Swimming

Veterans Park Aquatics Facility

2018 Veterans Park Aquatics Facility - Town Board Approved on 1/18/2018

Opening Date 2019 Dates Coming Soon
Closing Date 2019 Dates Coming Soon
Holiday Closures Fourth of July, Labor Day
Location: 1250 Union Road, West Seneca, NY 14224
Phone Number: 716-674-6086 (Sent to Recreation Office)
Email: recdept1@twsny.org
Website: www.westseneca.net
Facebook: West Seneca Youth & Recreation
Twitter: WS_REC
Recreation Supervisor: Lauren J. Masset
lmasset@twsny.org
716-674-6086

Hours of Operation

Large Pool (Approximate Pool Dimensions 47’ wide by 157’ long plus the 2 inlets)

Open Public Swim (July 9 - August 2, 2018) Monday - Friday 2:00 - 8:00 PM*
Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 8:00 PM*
Open Public Swim (July 1 - July 8, 2018)
and (August 3 - August 20, 201)
Monday - Thursday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM*
Friday - Saturday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM*
Senior Swim Tuesday & Thursday 1:00- 1:50 PM
Swim Lessons (Little Swimmers)
(July 8 - 31, 2019)
Monday Ages 2-3
Wednesday Ages 4-5
10:00 AM
*Must pre-register
Swim Lessons (Levels)
(July 8 - August 1, 2019)
Tuesday and Thursday or
Monday and Wednesday at
11:00 - 11:50 AM or
12:00 - 12:50 AM
*Must pre-register

Wading Pool & Mushroom

Open to the Public
(All Season)
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM*
Friday - Sunday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM*
   
   

Please note that the Large Pool & Wading Pool need to have a minimum number of lifeguards who are properly certified on duty (in rotation) in order to operate. If staffing levels do not meet these requirements then one or both pools may (a) not open or (b) close early. Information regarding these requirements can be found below, in the ECDOH Safety Plans. 

* The Veterans Park Large Pool and/or Wading Pool & Mushroom may close early if:

1.) CLOSING DUE TO WEATHER
In the event the Aquatics Complex is closed due to weather:
A. Before 4:59 PM for a period of one hour or longer, both pools shall close for the remainder of the day. Staff shall be sent home.
B. After 5:00 PM for any period of time both pools will close for the remainder of the day. Staff shall be sent home.

2.) CLOSING DUE TO LOW ATTENDANCE
A.) Anytime after 6:00 PM should the large pool have an attendance of zero patrons the pool will close for the remainder of the day.
B.) Anytime after 6:30 PM should the wading pool have an attendance of zero patrons the pool will close for the remainder of the day. Staff shall be sent home. Two (2) employees will remain at the pool secure the grounds and enter the closing procedure. These employees will then be sent home.

3.) CLOSING DUE TO A POWER OUTAGE
In the event the Aquatics Complex is forced to close due to a power outage both pools shall close for the remainder of the day regardless of the time. Staff shall be sent home. Two (2) employees will remain at the pool secure the grounds and enter the closing procedure. These employees will then be sent home.

Admission Fees:

Pool Name:
Fee:More Information:
Resident Rate: Open Public Swim, Senior Swim (Large Pool)
*Must present a valid Resident ID Card at the gate for each swimmer receiving the Resident Rate
$0Resident ID Card Information Link
Guest Rate: Open Public Swim (Large Pool)$10Guest must be accompanied by a valid Resident ID Card holder
Wading Pool$0Free for everyone!

Veterans Park Pool Admission Policy

  • A Town of West Seneca photo ID card is required to be admitted for use of the pool. For more information on how to obtain a West Seneca Photo ID Card please call 674-5600 or click here.
  • A photo ID card entitles the holder to Town Resident Rates.

Guest Privileges

1. Anyone without a Town of West Seneca ID card is considered a guest.

2. Residents of the Town of West seneca who wish to bring in a guest must follow the

procedure outlined below:

  • Guest must be accompanied by a resident 14 or older of the Town of West Seneca who holds a valid ID card.
  • Guests must pay the guest fee.
  • Guests have to sign in the "Guest Book" at each visit
  • Guest privileges may be restricted on days when the pool is full or near capacity, to ensure space for West Seneca Residents.

Subject to Restrictions

  • Children 14 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult, in the water.
  • Lifeguards are responsible for having persons removed from the pool if they do not conform with all rules and regulations, including state and local health laws.

Senior Swim / Lap Swim

Tuesdays & Thursdays

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

This will be a non-instructional time block set aside for only seniors as well as for those who wish to swim laps.

Lap Lanes will be in place to accommodate lap swimmers as well as an open area for those who wish to simply enjoy the pool.

*To qualify for Senior Swim you must show a VALID TOWN OF WEST SENECA SENIOR ID CARD. NO OTHER FORM OF IDENTIFICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

*Lap Swim is open to any resident who meets the open swim guidelines for entry. Please refer to the above.


WADING POOL & MUSHROOM POOL RULES
1.    YOUTH UNDER THE POSTED MINIMUM AGE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THE POOL WITHOUT AN ADULT OVER THE 18 OF YEARS OLD. UNDER THE POSTED MINIMUM AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PERSON OVER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD AT ALL TIMES. UNDER THE POSTED MINIMUM AGE NOT ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT OVER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD MAY BE EJECTED FROM THE FACILITY, WITHOUT REFUND.
2.    CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT TOILET TRAINED MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER COVERED BY RUBBER PANT.
3.    CHAIRS WILL BE PERMITTED ON GRASSY AREAS ONLY.
4.    THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON POOL DECK, IN THE POOL OR GRASSY AREAS: FOOD & DRINKS, FACE MASKS, NEWSPAPERS, TOYS, AND ANIMALS. STROLLERS MUST STAY ON GRASS. (WATER IS ALLOWED, IN PLASTIC BOTTLES ONLY).
5.    SMOKING IS PROHIBITED
6.    ONLY COAST GUARD APPROVED FLOTATION DEVICES OR SWIMSUITS WITH BUILT IN FLOATATION DEVICES ARE PERMITTED AND THE CHILD MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT IN THE WATER. NO OTHER FLOTATION DEVICES ARE PERMITTED.
7.    THE TOWN OF WEST SENECA AND ITS EMPLOYEES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ARTICLES.
8.    POOL USES RE-CIRCULATED WATER. DO NOT DRINK.
9.    POLLUTION OF THE POOL IS PROHIBITED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: URINATION, DISCHARGE OF FECAL MATTER AND NOSE BLEEDS.
10.    INDIVIDUALS WITH DIARRHEA SHALL NOT USE THE POOL.
11.    LIFEGUARDS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING PERSONS REMOVED FROM THE POOL IF THEY DO NOT CONFORM WITH ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS, INCLUDING STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH LAWS. 
12.    ANY PERSON REMOVED FROM THE POOL MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND NOT RETURN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON. IF A PERSON IS EJECTED FROM THE POOL FOR NOT FOLLOWING THE POSTED RULES, STATE, AND LOCAL HEALTH LAWS, ETC THEY WILL NOT BE ISSUED A REFUND OR RAIN TICKET.
13.    WEST SENECA YOUTH & RECREATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL ANY PROGRAM AND/OR CLOSE THE FACILITY WITH NO NOTICE FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WEATHER, STAFFING LEVELS, ATTENDANCE, LEVELS, POWER OUTAGE, ETC.
14.    ALL RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

LARGE POOL RULES

1.    YOUTH UNDER THE POSTED MINIMUM AGE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THE POOL WITHOUT AN ADULT OVER THE 18 OF YEARS OLD. UNDER THE POSTED MINIMUM AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PERSON OVER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD AT ALL TIMES. UNDER THE POSTED MINIMUM AGE NOT ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT OVER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD MAY BE EJECTED FROM THE FACILITY, WITHOUT REFUND.
2.    CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT TOILET TRAINED MUST WEAR A SWIM DIAPER COVERED BY RUBBER PANT.
3.    CHAIRS WILL BE PERMITTED ON GRASSY AREAS ONLY.
4.    THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON POOL DECK, IN THE POOL OR GRASSY AREAS: FOOD & DRINKS, FACE MASKS, NEWSPAPERS, TOYS, AND ANIMALS. STROLLERS MUST STAY ON GRASS. (WATER IS ALLOWED, IN PLASTIC BOTTLES ONLY).
5.    SMOKING IS PROHIBITED
6.    ONLY COAST GUARD APPROVED FLOTATION DEVICES OR SWIMSUITS WITH BUILT IN FLOATATION ARE PERMITTED AND THE CHILD MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT IN THE WATER. NO OTHER FLOTATION DEVICES ARE PERMITTED.
7.    SWIMMERS USING PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE DIVING WELL OR ON THE DIVING BOARD.
8.    THE TOWN OF WEST SENECA AND ITS EMPLOYEES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ARTICLES
9.    POOL USES RE-CIRCULATED WATER. DO NOT DRINK.
10.    POLLUTION OF THE POOL IS PROHIBITED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO URINATION, DISCHARGE OF FECAL MATTER AND NOSEBLEEDS
11.    INDIVIDUALS WITH DIARRHEA SHALL NOT USE THE POOL.
12.    LIFEGUARDS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING PERSONS REMOVED FROM THE POOL IF THEY DO NOT CONFORM WITH ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS, INCLUDING STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH LAWS. 
13.    ANY PERSON REMOVED FROM THE POOL MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND NOT RETURN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON. IF A PERSON IS EJECTED FROM THE POOL FOR NOT FOLLOWING THE POSTED RULES, STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH LAWS, ETC THEY WILL NOT BE ISSUED A REFUND OR RAIN TICKET.
14.    ONLY AUTHORIZED PERSONAL ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE POOL HOUSE, MAINTENANCE ROOM, CHLORINE AND SODA ASH STORAGE SHEDS.
15.    SPECTATORS WITH STREET CLOTHES MUST STAY ON THE GRASSY AREA.
16.    SWIMMERS MUST WEAR A BATHING SUIT TO USE THE POOL (NO JEAN/DENIM SHORTS).
17.    T-SHIRTS MAY BE WORN OVER BATHING SUITS FOR SUN PROTECTION. 
18.    SHOWER BEFORE ENTERING THE POOL.
19.    WEST SENECA YOUTH & RECREATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL ANY PROGRAM AND/OR CLOSE THE FACILITY WITH NO NOTICE FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WEATHER, STAFFING LEVELS, ATTENDANCE, LEVELS, POWER OUTAGE, ETC.
20.    ALL RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Summer Swim Lessons

Click on the program name for more information:

Little Swimmers Previously Mommy & Me (.pdf) Ages 2-3 and Ages 4-5
Swim Lesson Level 1 (.pdf) Ages 6+
Swim Lessons Level 2 (.pdf) Ages 6+
Swim Lessons Level 3 (.pdf) Ages 6+​​​​​​​
Swim Lessons Level 4 (.pdf) Ages 6+​​​​​​​
Swim Lessons Level 5 (.pdf) Ages 6+​​​​​​​
Swim Lessons Level 6 (.pdf) Ages 6+

Safety Plans

Large Pool

Small Pool

Pool Maps