Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center – The Splash Zone!

2021 Swim Lesson Guide

2021 Update:

We are adapting the way we operate to conform to regulations and guidelines provided by the CDC, State and Local Health Departments. While this model is a new and different operational model than we have used in the past, this model is the most successful model we’ve observed during the pandemic. The model is simple: The facility will operate for open swim with 2 or 3 sessions per day. These sessions have a limited capacity. To visit the facility, you can purchase a ticket or tickets ahead of time online to reserve your spot. This will guarantee you entry to the facility and allows us to maintain safety protocols. While this model is new and different, we are confident that this provides the best way for us to be able to safely open the facility this summer. We can’t wait to see you enjoying your summer with us again!

Key Points
  • Pre-Ticketed Sessions for daily admissions
  • Gift Cards sold in lieu of Memberships
  • Amenities and capacity will be limited
  • Same great facility, same great experience!
 What we are doing to keep you safe:
  • Maintain 6+ feet separation
  • Cleaning between sessions
  • Masks required when unable to distance, and while visiting concession stand and bathhouses
  • Capacity is reduced to 30%
  • Climbing wall and sand play area will be closed
  • Lounge chairs will be limited & spaced out on deck
 Pool Schedule:

We are open weekends May 29-June 13, and open daily June 14-August 15 and return to weekends only through September 6th.


  • Session 1: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Session 2: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Sunday: (Session’s 2 & 3 available to residents only)

  • Session 1: 10:00am – 12:00pm (At risk population- 55+ & patrons with disabilities)
  • Session2: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Session 3: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Registering for a session:

Patrons can register for a session online at

Sessions are available for registration for up to 7 days in advance.

For example, if you wish to swim on Thursday, June 24th, you will be able to sign up for this session beginning on Thursday, June 17th.

  • Patrons will receive a ticket for entry with their receipt. This ticket must be brought to the facility to be redeemed on the day of your visit. (digital tickets/receipts are welcomed).






  • Tickets are available online, or can be purchased day-of at the Aquatic Center ONLY if spots are available. To ensure your spot, be sure to book your ticket online ahead of your visit!
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
    • Refunds will only be provided if a session is canceled by management, or if the session closes more than one hour early. No refunds for gray skies or personal changed plans. Refunds will be provided automatically to the credit card used for payment. Tickets paid by cash or check will receive an admissions voucher or gift card in the amount of their purchase.
 Memberships and Gift Cards

Due to the limited capacity and operating model, we will not offer memberships this season. In lieu of memberships, we will be offering a Gift Card Incentive:

  • Purchase a $50 gift card, receive $65 in value (+$15)
  • Purchase a $75 gift card, receive $100 in value (+$25)
  • Purchase a $100 gift card, receive $135 in value (+$35)
  • Purchase a $150 gift card, receive $200 in value (+$50)

This will allow patrons to pay for their sessions quickly and easily. The incentive provided creates a value for frequent visitors comparable to memberships in the past.








What questions do you have? Please submit your questions by April 15th by clicking here: Pool Question Submission

A video with answers to your questions will be posted to the STAC Facebook page and this web page on April 22nd.


Cool off this summer by visiting this award-winning facility and enjoy modern amenities!

Some amenities include:

  • 174-foot tube slide
  • 133-foot body slide
  • Pool depths ranging from zero-depth entry to a 12.5-foot diving well
  • One-meter diving board
  • Padded frog slide
  • Eight competitive/fitness swimming lanes
  • Men’s and women’s bathhouses and family changing rooms

Sunbathers can enjoy large grassy areas, lounge chairs and beach chairs throughout the facility. For those who prefer to avoid the direct sun, there are five giant Funbrellas, which shade a 20-foot diameter.

Full concessions feature items such as pretzels, hot dogs, pizza slices, chips, ice cream and beverages, along with a variety of candies. The concession area also provides shaded chairs and tables.

The Aquatic Center offers a variety of program opportunities such as lap swimming, water fitness and junior lifeguard training. In addition, STAC administers a Learn to Swim Program, which offers classes for all ages and skill levels.

NEW FOR 2021 – The Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center will have undergone two major capital improvement projects for the 2021 season! The first project consists of removing the white stone gutter system and replacing it with a stainless steel system. This project will elevate maintenance work on the existing gutter system that has been problematic since the pool’s original opening. In addition, a second project will resurface the pool shell, floor and walls. This will not only enhance the visual aesthetic of the pool but it will also reduce instances of rough patches and scrapes.

Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center
400 S. Heincke Road
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
(937) 847-6565

Residency Information

Resident discounts are available on all admission options
Establishing Residency
People who reside, own property or work at a business within the Miamisburg City limits and people who reside in Miami Township are considered “residents” for registration and fee purposes at the Aquatic Center. These people are eligible to receive discounts. Patrons claiming resident status will be expected to provide one of the following when registering:

  • Valid driver’s license with current address
  • Paycheck stub showing Miamisburg tax base with a photo ID
  • Copy of property tax statement with a photo ID 

Failure to provide adequate proof of residency will result in registrants being charged the general rate. Residents are encouraged to establish their account and verify residency prior to their first visit to the Aquatic Center.


Swim Lessons and Programs

Swim Lesson Class Information

  • There will be a brief orientation on the Concessions patio prior to the start of the first class. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to attend.
  • Classes begin promptly at the time they are scheduled. Please plan accordingly.
  • Each participant will receive a certificate of completion which will indicate if the participant is recommended to enroll in the next level or should return to the current level.
  • Classes are taught in a group setting. Maximum class numbers vary by session and class. For more information regarding class sizes for an individual class please contact the Aquatic Center at (937) 847-6565.
  • In the event of inclement weather which leads to class cancellation, every effort will be made to re-schedule missed classes. Instructors will have information regarding make-up classes in the event of a cancellation.
  • Make-up classes will be scheduled based on facility availability and may not be held at the regular day and time of the class session. Make-up classes will be held only for inclement weather; no make-up classes will be held for absences or personal situations.
  • In the event that a make-up class cannot be held within a reasonable time frame, the facility manager may issue visit cards or household credits. Refunds will not be given.

Cancellation Policy
Please notice the refund/cancellation policy on the registration form. We understand that situations arise causing conflicts with swim lesson schedules. Staff will do their best to transfer your registration to another session; however, this is not always possible due to popularity of certain sessions and levels. In special circumstances, a household credit worth the value of the swim lesson may be issued at the discretion of Recreation Programmer for future sessions.

Basic Objectives for Learn to Swim Classes

  • Guppies (4 mos – 3 years): Makes water orientation safe and fun! This class will offer instruction on water exploration and basic water skills, such as bobbing, floating and gliding. One parent per child is required in the water during class sessions. Each class is 30 minutes from the start of each session.
  • Minnows (3 – 5 years): Learn basic water skills! This class will offer introductory instruction on submerging, bobbing, floating, gliding, jumping in the water and beginning arm action.
  • Tadpoles ( 5 – 7 years): Focus on beginning swimming skills! Students will build on basic water skills with the support of their instructor. They will learn gliding with kicks, front crawl, elementary backstroke, and water safety skills.
  • Turtles (5 – 7 years): Success with swimming fundamentals! Students will expand learned skills to build confidence. Students will learn unsupported floating and gliding.
  • Seahorses (5 – 8 years): Transition from shallow to deep water. Students will continue perfecting learned strokes in varying depths of water while emphasizing safety skills. Students will be introduced to diving and breaststroke.
  • Dolphins (6 – 12 years): Increase distance and proficiency of strokes. Students will review previously learned strokes while increasing distance and proficiency. Scissor kick and sidestroke arm action will be introduced.
  • Sting Rays (7 – 15 years): Build power and endurance while working on technical aspects of learned strokes! Students will review previous strokes with added emphasis on efficiency, underwater swimming, distance and water safety skills. Dolphin kick, butterfly and treading water will be introduced. Students will learn proper techniques to dive from the diving board and deck.
  • Adult Beginner (18 years and older): Learn to swim at your own pace.
  • Adaptive Lessons: These one-on-one swim lessons are for children with different physical or cognitive abilities. Instructors will work with parents to plan lesson objectives. Families should contact the facility manager to schedule individual lesson times.
  • Private Swim Lessons (All Ages): Private swim lessons are designed to meet individual participant’s needs at his or her own level. Each instructor will provide 30 minutes of personalized instruction. No previous swimming experience is needed. The participant will be paired with an instructor based upon his or her current skill level and availability. Requests for a specific instructor are accepted. Once you register for a private swim lesson, the Aquatic Program Coordinator will contact you to schedule your class. Contact the Aquatic Center at (937) 847-6565, if you have questions.

Registration fee: $25-$35/person/lesson

Other Programs include:

  • Jr. Lifeguarding
  • Synchronized Swimming


Facility Rental

Private rentals of the facility are available to groups such as families, businesses, churches and community groups. The outdoor environment is a great location for any celebration or gathering. Renters can utilize the facility, including pool and large deck area perfect for games, dancing and more. For added entertainment the facility can accommodate DJs or recommend catering.

For more information, visit our reservation page by clicking here.


Open Swim Hours

May 29 – May 31:
Saturday                               Session 1: 12-3pm  I  Session 2: 3:30-6:30pm
Sunday                                 Session 1: 10-12am  I  Session 2: 12:30-3:30pm  I  Session 3: 4-7pm

June 5 – June 6:
Saturday                               Session 1: 12-3pm  I  Session 2: 3:30-6:30pm
Sunday                                  Session 1: 10-12am  I  Session 2: 12:30-3:30pm  I  Session 3: 4-7pm

June 11 – August 15:
Monday – Saturday             Session 1: 12-3pm  I  Session 2: 3:30-6:30pm
Sunday                                  Session 1: 10-12am  I  Session 2: 12:30-3:30pm  I  Session 3: 4-7pm

August 16 – September 6:
Saturday                               Session 1: 12-3pm  I  Session 2: 3:30-6:30pm
Sunday                                 Session 1: 10-12am  I  Session 2: 12:30-3:30pm  I  Session 3: 4-7pm

STAC Information Hotline: 937.847.6680

2021 STAC Early Closing Dates and Times


Tuesday, June 17          Closes at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 29        Closes at 5:00 p.m.


Tuesday, July 1             Closes at 5:00 p.m.

Rules & Regulations

The following are not permitted in the facility

  • Articles made wholly or partly of glass
  • Chewing gum
  • Selling, consuming, or possessing intoxicating beverages or drugs
  • Coolers larger than 20″ x 20″
  • Running, pushing, horseplay, profanity, spitting, etc.
  • Throwing items that may cause injury
  • Smoking and tobacco/nicotine products
  • Public displays of affection
  • Use of rollerblades, skates, skateboards, and bicycles, beyond the admissions booth
  • All flotation devices must be Coast Guard approved except noodles and infant carriers

The Aquatic Center may close for the following reasons

  • In the event of inclement weather, i.e. lightening, thunder, rain
  • If the temperature drops below 65 degrees
  • If there are twenty (20) people or less in the facility
  • In order to maintain the health and safety of our guests, the Manager may close the pool and/or facility without advanced notice