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Sign Up Now for Summer Swimming Lessons at Alexandria Pools

Plus, summer dates, hours for Alexandria pools.

Warwick Pool, 3301 Landover St. Patch archive photo
Warwick Pool, 3301 Landover St. Patch archive photo

School will be out soon and you'll be looking to keep the kids busy.

Alexandria's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will offer aquatics activities for all ages, including a Family Fun Night at Alexandria’s indoor pool and aquatics programs.

  • Get your feet wet next week at Family Fun Night on Friday, May 16, from 7-10 p.m. at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility, 3210 King St. There will be pool games including beach ball relays, water basketball and fun on the floating obstacle course. There will also be swimming skill assessments for youth, a lifeguard skill demonstration and learning proper lifejacket sizing. Sign-ups for summer camps and Wahoos Youth Swim Team will also be available on-site. Cost of admission is $4 per person. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/c/8437.
  • Registration is now being accepted and space is still available for Summer aquatics classes for youth and adults, including swimming lessons, aqua aerobics, Lifeguard Training, Swim Team Fundamentals and 2013 Gold Division Champions Wahoos Youth Swim Team. Register online at www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation or in-person at the Registration and Reservations Office located at 1108 Jefferson St. For more information, contact Claudia Spencer at (703) 746-5414 or email claudia.spencer@alexandriava.gov.

2014 Outdoor Pool Season Schedule

  • Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St. This complex includes an eight-lane, 25-yard pool with a diving well. A separate training pool is available for children up to 42 inches in height. Easily accessible for disabled, the training pool has a water depth range of 1-3 feet. For added convenience, a bathhouse and locker rooms are on-site.

    Open weekends: Noon to 7 pm from May 24 through August 31 
    Open weekdays: Noon - 7 pm* from June 23 through August 29 

    *The pool will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 2 and July 9 to host the Wahoo Summer Swim Team competitions.

 

  • Warwick Pool, 3301 Landover St. The site includes a 25-yard pool with diving well and a separate wading pool for children up to 42 inches in height. A bathhouse is available. Picnic areas are located inside the pool complex as well as next-door, where a modern playground featuring a tot playground is also available. The complex provides natural privacy as it is surrounded by beautiful trees and shrubberies.

    Open weekends: 11 am to 6 pm from May 24 through August 31 
    Open weekdays: Noon - 7 pm from June 23 through August 15

 

  • Memorial Pool, 901 Wythe St. Designed for parents to accompany their children, this pool features a water depth of 0-5 feet. Due to its size, access is limited to Alexandria residents ages 13 and younger and their parents and its maximum capacity is 45. 

Open weekends 11 am to 6 pm from May 24 through August 31 
Open weekdays Noon - 7 pm from June 23 through August 29

All outdoor pools are open holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., including Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. For a complete list of City pools, operating hours, fees and additional information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Aquatics.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation, or to request materials in an alternative format, call the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.4343 (Virginia Relay 711).
 

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