIPTIONS OF LEVELS (DO NOT WORRY IF YOU ARE UNSURE AS INSTRUCTORS WILL ALSO ASSESS LEVEL)

Group 1: Water Safety and Acclimation 
Skill level: very little to no practice in water
Goals: In this group we are trying to introduce children who cannot swim to basic safety skills around water and get them used to the water. This includes what to do if they fall in, being comfortable in and around water, floating on their back, some swimming for short distances, comfortably putting heads and faces underwater, and using the wall to get to safety.  

Group 2: Water endurance 
Skill level: is comfortable in the water and can swim for short distances.
Goals: This group is trying to help children build up endurance and practice basic swimming skills for extended periods of time. This includes practices with treading, swimming for longer distances (across the pool short ways or long for more advanced children) on front and back, floating on backs, getting sink toys from waist to chest deep water. Basic water safety will still be taught. 

Group 3: Intro to swim strokes (second session only)
Skill level: can swim the length of the pool or close to it, is comfortable treading water, is comfortable in the deep end.
Goals: This group is going to focus on teaching freestyle, backstroke, and side swimming. Practice in treading will also be done and there will still be a focus on increasing endurance in the water. Diving will also be taught.
Please note: This group will be in the deep end of the pool (9 feet) 


                  

 
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