The Riviera Club Foundation

The Riviera Club is happy to announce The Riviera Club Foundation, Inc.(RCF), a nonprofit 501(c)3 which focuses on serving the community. 

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To advance the development of youth and amateur athletics throughout the community with attention toward serving underprivileged populations. 

Through water safety, health and wellness programs and other initiatives, we aim to enhance the lives of families throughout Indianapolis.

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The Riviera Club Foundation exists to positively impact our community and support the future of our historic club financially.  The Riviera Club Foundation raised a million dollars through a grant from CICF to pay for renovations to our beloved outdoor pool.  In addition to receiving grants, we are a 501©3 which enables donors to make tax-deductible donations to the Riviera Club.  Donations made can support the club through endowment, debt relief, and support the Foundation’s community outreach programs.

As discussed at the Annual Meeting, many opportunities to improve our campus remain. A technical audit of our facilities in February identified the Rivi’s electrical and fire suppression systems, as well as Snack Shack and Main Kitchen equipment, are many decades out of date and require immediate repair.  

The electrical and fire suppression projects have begun so that the outdoor pool and fitness rooms are safe when members return and do not have to be closed. Kitchen repairs will take more time and resources.   As we look forward to re-opening, please consider making a gift to help with these required upgrades. Please reach out to Jacqueline Burkholder with questions about how your tax- deductible donation will be used. 

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We have a goal of serving 1,000 annually in water safety by Summer 2021.  We would like to go above and beyond to provide actual swim lessons to as many of those kids as possible.  Because a large portion of the children in the targeted populations do not own a swimsuit, it will be imperative for us to provide one to each sponsored child.  With a $25 donation YOU can “SPONSOR-A-SWIMMER” and provide a child an opportunity to learn life saving water safety and swim instruction. 

To SPONSOR-A-SWIMMER please make donations directly through our website by clicking here 

Cash or check donations can be made directly at the Riviera Club, simply give to someone at the front desk to put in our mailbox.



COMMUNITY GARDEN Sponsored by The Flower Power Group

Planning began in January 2020 for our community garden.  Above Shirley Fry, Master Gardener from the Flower Power Group, helps measure the plot

George Slenski, led the team in construction of our raised beds
Riviera Club Chef, Mario Bledsoe, getting inspiration from the garden for fresh recipes and community outreach programs.

Water Safety Week

Water Safety Week 2020
Lifeguards and guests participated in a 15 -minute tread challenge! 

Indianapolis Water Safety Week is a collective effort by the Indy Aquatics Alliance. This year’s Water Safety Week was June 5-13th.  The week kicked off Friday, June 5th with local realtor Kristi Gaynor interviewing our Director, Jacqueline Burkholder on Facebook Live.     Tuesday an “Out-of-water” swim lesson was hosted in the Shelter.  Thursday night our lifeguards and guests competed in a 15-minute tread challenge.  We completed the week with “Pool Passports” on Friday night.  For this event, families checked in at the pool house where they received a passport.  They toured several areas on our campus where they learned about pool rules, water safety tips, swimmer’s stretches, rescue and how to roll to your back. 

The Riviera Club is happy to announce The Riviera Club Foundation, Inc.(RCF), a nonprofit 501(c)3 which focuses on serving the community.


To advance the development of youth and amateur athletics throughout the community with attention toward serving underprivileged populations. We aim to enhance the lives of families throughout Indianapolis with water safety, health, and wellness programs.

Programming will begin in 2020 and expects to include: swim lessons, family water safety, CPR instruction, nutrition and fitness classes, mindfulness, yoga, and more. We need the community’s help to financially support these programs.

In the near future, we are planning two fundraisers. These are great opportunities to learn about the foundation. The fundraisers will help jump start the programs and enable RCF to reach as many underprivileged children and families as possible. One fundraiser will be on December 16th at 7:30pm. Come watch the Colts take on the Saints and learn about our upcoming plans.

Consider helping us help others. If every family member donated at least $25, we would start with more than $50,000 and be equipped to start serving our community.

Please contact if you have any interest with donating, partnering, or are interested in planned giving.

RCF’s Tax ID is: 82-5283610

Please join us in building a better community together by donating today!

To Donate follow this link:

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The Rivi Foundation will be sponsoring our first annual golf fundraiser at Saddlebrook Golf Club. 


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If you have any questions about the event please email Jacqueline at

James “Jimm” Moody, Jr, CCM, CCE

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of James “Jimm” Moody, Jr, as the next General Manager of The Riviera Club. This selection following a national search involving 100 applicants, interviews with the ten most qualified, and then visits to Rivi by three final candidates. The Club Secretary, Lisa White, ACNP-BC, led eight Search Committee members representing the general membership, The Riviera Club Board, The Riviera Club Foundation, the Swim Club Parents and the Flower Power Group.  

Mr. Moody has a extensive history as a leader in both the private club and food and beverage industries. He was recognized by Club Managers Association of America as a Certified Club Manager and Certified Chief Executive. His extensive experience in hospitality and club operations includes formal training hosted by the Culinary Institute of America and Cornell University.  Jimm and his wife, Joyce, have been married for 32 years.

When asked about moving to Rivi, Mr. Moody said, “Since 1933, The Riviera Club has been the gem of Midtown. Its history of producing National and Olympic Swimming Champions is unparalleled. The opportunity to be the steward, entrusted with preserving and contributing to the Club’s history and tradition, is an honor. Joyce and I lived in Louisville for 15 years, and regularly visited Indianapolis and Brown County. We are excited to move to the city and become part of the Rivi family.”   Jimm’s first day at the Rivi is planned to be Thursday, July 2. Although COVID-19 restrictions will place limits on our ability to hold a gathering to meet our new GM, when you see him, take time to welcome him to #RiviSummer!

Recent events have highlighted significant divisions in our City.  Sadly, many years ago Rivi itself had a racially discriminatory membership policy, something we absolutely reject today. As #RiviSummer begins, we invite our community to explore Rivi membership with confidence in our commitment to serve our community without regard for race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, disability or age. Learn more about Rivi’s outreach to the Indianapolis community  through water safety activities and supporting after school programs at IPS #49    The Riviera Club Foundation.

Open Stroke Evaluations

Stroke evaluations are for placement into skill level lessons, water wizards, or year-round swim team. Interested swimmer may schedule an
appointment for a stroke evaluation or come to one of our open stroke evaluation dates below:

Monday, January 7 | 5:30p
Saturday, January 12 | 10:30a

Parent & Toddler

Fun water exploration, games, floating and water safety awareness. Children not potty trained must wear a swim diaper or plastic pants with elastic legs.  Each session includes 4 classes.  Minimum of 4 to conduct the class.

Lessons are $40 per session if you register by the Early Bird date. After that date the price is $60.

Ages 1-2 with Parents
Winter 1 | January 5 – February 1     [early bird ends Dec. 31] 
Winter 2 | February 4-March 2  [early bird ends Jan. 30]  
Winter 3 | March 4 – March 30 [early bird ends Feb 27] 
Spring 1 | April 8 – May 4 [early bird ends April 3]  
Spring 2 | May 6-June 1 [early bird ends May 1]
Ages 1-2 with Parents
Wed | 9:00 a    or     Sat | 9:00a

NEW!  Ages 2-3 with parents

This class is designed to teach the child to paddle without assistance as well as water acclimation and facilitating a love for the water.  Parents are engaged with the lesson from the side of the pool

Wed | 9:30 a

Learn to Swim

Ages 3+

Children have the opportunity to build comfort in the water and work toward more independent swimming skills. They will learn and improve basic swimming through a specific progression of skills proven to develop confidence and build a strong stroke foundation. Grouped by age and ability. Class registration closes 24 hours in advance. Save by registering in time for early bird pricing!

Lessons are $40 per session if you register by the Early Bird date. After that date the price is $60.

Winter 1 | January 5 – February 1     [early bird ends Dec. 31] 
Winter 2 | February 4-March 2  [early bird ends Jan. 30]  
Winter 3 | March 4 – March 30 [early bird ends Feb 27] 
Spring 1 | April 8 – May 4 [early bird ends April 3] 
Spring 2 | May 6-June 1 [early bird ends May 1]
Class Times:
Mon | 12:30p
Tue  | 12:30p | 3:45p | 5:30p | 6:00p | 6:30p
Wed | 10:00a | 10:30a | 1:30p | 6:30p
Thu | 10:15a | 3:45p | 6:00p | 6:30p
Fri | 10:15a | 11:00a | 4:00p
Sat | 9:30a | 10:00a | 11:00a

Water Wizards

Ages 5-7

An enriched pre-competitive class for children ages 5-7. Prerequisite or instructor evaluation is required for placement. Evaluation dates are listed above and are also available by appointment.

Winter Group 1 | January 7 – March 20 | Mon & Wed | 4:30p
Winter Group 2 | January 7 – March 20 | Tue & Thu | 4:30p
Registration is $175   March 20 Wizard Finale Swim Meet
Spring Group 1 | April 8 – May 22 | Mon & Wed | 4:30p
Spring Group 2 | April 9 – May 23 | Tue & Thu | 4:30p
Registration is $175   Wizard Finale Swim Meet TBD
Summer Group 1 | June 3 – July 25 | Mon & Wed | 4:30p
Summer Group 2 | June 4 – July 25 | Tue & Thu | 4:30p
Registration is $175   Wizard Finale Swim Meet TBD

Contact: Therese Love at

Junior Swimmer

Ages 7-14

Designed to build confidence through the sport of swimming. Improve stroke, develop endurance, and gain aquatic fitness in this 45-minute class.  Prepare for a triathlon or competitive swimming.  Prerequisite: 50 Freestyle & 50 Backstroke. The price for this class is $120 per person.

Winter | January 8 – February 28 | Tue & Thu | 5:15p
Spring | April 9 – May 23 | Tue & Thu | 5:15p
Summer | June 4 – July 25 | Tue & Thu | 5:45p

Swim & Fit

Ages 9-16

For experienced swimmers ages 9-16, whether ready to take their skills to the next level or training for a triathlon, participants develop confidence, work on stroke efficiency, stroke development, conditioning, and endurance. This is a great workout in a positive energetic environment and perfect for swimmers preparing for a swim team. Participants must be able to complete 100 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly. The class fee is $120 per student.

Winter | January 9 – March 13 | Wed | 5:45p
Spring | April 10 – May 22 | Wed | 5:45p
Summer | June 11 – July 30 | Tue & Thu | 5:45p

Adult Learn to Swim Class

Have you ever wanted to learn to swim? Or maybe just learn a certain stroke? The adult swimming lessons will work on the basics of swimming and honing technique. It’s never too early or too late. Lessons are 45 minutes and tailored to the individual. The fee is $40 for the whole session.

Sat | 8:00a
Session 1- January 12- February 16
Session 2- February 23- March 30
Session 3- April 13- May 18

Spicy Latin Dance

1/12/18 NOTE: This class has been cancelled due to the weather.

Have you ever wanted to heat up your dance skills?

We invite you to try a sample dance event exploring many classic Latin dances. This is a great foundation for dances like the Salsa and Tango.

The fee for this class is $15 per person. Call the Member Service Desk to reserve your spot.
Reservations will close on Wednesday, January 10.

Also, stay tuned for a new dance class schedule coming in the next couple weeks!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 | 11:30a-1p

Please join us for a very special Veteran’s Day Celebration.

This month we are celebrating Veterans by offering a free lunch to all those who have served. Lunch will include a delicious pizza baked ziti, garden salad, bread, and dessert.

We will also enjoy a wonderful screening of the documentary film Always Do A Little More which highlights the wonderful efforts of the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Reservations are required.

We hope to see you all there!