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Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball and Other Activities


Summer Programs


Adult and Youth Swim Programs


Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball and Other Activities

Afternoon Athletes

This is an after school gym program for elementary school children. Different group games and activities will be played: Dodge ball, soccer, kickball, capture the flag and more. For further information, please email bignaszak@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7519. back to top

Men's Basketball

This program is intended for adults ages 18+ to enjoy several “pick-up” style full court games at the Clearfield Community Center. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. For more information, please email bignaszak@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7519. back to top

Adult Tennis

For more information, please email alorenzo@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7517. back to top

Adult Volleyball

For more information please email, bignaszak@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7519. back to top

Pre-K Program

A drop-off program for children ages 3 & 4 who are fully potty trained. This program will include a variety of daily activities such as athletics, arts and crafts, music and dance and story time. This program is designed to foster children’s physical development, self-esteem, and to encourage peer socialization in a recreational setting. For more information, please email jreed@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7518. back to top

Toddler Tune-Up

A pre-school gym program for children ages 1-4. This program will include games, songs, and athletic activities that foster the children's physical development, coordination skills and self-esteem. Parents stay and participate with there children. For more information, please call (716) 631-7132. back to top

Children's Tennis Clinic

For more information, please email alorenzo@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7517. back to top

Recreation Programs for Individuals with Disabilities - Adult and Youth

For more information, please email lehrenreich@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7522. back to top

Badminton Programs

Please contact the Recreation Department at (716) (716) 631-7132 for more information. back to top

Toddler Open Gym

This is a pre-school gym program for children ages 1 to 4. Parents will be required to stay with their children. Please call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7518. back to top


Summer Programs

Summer Playground Program

This seven week program offers a variety of activities for youth ages 12 and under, including games, arts and crafts, athletics, and special events. All playgrounds will be open Monday thru Friday. Playgrounds open daily, weather permitting. Children 5 and under must be supervised by someone 13 years or older at all times. For more information, please email jreed@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7518. back to top

Summer Playmobile

Specialized crafts and sporting activities are provided for children 12 and under. Children 5 and under must be supervised by someone 13 years or older at all times. For more information, please email jreed@amherst.ny.us or call (716) (716) 631-7132 ext. 7518. back to top

Summer Sports Clinic

Several series of 1/2 day, weeklong sports clinics for children ages 6-13. These clinics are intended for children of all ability levels. Each weekly session will include discussion of rules and strategies, basic beginning drills, skill training and game play. For more information, call (716) 631-7132. back to top

Summer Tiny Tots Tennis Program

A starter tennis program for children ages 5-7. The classes are smaller and the skill progressions are designed to take into account the developmental capabilities of this age group. For more information, please email alorenzo@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7517. back to top

Summer Team Tennis

The Team Tennis program is designed to allow the players of intermediate to advances skills a chance to participate in a competitive team program. Players will participate in team conditioning, agility drills, drill practice sessions and challenge matches in preparation for competition with other sites. There are four team sites, which will compete against each other. Each team will develop a hierarchy of players with the top 7 considered Varsity players and other players Junior Varsity. Teams are co-ed and players must be ages 14-17. Exceptions are made if younger players show appropriate skills. For more information, please email alorenzo@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext. 7517. back to top

Recreation Programs for Individuals with Disabilities - Adult and Youth

For more information please e-mail lmehrenreich@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext 7522. back to top


Adult and Youth Swim Programs

Toddler splash time

Designed specifically for children 6 months to 3 years old. This program will include skills and games that will introduce the children to the water. A parent or guardian will be required to stay and participate with their child. For more information call (716) 631-7132. back to top

Family Splash time

For families with children under 7 years of age to use the Splash Park ONLY. A parent or guardian must accompany child(ren). There is no less instruction. For more information please call (716) 631-7132. back to top

Swimming Lessons for the Intimidated Swimmer

Designed specifically for children 7 years old and up who are extremely frightened or timid of the water. This program will be individualized to meet the child's personal needs. The main focus of this course will be to develop association with aquatics and understanding of water safety. For more information call (716) 631-7132. back to top

Adult Swimming Lessons

Designed specifically for adults who would like to either conquer their fear of the water or simply brush up on their stroke development. This class is limited in number and the class will focus on survival skills, stroke development, and water safety. This program will also be personalized to meet the needs of each individual. For more information please call (716) 631-7132. back to top

Water Exercise

Designed to improve flexibility, increase range of motion, stimulate circulation, and firm muscles. The exercises can be therapeutic for people suffering with arthritis. The water resistance can favor either low or high impact depending on personal preference. For more information please call (716) 631-7132. back to top

Synchronized Swimming

Learn the basics of synchronized swimming, including sculling, egg beater, basic figures and a routine. Participants must be able to complete two width of the pool. For more information please contact lehrenreich@amherst.ny.us or call (716) 631-7132 ext 7522. back to top

Summer Lap Swim

For complete schedule please see brochure and for more information please call (716) 631-7132. back to top

Summer Senior Swim

For complete schedule please see brochure and for more information please call (716) 631-7132. back to top

Summer Swim Team

A recreationally based swim team. All participants must be able to swim two lengths (50 yards) of the pool to be eligible to join. The swim team will practice three times a week and will have the opportunity to participate in several local swim meets. The competition age groups for the meets are as follows, ages 10 and under, 11-12, 13- 14, and ages 15 and up. For more information please call (716) 631-7132. back to top

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program - Various Levels Offered

  • Level I (Introduction to Water Skills)
    Help students feel comfortable in the water. Focuses on creating a foundation for water safety and basic swimming skills.
  • Level II (Fundamental Aquatic Skills)
    Give students success with fundamental water skills such as locomotion and floating without support.
  • Level III (Stroke Development)
    Increase skill competency with guided practice. Coordinate front and back crawl and introduce elements of the butterfly as well as fundamentals of treading water.
  • Level IV (Stroke Improvement)
    Designed to develop confidence and competency in strokes and safety skills. Students continue working on butterfly and are introduced to the elementary backstroke, breaststroke and elements of the sidestroke.
  • Level V (Stroke Refinement)
    Students will refine the performance and increase endurance of all the strokes. Flip turns on the front and back introduced.
  • Level VI (Swimming and Skill Proficiency)
    Designed to refine strokes so students swim with ease, efficacy, power and smoothness over greater distances. Other aquatic skills are introduced to help students prepare for other advanced swimming activities such as Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instruction and competitive swimming. back to top

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The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrates its 200th Anniversary this year. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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