General Information

South Lyon Area Recreation Authority offers a variety of Aquatics programs. The water temperature at the South Lyon High School Pool is typically kept between 81-84 degrees. 

School District policy requires everyone to shower before entering the pool.

If class is cancelled due to weather, mechanical failure or other unexpected problems, an effort will be made to schedule a make-up class is the schedule allows. 

If it is not possible to provide a make up class, no partial refunds will be given.

Community Open & Lap Swim

All Open/Lap Swim sessions are pay-as-you-go programs on a first come, first serve basis.  In order to provide adequate supervision, SLARA and Lifeguards on duty reserve the right to limit the number of swimmers at any activity (at any time).  Groups of 8 or more must call the Recreation Office at least 1 week in advance of visit.  NOTE:  Times are subject to change.  Any changes will be posted at the pool, in the SLARA office and online at

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under 4 foot must have parent/adult within arms reach in the pool
Children 2 and under swim FREE!

Drop In Fees:  Please bring correct change!
Fee:  $4.00 per person
Resident Discount Fee:  $3.50 per person

Discount Swim Passes – 10 Visit Passes
Fee: $30 per booklet

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Children Group Swim Lessons

The SLARA is offering a wide variety of swim classes based on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program.  Progression from one level to the next will be based up on the student’s skill level and readiness to learn.  All classes have enrollment limits.  Registration must be done in advance with the Recreation Office.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, it may be necessary to reschedule or cancel some swim lessons.

Private Swim Lessons

These lessons are on a first come, first served basis with limited spaces available.  Please remember to make sure you have an on-line account with SLARA and a valid password in order to register.  You will be unable to obtain a new account, make changes to an existing account or obtain a valid password outside of business hours.

Registration for all Fall 2019 Private Swim Lessons opens online at 8:00 am on Monday, August 19!

You must register on-line for all Private Swim Lessons

The SLARA offers both child AND ADULT private swim lessons!

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Aqua Fitness Classes

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Workout in the water to improve all major components of physical fitness without joint-jarring impact and overheating experienced on land!  Balance and range of motion are also addressed during these classes.

All fitness levels are welcome.  The water’s resistance provides for muscle toning of every muscle at every angle, in every direction!  Cardiovascular stimulation is emphasized in each session with options given to suit everyone’s fitness level.

These classes are conducted in chest-deep water, so no swimming skills are required.

Walk In Fees:
Fee:  $9.00 per person
Resident Discount Fee:  $7.00 per person

 *Full Session Prices vary, for details please view the most recent SLARA Program Guide!

Miscellaneous Aquatic Offerings

The SLARA also provides many seasonal aquatics programs.  Some of these programs include Diving, High School Swim Camps, Scuba Lessons and more.  Please see below for Fall 2019 Aquatic Program offerings.  More details can be found in the Fall Brochure on Page 5!

American Red Cross CPR/AED Training: Adult & Pediatric

Thursday & Friday, October 10-11

5:30 - 8:30 pm

Ages 15 & Up

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants.  Upon successful completion of this course you will recieve a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED valid for two years.  Please dress in comfortable clothing as skills are performed on the floor.

Code:  5001

R/NR Fee:  $40/$53


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Featured Events

Michigan Garden Stone Paint & Take @ Java House Cafe
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn to paint a mandala design on mini Michigan stones!

All Ages

$20 (R) $27 (NR)

Part Time Job Fair @ SLARA - Multi-Purpose Room
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join SLARA and work in a FUN environment!  We are hiring for Swim Instructors, Lifeguards, Referees, Recreation Aides, Special Event Staff and MORE!

Bring your resume and get an on the spot interview!!

Candy Cane Hunt @ McHattie Park
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
Candy Cane Hunt @ McHattie Park

Come kick off Cool Yule with the annual Candy Cane Hunt!

Join SLARA and the South Lyon Masonic Lodge as we provide cookies, hot chocolate, the candy cane hunt and the big guy himself…SANTA!!

Bring a camera for pictures with Santa and bring some bags for your candy canes.

The hunts begin promptly at 10:00AM!!

Ages 3-10



Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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