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Brooks Pool

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday     9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.



Contact Information

Phone: 270-443-1778

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All classes have a 6 person limit! 

Swim Lessons

$65 ($30 deposit to hold spot)

6 sessions, 2 sessions per week for 3 weeks



Parent and Me Baby Class

1)Monday-Wednesday 1-2 p.m.

2)Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Level 1 Lessons

1)Monday-Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

2) Tuesday-Thursday 1-2 p.m.


Private Lessons $115

Available by Appointment. 


Lifeguard Certification $250 ($100 Deposit)     2 NEW CLASSES: March 29 & April 12    or April 19 & 26

(2) 4 hour sessions starting at 8 a.m.

Contact the pool for date of next class!

Lifeguard Recertification $100 

Contact the pool for date of next class!

Call 270-443-1778 or email  to reserve your place






Weather Policy:  Brooks Pool and Broadway UMC post closings on Snowman 6.  Watch WPSD for closings.  IF either Paducah City Schools or McCracken County Schools close, Brooks Pool/Church office close.



Swim Instructor needed-  prefer WSI certification but will consider others.  Contact Steve Shaw at 270-443-1778 or email



Daily Schedule:   updated March 13, 2014

Monday, Open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

Low Impact Aerobics - 10 a.m.

Lap Swimming - 11:30 - 1p.m. ( Pool is less crowded at this time)

Open Swim - 4-6:30 p.m.



Tuesday, Open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  and 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

High Energy Aerobics  - 9 a.m. -10 a.m.

Low Impact Aerobics - 10 a.m.

Lap Swimming - 11:30 -1 p.m.  (Pool is less crowded at this time.

Open Swim - 4-6:30 p.m.




Wednesday, Open 9 a.m.  - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Water Aerobics Class 10:00 a.m.

Lap Swimming 11:30-1 p.m. (Pool is less crowded at this time)

Open Swim 4-6:30 p.m.

High Energy Aerobics   5-6 p.m.


Thursday,  Open  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  and 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Water Aerobics Class 10:00 a.m.

Lap Swimming 11:30-1 p.m.  (Pool is less crowded at this time)

Open Swim 4-6:30 p.m.


Friday  -  Open 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

Water Aerobics Class 10:00 a.m.

Lap Swimming 11:30 - 1 p.m. (Pool is less crowded at this time)


Private Rental:  Friday Night, Saturday -(all day), and Sunday (afternoon & evening).  Call 270-443-1778 or email for more details! 





Pool Membership

Brooks Pool offers Monthly Memberships.  Memberships include aerobics classes that are offered.  Contracts are not required.

Individual Memberships - $25 each month.

Family  Membership- $50.00 per month (A Family is yourself, spouse, &  children living in the home).

One Time Swim - $5 per person


Open Swim Time

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  4-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 4-5 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m.



Water Aerobics

Whether you need aerobics for arthritis or a good cardio workout, we have a program to fit your needs.

Low Impact - Improves flexibility and mobility issues and works all muscle groups.  It improves issues associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and many other conditions.

Low Impact Water Aerobics Classes - Monday-Friday, 10-11 a.m.


Power Aerobics Class -  A high energy workout that will keep your heart rate up as you exercise. This is offered as a shallow water class. A deep water power class is also offered, to bring the class to a more intense level.

Power Aerobics Classes -  Watch for new 2014 schedule.

Deep Water Power Class - Thursday  9 a.m.                                                      Gail Wagner, Instructor




Lap Swimming

Lap- Swimming is available at Brooks Pool.  During this time three lanes will be dedicated to lap swimmers.

Lap Swimming times are: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Thursday  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.





Swim Lessons

Brooks Pool has a rich history of teaching swimming lessons to people of our community.Teaching swimming to children and adults saves lives! Group Swim lessons are taught in the spring and summer.  Groups are kept to a maximum of five students.  Individual lessons are given all year.

Group Swim Lessons  -  five 30 minute sessions                   $65
Individual Swim Lessons  - five 30 minute sessions              $115



Pool Rental

Brooks Pool can be rented out for Birthday Parties, Scout Groups, Church Groups, or other organizations.  The cost is $150 and includes private use of the pool for 2 hours for up to 20 swimmers.  A certified lifeguard is on duty.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your party with the balance due at the time of the party.  Contact us for more information.



We offer American Red Cross Lifeguard training.  Lifeguarding will help you develop skills you will use the rest of your life.  Through classroom learning and hands-on practice, you will become certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, and AED.  These classes are  taught in the spring.  Class space is limited to 10 per class.  Cost is $250 with a $50 non-refundable deposit required.  You must be 15 years old to take this class.



Lifeguard Recertification

Lifeguard Recertification is offered for those previously certified.  The cost is $100 with a $50 non-refundable deposit required.



Corporate Safety Training

Barge Companies/Marine Industry, Fire Departments and other companies in our community use Brooks Pool for water safety training or refresher courses for their employees. Contact the pool for more information.



Brooks Pool will gladly accept your donations to sponsor sponsor individuals or groups from our community.  Many groups in our community, such as scouts, churches, at risk children groups, foster parenting organizations, etc. need sponsorships.  Contact Brooks Pool to learn more about how your tax donation can help others.





History of Brooks Pool

In the late 1920’s the YMCA built the pool and gym facility for the residents of Paducah.  Many people remember learning to swim here back then.  In the 1930’s Paducah Junior College bought the property and it was used by the students for their athletic program.

The property was then purchased by Broadway United Methodist Church in the 1960’s.  It became a mission of the church ministering to a wide range of people.  Many people in the community still use our pool; children; youth, adults have all learned to swim, participate in aerobics exercise, swim for fun, birthday parties, and even scouting activites are held at our facility.

Brooks Pool was named after the late J.Polk Brooks. An early renovation of the facility was made possible with monetary donations after his death.

Brooks Pool works with the American Red Cross to provide  lifeguard training for  youth in our community.  This allows them to find  jobs at local country clubs, city pools and water parks.  We also continue to offer swim lessons to children and adults of all ages, day and evening water aerobics classes, and private rentals for day cares, scout troops, churches and others.  Being an indoor pool allows us to offer activities year round.

We are pleased to be able to continue the heritage of the Brooks Recreational Center. It’s a historic downtown landmark open to everyone!

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