Aquatics

Lifeguards needed

See below for Lifeguard Training and Recertification Course offerings.


Pool Location

Winchester Parks and Recreation's indoor and outdoor pools are located:
Jim Barnett Park
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 662-4946


Indoor Pool

Winchester Parks & Recreation features a 6-lane by 25-meter competition pool that offers a wide range of lessons, classes and lap, open and therapeutic hours.

Indoor Pool Schedule     

Swim Lessons (Ages 3-14)

Swim Lessons University is a child-centered, progressive swim lesson program. Each level teaches a specific set of skills that each child will need to master before moving to the next level. Classes ending in 01 are reserved for children ages 3-6 and classes ending in 02 are reserved for children ages 7-14.

Swim 101/102 - Beginner course focusing on kicking, floating and breath control. Must be able to swim 15 feet with their face in the water in order to pass the class.
Swim 201/202 - Intermediate course focusing on the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke. Must be able to swim 25 feet using the freestyle stroke with side breathing and backstroke in order to pass the class.
Swim 301/302 - Advanced stroke course teaches more complex strokes of butterfly and breaststroke to swimmers that have mastered freestyle and backstroke. Children must be able to swim 30 feet of freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke in order to pass the class.
Swim 401/402 - Designed to teach the lifesaving skills such as sidestroke, elementary backstroke and treading. Also introduces competitive swim training. Must be able to swim 50 meters without stopping and complete a 50-meter IM to pass the class.

Swim 101, 201, 301, 401 (Ages 3-6)

Fee:
$43 R  $49 NR (M/W or TU/TH)
$21.50 R  $24.50 NR (SA)

Choose a session:

  Monday-Thursday Saturday
Dates 6/17-6/27, 7/1-7/11, 7/15-7/25 or 7/29-8/8 7/13-8/3
Available Times (30-minute time slots) 9-11 am, 6:15-7:15 pm 10:30-11 am, 11-11:30 am
Register By 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25 7/11

Swim 102, 202, 302, 402 (Ages 7-14)

Fee:
$43 R  $49 NR (M/W or TU/TH)
$21.50 R  $24.50 NR (SA)

Choose a session:

  Monday-Thursday Saturday
Dates 6/17-6/27, 7/1-7/11, 7/15-7/25 or 7/29-8/8 7/13-8/3
Available Times (30-minute time slots) 9-11 am, 6:15-7:15 pm 10:30-11 am, 11-11:30 am
Register By 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25 7/11

Private Swim Lessons (All Ages)

Lessons are 30 minutes long. Please remember to check in with the front desk staff before each lesson.

Fee (4 lessons): $57 R  $64 NR

  Monday-Thursday Saturday
Dates 6/17-6/27, 7/1-7/11, 7/15-7/25 or 7/29-8/8 7/13-8/3
Available Times (30-minute time slots) 11 am-12 pm, 5:15-6:15 pm 11:30 am-1 pm
Register By 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25 7/11

Competitive Swim Lessons (Ages 7-14)

This course is designed for swimmers that have completed the highest level of swim lessons, and want to expann their skills into a swim team setting. Students will learn competitive swimming skills through the use of interval training. Participants must be able to swim laps and be proficient in all competitive strokes.

Fee:
$48 R  $54 NR (M/W or TU/TH)
$24 R  $27 NR (SA)

Choose a session:

  Monday-Thursday Saturday
Dates 6/17-6/27, 7/1-7/11, 7/15-7/25 or 7/29-8/8 7/13-8/3
Available Times (45-minute time slots) 9:30-11 am, 6:15-7 pm 10:30-11:15 am
Register By 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25 7/11

Parent & Me (Ages 6 months-3 years)

Infant swim lessons are a great way to teach your child important developmental skills and have fun. This class uses natural progressions to allow infants and toddlers the ability to grow in our lesson program through the use of activities and songs.

Fee:
$43 R  $49 NR (M/W or TU/TH)
$21.50 R  $24.50 NR (SA)

Choose a session:

  Monday-Thursday Saturday
Dates 6/17-6/27, 7/1-7/11, 7/15-7/25 or 7/29-8/8 7/13-8/3
Available Times (30-minute time slots) 10-10:30 am, 6:15-6:35 pm 10:30-11 am
Register By 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25 7/11

Training Courses

Lifeguard Training (Ages 15+)

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training teaches participants the skills and knowledge they will need to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies. With successful completion, participants will be certified for lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid for two years. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions. You will be contacted to set up a pre-swim evaluation prior to the start of class.
Fee: $225 R  $250 NR

Lifeguard Recertification (Ages 15+)

Designed for lifeguards who are currently have a valid certification and need to renew. Participants must complete the water skills, CPR/AED skills and score higher than 80% on a written test in order to pass.
Fee: $45 R  $50 NR

Junior Lifeguarding Camp (Ages 12-15)

This week-long camp will teach participants team building skills and knowledge needed to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies while having fun. With successful completion, participants will receive a certification in CPR/AED/First Aid that is valid for two years.
Fee: $45 R  $50 NR

Choose a session:

Lifeguarding (15+) Lifeguarding Recertification (15+) Junior Lifeguarding Camp (12-15)
June 17-21
M/W/TH, 11 am-6 pm
F, 11 am-3 pm
M, July 15
8 am-2 pm
M-F, July 15-19
9 am-4 pm
$225 R  $250 NR $45 R  $50 NR $175 R  $200 NR
Register by: 6/7 Register by: 7/8 Register by: 7/7
Activity #: 621234-A4 Activity #: 621234-B4 Activity #: 621234-C1

Red Cross Babysitting Class (Ages 11-18)

This class prepares youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to watch and care for children and infants including leadership, safety, first aid and handling emergencies. Successful completion will result in a Red Cross certification in babysitting, pediatric CPR, and First Aid. 
Fee: $57 R  $60 NR

Session 1:
May 7-11
Session 2:
May 21-25
TU/TH, 4:30-8:30 pm
SA, 2-6 pm
TU/TH, 4-8 pm
SA, 2-6 pm
Register by: 4/29 Register by: 5/13
Activity #: 612214-B3 Activity #: 612214-B4

CPR/AED/First Aid Course (Ages 14+)

Learn to recognize and respond to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. With successful completion, participants will be certified in CPR/AED/First Aid for two years.
Fee: $45 R  $55 NR

Choose a session:

Session 1:
June 27-28
Session 2:
July 15
TH/F, 7:30-11:30 am M, 2-7:30 pm
Register by: 6/18 Register by: 7/6
Activity #: 622145-04 Activity #: 622145-05

Outdoor Pool

The outdoor pool is open daily during the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day).

This facility has eight 50-meter lanes in the main pool and six 25-yard lanes in the diving well (depth varies from 3.5 feet to 11.5 feet). The main pool also has a 30-foot tall tube slide and a one-meter spring board. The zero depth entry baby pool includes a water feature (maximum depth 1.5 feet).

outdoor pool schedule

Fees: Membership, daily fee or season pass


Pool Rentals

Rent the indoor pool for a party. 

Pool Day Date Times Rates
Indoor F Now-5/3 7-9 pm $96 R  $112 NR
Indoor SA Now-5/3 6-8 pm $96 R  $112 NR
Outdoor F/SA/SU 5/25-8/11 7-9 pm $156 R  $168 NR
  • Outdoor pool rentals available only during summer season
  • Includes use of lobby areas and locker rooms
  • R = City Resident (22601), NR = Non-City Resident

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Molly Minch
Aquatics Coordinator
Winchester Parks & Recreation
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946
Fax (540) 678-8791
Email