The City of Seven Hills is managed by several key departments. The Directors of these departments are skilled professionals and are supported by a collection of talented, long-serving employees. Feel free to contact each department to assist you with your specific issue.

Swimming Information / Pool Programs:

For questions regarding the pool,
swim lessons or life guarding,
please contact Mia Perry, Aquatics Supervisor.

216.524.6262 ext. 404 or MPERRY(@)

Pool ProgramsWith a 94-foot long water slide, 12 different water features and 14,000 square feet of water fun, the Seven Hills Pool is the place to play! We offer programs from Youth Learn To Swim, Lifeguard Classes, Water Aerobics and so much more.

Current Swim Schedule

Click Here for Summer Learn to Swim Info

General Pool Rules:

  • The lifeguard say is final; everyone must obey the guard at all times.
  • Running, pushing, horseplay, & climbing on the play structures will not be permitted.
  • Food, gum, beverages, & glass containers are not permitted in the pool area.
  • The lifeguard has the authority to test a person's swimming ability at any time & reserves the right to ask anyone to leave the pool area.
  • Diving & flipping from the side of the pool is not permitted anywhere in the pool area.
  • Children 10 years & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Swimmers must take thorough shower before entering the water.
  • Do not hang on lap lane dividers or life lines.
  • People with open cuts or wounds will not be allowed in the water.
  • Personal flotation devices are not permitted in the pool area.
  • Anyone receiving an injury must fill out an incident report form with a lifeguard on duty.
  • Balls & other play toys will not be permitted during open swim.
  • Drugs & alcohol are not allowed in the pool area
  • The use of mask, fins, scuba tanks, & snorkels are not permitted.
  • Swimmers must be at least "48 tall to use the slide & parents are NOT allowed to stand at the bottom & catch their children.
  • Non-toilet trained children must wear a swimmers diaper in the pool.
  • Street & tennis shoes are NOT permitted on the pool deck.
  • Only water in a plastic container is permitted in the pool area.
  • Children 5 years of age and younger must be within arms reach of an adult at all times.
  • ONLY Coastguard approved lifejackets are allowed.
  • Any child wearing a lifejacket must be within arms reach of an adult at all times

Slide Rules:

  • Swimmers must be at least "48 tall to use the slide. Parents are not allowed to stand at the bottom & catch a child.
  • Users must ride feet first.
  • One person on slide at a time.
  • Stopping, changing positions, & forming chains are prohibited.
  • Users must exit the landing area of slide immediately.
  • Life Jackets or other flotation devices are prohibited on the slide.

Spa Information:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter the spa.
  • Observe reasonable time limits (10-15 min), then leave the water & cool down before returning for another brief stay.
  • Pregnant women & persons suffering from heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure should not enter the spa before prior medical consult & permission from their doctor.
  • Do not use spa under the influence of alcohol, tranquilizers, or other drugs that cause drowsiness or that raise or lower blood pressure.
  • Long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness and/or fainting.
  • Max # - 8 Persons.
  • Do not use alone.
  • Unsupervised use by children prohibited.
  • Do not use at water temperatures greater than 104 degrees.

Sauna Rules:

*Please do Not add Water to the Sauna. It is a DRY SAUNA!

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter the Sauna.
  • No T-shirts, sweatshirts, UnderArmour or Long sleeve shirts permitted.
  • Shoes are NOT permitted in the sauna at any time.
  • Street Clothes are not permitted.
  • Swimsuits are required.
  • Observe reasonable time limits (10-15 min), then leave & cool down before returning for another brief stay.
  • Long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness and/or fainting.
  • Do not use the sauna if the temperature exceeds 170 degrees F.
  • Pregnant women, elderly persons, children & persons suffering from high or low blood pressure should not use the sauna without first consulting a doctor.
  • Do not use sauna under the influence of alcohol, tranquilizers, or other drugs that cause drowsiness or that raise or lower blood pressure.
  • Max # - 8 Persons.
  • Do not use alone.
  • No food, gum, or drink of any kind allowed in the sauna at any time.
  • Smoking, spitting and/or chewing is prohibited in the sauna.
  • No shaving or personal manicuring in the sauna at any time.
  • Books and/or paper of any kind is prohibited in the sauna.
  • Users who feel faint or dizzy in the sauna should leave the sauna immediately.
  • Danger - Prolonged use of sauna is not recommended. Limit yourself to a maximum of 10 minutes. Due to high temperatures, the sauna can be dangerous to your health. We recommend that you consult your physician before you use the sauna.

Learn To Swim - Click For Summer Flyer

Click Here To Register For Any Of These Programs

Rules for Registration & Classes:

  1. There will be NO OPEN SWIM during our Learn To Swim Classes (with the exception of the Tuesday / Thursday Morning classes). This is for the safety of our students and instructors.
  2. Please dress children in the Locker Rooms - not on the Pool Deck - and have them carry their towel to class (parents are asked to walk their child to the pool area). If you will be helping your children in the Locker Rooms after class, please meet them near the Locker Room doors. To assist a child of the opposite gender age 3 or older, we ask that you use the
    Family Changing Rooms provided.
  3. Parents must stay in the chairs around the perimeter of the Pool or behind the glass doors in the Gathering Room. In the event of an emergency, our lifeguards need quick access to the pool. If parents stand around the pool during class, they create an obstacle for our lifeguards. Also, some students may find it difficult to concentrate with Mom or Dad standing near the edge.
  4. Children will receive an evaluation on the last day of class. This evaluation will inform you of where your child should be placed for the upcoming session. At registration, please follow the suggested level on the previous report card to ensure proper placement.
  5. Due to the size of classes, we will only be offering make-up classes if the pool is closed due to weather or if it is the facility's fault that class is cancelled.
  6. Registration for class closes 24-hours prior to the class start date. A $10 late fee will be applied for those who do not abide.

It is our responsibility to provide a safe and positive learning experience for your child. We thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines.

Class Descriptions

The Seven Hills Community Recreation Department swim program is specifically designed to give students a positive learning experience. We teach aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression, with the objective being swimming pool safety in, on and around the water. These classes are the most comprehensive and effective classes of its kind available anywhere! Please be patient, as children progress each at their own level.

Skill Level Requirements

  • Water Wigglers: Ages 6 months to 3 years old: Build readiness by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents & children will participate in several guided sessions that help children learn basic water skills & adjust to the water. Most importantly, it’s fun for parents & kids!
  • Preschool 1: Ages 3 -5 years: Helps children adjust safely to the water at their own pace - Working on going under water, blowing bubbles, floating and kicking.
  • Preschool 2: Ages 3 - 5 years old: Students will work on becoming more independent in the water -- Floating on their own, swimming on their own & much more!
  • Level 1: For ages 5+: Students will work on be more comfortable in the water & learn to enjoy it safely while working on independent floating & kicking, underwater exploration, swimming pool safety & more!
  • Level 2: Ages 5 & up. Must have passed level 1 or be able to float on their own for 10 sec on front and back. Swim 10m on front unsupported. Students will work on front glides, back glides, front crawl with breathing, back crawl & much more!
  • Level 3: Ages 5 & up. Must have passed level 2 or be able to swim front crawl & back crawl 15 meters. Students will work on front crawl with rhythmic breathing, back crawl, elementary backstroke & much more!
  • Level 4: Ages 5 & up. Must have passed level 3 or be able to swim front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke for 15 meters, & be able to tread water. Students will work on refining their current strokes along with learning the breaststroke & sidestroke, while building their endurance. New skills will include butterfly, turns, survival swimming & much more!
  • Level 5: Ages 5 & up. Must have passed level 4 or be able to swim 25 meters front & back crawl, 25 meters elementary back stroke & breaststroke, and tread water. Skills refined include front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, side stroke, turns & endurance. New skills include surface dives, back skull, & much more!
  • Level 6: Ages 5 & up. Must have passed level 5 or be able to swim 50 meters front crawl & elementary back crawl, 25 meters back crawl and sidestroke, & tread water. New skills include 500 meter continuous swim, understanding basic water rescue, personal rescues techniques, pool safety, personal fitness skills, etc. Course choices include Fitness Swim and Personal Water Safety. Please look at the class schedule to see what course is offered.


Lifeguard Classes

Dates: April 6th - April 10th 9:00am - 2:30pm
Summer dates TBA

Certifications will include American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer. Books and materials included! All classes are MANDATORY to be certified!
Members: $185
Non-Members: $205

For Private Lessons pricing and information please contact Aquatics Office at 216.524.6262 ext. 404

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Summer Swim Team 2015
Registration opens May 1st
Session runs June 15th - August 1st

Cost: Members: $65, Non-Members: $80
Schedule: Ages 10 & Under practice Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am - 11:30am OR Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages 11 & Up practice Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am - 10:30am OR Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Fall Swim Team 2015
Registration opens August 16th
Session runs September 14th - November 12th

Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $60
Schedule: Ages 10 & Under practice Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages 11 & Up practice Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Click Below For Swim Team Info:

Swim Team Info PacketTShirt Order FormEmergency Medical Form (Mandatory) • Swim Suit Form

*** Please consider volunteering to assist at the meets with timing our kids and things like getting them lined up for heats/events. Thanks to Mike Niezgoda and Tim Harker who’s wives have graciously volunteered them to help. We still need more! ***

Below is the swim meet schedule for this summer. Times may be subject to change. The times listed below are when the kids should be ready to be in the pool to warm up so the meet can start on time.

Saturday 8/1 CHAMPS - Cuyahoga Heights

Cuyahoga Heights Pool - 4863 East 71st Street, Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125- 216.641.7020
Take 77 North to Grant Avenue and turn Right. Take Grant approx. 1 mile where it ends. Turn right on East 71st Street.
Take East 71st about a mile and pool is next to Town Hall on the left.

Sunday 8/2 Alternate date for CHAMPS if 8/1 is a rain date!

Other Dates to Remember:

Monday 7/13 at 5:50 pm Swim Team Picture
Sunday 7/26 Home Days Community Recognition
Sunday 8/2 End of Year Swim Team Party
Sunday 8/9 End of Year Team Party if CHAMPS is on 8/2 (due to Rain Date of 8/1)

Swim Team 2015



Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Lessons

A fun-looking toy, a colorful insect, a curious reflection - there’s no telling what will draw your child into a drowning situation - even under your supervision. Protect your children with the Self-Rescue(TM) training they need to survive in the water.

Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) is nationally recognized as the safest Self-Rescue swimming program for infants and young children. In 40 years, more than 200,000 infants and young children have gone through the ISR program with more than 7 million safe and effective lessons. In 4-6 weeks, infants from 6 months to 12 months of age learn how to hold their breath underwater, roll onto their backs and float unassisted. Children 1-6 years of age learn a swim-float-swim sequence.
Make the most important call of your child’s life today.ISR

Summer 2015 Session Runs 6/8/2015 - 7/17/2015

To learn more, visit or contact:
Adam W. Hudak, Certified ISR Instructor 216.789.6500


Water Aerobics:

Summer 2015 Session June 8th - September 5th
Fall 2015 Session September 8th - December 31st


Change-up your workouts at the Pool! This class is a combination of cardio intervals along with strengthening and toning moves. Great for beginners or those with experience ~ a fun time for everyone! Taught by certified instructors around the 4-foot depth. Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:00pm -7:00pm


Get a great work-out without the pain! Water Aerobics offers great results while you enjoy the water. Low-Impact, High Intensity! All classes taught by certified instructors - class meets around the 4-foot depth.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (Renee): 9:15am - 10am

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This program is specifically geared towards adults with Arthritis. Participants are provided with gentle aquatic activities with the guidance of a certified Arthritis Foundation Instructor. All exercises are low-impact and done around the 4-foot depth.

Summer: Mondays, Wednesdays (Leigh) & Fridays (Renee): 9:00am - 9:45am

All Water Aerobics Classes are offered through our Punch Card System. Punch Cards are good for any 12 water classes.
(Card expires after 8 months).

Members: $37, Non-Members: $49
Drop In's: Member: $5 Non-Member: $7


In compliance with the ADA, The Recreation Center now has a portable Aquatics Lift for members and guests. If you need assistance using the Lift, please speak with a Lifeguard or Manager.


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