Splashing Times





 Telephone:  704-785-8105 (Seasonal Phone)

Join in the fun at the John F. McInnis Aquatics Center.  Located at 151 Academy Avenue, NW in Concord, the Aquatics Center offers both child and adult swimming lessons, water aerobics and public swim.  Swimming is open to the general public.  Patrons must purchase a Privilege Pass I.D. in order to swim. 


The pool will open for Memorial Day weekend, 5/25-5/27 and will be open weekends only until 6/15. 

The pool is open daily 6/15 - 8/10


          PUBLIC SWIM HOURS:        



1:00-5:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  NOTE: Friday Open 9:00a.m.-11:00 a.m. for Adult Lap Swim


12:00-6:00 p.m.


1:00-5:00 p.m.



FEES  (Cash and Check only)

$10 Individual Privilege Pass     ($5.00 City Resident Discount)

$30 Family Privilege Pass      ($15 City Resident Discount)

Family Season Pass - $100.00    ($25 City Resident Discount)

Individual Season Pass - $55.00   ($10 City Resident Discount)

NOTE:  Season Pass includes Privilege Pass and Unlimited Visits.


With the purchase of a Privilege Pass (Family or Individual)

$1.50 Youth (17 + Under)
$2.50 Adults (18 + Up)


Pool Parties

 The John F. Mclnnis Pool can be rented for private parties and special events.

Seasonal hours of operation are late June to early August.   

Call 704-920-5600 or 704-785-8105 for details.


Option #1:  Private Rentals (during closed hours).  Fee is $75 PLUS $50 deposit for one hour and includes two lifeguards which safely covers up to 50 guests.  Additional lifeguards for numbers over 50 are $15 for each additional guard per hour; ratio of 1 guard to 25 patrons.  Additional facility hours are $25 per hour. (Only cakes/cup cakes and drinks allowed in designated areas only  - No other outside food allowed) Only plastic wear allowed.

Option #2:  Open Rentals (during regular operating hours).  Fee is $25 PLUS $50 deposit and reserves tables and chairs for your party for one and a half hours (1½) in designated area only.  Regular admissions apply for the party and are payable at the time of entry.  Ages 18+ - $2.50/each; Ages 17 and Under—$1.50/each. (Only cakes/cup cakes allowed in designated areas. No coolers, outside food or drink allowed in the Pool Area. Snacks may be purchased at the Pool’s Concession Stand)

Subject to availability and may be determined by program schedule plus number of groups already using the pool.

· A minimum of two weeks notice is required.  Full fee is required at time of booking.

· Some dates may not be available.

· No alcoholic beverages, weapons, illegal drugs or substances are permitted on City property.

· Any behavior that may impede the normal operation of the facility or the safety, health and welfare of the public and City employees is prohibited.

· We reserve the right to approve or deny applications.

· Affixing of any materials to the walls, floors, ceilings, windows or light fixtures is prohibited.  Any decorations or supplies used must be removed at the end of the event.


Daily Guest Pass-For out of area guests accompanying a Privilege Pass or Season Pass Holder.

  Adults 18 & up ($5.00) Youth (17 and under) $3.00




Swimming Lessons

Group Lessons are offered for ages 3 and up.  We offer four two week sessions.  We use the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program.  Group lessons will be offered Monday-Thursday mornings and evenings with each session lasting two weeks, except Parent/child lessons which are one week.    Fees:  $40 per person ($5 city resident discount)

Individual Lessons are scheduled on an individual basis.  They will last for 30 minutes.  For more information or to schedule a lesson contact a pool manager after June 10 at 704-785-8105.
Fees:  $20 per person per lessons; ($5 city resident discount)


Class Information

The Aquatics Center uses the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program for instruction. Please read the following descriptions to select the class that is appropriate for your student.  If in doubt, it is better to place your student in a lower level where he/she is comfortable than in a higher level where he/she may struggle. 

The aquatic staff reserve the right to move a student to another level if his/her skills do not match the class he/she is enrolled in.

 Parent/Child, Preschool, Level 1 and Advance Level 1 classes meet for 30 minutes.  Levels 2 through 6 and Pre Swim Team meet for 45 minutes.  There is typically a playtime the last 5 minutes of class.  All classes are progressive.  Students must perform the skills of one level before moving into the next level.  Students are not expected to pass a level in only one session.  Please check with the instructor before registering your child for the next level.

Parent/Child:  For children 18 months through 2 years of age.  Parents will be in the water with their children.  Classes meet for 30 minutes Monday –Thursday for one week.  

Fee is $20.00 with a $5.00 discount for City Residents.

 Fees for the following classes:

$40.00 per person per session

$5.00 discount for City of Concord Residents


Pre-school:  These classes are for 3 and 4 year olds with little or  no experience in the water.  If your child has experience in the water he/she may register for the appropriate Level 1 or 2 class. 

Level 1:  Students with minimal water experience will be asked to put their face in the water and begin to experience floating on their front and back with support.  They will also learn alternating arm action.

Advance Level 1: Students with minimal water experience and comfortable with putting their face in water. Can float on their front and back with support. Students must be able to display alternation arm action.


Level 2:  Students will begin floating on their own and by the completion of the level will be able to swim 5 yards on their front and back.

Level 3:  Front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke will be introduced and practiced.  Students will also learn how to tread in deep water.

Level 4:  Deep water swimming at longer distances is practiced.  To pass this level the student must be able to swim 25 yards crawl stroke using rotary breathing as well as 25 yards of backstroke.

Levels 5 & 6:  Upper level classes cater to the experienced swimmer.  Breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly will be learned and endurance will be increased. 

Pre-Swim Team: Students must have completed Level 6, upper level class focusing on stroke development for swim team. The class will cover entry, turns, breathing and endurance. The insturctor will use a coaching format for the class. This is great preparation for GuardStart or a Lifeguard Class.



Fun at the Pool!

Click HERE for photos.

Concerned about inclement weather? 

Call the Information Line at 704-920-5640 for regular updates.


2019 Group Swim Brochure and Application



The John F. McInnis Center is compliant with the


Cancellations - Our schedule does not always allow for make-up classes due to absenteeism, weather, emergency or maintenance closings, however extra time will be added to a session when possible.  Recreation staff will contact participants to advise of any cancellations prior to start time.  Occasionally insufficient registrations may result in class changes or cancellations.

It can still be raining and not cancel swim lessons.  If it is raining and the guard can still see the bottom of the pool, we will not cancel swim lessons.  If the bottom of the pool is not visible, we will cancel the lesson.  Anytime there is a thunder or lightning storm, lessons will be postponed.  If there is thunder or lightning during the lesson, it will be canceled. 


“Our children have always looked forward to swimming lessons and are sad when they are finished. All I can say is thank you! I am certain that we are not the only family experiencing the wonderful staff and facility at McInnis. Please tell the young adults at McInnis that they are appreciated and have taught our children an important life skill.” ........Scott S