Story City Pool

We're Hiring!

We’re looking for enthusiastic and responsible individuals to join our team as we gear up for another fun-filled season at the Story City Pool!

Here's what we're looking for:

Pool Manager: 18+, lifeguard cert & 2+ years’ experience. Handel pool chemistry & emergencies. Calm, decisive, team player. Proactive, organized, detail-oriented.

Lifeguards: Be 15 years old and have or be able to get Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. Be prepared to impress with your swimming skills! ‍

Check out upcoming lifeguard certification classes here:

Bonus: We’ll reimburse your certification fee with your first paycheck!

Ready to dive in? Apply now at https://cityofstorycity.org/story-city-pool-seasonal-application/

Pool Information

Pool Hours

Monday-Thursday: 11am- 7pm
11am – 12:50pm: Lap Swim & Tot Time (7 & under with parent)
1pm – 5:50pm: Open Swim (Must be 10 & older to come without parent)
6pm – 7pm: Lap Swim & Open Swim (No Blue Slide or Diving Boards)

Friday: 11am- 6pm
11am – 12:50pm: Lap Swim & Tot Time (7 & under with parent)
1pm – 4:50pm: Open Swim (Must be 10 & older to come without parent)
5pm – 6pm: Lap Swim & Open Swim (No Blue Slide or Diving Boards)

Saturday & Sunday: 12pm- 6pm
12pm – 12:50pm: Lap Swim/Tot Time (7 & under with parent)
1pm – 4:50pm: Open Swim (Must be 10 & older to come without parent)
5pm – 6pm: Lap Swim & Open Swim (No Blue Slide or Diving Boards)

Swim Lesson Weeks June 12th-23rd & July 10th-21st: 11:30am- 5:50pm 
11:30am – 12:55pm: Lap Swim/Tot Time (7 & under with parent)
1pm – 5:50pm: Open Swim (Must be 10 & older to come without parent)
6pm – 7pm: CLOSED FOR LESSONS

Fees

Ages 3+: $5.00

2 & Under: $3.00

Single: $70

Family: $160
(5 person family must be immediate family living in the same household)
$20 for each additional family member over 5

Family +1:  $195
(5 person family must be immediate family living in the same household + one set additional person) $20 for each additional family member over 5

Punch Pass: $45
(10 visits)

Pool Rules

The following list of rules applies to all patrons of the Story City Pool and are enforced for the safety of all patrons.

*The Story City Pool Management reserves the right to make alterations to the rules at any time without notice. Any changes will be posted at the Pool and/or on our website. It is your responsibility to periodically check for any rule changes.

  • Kids five (5) and under must be actively supervised by an adult (16 & older) in the water at all times. Actively supervised means in the water within arm’s reach.
  • Kids ages six (6) to nine (9) must be accompanied by an adult (16 & older) to the pool.
  • Must be 10 years old to come to the pool unaccompanied
  • No diving into shallow water & areas marked NO DIVING
  • Rough play in or around the pool is not allowed
  • No running on the deck
  • Glass & outside food is prohibited
  • Concession items allowed only in designated area
  • Appropriate swim attire required – no street clothing allowed
  • Diapers must be changed in the locker rooms and not on deck
  • Swim diapers are required for any child that is not potty trained or any person with incontinence- They are sold at concession stand
  • Mermaid tails or mono-fins are prohibited
  • Only USCG approved flotation devices allowed. EXCEPTION: small infant floats kept within arm’s reach of parent or guardian at all times in the splash pool only
  • Drugs & Alcohol are PROHIBITTED
  • Shower before entering the pool
  • All riders must be supervised by an adult (16 & older)
  • Two (2) person maximum (only one adult with child) at one time side by side
  • Ride feet first, laying on back or sitting up
  • To protect the slide, swim wear with exposed zippers, buckles or metal are not allowed
  • Parents/guardian may catch their children at end of slide
  • Leave plunge area (blue mat) promptly after entering
  • Do not slide until plunge area is clear
  • All riders must be at least 48 inches tall – No Exceptions
  • One rider at a time
  • One person per landing. Wait for the person in front of you to move before heading to the next landing.
  • Ride feet first, laying on back or sitting up.
  • To protect the slide, swim wear with exposed zippers, buckles or metal are not allowed
  • Leave plunge pool (buoy area) promptly after entering
  • Goggles must be placed around the wrist and not worn on head or neck. Sunglasses & glasses may not be worn down the slide.
  • No flotation devices allowed
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    • Children 14 years and younger must pass a deep water test before entering
      • Lifeguards may request someone older pass the test if they have concerns.
    • A coast guard approved life vest may be used in the deep swim area (small area between buoys) provided a parent is within arm’s reach at all times. No water wings or other floatation devices allowed.
    • Rough play is not allowed (dunking, riding on shoulders, throwing people & holding anyone under the water)
    • During Family Swim Time: 3 lanes will be dedicated for lap swimming & 3 lanes for family swim. The diving boards & slide will not be open during this time.

     

    Deep End Water Test

    In an effort to minimize potential risks and life safety issues in deep water by novice/inexperienced swimmers, we will be following a procedure at the Story City Pool that will assess swimming skills. The procedure will be in effect for all youth 14 and under who wish to swim in water greater than 5 feet deep. The procedure will entail a swimming test (crawl stroke, using good form, must be able to perform skill comfortably). It will require participants to swim 2 widths of the pool (without stopping or touching on the bottom) and treading water for 1 min in the deep end (without touching bottom or side). The test is designed to better assure staff and our young patrons that they possess the ability to swim in deep water and is another ounce of prevention. Lifeguards may request someone older pass the test if they have concerns.


    Before entering the deep end of the pool (including lap lanes), all children aged 14 and younger must pass a deep water test as follows:

    • Jump into deep water and return to the surface.
    • Swim proper front crawl with head in the water across the width of the deep end and ¾ back. Stop without touching the wall.
    • Tread water for one full minute with head out of water (should be able to speak).
    • Then swim to safety and climb out of the pool.

    Deep water tests will be given by lifeguards upon request. You may have to wait until an off stand guard is available. Upon passing of test, a wrist band will be issued to the swimmer and test results recorded in the member’s record. On subsequent visits, swimmers who have passed the deep water test must pick up a wrist band from the office at check in.

    If you have further questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Recreation & Aquatics Supervisor. As always, no procedure is ever a total safeguard. However, if this assessment helps to protect out swimmers, it is well worth it!

  • Children 14 years and younger must pass a deep water test before entering
    • Lifeguards may request someone older pass the test if they have concerns.
  • One person at a time – must wait at bottom of ladder until the person has gone off the board
  • Go straight off the board & exit water immediately on the same side of the board
  • One bounce only
  • No back or inward flips/dives
  • No cartwheels or handstands
  • Goggle or masks may not be worn but can be placed on the wrist
  • No flotation devices allowed off the boards – NO EXCEPTIONS
  • No hanging on the boards
  • Children 6 years of age and older need to use the appropriate locker room. A family changing room is available.
  • Day use lockers are available on the deck. Bring your own lock. Any locks left on at the end of the day will be cut off and items placed in the lost and found
  • The Story City Pool will be closed in the following situations:

    • If the temperature is 70 degrees or less (decision will be made by 10am if the pool will open at 11am and Noon if the pool will open at 1pm)
    • If attendance is less than 10 patrons for more than one hour the pool may be closed for the day.
    • If attendance is less than 15 the slides may be closed
    • Swimming is prohibited during thunder & lighting and the pool must be cleared for 30 minutes after the last sight or sound was observed by staff. Deepening on the size of the storm the pool may be closed for the day.
    • The Pool Managers & Aquatics Supervisor have the authority to close the pool for any of the above reasons.
    • In all closure situations other than inclement weather we will give a 30 min warning before closing.

Pool Parties

The Story City Pool is available to be rented for parties and other events. Parties will only be booked for the year once the pool opens. To check available dates, call: (515) 733-2686.

Party Hours

Monday-Friday: 10-11am & 7-9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-12pm & 6-8pm

Rental Rates

Swimming Lessons Registration April 1st

The Story City Pool is available to be rented for parties and other events. Parties will only be booked for the year once the pool opens. To check available dates, call: (515) 733-2686.

Lesson Packages