Aquatics

Winchester Parks & Recreation aquatics

Jim Barnett Park
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA 22601

indoor pool    aquatic programsoutdoor pool    water fitness classes
Pool Rentals    Program Registration

Indoor Pool

Our indoor pool is open year-round and our outdoor pool is open during the summer (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend).

The indoor pool is located in the War Memorial Building. This facility has six 25-meter lanes. Swim classes are offered for participants of all ages and abilities.  A variety of lap swim times are designated in the indoor pool schedule for different age groups as well as general swim opportunities. Please browse our website to find the right swimming opportunity for you. If you have questions please give us a call at 540-662-4946.

Attention Indoor Pool Users:
As of December 12, 2012, all swimmers are required to take a shower before using the indoor pool. Having patrons shower before entering not only helps with the cleanliness of the pool, but it also greatly helps with the air quality in the pool area. Staff is increasing maintenance efforts, but we need your help. 
 
Chloramines are the problem with poor air quality, not chlorine. Chloramines form when nitrogen attaches itself to the chlorine particle. Body fluids and dirt brought in by people bring nitrogen into the pool water and form chloramines. By showering before you enter the pool you will help to get rid a lot of the nitrogen before entering the water, thus eliminating most of the chloramines. 
 
Please do your part in helping WPRD maintain better air quality and a cleaner pool by taking a shower before entering the water. Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times in the water. Shoes are not allowed on the pool deck. Groups of 10 or more must schedule a pool party in advance.

Did you know?

"A recently released study in the Archive of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine concludes that involvement in formal swim lessons may protect children in the 1 to 4 year age group from the risk of drowning by as much as 88 percent."                     March 2009

 

Winchester Swim Team
 

Winchester Swim Team

 

Registration Instructions

  1. Swimming lessons now have a “Register BY” date for better customer convenience.

    a. R = people who live in the city of Winchester (22601 zip code).
        NR = people who live outside city limits (zip code other than 22601).

    b. Registrations are taken by phone or onsite during regular building hours. All classes are first-come, first-serve.

    c. If classes are full, you can request to be added to the waiting list. We will do our best to accommodate additional children in the classes. You will be notified at least one day prior to the first day of class if we were able to fit your child in the session.

  2. Have the program’s activity number ready. This can be found on the Aquatics pages of the guide

  3. Payment is required at the time of registration. No registration will be processed without payment.

    You will only be charged if your child is placed in a class. If your child does not get into the session, you will need to re-register for the next session. Students on the waiting list do not carry over to the next session.

 

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City of Winchester, Virginia
15 North Cameron Street  •  Winchester, VA 22601
540-667-1815
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