Aquatics Information

​​​​​​Each of our Virginia Beach Recreation Centers boasts an indoor pool that can be used year-round with a recreation center membership or day pass.
High School and Recreation Center swim teams begin practicing on November 7.   Check pool calendars for updated availability.  
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Click here to apply!

AdultSwim_300x200.pngNew & Improved Adult Swim Programs

We're completely revamping our adult swim programs and will be adding more and more offerings throughout the summer! Want to learn to refine your strokes as you train for an event? Preparing to join the military? Just need to start with learning the basics? We got you! 

Swimming is an essential skill, and it's never too late to learn or improve your technique for fitness or just enjoyment. 

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 Pool Calendars

 Activity Descriptions

​Members may walk or jog against the current for water exercise. Users must be able to follow the
exercise pattern.
​12 & up
​Climbing Wall
​The Climbing Wall is for experienced swimmers only and is available during scheduled times. Please check the Pool Calendar for availability.
​All Ages
​Lap Swim
Members must be deep water safe and able to swim at least two lengths to participate. Lanes are categorized according to speed; please swim in the lane best suited to your ability and the ability of others. The established lap pattern of circle swimming must be followed.
​12 & up
​Open Swim
Open Swim affords families time to enjoy swimming together. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian 16 years or older who remains in close proximity.   After 8:00pm, children 9-11 years must have a parent in building.  
Diving is limited to the deep end. Patrons must be able to swim without assistance or use of flotation devices when using deep water. Use of the diving board takes precedence over an open swim in the deep end.
Play features and amenities are available at Bow Creek, Kempsville, and Williams Farm. Features will shut off 15 minutes before closing time.  Please check the Pool Calendar for availability.
​All Ages
Slides are for experienced swimmers only and are available during scheduled times. Slides are available at Bow Creek and Williams Farm.  Please check the Pool Calendar for availability.
​All Ages
​Recreation River
​Members may walk, jog, swim or
float along with the current for recreational swim.
​All Ages
​Water Excercise 
​Members are encouraged to perform self-directed exercises. Water Exercise may occur in the shallow or deep end of the pool. Participants should be deep water safe.
​12 & up