Brooks Pool



Looking for Certified Lifeguards to work YEAR ROUND at Brooks Pool.  
Contact the pool at 270-443-1778.


***Registration for March classes will be held on Saturday the 7th from 4-8pm at Brooks Pool***

Lifeguard classes are on the calendar!
Call or message us with name, phone, and email.
Initial/New Lifeguard Certification is $250 and Lifegaurd Renewal is $150.
There is a $50 non-refundable deposit due at registration, and the remaining balance is due at the first class. 


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Applicants must be 15 years of age or older

Must complete the Red Cross swim test on registration day prior to signing up

Limited Spaces Available! 

Registration must be made at Brooks Pool during office hours:
Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Monday - Thursday evening 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Please register well in advance of class dates (which are on Brooks Pool facebook page!!)

Cost: $250 ($50 deposit required at time of registration)

Cost: $150 ($50 deposit required a time of registration)
Those registering for re-certification must provide a copy of their most recent American Red Cross Lifegaurding certificate.

For further information, please call Brooks Pool office Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at 270-443-1778  
or e-mail   

Pool Hours 

Monday - Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.   and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday Night - Saturday - Sunday afternoon/evening Brooks Pool is available for private rental/ private parties.


Private Rental:  Friday Night, Saturday (all day), and Sunday (afternoon & evening).  Call 270-443-1778 or email for more details and to see if your party date is available ! 

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/month (A Family is yourself, spouse, &  children living in the home).

One Time Swim - $5 per person

Silver Sneakers- $10 per person

Locker rent- $5/month if you want to keep a lock on your locker. 

Water Aerobics

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

Classes are Monday and Wednesday nights at 4:15

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

Cardio Aerobics Class -  A high energy workout that will keep your heart rate up as you exercise. This is offered as a shallow water class. 

Gail Wagner, Instructor

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are currently unavailable during Lifeguard Training season***

Brooks Pool has a rich history of teaching swimming lessons to people of our community. Teaching swimming to children and adults saves lives! Groups are kept to a maximum of four students.  Individual lessons are given all year.

Group Swim Lessons  -  5  sessions / one make-up session class (would make it 6 sessions):                $85

PLEASE NOTE: Brooks pool will be teaching private lessons in the summer only as it is personal scheduling.

Private Swim Lessons  - 5 sessions/  one make-up session class (would make it 6 sessions):            $130

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 ($200 for 3 hours)and  includes a certified lifeguard is on duty.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your event with the balance due and contract filled out before time of the event.  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 $150 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 activities 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!