Pool Complex

Hidden Valley Lake Pool

POA members may enjoy open swim, swim lessons and pool parties at the Hidden Valley Lake Pool. The complex includes tennis and basketball courts, a covered picnic shelter with 8 tables, electricity and a grill, a playground, ample parking and bicycle racks. Residents must present a valid HVL ID card for each family member, which will be scanned for entry. See the Residents page to learn how to obtain ID cards. A drivers license is not acceptable ID for pool entry.

Pool hours are noon to 8 p.m. daily (unless otherwise posted, weather and patron usage permitting) from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Current Pool Schedule for the remainder of the season is below. Check the Pool Calendar at the bottom of this page for pool closures for special events.


Hidden Valley Lake is accepting applications for Lifeguards and Front Desk customer service positions. All Lifeguard applicants must have First Aid, CPR and Lifeguard Certifications or have a class that they are scheduled to attend prior to our opening date.  All applicants must be at least 15 years old. Applicants must have excellent communication and people skills, be able to multitask and provide positive encouraging environment to the members and guests. You must also be available to work days/evenings, weekends and holidays.The pool will open Saturday, May 25, 2019
Employment applications are available at the POA Office or on the HVL website https://hiddenvalleylakeindiana.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Employment-Application.pdf . Applications must be received via email to aruberg@comcast.net or at the HVL POA Office by Monday April 1, 2019. The number of positions available will depend on the number of returning staff.  If you worked as a lifeguard in 2018 and wish to be considered for employment this coming summer, you do NOT need to complete another application. You can simply let Angie know you are interested in returning this summer by emailing her at aruberg@comcast.net


LIFEGUARDING CLASS (contact Lyndsay Laub    lyndsay.minnich@gmail.com)     



-Must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session.

MUST complete the following swimming prerequisites:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic.  Swimmers can use the front crawl or breaststroke or a combination of both, but no sidestroke or backstroke.  Goggles may be used.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using the legs only.  Hands are under the armpits.
  3. Swim 20 yards with face in or out of the water, surface dive to 7-10 feet; retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to surface and swim 20 yards on the back to the starting point with the object, exit the water within 1 min. 40 sec.  No goggles 

Class Meeting Dates at South Dearborn High School-Pool

Try outs: 

December 12th 7pm-8pm (Could be shorter depending on how many students there are)    


Saturday December 15th 9am- 3pm

Sunday December 16th  9am-3pm

Saturday December 22nd 9am-3pm

Sunday December 23rd 9am-11am practice. (If needed) Written and water test right after practice. (Students are free to leave once they have completed both tests.)

**Students may leave for lunch break or bring a sack lunch.  Classes may release early, depending on class size and material covered.

Cost: $250.00 total

$250 will be paid to the instructor the First Day of class (checks can be made out to Lyndsay Laub)

This fee includes online book fees, pool rental, instruction, supplies, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, 


-Skills testing over the water skills

-Two written exams: Lifeguarding and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

-MUST receive 80% or better on written exam (No refunds are offered if student does not pass exams)

To register for the class:

To sign up for the class please e-mail Lyndsay Laub at lyndsay.minnich@gmail.com no later than December 9th.

** A Lifeguarding/CPR recertification class is also being offered on Sunday December 16th 12:00 for $75.00. Please e-mail lyndsay.minnich@gmail.com for more information.



Contact Us

Pool Manager; Pool Phone: 812-537-1707
Swim team: contact HVL Swim or visit the HVL Gators Swim Team website.

Updates and Cancellations

HVL Pool Events Calendar (below)
Facebook page (“Like” us)
Bulletin Board at the pool

Summer 2018 Pool and Beach Information
Watch for updates when 2019 season starts.

I know we are all excited for another beautiful summer in Hidden Valley ! The pool will open Saturday May 26th at Noon ,this is also when you will begin to see lifeguards on duty at the beach. Please make sure to have a HVL ID for each family member when visiting the pool or beach. There is always a lot going on around HVL during the summer. A great way to keep up to date is by checking the website www.hiddenvalleylakeindiana.com for updates . Below is some general pool and beach information, reminders , important dates and swim lesson information. If you have any questions please contact Angie Ruberg Recreation Manager at aruberg@comcast.net or 812-537-1707.

SAVE THE DATES (updates for 2019 will be provided soon )
Pool Opens – Saturday May 26th , 2018 @ Noon

The Pool will close @ 4pm on the following days for home swim meets. (Subject to change) Thursday – June 14 , Thursday June 21 and Monday – June 25 , 2018

Late Night Family Swim – Friday June 15th – 8-10 pm

Swim Lesson Registration – Tuesday May 22 & Thursday May 24 from 4pm-7pm at the HVL Pool. Registration forms will be available at the pool and on www.hiddenvalleylakeindiana.com

The pool will close at 6pm on Wednesday July 4th, 2018
**** Check the bulletin board at the pool for activities and information! *****

Pool Hours *In June & July the Pool will be open until 9:00 p.m. on Monday & Wednesday

Sunday 12- 8, Monday 12-9, Tuesday 12-8, Wednesday 12-9, Thursday 12-8, Friday 12-8 , Saturday 12-8 ( unless otherwise posted, weather permitting & patron usage permitting)

Hidden Valley Lake Photo ID

If you do not have and HVL photo ID or have misplaced it, please stop by the POA office and have a new one made. Id cards may be replaced every 5 years if necessary. Lost ID cards may be replaced at a cost of $5.00. POA office hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & Friday 8:00 a.m. -12 Noon

Pool Entry

To enter the pool you must have your Hidden Valley Lake ID with a barcode and scan it at the front desk. A driver’s license is not an ID that will be accepted for entry to the pool. Reminder: you must be a member in good standing to be granted access to the pool. All residents must have their guests check in with a lifeguard to sign in and pay appropriate guest fees.

Beach Entry Open Daily. Please stop at the Lifeguard shack and show your Hidden Valley Lake ID. Please remember to bring your HVL ID to the beach at all times. A driver’s license is

not an ID that will be accepted for entry to the Beach. The lifeguards or HVL Deputies will be checking IDs. Guests are permitted at the beach with an HVL resident that has an HVL ID. Guest fees are collected daily. You may contact the beach lifeguard shack during the summer at 812-537-4151.

Guest Policy To use a swimming area, all guests (non-residents) shall be accompanied by an HVL POA member who has a valid HVL ID card or be registered by an HVL POA member and shall display a written temporary pass issued from the HVL POA office or Pool Manager. The swimming areas will charge guest fees on a daily basis. No refunds or rain checks shall be issued. Pool Guest Fees – $3.00 – 10 years old & up , $2.00 – 5 years old – 9 years old & $1.00 – 4 years old & under
Beach Guest Fees – $2.00 -All Guests

Interesting in renting the pool for a private party?

Residents in good standing may rent the pool from 8:00pm – 10:00pm for a private party , birthdays, family gathering or team parties. There is a Facility & Staffing Fee charged which depends on the number of lifeguards required. The number of staff will depend on the size of your party; there is a minimum of 2 guards per party required. For more information or to schedule a party contact Angie Ruberg @ aruberg@comcast.net pool 812-537-1707.

Forms available on the website www.hiddenvalleylakeindiana.com

Hidden Valley Lake Swim Lessons 2018

Registration form is available on the website www.hiddenvalleylakeindiana.com Swim lessons will be offered for children who have turned 3 years old by January 1, 2018 . There are several options to sign up for this summer!

We will continue registration until each class is full. There is limited space available for each class; registration is first come first serve. Classes for all skill levels. If you are not sure what level your child should

be in we will be able to help you at registration. The cost is $40 child per week. Non-residents may sign up beginning May 26 for these classes however they may be put on a waitlist and contacted if spots are available.
For all classes children must be at least 3 years old as of January 1, 2018.(Proof of age may be required) We offer classes for all skill levels.
#1 June 11-14 from 11:15-Noon Monday – Thursday (Friday will be used as a weather make up day) #2 June 25-28 from 11:15-Noon Monday – Thursday (Friday will be used as a weather make up day)
#3 July 16-19 from 11:15-Noon Monday – Thursday (Friday will be used as a weather make up day) #4 Tuesday Evening Lessons *Beginner 6:15-7:00 June 5, 12, 19, 26
#5 Wednesday Evening Lessons *Intermediate 6:15-7:00 June 6,13, 20, 27
#6 Saturdays *Beginner from 11:00- 11:45 June 9, 16, 23, 30
#7 Saturdays * Intermediate from 11:00-11:45 June 9,16,23,30

All registrations must be done in person at HVL Pool. Registration for HVL Residents is Tuesday May 22 & Thursday May 24 from 4pm-7pm and then will be accepted again during normal operating hours.

Class Level Information
Level 1 -Designed for children who need to become better acquainted with the water. Skills taught include putting face in the water , blowing bubbles, bobs, water safety rules, supported floating & kicking & jumping off the side & the diving board .Other skills may be added as these are achieved are achieved.
Level 2– Swimmers who have conquered their fear of water and are now ready for the next step of becoming a confident swimmer. Skills taught head/face in the water, proper kicking, floating, Independent swimming. Jumping off the side and diving board
Level 3 – Swimmers who are ready to learn freestyle, backstroke, treading water, floating unsupported, water safety Other skills may be added as these are achieved. Some work may be done in the deep end. Must be able to swim independently with face in the water to be in this class
Level 4—Swimmers who have mastered all the other classes and are ready to learn proper technique side breathing freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke , treading and diving . Review safety rules. Most work will be done in the deep end
Beginner – Combination of Level 1 & 2
Intermediate – Combination of Level 3-4

Guest Policy

Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a POA member with a valid HVL ID card.
Residents may obtain 6 free pool/beach guest passes per season at the POA Office.
Residents may purchase a seasonal guest pass for non-resident children/grandchildren.
No more than 8 guests per member per day allowed, except by special permission.
No refunds or rain checks.

Daily Guest Fees

Ages 4 and under, $1
Ages 5 – 9, $2
Age 10 and over, $3

Pool Rules & Safety Guidelines

Drowning is not the violent, splashing call for help that most people expect.

Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that television prepares us to look for is rarely seen in real life. In 10 percent of drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for: Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning.

View the Pool Safety Rules & Guidelines.

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons for all skill levels are available throughout the season for ages 3 (by January 1 of current year) and up.

All registrations are in person at HVL Pool, 20698 Lakeview Drive. Registrations are accepted during normal pool operating hours. We will continue registration until each class is full. There is limited space available for each class, so registration is first-come, first-served. If you are not sure what level your child needs, we can help you at registration. Registration forms are available, or download 2018 Swim Lesson Registration Form. Cost: $40 per child per week.

For more info, contact the Pool Manager.

Pool Facilities

5200 sq. ft. Olympic-size pool with 4’ handicap ramp
195,00 gallons of water
Graduated depth 1.9′ to 8′
2 springboards
Fenced zero-depth entry wading pool for children 48″ or under
784 gallons of water; maximum depth 1.1′
Trained and certified lifeguards
Pool house with restroom, private changing areas and heated showers
Full-service concession stand with picnic tables
Lounge chairs on pool deck
Handicap accessible
Free Wi-Fi

Pool Rental

POA members may rent the pool for birthdays, family gatherings or team parties. Pricing varies and is based on number of party guests. To schedule a party, check the pool calendar below. For more info, see the Pool Party Guidelines & Agreement form or contact the Pool Manager.