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Hiring for Aquatics Positions at Chilson and Winona Pools 

New! Sensory-Friendly Family Swim Party - July 21

Sensory Friendly Family Swim in Loveland 

The Chilson Recreation Center pool will be open after hours for families who include members with sensory needs. The crowd will be small, the environment accepting and the noise lessened by turning off the water features, with the exception of the lazy river. The outdoor hot tub will be closed. PARENT OR GUARDIAN PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED. Lifeguards are on duty.

Pay the following fees for Sensory-Friendly Family Swim or use your Chilson pass: Toddler (2-5) $2.00, Youth (6-18) $2.50, Adults (19-61) $3.75, Seniors (62+) $3.00

Questions? Call Julie Gallagher 970.962.2462

Indoor Swimming

The Chilson Recreation Center has two INDOOR pools, a steam room, an indoor and outdoor hot tub, and a variety of aquatics programs for you and the whole family! ADA accessible chair lift is available for all pool areas. Reservations for various birthday party packages also are available. Please inquire at the front desk for more information.

Water temperatures: lap pool- 82-83 degrees, leisure pool 85-86 degrees, outdoor hot tub is 102-104 degrees and indoor tub is 98-100 degrees.

Outdoor swimming is available at the Winona Pool, or at the Lake Loveland Swim Beach.


Please be aware that some pool areas are used for classes, and may be blocked from open swimming during certain hours. Please check the schedules below, or the Activity Guide for class information and further details. 

Leisure Pool

Leisure Pool With Play Features

  • Lazy river with currents, geysers and vortex area - inner tubes are available!
  • Zero-depth beach entry
  • Children’s play features and tot slide
  • Speed slide
  • Bay area for water basketball/volleyball
  • Fun for everyone
  • Water temperature is 85-86 degrees in the leisure pool

Leisure Pool Schedule 

Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm 
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
LAZY RIVER - Adult Water Walking
Monday/Friday  6:00 am - 8:00 am 
Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday  6:00 am - 7:00 am 
River Walking Class - varies M/W/F (see Activity Guide) 7:00 am - 10:00 am
The Bay will NOT be available during regular swim lessons:
5:00-7:30pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Monday/Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday-Friday  1:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Lap Pool

Lap Pool

  • 8 lane, 25 yard lap pool
  • Lap swimming
  • Water fitness classes
  • Water walking
  • Swim lessons
  • Water temperature is 82-83 degrees in the lap pool

Lap Pool Schedule 

Lap Swim
Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday    6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday    11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open Swim  (Lap Swim lanes remain in place during Open Swim hours)
Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm 
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm 
Aqua Fitness  (see the latest Fitness Schedule for exact times/classes)
Monday 6:00 am - 12:45 pm; 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:45 pm; 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 12:45 pm; 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:45 pm; 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 12:45 pm
Swim Lessons
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am  (Summer only)
Monday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  (September through May)

Please anticipate limited space availability during time frames listed for Aqua Fitness classes and Swim Lessons. Please see the Fitness Schedule for a detailed schedule of Aqua Fitness classes.

Pool Rules

Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied into the water by an individual 16 years of age or older, and stay within arms' reach of the child at all times.

Children ages 6-7 must be directly supervised and watched closely on the deck by an individual 16 years of age or older.

Youth under the age of 16 are not permitted to use the steam room or outdoor hot tub area.

Please limit the use of flotation devices in all bodies of water to water wings or small inner tubes (tubes for Lazy River are provided).

A full list of aquatics area policies is available at the Chilson Recreation Center Guest Services Desk and posted in the aquatics area.

You may see posters on display near the pool from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) encouraging proper cleanliness at the pool. We take this very seriously!  

Here is one of the posters highlighting the "Six Steps for Healthy Swimming": FLYER (PDF)

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