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Carlisle Aquatic Center Closes Early Friday August 4th

To allow our staff to attend the visitation of Jake Henkelman,

Carlisle Aquatic Center will be closing at 3pm Friday, August 4th.  


Park Board Agenda 7/13/17

City of Carlisle, Iowa

Parks and Recreation Board Meeting

Thursday  July 13,  2017

5:00 P.M. Carlisle City Hall

  1. Call to order
  2. Determine quorum
  3. Approve Minutes for June 8, 2017
  4. Park Projects
  5. Aquatic Center Update
  • Events:
  • July 15 11:30am Swim and Read
  • July 21 Dusk Movie at the Pool
  • August 18 Last day open
  1. Summer Rec Update
  2. FOCP
  3. Adjournment

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Summer Rec Open gym at Carlisle Elementary Gym

Bring your own basketball to practice dribbling, shooting and playing a game with your friends. A responsible adult should accompany any children under the age of 10.

Open Gym starts tonight 6-8pm! Open to 4th – 8th graders.
*Location CHANGE: Now at Carlisle ELEMENTARY SCHOOL gym. Blue doors located on the north side of the building next to the parking lot will be open.

Summer Fitness Classes with Jan Ray

Jan Ray Fitness classes at the Carlisle Rec Center

Swim Lessons offered at Aquatic Center

Swimming Lesson Registration 




Swimming lesson registration is now open.  Please visit Carlisle City Hall to register.  Lessons are offered to children 5 years old and up.  Lessons occur Monday through Thursday for two weeks.  In the event of a cancellation due to weather, make-up lessons are completed on Fridays.  Cost of swim lessons are $40 for the 2-week session.

2 week sessions Include the following dates:

June 12-June 23 (9-9:45 class time only available)

June 26 -July 7

July 10-July 21

July 24-August 4

Time slots available include 9-9:45am or 10-10:45am.

Swim levels are determined by the child’s swimming ability.  Beginners are those children who are just at least 5 years old.  The beginners class will consist of kids who cannot perform any swimming strokes, for example the front stroke, back stroke, etc.  Beginners will be focusing on water safety, front float, back float and kicking with a kick board.   Intermediate class will include kids who will be learning their strokes.  They will practice and perform the front stroke and back stroke.   Advanced class will be kids that know their strokes and will focus on mastering the front stroke, back stroke, treading water and diving.   Your child swim level will be adjusted as needed if they are performing at a higher or lower level.

Private lessons are also offered.  Those classes will be scheduled once the Aquatic center is open for the season.  Private lessons are designed for one on one instruction and are 45 minutes long.  Cost of private lessons are $25 for each 45-minute lesson.   Please contact the pool manager to schedule all private lessons.

The Carlisle Aquatic Center swimming lessons are not affiliated with the American Red Cross.