Swimming

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Bella Vista has one indoor swimming pool, two outdoor swimming pools and a large sandy beach. The indoor pool is located at the Branchwood Recreation Center on the west side. Outdoor pools are located at the Metfield Park, on the east side, and at the centrally located Kingsdale Recreation Complex. At Kingsdale we have an Adult Only Pool, Family Pool, and Child’s Pool. The Beach is located at Lake Avalon.

  • Hours

    Daily 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Daily 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Mon. – Fri. 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Sat. 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Mon. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Sat. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Outdoor Swimming Fees

Kingsdale Pool, Metfield Pool and The Beach at Lake Avalon

PlanActivity Card/Photo IDMember CardGuests of Members Only
Season plan – familyIncluded$125.00n/a
Season plan – individualIncluded$40.00n/a
Daily – ages 6 and olderIncluded$2.00$4.00
Daily – ages 5 and youngerIncluded$1.00$2.00
Kayaks/Paddleboards – hourly$12.00$12.00
$14.00
Kayaks/Paddleboards – Up to 4 hours$30.00$30.00$56.00

Indoor Swimming Fees

Branchwood Pool (See Fee Schedule)

BRANCHWOODActivity Card/Photo IDMember CardGuests of Members Only
Daily fitness/indoor pool – ages 16 and olderIncluded$3.00$5.00
Daily indoor pool – ages 6 to 15Included$2.00$4.00
Daily indoor pool – ages 5 and youngerIncluded$1.00$2.00

Pool Rules

  • Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swimsuit diaper and a swimsuit. Cloth or disposable diapers are not acceptable.

  • No food or beverages are allowed in the pool area.

  • All patrons must shower before entering the pool as required by state regulations.

  • People with open cuts, sores, bandages, colds, coughs or infected eyes are not permitted in the pool.

  • Children 5 and older are not permitted in the locker room of the opposite sex.

  • No running in or around the pool facility. No horseplay.

  • Diving, back dives and somersaults from the side of the pool or any other unsafe activities are not permitted.

  • Foul or abusive language will not be tolerated.

Pool Parties

Pool parties may be held during open swim time – the pool remains open to members and their guests.

  • Party hosts are responsible for their guests.

  • All posted safety rules must be observed.

  • Payment is due at the time of the party. For a party at the Branchwood Recreation Center, a payment of $40 is due at the time of booking. In addition to the $40 Pool Party Room Fee — each person in the party pays the daily entrance fee.

  • Party cleanup is responsibility of the party host.

  • Shower shoes, water-walking shoes or similar shoes in wet areas are recommended.

kids sitting the ledge of a swimming pool
Children wearing googles and swimming caps in an indoor pool

Forms/Schedules

Pool Party Forms

Schedules

Water Fitness Classes at Kingsdale Pool

Adults of all fitness levels can get their splash on with our outdoor water fitness classes this summer at Kingsdale Outdoor Pool. Come with water shoes, a hat, sun block, water bottle and be ready to have fun while exercising in the water, which provides 15 times the resistance of exercising on land. Classes are held in shallow water so participants do not have to be a swimmer to attend.

Each class offers a variety of cardio, strengthening, flexibility, low to medium impact exercises, water noodles and weights. The Power H2O class is a higher intensity workout with extra power moves utilizing your body weight. All classes are set to music.

Individual classes can be purchased at Kingsdale Pool for $5 each, or new this year is the Kingsdale Pool All-Fitness Class 10-class punch card, which will be good for all water fitness classes at Kingsdale Outdoor Pool. The 10-class punch card is available at Riordan Hall for $43.40. A 2019 outdoor pool pass, or daily pool entry fee is required to attend water fitness classes at Kingsdale Pool.

Water Fitness
Mon./Wed./Fri.9-9:55 a.m.with Sara Macik (M/W) and Vicki Pomykala (Fri.), begins June 3
Power H2O (higher intensity class) Tue./Thu.10-10:55 a.m. (T/TH)with Pam Hudec, begins June 1
Power H2O (higher intensity class)Sat.9:30-10:25 a.m.with Pam Hudec, begins June 1
Power H2O (higher intensity class)Tue./Thu.6-6:55 p.m.with Susan Parker, begins June 4
Lap SwimmingWed./Fri.7-8 a.m.Activity Pool

For additional information call the POA Recreation office at (479) 855-5073. Purchase class punch cards at Riordan Hall.

Also see Fitness.

Water Fitness Classes at The Beach

SUP Yoga Classes at The Beach at Lake Avalon

For adults of all ages

SUP Yoga/Pilates: This Saturday morning class combines the stretch and strengthen of yoga and pilates with the relaxation of water on a stand up Paddle board.

We are offering two, 6-week sessions in conjunction with SUP NWA – Adventurous Fitness. Fees for the 6-week session are $48 per POA member (breaks down to $8 per class) and $60 per guest No other fees are required.

Session One

SUP Yoga/Pilates: Saturday, June 1 – July 6, 8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
SUP Yoga/Pilates: Tuesday, June 4 – July 9, 6:15- 7 p.m.

Session Two

SUP Yoga/Pilates: Saturday, July 13 – Aug 17, 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Classes are open to those who are comfortable in the water, ages 16 and up. No prior paddleboard experience is required. To register and pay, stop by Riordan Hall or call 479-855-8170.  There are 10 spots per class and we anticipate this program will fill fast.

Yoga Classes on The Beach at Lake Avalon

Come salute the sun on Monday & Wednesday mornings at the Beach for 7:45 a.m. for
Yoga Flow — a moving form of yoga with some Pilates strength work included. This class is suited for adults and teens with some prior yoga practice. Minimum age is 13 and must be accompanied by an adult if under 16. The class will be done in the sand with your own mats.

Afterwards, participants can take an optional quick dip in the lake to cool down. Class starts Wednesday, May 29.  Instructor: Joan Glubczynski. Fees are $4. per drop-in class or you can use the Universal Fitness Card which is good for 10-fitness classes for $32.55.

Paddle-board Lessons at Lake Avalon Beach

Join certified instructor/paddler Rebecca Wilson for private lessons on your paddle board or rent one from us at the Beach. 30 minute lessons are available on the following dates and times 9-9:30, 9:45-10:15, 10:30-11:15. Registration will be first come, first served at sign up and will be available when the beach opens on Saturday, May 25. Fees are $25 per ½ hour private lesson.

Saturday June 8 – T/Th/Sat: June 11/13/15 – M/W/F: June 24/26/28 – T/Th/Sat: July 9/11/13

For safety: if there are windy conditions (over 10 mph) or thunder/lightning the lesson will be cancelled.

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