Lafayette Area Swimming Lessons + Swim Fun

Lafayette Area Swimming Lessons + Swim Fun

Greater Lafayette has plenty to do for swimmers alike. Whether you or your family is learning to swim, needing some exercise, or looking to burn some energy off through summer break, dive right into these super fun Greater Lafayette, IN pool options to find the best fit for you! Indoor Pools Indoor pools provide fun throughout Indiana’s entire seasonal calendar, and these are great places to learn to swim. In fact, most of these locations provide both group and private swim lessons. See slightly further down for more direct swimming lesson information. Faith Community CentersNorth (Lafayette, IN)“The Northend Community Center offers a state of the art indoor pool complete with two lap lanes, zero depth entry, a therapeutic pool (jetted seating area) and splash pad for kids.”Lafayette Family YMCA (Lafayette, IN)“Our newest YMCA facility has an accessible pool with space for exercise and family time.”Unfortunately, this pool is currently closed due to maintenance with no set date for reopening. Keep your eyes peeled to their website for insight on the YMCA Aquatic Center’s repair.West Lafayette Wellness Center (West Lafayette, IN)“Our 170,000-gallon pool includes four 25-yard lap lanes, a walking vortex, an open swim area, and a zero-depth splash pad.”Purdue Rec Center (West Lafayette, IN)The Recreation Pool is open from 2:00 – 9:00 P.M. daily.“The aquatics program spans two different facilities and offers open recreation swim, varying swim lessons, and varying American Red Cross safety courses… The Morgan J Burke Aquatics Center is a 80,521 sq. ft. facility, renovated through a collaboration between Recreation & Wellness, Intercollegiate Athletics and the Department of Health & Kinesiology. The pool features seating for 625 spectators and hosts...
5K Races

5K Races

The Greater Lafayette, IN area hosts many community opportunities to keep fitness at the forefront of your humanitarian work. Seriously, though, 5K’s are an amazing way to join the fun around town, while also making a difference in the wide world we live. Check out this list to see if you can squeeze in a Saturday morning or two to help fund raise for some of the most impactful causes around! As always, this is just a starter list. If you don’t see your favorite annual 5k mentioned here, be sure to let us know so we can add it to the list! We hope you have a refreshing, filling summer here in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. May 7 Otterbien Elementary 5kMay 14Laces for Lisa 5KMay 21 Backpack Dash 5KStepping on Stigma 5KJune 3Legal Aid Justice for AllJune 4 Franciscan Health Race for Kid’s 5kRace for Hope 10K, 5KJuly 9Operation Christmas Child 5KRiverfest Water Drop 5K5k and Kid’s run availableJuly 15Zoo Run Run August 19Paws for a CauseAugust 26Matrix Life Care Super Hero 5kSeptember 18 & September 242022 Cupcake Run for Public Ed!October 13NAMI Fall Classic 5K Walk/Run for Mental Illness AwarenessOctober 18WRRC Farmer’s Market 5KOctober 22Purdue Boilermaker Half MarathonOctober 29I Ran 4 a Sled Dog 5k Interested in creating your own 5K to help raise awareness for the cause you’re most passionate about? Race Entry.com provides some helpful hints to get you moving in the right direction! Best of luck to you and your planning. We can wait to see you on this list for next year. For up-to-date information on YOUR Indiana area neighborhood or a FREE Seller...
Early Summer Festivals

Early Summer Festivals

Bring on the warmer temps and longer days of summer! May and June around Greater Lafayette, IN start up some fun outdoor activities to create lasting memories. Festivals pop up all over Indiana, but there are quite a few in Western Indiana specifically worth taking the day to enjoy. Check out this quick reference list of upcoming early summer festivals in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. Click here to view the 2022 Indiana Festival Guide online. Historic Farmer’s Market beginning in may! Wednesday, May 4, 2022 500 Festival: “Kick off to May Event” “The 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank, kicks us off to the greatest month in Indiana and starts the countdown to the Indy 500. Held on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, the event is packed full of festivities! The celebration starts with the arrival of the Chevy #FestivalCars, led by the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. From Indianapolis Colts Punter, Pat McAfee, to the Indy Eleven, to our most lovable mascots, you never know who will kick off the Month of May or how they’ll do it! At the Kickoff to May, you can also pick up prizes from exhibitors, get photos with the #FestivalCars, and so much more! Join us on Monument Circle for an exciting event on Wednesday, May 4! This event is free and open to the public.” Saturday, May 21, 2022 Mosey Down Main Sreet “Mosey Down Main Street is a series of street celebrations brought to you by the local artistic community.  Volunteers, downtown business owners, artists and musicians come together once a month from May through September to offer a free family friendly...
Greater Lafayette Hiking/Biking Trails

Greater Lafayette Hiking/Biking Trails

There are many great spots throughout the Greater Lafayette, IN area to enjoy the outdoors, but one key way to really live it up.. trails! We have so many, and they’re all unique in their own way. Trails add to the community, and even the West Lafayette community infrastructure (through mayor, John Dennis) names these reasons as trail development benefits: “Trails benefit the economy: Studies have shown that trails attract businesses to communities, boost tourism, and increase property values.Trails improve safe and clean transportation opportunities: With the increasing concern over our environment and the cost of fuel, more people than ever are looking for alternative ways to travel. By design, trails separate cyclists and pedestrians from vehicular traffic. Trail users can get where they’re going quickly and safely.Trails benefit our overall health: Trails provide an excellent opportunity to experience nature and relax while exercising. Exercise lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels and reduces stress. Increased physical activity will also reduce the chances of problems from heart disease, cancer, and obesity and will contribute to a healthy lifestyle.” So whether you’re looking to maintain health goals, cut back on gas cost, or just simply enjoy where you live, here are the places to check out throughout the Greater Lafayette, IN community. Parks with Trails Many Greater Lafayette, IN parks hold miles and miles of trail fun! Here’s a quick guide to some local parks, but otherwise, start with these! Armstrong ParkColumbian ParkCumberland ParkHappy HollowMunger ParkMurdock ParkProphetstown State ParkTapawingo Park Additionally here’s a link to the West Lafayette Trail Guide. It details West Lafayette‘s park selection and lists each one’s amenities....
Mother’s Day in Greater Lafayette

Mother’s Day in Greater Lafayette

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, 2022. Motherhood. The word itself holds many connotations, and it looks different for every person. Regardless of the motherhood season represented to whoever reads this blog here, a celebration is due, don’t you think? So whether you’re the seasoned Mama, the first-time Mama, the foster Mama, you simply just HAVE a Mama, or anything in between – this one’s for you. Greater Lafayette community businesses, restaurants, and organizations all throughout the region display their support of family life and quality time by hosting events such as these mentioned. We hope this list inspires the perfect idea to treat the Mama in your life like she’s worth the world! Bask Aroma (Lafayette, IN): Design personal candle fragrances and spend some quality time with mom at Bask Aroma. This unique activity together will create lasting memories for years to come. All Fired Up (West Lafayette, IN): Schedule some time to paint your own pottery together! Fowler House Mansion Brunch (Lafayette, IN): Be spoiled at the Fowler House Mansion for brunch on Mother’s Day! 21 Pedals Flower Farm (Lafayette, IN): Take mom to this beautiful u-pick flower farm. This amazing property will wow the entire family! Bliss Salon & Spa (Lafayette, IN): Pamper Mom with a salon and spa day! Mother’s Day Brunch and Paint (Frankfort, IN): Saturday, May 7, 2022 form 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. $60/person. “The Silver Coin [Wedding and Event Manor] invites you to our annual Mother’s Day Brunch and Paint! Enjoy the day participating in a sign painting class hosting Tracey Hossfeld, The Sign Queen! A Brunch Spread will be provided by...