Oriole Recreation

The following programs are made possible in part by the support of the CPS Recreation Millage.


Aquatic Center

Weekly Schedule:    

To register for any classes listed below click the link: register or call 517.541.5740.

American Red Cross Swimming Lessons $55

Monday/Wednesday Lessons

CUE: (4th, 5th, 6th)  3:45 -- 4:30

Parkview: (1st, 2nd, 3rd)  4:30 -- 5:15  Bussing provided

Evening: (all are welcome)  5:30 -- 6:15

Young Children Lessons  $45

Infant Class (6 mo - 18 mo) Monday, Wednesday 4:30 - 5:00

Toddler Class  (18 mo - 3 years) Monday, Wednesday 5:00 - 5:30

Preschool 1 (3 years - 4 years) Tuesday, Thursday 4:30 - 5:00

Preschool 2 (4 years - 5 years) Tuesday, Thursday 5:00 - 5:30

Tiger Sharks Swim Team  $77 each month

CMS: (7th and 8th)  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:45 - 4:00

CUE:  (4th, 5th, 6th) Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45 - 5:00

PK and WA:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 Bussing Provided


Youth Recreation

Yearly At a Glance Calendar


Coming Soon...

OYR Teeball and Baseball

2023 Oriole Youth Recreation Baseball

Ages 4 to 6 (PreK - K) - Tee Ball  

      Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm 

1st & 2nd Grade - Coach Pitch 

     Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30pm

3rd - 5th Grade - Player Pitch 

     Mondays & Thursdays 6:30pm

Practices and games will run May 8 – June 15

Cost and Registration Dates 

$30 - Early Bird Registration March 13th - April 10th

$35 - Beginning April 11th

Last day to register April 23, 2023

Cost includes hat, t-shirt and free pool party

**T-Shirt Pick Up & Pool Party**

Tuesday May 2nd    5:30-7:30pm

Charlotte Middle School Aux Gym


Call Charlotte Aquatic Center at 517-541-5740

Register Here beginning March 13, 2022


OYR Girls Fastpitch Softball

Intent is to offer opportunities for the following age groups:

8U (Ages 6 and up), 10U, 12U and 14U 

The younger teams will compete in the Mason Girls Fastpitch Softball League, 14U will be independently scheduled. 

Registration opens on Mar 13, 2023

Early Bird Registration Before Apr 11, 2023

$105 Registration fee covers: uniforms, league fees, umpire pay, field setup etc.

$110 beginning April 12th

Provide your own cleats, glove and water bottles

Sign ups begin in March of 2023 visit our registration page

Practice begins the week of May 16

Games begin June 6 and conclude July 17 with end of season tournaments. 

Additional League Information can be found at Mason Girls Fastpitch Softball League

Questions, Contact Mike Sparks 517 541-5163, sparksm@charlottenet.org



OYR Summer Running/Track and Field Club

Enrolling all age students

$50 Season registration fee (Includes T-shirt)

$5 drop in competition fee

Includes 2 practices per week and 3 competitions

Practice each Monday and Wednesday at the high school track at 5:30 p.m.

Competitions will begin at 5:00 p.m. 

$2 Admission Fee

Concessions will be available

Questions: jewellj@charlottenet.org

Registration issues contact sparksm@charlottenet.org

Youth Sports Camps

Speed and Agility Training


Coming Soon....

OYR Cheerleading

DK-3rd Grade Cheer

For students in grades DK-3rd.  $55 Students will enjoy learning cheers and skills, just like the Varsity squad.  Practices will be held outdoors on the paved area of the CMS/CUE playground (behind the Aquatic Center).  Practices begin the week of August 23. They will be  practicing one time per week.  The girls will March in the Frontier Days parade and will be allowed to perform at at least one CJO game and 1 half of a JV football game. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, sweatpants and bow! 

Charlotte Competitive Cheer League 4th-6th

Participants must either reside in or attend school in Charlotte.

Competitive cheer league that will prepare our youth for middle school competitive cheer season and allow the kids to make friends throughout the district. Participants will learn a 2 1/2 minute MHSAA style, competition routine consisting of motions, stunts and tumbling skills. This routine is performed twice at each competition and scores are averaged.Price $85

Includes: cheer bow, team shirt, fee for 6 competitions, rental of cheer uniforms

Season Dates:  (12 week program)

7th-8th Grade Cheer

7th-8th Cheer will also be available. The cost for this program will be $75. The girls will perform at ½ time or between CJO games. (Dates and Times to be determined)  and at least 1 JV Football game. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, sweatpants and bow and will also march in the Frontier Days Parade.  Practices will be conducted 2 times per week in the evening outdoors behind Charlotte Middle School.

Adult Recreation

Adult Volleyball League

Our adult volleyball league is forming now.  Games will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Charlotte Middle School main gym. 

Mens Basketball League (4v4)


Adult Flag Football (Fall 2023)


family recreation


The Charlotte Aquatic Center was designed and constructed as a multi-use facility for people of all ages. 

The main pool can simultaneously accommodate physical education students from the Middle School and High School, lap swimmers, and adult water fitness classes. The adjacent exercise pool is used daily for therapy patients from Hayes Green Beach Hospital, special needs students and adults, adult exercise classes, and personal training and independent water exercise.

The entire facility is climate controlled, including air-conditioned student and separate adult locker rooms and a family changing area. The main pool is a chlorine pool and has a balcony seating for 250 people, a shallow swim area with underwater benches, and a lap swim area. The exercise pool is maintained at a higher water and air temperature and is equipped with an underwater bench and jets for spa capabilities.

Hours of Operation

Main Pool:

Monday -- Friday:  6am - 9pm

Saturday: 9am-3pm

Sunday: Closed

Therapy Pool:

Monday -- Friday:  6am - 9pm  (Closed M, W, F 9-12 for Physical Therapy)

Saturday: 9am-3pm

Sunday: Closed

American Red Cross Swimming Lessons $55

Saturday Lessons

August 20th -- October 15th  (No class Sept 3rd)

October 22nd -- December 17th (No class Nov. 26th)

10:00 - 10:45  All levels

10:45 -- 11:30  All levels

Monday/Wednesday Lessons

CUE: (4th, 5th, 6th)  3:45 -- 4:30

September 12th -- October 5th

October 10th -- November 9th

Parkview: (1st, 2nd, 3rd)  4:30 -- 5:15  Bussing provided

September 12th -- October 5th

November 14th - December 12th

Washington: (1st, 2nd, 3rd) 4:30 -- 5:15  Bussing provided

October 10th -- November 9th

Evening: (all are welcome)  5:30 -- 6:15

September 12th -- October 5th

October 10th -- November 9th

Young Children Lessons  $45

Saturday Lessons:

August 20th -- October 15th  (No class September 3rd)

Infant 9:00 - 9:30

Toddler 9:30 - 10:00

Preschool 1: 10:00 - 10:30

Preschool 2: 10:30 - 11:00

Weekday Lessons

September 12th - October 5th

October 10th - November 9th

November 14th - December 12th

Monday/ Wednesday

Infant classes 4:30 - 5:00

Toddler classes 5:00 - 5:30


Preschool 1: 4:30 - 5:00

Preschool 2: 5:00 - 5:30

Homeschool Swimming Lessons  $55

This weekly time is designed to be an outing for homeschool families of school aged children.  There will be a 30 minute swimming lesson for anyone 5 years and older and 60 minutes of free swim included. 

September 6th -- October 4th

October 11th -- November 8th

November 15th -- December 13th

Levels 3/4  (independent swimmers) 11:00 lesson

Level 1  (very beginner swimmers) 11:30 lesson

Level 2  (starting to swim independently) 12:00 lesson

Tiger Sharks Swim Team  $77 each month

September 12th - October 5th

October 10th - November 9th

November 14th - December 16th

CMS: (7th and 8th)  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:45 - 4:00

CUE:  (4th, 5th, 6th) Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45 - 5:00

PK and WA:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 Bussing Provided

Day Camps  $55 per day   

All day camps will run from 9:00 - 5:00 at the Charlotte Aquatic Center.  Kids will have the opportunity to swim, do a craft, play games, and lunch will be provided.  Ages 5 - 13

November 25th   

December 19th    

December 20th

April 3rd

April 4th

Glow Swims    $7 per person

You must register by 3:00pm the day of the event.  There will be a maximum of 150 spots available. 

October 21st (Spooky Swimming)  7:00 - 8:30

October 28th (Spooky Swimming)  7:00 - 8:30

October 29th (Spooky Swimming)  7:00 - 8:30

November 23rd (Gobble, Gobble, Glow) 7:00 - 8:30

December 23rd  (Christmas Glow)  7:00 - 8:30

December 30th (New Year's Glow) 7:00 - 8:30

February 11th (Valentine Glow) 7:00 - 8:30

Swim In Movies

September 8th   (Th)   Toy Story 1     7:00 - 9:00 pm

September 10th  (Sat)   Toy Story 2    2:30 - 4:30  (Frontier Days)

September 30th  (Fri)   Bad Guys      7:00 - 9:00

October 21st  (Fri)    Casper   7:00 - 9:00

October 21st  (Fri)    Jaws    9:00 - 11:00 pm

October 28th  (Fri)   47 Meters   9:00 - 11:00pm

October 29th  (Sa)   Deep Blue Sea  9:00 - 11:00



Charlotte Public Schools is proud to introduce the new Youth Recreation Program. This collaborative program has been developed to enhance the quality of recreation programs for the youth of Charlotte. Charlotte Public Schools believes youth recreation contributes to the development and well-being of individual students in our community. The CPS Youth Recreation Program provides a quality, unified program for our students to stay active and learn lessons that team sports can instill in our young people.

Our program values are simple yet important to understand:

  • Offer a wide range of recreation programs for the youth in our community at a reasonable cost
  • Increase participation numbers for our youth, along with programming enhancements that expose our youth to basic fundamentals in a variety of sports
  • Be a conduit to provide feedback regarding the involvement of varsity coaches and athletes in youth programs
  • Enable a culture of active students and families by promoting healthy lifestyles
  • And, provide youth recreation programs with high quality coaches, volunteers, and community involvement for our younger student athletes.

We look forward to providing an exceptional experience for your child. Please reach out to us to learn more about our youth recreation opportunities at 517.541.5163 or email sparksm@charlotte.org. Go Orioles!

Pre-Registration is required for all  programs unless noted otherwise.  Please register online or call (517) 541-5740.  These programs have been made possible in part by Playground and Recreation Millage funds.  *Please note that refunds will not be granted once registered.


Water Aerobics  

Therapy Pool Water Aerobics

Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 - 6:45  (medium intensity)

Tuesdays and Thursdays   9:30 - 10:15  (higher intensity)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15  (higher intensity)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 12:45   (gentle)


Main Pool Water Aerobics

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 - 6:45  Deep Water

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 - 7:45  Shallow Water


Cardio Drumming

Mondays and Wednesdays  5:15 -- 6:00  CMS Cafetorium

Adult Flag Football

Games every Sunday afternoon

CHS practice soccer field beginning Sunday, September 11th.

Captains will register online and pay a $20 commitment fee.  That commitment is to have a team ready to play each week at the scheduled time. Captains will name the team, the roster can change if need be. Each Sunday, players pay $5 each to play.


Adult Pick Up Volleyball

Join us for pick up volleyball every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00 - 9:00pm in the Charlotte Middle School gymnasium.  Anyone over 18 (or varsity players) is welcome to join in.  Cost is $5 each night.   Volleyball begins Tuesday, Sept 6th.


Day Trip to Chicago--Saturday, December 3rd

Join us for a day trip to Chicago.  We provide transportation, you decide what to do for the day. See a show and do lunch, go on a food tour, Christmas shop, or see the sights.  In Chicago, the choices are endless.   We will drop off and pick up at Navy Pier.  We will leave the Charlotte Aquatic Center at 8:00 am in the morning and leave Navy Pier at 6:00 (Chicago time) and arrive back to the CAC around 10:00 pm.  





Oriole Recreation Calendar

Julie Davis
Charlotte Aquatic Center
Mike Sparks
Athletics and Youth Recreation
Assistant Director

Charlotte Aquatic Center
1068 Carlisle Hwy
Charlotte, Michigan 48813

517.541.5740 phone

Business Hours

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Use courts at your own risk.

School district is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

No food, glass, tobacco or alcoholic beverages.

Remove all personal items and trash upon exiting.

No bicycles, roller blades, or skateboards.

No pets allowed inside fenced area.

Proper footwear required (heelless rubber-soled shoes).

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Do not abuse/damage net, court surface, fencing, or other equipment.

Courts are under video surveillance.

Please report damages or misuse by calling: (517) 541-5100.

Players are asked to observe tennis/pickleball court courtesies as well as rules of good conduct on and around courts.  This includes avoiding the use of profane/lewd language in appropriate for a school setting.

Whenever there are players waiting, all players must vacate courts after playing for one half (1/2) hour (up to 2 hours for reservations) or one set.  Winners shall have no prior rights to remain on the courts.

Charlotte Public Schools shall have priority use for school or school-sponsored activities.

No individual, group, club or organization shall occupy tennis courts for tournament play without written permission from Charlotte Public Schools.  Application must be made at least fourteen (14) days in advance of requested dates set for start of play.  Approval is subject to the District's facility use policy.

Rules and expectations are subject to change by District without notice.

Community Tennis Schedule - Spring 2023