Welcome to Falling Springs Swim Academy, Woodford County’s premier swim school and aquatics center.   We have been continuously developing and refining our program since we opened our doors in 2002. We specialize in offering fun and effective swim lessons for kids of all ages and skill levels.  

Our mission Falling Springs Swim Academy promotes the joy of swimming for all ages, through individualized attention as swimmers progress from water comfort to safety to swim team readiness, leading to a lifetime of fitness and water enjoyment.

Our 2 indoor pools are climate controlled year-round. We have an eight lane, 25-yard lap pool and a smaller warm water therapy pool.  A large bleacher seating area and deck space allows parents to observe swim lessons and provides families with men’s and women’s locker rooms as well as a family changing room.

We are located in the beautiful Falling Springs Center, conveniently located in Central Woodford County and easily accessible to most of the Bluegrass Region. Come in for a tour of our facility and we will answer any questions you may have.

Below you will find details about our aquatics programming, from Swim Lessons to Adaptive Aquatics and more!




Register now for this recreational team emphasizing personal improvement, team spirit & good sportsmanship while competing against area teams. Cost: $120 first family member, $100 each additional family member.

The swim team also requires parent involvement at meets and team functions in order to operate.  Those who cannot volunteer may opt out of this requirement with an additional $50 fee, which is due at the time of registration.

There will be two parent meetings offered at Falling Springs Center regarding the summer swim team.  It is mandatory that at least one parent attend one of these two meetings. Meetings are offered on at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16.

Click here for a 2018 Hammerheads Swim Team Brochure, which includes the practice schedule and will be updated with the meet schedule once it is set.

Contact Tefany with questions! DEADLINE: MAY 18



2017-18 LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM – Session 6 Online Registration has closed

Online registration has closed for Session 6.  If you are looking to register for a class this session, please contact Zoe at 859.873.5948 x 4818 to find out what spaces are available.

Summer class schedules will be posted later by the end of April/first of May.  

Click this link the link below to view view a the complete swim lessons schedule for the 2017-2018 school year, class descriptions and other details regarding the Swim Lessons program:

2017-18 Swim Lessons Brochure & Schedule (Updated 11.13.17)

Learn to swim classes at Falling Springs are instructed by trained swim instructors and are designed to teach children how to swim, starting with getting children comfortable in the water in the water babies and water tots classes to technical strokes in the upper level classes.  This program advances children a series of levels moving from basic skills like blowing bubbles, putting their face in the water and floating on their backs to basic stroke development and treading water and then to more advanced stroke development.  When completing all levels children will be able to swim comfortably with multiple strokes, be prepared for swim team participation or simply a lifetime of fitness through swimming.

Register online by clicking the online registration link above or you may complete an Activity Registration Form and return it with payment to the Parks & Recreation Department.  Forms & instructions are available on the Forms page.

Contact Tefany Bleuel, the Aquatics/Fitness Manager at (859) 873-5948 or by email for details.




This course provides prospective lifeguards with the skills & knowledge necessary to keep patrons of aquatic facilities safe in & around the water. Participants will learn how to prevent, recognize & respond to an emergency.  Course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer & AED certification & First Aid  training valid for 2 yrs.  Course Fee Includes Materials, pocket mask & certification cards fees.  Minimum 4 students required for the class to proceed.



  • DATES:  April 2-6 
  • TIME:  9 AM – 3 PM


1.  Skills test before advancing which include the following:

-Swim 300 yds (100 yds front crawl, 100 yds breaststroke & 100 yds of either front   Crawl or breaststroke)
-Swim 20 yds, surface dive, retrieve a ten pound brick from the bottom of the pool & swim back 20 yds within the allotted time.
-Two minutes treading water without assistance of arms

2.  Be at least 15 years of age by the end of the course.

Register online by clicking the online registration link above or you may complete an Activity Registration Form and return it with payment to the Parks & Recreation Department.  Forms & instructions are available on the Forms page.

For more information, please contact Tefany Bleuel at (859) 873-5948 or by EMAIL




The Versailles-Woodford County Parks & Recreation Department’s Adaptive Swim Lessons Program is offered to any child or adult with special needs.  The goal of this program is to provide our students with a structured aquatic experience designed to make them feel comfortable and safe while swimming.

The program is designed to serve all ability levels by incorporating a “Learn-to-Swim” progression for individuals with physical, neurological, developmental and cognitive impairments. Participants are taught swim skills, water safety and independence.

For details, download the Adaptive Aquatics Brochure.

To get started in the Adaptive Aquatics program, please contact the Tefany Bleuel, Aquatics Manager at (859) 873-5948 and set up a time to pick up an information packet.




Parks & Recreation is excited to be an official location for Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) classes!

The ISR program is for children 6 months to 6 years of age.

Lessons for a 6-12 month olds focus on teaching the child to roll onto his or her back to float, rest and breathe and to be able to maintain this life-saving position until help arrives.

Lessons for children 1-6 years old focus on teaching the swim-float-swim survival sequence. Children learn to swim with their head down; roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe; and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool, where they can either crawl out or until they can be rescued.

Statics indicate that 86% of children who fall into water are fully clothed. Therefore, once the children are fully skilled they will practice their ISR skills fully clothed.

This is NOT swim lessons and is not a Parks &  Recreation program.  If you are interested in finding out more about ISR or to schedule a class, please contact one of the following instructors directly:

Christie McGlone, RN


Ashely Turner

Lessons are every weekday for 10 minutes or less. All lessons are one child per one instructor. For more information visit www.infantswim.com or find search Isrchristiemcglone on Facebook.

For general questions, please contact Tefany Bleuel at (859) 873-5948 or by email.