Mount Sequoyah Swim

Offering season memberships, coached programming for youth and adults, private parties, and youth swim lessons through our partner, AquaHawgs, the Mount Sequoyah Swim program has something for everyone!

Coach Anita Parisi leads our swim program, which includes adult lap swimming sessions, lap swimming basics classes, and of course, our Marlins Swim Team.

Our pool is open for the season!

UPDATE: With very busy Open Swim times, we are limiting the sale of day passes on Fridays and Saturdays in July. We cannot guarantee that day passes will be available.

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We are limiting day passes at the pool on Fridays and Saturdays in July. Day passes **may** be available depending on current pool usage. The only way to purchase a day pass is at the pool via cash or venmo.

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Information on our 2022 Season for both the Marlins Swims Team & our Adult Coached Lap Swimming program can be found below.

Registration is officially open!

Pool Memberships

The Mount Sequoyah Pool is open for the season, and we can’t wait to see you!

2022 Membership Information: 
Pool Memberships are now on sale. Please purchase your individual, couple, or family membership online.

2022 Pricing – HUGE savings if you book for the season, which includes 5 months of swimming!

  • Family Membership: $120/month OR $300 for the season (May – September) – 50% savings!
  • Couple Membership: $70/month OR $210 for the season (May – September) = 40% savings!
  • Individual Membership: $45/month OR $135 for the season (May – September) – 40% savings!

2022 Schedule:
Member swim opened on May 1, and we will continue as long as the weather allows. Last year, we stayed open until early October! Please click each link to view the current monthly schedules. We do our best to update these as regularly as possible with any changes:

August Pool Schedule – UPDATED

September Pool Schedule

Types of Pool Time

  • Open Swim – open to all members and limited day pass holders; lifeguard on duty (no lane lines). Children 16 & under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Camp Swim – expect to see 30+ campers and their counselors at the pool during these times; still open to all members; lifeguard on duty (no lane lines). Children ages 16 & under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Lap Swim – all members are welcome for lap swimming. Lane lines will be in and there will be a lifeguard on duty. Children ages 16 & under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Adult Swim – lane lines will be in for pool members ages 18 & over. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY. NO SWIMMING ALONE.
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Adult Lap Swimming

Make time for fitness and improve your technique with Coach Anita Parisi! These adult programs are for swimmers ages 14 & up who are comfortable in the water.

Coached Lap Swim 
These adult classes with Coach Anita Parisi are programmed with approximately 2-6 swimmers per lane. There are lanes of beginners that are swimming 1-2 lengths of the pool at a time before stopping and there are lanes of swimmers doing close to 2 miles per workout day. There are lanes in-between. Come join us!

Each month, you can choose from the following practice times:

  1. Mornings: Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays 6-7 am 
  2. Lunch + Saturday AM: Mondays/Wednesdays 12-1 pm + Saturdays 7:10-8:10 am *not available in April
  3. Evenings + Saturday AM: Tuesday/Thursdays 6:45-7:45 pm + Saturdays 7:10-8:10 am *not available in April

Pricing is per month based on the number of practice times you sign up for:

  • Any single practice time: $60 per month (for example, just mornings)
  • Any two practice times: $100 per month (for example, mornings and lunch)
  • All three practice times: $130 per month

Lap Swimming Basics Classes (individual classes)
Are you nervous about starting with the group? This is the perfect class for you! We are excited to continue our Lap Swimming Basics class that will help adults get more comfortable with their lap swimming. The class will focus on technique to get the most out of your lap swimming sessions, whether you swim on your own or with a group. This is prime time with Coach Anita. Each of these classes is “stand-alone” as the same material will be covered; however, if you would like the additional practice, you can register for both and continue to work on technique.

Classes run for one hour and cost $15 per swimmer, per class. Mount Sequoyah Pool Members and Clubhaus Fitness Members receive $5 off. Please contact melissa@mountsequoyah.org to get your discount code. 

  • Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am

This is not a “learn-to-swim” class for adults who are afraid of the water. (Anita will be offering private lessons for those swimmers at her house and in a more private setting. If you are interested, email Anita at anitaparisi@sbcglobal.net.)

The full schedule of adult coached lap swimming can be found here.

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Marlins Swim Team

Please join Coach Anita Parisi for the Marlins Swim Team at Mount Sequoyah. The Marlins are a recreational summer swim team at Mount Sequoyah Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Our goal is fun, fitness, and finesse! It’s a great, local program where swimmers can learn endurance and swim competency for sports, health, and life! All four competitive strokes will be covered. Swimmers will partake in friendly competitions with other teams in the league as COVID-19 safety regulations allow.

Eligibility Requirements
Marlins is not a learn-to-swim program. Your child must be able to swim across the pool in the deep end unassisted. Any new-to-Marlins swimmers age 7 & under must test with Coach Anita to participate. Testing Days: March 14 & 16 @ 4:30 pm at the Jones Center Pool OR May 3 & 5 @ 3:45 pm at the Mount Sequoyah Pool. If your child does not pass the test, your non-refundable deposit will not be returned. Additionally, if you do not show up for the test and your child shows up to the first practice unprepared, you forfeit the entire session fee.

The full schedule for the 2022 Marlins Swim team can be found here.

 

New Youth Offerings in 2022
We want to particularly draw your attention to our two newest offerings: an Interim Speed Week (May/June) as well as an August Interim Swim Camp.

Our Interim Speed Week is a one-week session with practices every day of the week. It’s great for brushing up or extra practice before camps, lake season, and summer Marlins. ($100 per swimmer)

Our Swim Camp will run mornings from August 8-11. We’ll be working on diving, flip turns, and water safety in addition to our usual drills, and fun. Includes playground, craft time, and a morning snack. Prerequisite: must have previously done a Marlins or other organized swim program. ($180 per swimmer)

Registration for returning swimmers opened on Tuesday, March 1 at 9:00 am. The general public began registering on Wednesday, March 2 at 9:00 am.

Please let us know if you have questions about the program! Email melissa@mountsequoyah.org for questions regarding fees and registration or email anitaparisi@sbcglobal.net for swim specifics.

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Marlins Details

Session Schedule, Fees, & Payment Policy

  • We are currently offering four regular sessions for Marlins this year: May, June, July, and Fall. Each session has specific time slots for each age group. Each month-long session is $120 per swimmer. You can find the full schedule here.
  • There is a non-refundable $25 deposit per child per session. All balances are due 4 weeks prior to the start of each monthly session. If your plans have changed, you must cancel at least 3 weeks before the next session starts in order to receive a 50% refund. If you cancel fewer than 3 weeks before the session start date, you will not receive a refund.
  • We will continue offering our multi-child discount for our regular Marlins sessions. The 3rd child is ½ price and the 4th child is free. We are trying out a new feature on our registration software, so please bear with us! The system should automatically apply a 50% discount for the 3rd child and 4th child you register.

Equipment Requirements & Availability

  • As with previous years, team swimsuits are not required, but they will be available in the coming weeks (we’ll send another update and link to purchase when ordering is open). We recommend that boys wear suits without pockets or order a jammer-style suit and that girls wear one-piece exercise suits.
  • Goggles are mandatory and we recommend “mirrored” ones so that your swimmer does not close their eyes when they swim the backstroke. These will also be available to purchase in the coming weeks.
  • One T-shirt per swimmer per summer is included with registration this year for youth participants. Additional shirts, jackets, and other apparel will be available to purchase in the coming weeks in both youth and adult sizes. We will send you the link to order with all the details.
  • Swim Caps will also be included with youth registration and will be available for pick-up at the first practice of the year.

Missed Practices & Inclement Weather Policy
Missing any given practice will not count against your child; however, we do not offer make-up days for missed practice. We also do not offer make-up days for missed practice due to weather cancelations. We swim through light to moderate rain; however, should lightning become a concern, we will follow all applicable safety protocols, either immediately exiting the water or canceling practice altogether.

Swim Meets
JUNE AM Marlins

  • Friday, June 17 – evening at The Jones Center
  • Monday, June 27 – evening at Mount Sequoyah

JUNE PM Marlins

  • Wednesday, June 15 – evening at HarBer Meadows
  • Saturday, June 25 – morning at The Jones Center

JULY AM Marlins

  • Wednesday, July 13 – evening at Fayetteville Athletic Club
  • Monday, July 18 – evening at Mount Sequoyah

JULY PM Marlins

  • Friday, July 15 – evening at The Jones Center
  • Wednesday, July 20 – evening at Mount Sequoyah

CHAMPIONSHIP MEET FOR ALL SUMMER QUALIFIERS:

  • Tuesday, July 26 at the University of Arkansas

Meets are optional (not a requirement) but we certainly encourage participation.

Don’t forget our fall Marlin Mini Meet on Saturday, September 17 (fun meet for anyone in our fall session including youth AND adults).

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Marlins Payment Policies

  • All deposits are non-refundable this year ($25 per swimmer per session), and balances are due one month before the start of each session. If you cancel at least 3 weeks before the start of a session, you are eligible for a 50% refund. If you cancel within 3 weeks of the start of the session, it is considered a late cancellation, and you are not eligible for a refund.
  • Please note, for all programs occurring on or after 2/1/2022, there will be a 3% credit card processing fee. You may choose to pay with eCheck instead. You must make a payment with either a credit card or eCheck at the time of registration to secure your child’s spot. If you prefer to pay the remainder via cash or check, we are happy to adjust your scheduled payments accordingly; however, if you do not bring a check or cash in before the first installment payment, your credit card will still be charged. Thank you for understanding.
  • We will continue to offer the family discount for Marlins families for our regular sessions. The 3rd child is ½ price and the 4th child is free. The system should automatically apply a 50% discount for the 3rd child and 4th child you register. Please email me at melissa@mountsequoyah.org to manually take the additional discount for the 4th child.
  • For our Swim Camp, we’re offering our standard Camp Sequoyah sibling discount of $25 off per registered child (not the 3rd child ½ off, 4th child free that we do for our monthly sessions). 
  • There are no sibling or family discounts for Speed Week.

Swim Lessons with AquaHawgs

While Mount Sequoyah doesn’t offer swimming lessons, we’ve partnered with AquaHawgs to provide high-quality lessons right here at the Mount Sequoyah Pool.

HawgStart Swim School offers classes for swimmers ages 3 and up.

Classes are geared for a wide range of abilities. Their experienced staff will help your swimmer advance their swimming skills in a positive environment and, as with their AquaHawgs competitive program, develop the fundamentals of proper technique at the core of their teaching.

For more information, head directly to the AquaHawgs website to register. Have additional questions? Please contact John Mosely at john@aquahawgs.org or Jana Olson at jana@aquahawgs.org. Thank you!