Swimming is an ideal form of exercise for seniors due to its low impact on joints and bones. Enjoy the benefits weekly. Wednesdays are Senior Swim Days for people 60 years old and over. Every Wednesday, all day long, seniors swim for FREE!

One of our most popular events continues! The first Friday of each month, everyone swims for only $1 after 5 p.m. at the Lawrence Aquatic Centers. Fridays – Fridays – *May 4, **June 1, ***July 6, **Aug. 3, *Sept 7, *Oct 5, *Nov. 2, *Dec. 7.(* – Indoor Aquatic Center, ** Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Centers, *** Outdoor Aquatic Center).

This summer, everyone can cool off with this hot deal! Admission ratesfor all ages are only $2 every Tuesday after 6 p.m., May 29-Aug. 28, at both aquatic centers.

Treat Mom to a day of fun she deserves! On Mother’s Day, all moms get in FREE to LIAC when accompanied by a child. Sunday, May 13.

The Lawrence Aquatic Centers would like to honor those who have served in our nation’s military. On Armed Forces Day, Flag Day and Veteran’s Day, patrons who present a valid US military ID will receive free admission to the pool(s) for the day. Saturday, May 19, June 14, Nov. 11.

Looking for the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day? Why not take him swimming? Dads swim for FREE all day long at both aquatic centers, so grab your deserving dad and join us for a dip. Sunday, June 17.

Make swimming a full-family affair! Grandparents swim absolutely FREE at the Indoor Aquatic Center when accompanied by a grandchild. Sunday, Sept. 9.

This promotion allows you discounted entry when you help those in need. To swim at the Indoor Aquatic Center, all you need is a non-perishable food item and $2 for admission. Adults, teens, senior and kids – everyone can give. Donations will go to a local food pantry. Wednesday, Nov. 1-Thursday, Nov. 30.


Ages: 5-12. They swim, you relax. Kids can jump right in and join us throughout the year for a ton of fun centered on a variety of themes. These kids-only nights always feature pizza, games, crafts and of course…swimming. Your kids will enjoy interactive activities in a safe and supervised environment at the pool while you take some time for yourself. Everyone should bring a towel and arrive with their swimsuits on. Pre-registration is required by the Tuesday before the event date.
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How do these two critters create summertime fun? They like to dive into books and the pool! When we partner with the Lawrence Public Library, families can enjoy listening to a wet-and-wild tale on the lawn at Watson Park, and then head over to our Outdoor Aquatic Center for an hour of free swimming. Guardians are required to attend.10:30 a.m.-noon Fridays, June 15 and July 20. Recommended ages: 3-8 years-old (plus parents).

Break out the Hawaiian shirts and flip flops and splash into summer with us as we celebrate the official first day of the sunny season! Welcome in the warm weather as we offer live entertainment, a free craft station, hula dancing demonstrations, contests and giveaways galore! Prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes. The event is open to the public and requires daily admission for participants. 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Outdoor Aquatic Center.

Ages: All ages. We are bringing winter back to Lawrence for our summer freeze out event at the outdoor swimming pool. When the heat is too much to bear bring your family to the pool and enjoy frozen treats, games, crafts and of course swimming! Daily admission applies. Summer Freeze Out will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center.

Ages: All ages. This is a fun opportunity to relax with friends and family, and participate in fun family activities. We will have food, music, yard games, life-sized and interactive games! Games are provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own. Registered participants will receive a bag with fun items and chances to win prizes throughout the evening.
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Ages: 6-16. Kids are always on the move so why not make it official and join in on one of the fastest growing and challenging sport for kids! Our youth triathlon is about spotlighting the kids and letting them be the all-stars for the day and helping them discover their inner triathlete. Athletes aged 6-16 will compete in the age appropriate courses and awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.
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The dog days of summer are coming to a close, so we have the Outdoor Aquatic Center open one last day just for the dogs! This community tradition continues as we close the pool to humans and neutralize the chemicals to make the water safe for the canines. Your pup may want to dive in or simply splash around in the wading pool. Regardless, this event is fun for participants and spectators alike, so register today. On-site registration will also be available at the gate. Toys and treats will be provided for our furry friends. Vendors will be present. All dogs must have documentation of current vaccinations and must be under their owner’s control at all times. Interested vendors can contact aquatics for more details at (785) 832-SWIM.
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All ages welcome. Jump right in to our floating pumpkin patch andswim in search of your favorite pumpkin! Once you pick your pumpkin, you can take it to our decorating stations and turn your pumpkin into a work of art. In addition, we will have apple cider, snacks, fall crafts, a fall photo booth, and inflatable obstacle course (contingent on weather). Come join in the fall festivities and participate in our first annual Pool of Pumpkins event. We will NOT provide any carving stations. All carving must be done in the comfort of your own home. Fee: $10 – access to all activities. $5 – Day of event; everything BUT pumpkin patch.
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Ages: 2-12. The reindeer seem to be ahead of schedule this year and will be delivering Santa early to the Indoor Aquatic Center for some holiday fun. The craft room will be open for ornament making and stocking decorating at Noon. Then a special visitor will manage to stop by during his busy holiday season to review wish lists, give out presents and take photos with the children. Be sure to bring your camera! Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Dec. 13, to secure crafts; may pay day-of to participate in the Santa visit and swimming. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If adults choose to swim, daily admission applies.
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