Bob Korn Memorial Swimming Pool

The Bob Korn Memorial Swimming Pool is a city owned and operated recreational facility and is open all year-round and features a 25m indoor saltwater pool.

Bob Korn Memorial Swimming Pool

609 Railway Ave, Cordova, AK 99574

(907) 424-7200

pool@cityofcordova.net

 

Upcoming Closures

Wednesday, May 11, 8:30am – 10:30am. Whole Pool.   PWSSC ROV Challenge

Monday. May 16 through Tuesday. May 31 (inclusive) – Maintenance Closure.

 

COVID-19

Your Health & Safety is our Top Priority.

  • Practice Good Hygiene:  Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, practice good hygiene, and cover any cough or sneeze. Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • Practice Social Distancing: When you have to leave home, keep a minimum of six feet away from others at all times.
  • Wear a Mask: The state does not require the use of masks by the public, however health and science experts recommended that you wear a mask in public wherever social distancing is challenging.
  • Get Tested if you are Sick: People who are exhibiting symptoms of any illness should stay home and refrain from using the pool and get tested for Covid-19..

 

No Lifeguards on Duty

There may be times when pool has no Lifeguards on Duty and swimming is at the users own risk.  Children must be under adult supervision.

Please note that our current capacity is 20 per hour.

 

Family Swim

As we gear up to allow more patrons in the pool, we’d like to clarify the process for Family Swim times. The current capacity is 20 swimmers.

Family Swim sessions take place on:

  • Tuesdays –  4pm to 7pm. (half pool only)
  • Fridays – 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturdays –  2pm to 5pm.
  • Sundays (from February) – 2pm to 5pm.

 

If you’d like to participate in a Family Swim session we ask that you call the pool on (907) 424-7200 and reserve a swim time.  Each family swim time is 45 minutes in length and will start on the hour each hour of Family Swim.  This allows a change-over time and short breaks for our lifeguards.

If you drop in we will try to accommodate you if space allows but please note that you may be turned away.

When reserving a Family Swim time please provide us with your name, contact number and number of people attending.

 

 

Pool Hours

April / May 2022

Day Time
Monday 7am – 12pm (Lap Swim) & 4pm – 7pm (Lap Swim)
Tuesday 7am –  12pm (Lap Swim) & 4pm – 7pm (Family Swim + Lap Swim)
Wednesday 7am – 12pm & 4pm – 7pm (both Lap Swim)
Thursday 7am – 12pm  & 4pm – 6pm (both Lap Swim)
Friday 7am -12pm (Lap Swim) & 4pm – 7pm (Family Swim)
Saturday 12pm – 5pm (Lap Swim 12 – 2 & Family Swim 2 – 5)
Sunday 12pm – 5pm  (Lap Swim 12 – 2 & Family Swim 2 – 5)

 

  • Pool is closed for maintenance from Monday May 16 through to Tuesday May 31 (inclusive)/
Admission Fees & Memberships

Daily Admission Fees 

Adult (18+ years):  $6
Child / Youth / College Student (with ID): $4
Senior (60+ years): $4

Concession (CVFD, Military (with ID), People with disabilities): $4

 

Membership Fees 

Bob Korn Memorial Swimming Pool memberships can  purchased at the pool as a single facility or as a Swim+Gym combo with Bidarki Recreation Center access.

Membership forms can be picked up at the front desk or downloaded here – Facility Membership Form January 2022

 

Adult (18 – 59 years)  
   Annual (Swim + Gym) $340
   Annual (Swim OR Gym) $190
   Month (Swim + Gym) $65
   Ten Trip (Swim + Gym) $54
   
 Child / Youth / Student (with ID)  
   Annual (Swim + Gym) $204
   Annual (Swim OR Gym) $114
   Month (Swim + Gym) $39
   Ten Trip (Swim + Gym) $36
   
 Senior (60+ years)  
   Annual (Swim + Gym) $204
   Annual (Swim OR Gym) $114
   Month (Swim + Gym) $39
   Ten Trip (Swim + Gym) $36
   
 Concession*  
   Annual Swim + Gym) $204
   Annual (Swim OR Gym) $114
   Month (Swim + Gym) $39
   Ten Trip (Swim + Gym) $36
   
 Family*  
   Annual (Swim + Gym) $509
   Annual (Swim OR Gym) $339
   Month (Swim + Gym) $122
   
 Corporate*  
   Annual Family (Swim + Gym) $190

*Concession = CVFD members, Military with ID, People with Disabilities

*Family = 2 adults in the same household + up to 5 children/youth aged under 17 years.

*Corporate (eligible employers only.  Employees must have payroll deduction by employer)

 

 

Child Supervision Policy

Child Supervision

Safety in and around the water is vital.  It is the parent/caregiver responsibility to keep their children safe. All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied to the pool by a responsible parent/caregiver over the age of 16.    If you are not able to meet with minimum children supervision ratio you will be denied entry to the facility.

 

Active supervision means always watching the child and being able to provide immediate help. The parent/caregiver must be close enough to:

  • see the child
  • be seen by the child
  • hear the child
  • be heard by the child

 

Pool Rental

Pool Rental

The City of Cordova , Department of Parks and Recreation is offering limited opportunities to rent the Bob Korn Memorial Swimming Pool on a case-by-case basis.

If you are interested in renting the facility for small groups (20 or less) please complete the below Reservation Form and bring into the pool or email pool@cityofcordova.net 

Bob Korn Memorial Swimming Pool Reservation Form 2022

Birthday Party rentals are only available on Saturday and Sunday’s and can only be held between the following hours: 10am – 11:30am and 5:30 – 7:30pm.  The is a maximum of two hours per party and it is limited to 20 patrons total.  All birthday parties are subject to staff availability and approval by City of Cordova. Only one birthday party will be able to be hosted each day.

If you are interested in renting the pool for a birthday please download the below rental packet.

Pool Birthday Party Packet 2022

 

The below fees apply:

Whole Pool (per hour) – includes 1 Lifeguard and up to 20 swimmers  $80.00
Per lane (per hour)  $13.50
Additional Lifeguard/s per Lifeguard (per hour)  $30.00
Special Interest / Trainings  Fee authorized by Director
Pool User Code, Safety Rules and Conditions of Entry

Pool user code, safety rules and conditions of entry

These rules exist to ensure everyone enjoys their visit in safety and maintains the hygiene of our water.  We also expect our customers to behave in a safe and responsible manner to all staff and customers, and to treat the facility with care and respect.

 

Covid-19

  • Please note the current Alert level in Cordova is HIGH. Your Health & Safety is our Top Priority.  

    • Practice Good Hygiene:  Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, practice good hygiene, and cover any cough or sneeze. Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
    • Practice Social Distancing: When you have to leave home, keep a minimum of six feet away from others at all times.
    • Wear a Mask: The state does not require the use of masks by the public, however health and science experts recommended that you wear a mask in public wherever social distancing is challenging.
    • Get Tested if you are Sick: People who are exhibiting symptoms of any illness should stay home and refrain from using the pool and get tested for Covid-19..

 

Behavior

  • Always follow the directions of our Lifeguards and staff and any rules, warnings and instructions displayed on any safety signs and notices.
  • There may be occasions where there NO Lifeguards on Duty at the swimming pool. In this situation all swimming is at your own risk.
  • Please be considerate of other users. Any offensive, threatening, dangerous or illegal activities will not be tolerated.
  • All facilities are drug, alcohol, and smoke free.
  • Always wear clean swimwear. Our swimwear guidelines are below.
  • Changing clothes, including diapers, on deck is prohibited. Changing tables are available in the locker rooms for your convenience.
  • All swimmers are to shower with soap and water before entering the pool.
  • Do not swim if you are unwell or have had diarrhea in the last two weeks.
  • Swim diapers are required for small children and are available for purchase from the front desk.
  • Do not sit or hang on to lane lines.
  • Only one person at a time on a ladder.
  • Only US Coastguard approved Personal Floating Devices are permitted.
  • Always check the depth of water before entering the pool. Look for hazards such as deeper water, lane ropes, diving boards.
  • No flips or backwards dives from the edge of the pool.
  • No running, jumping, pushing, or rough play.
  • No long breath holding underwater.
  • Starting blocks may only be used in scheduled practices, competitions and instruction when supervised by a certified coach or instructor.
  • Food, gum, and glass containers are prohibited. Plastic water bottles are permitted.
  • Never swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Photography and videography for any reason requires prior approval from the Director of Parks & Recreation.
  • Report any maintenance concerns to Parks & Recreation staff.
  • Customers who ignore the User Code, Safety Rules and Conditions of entry will be asked to leave.

 

Access

  • All members are required to present a valid Membership barcode tag to access the pool at the front desk.
  • Drop in and casual users are required to pay the appropriate fee to access the pool.

 

Changing Rooms

  • Please keep the changing rooms in clean and tidy condition.
  • Report any cleanliness or maintenance issues to the front desk staff.
  • Lockers are for day use only. All locks must be removed and taken with you when you leave.
  • The City of Cordova is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

 

Lost & Found

  • Found items should be turned in at the front desk.
  • Lost items must be retrieved in person at the front desk.
  • Unclaimed items will be discarded after 30 days.

 

What to wear in the pool

Clothing that is acceptable:

  • Swimsuit, bikini or tankini (bikini with tank top).
  • Shorts ending above the knee.
  • Rash shirts/vests.
  • Swim diapers (children under 3 years old).
  • Swim briefs.

 

Clothing that is unacceptable:

  • Underwear of any kind.
  • Street clothes.
  • Cotton or denim clothing.
  • Loose-fitting clothing.

 

Diving Board

  • The diving board cannot be used unless a Lifeguard is on duty.
  • The diving board can be opened under the condition that no one is swimming in the lanes beneath the board.
  • Look before diving or jumping to make sure the diving area is clear.
  • Only one person is permitted on the board at a time.
  • No inward dives, always dive away from the board.
  • Only one bounce is allowed on the diving board.
  • Diver must swim immediately to the closest ladder or wall.

 

Closures

At times we may have to or choose to close parts or all of the facility for repairs, general maintenance, refurbishment, health and safety or emergencies.

 

Emergency Evacuation

When a continuous alarm sounds, or if instructed to do so by staff, please proceed to the nearest exit immediately, or otherwise directed by staff and/or automated system. You will not be permitted to re-enter until clearance has been given.

 

Child Supervision

Safety in and around the water is vital.  It is the parent/caregiver responsibility to keep their children safe. All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied to the pool by a responsible parent/caregiver over the age of 16.    If you are not able to meet with minimum children supervision ratio you may be denied entry to the facility.

 

0 – 5-year-olds and non-swimmers.
  • A parent or caregiver 16 years and older must be always in the water and within arm’s reach of the child.
  • Ratio: One adult to two children aged 5 years and under.

 

6 – 10-year-olds & weak swimmers.
  • Constant active supervision is required for children aged 6 – 10 years old and for those older children who are weak swimmers. Parents and caregivers must be prepared to enter the water with this age group and maintain constant visual contact.
  • Ratio: One adult to four children aged between 6 and 10 years

 

Active supervision means always watching the child and being able to provide immediate help. The parent/caregiver must be close enough to:

  • see the child
  • be seen by the child
  • hear the child
  • be heard by the child

 

11 – 14-year-olds.

It is recommended that parents/caregivers regularly check on their child by physically going to where they are in or around the water.

 

Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes are organized through the City of Cordova and includes Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid. Certifications are valid for two years.

Receive a blend of online learning with in-person classroom learning with hands-on practice as you train to become a lifeguard. Course elements include water and land rescue skills, first aid for injuries and sudden illnesses, spinal injury management, swimmer and facility surveillance and CPR/AED and emergency care.  Participants must attend all listed class dates, complete online that takes ~7 hrs. at home, pass the written and hands on skills in order to receive certification.

Employment opportunities are available with the City of Cordova for Lifeguards with successful course completion.

New Certification – Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the class completion date. Students must be able to pass all class prerequisites.

 

Prerequisite Skills Test

Prerequisites must be completed on the first day to continue the course:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance underwater.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

 

Next Course

June 3 – 5, 2022

Day(s):

  • Friday: 5pm – 9pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 8am – 5pm

Fee: $165

For more information or to register contact the Director, Parks & Recreation on (907) 424 6274 or email parksandrec@cityofcordova.net 

Registration Closes: May 27. 2022.