Aquatics

Pools Location

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


Outdoor Pool - Closed for the season. Reopening May 2022.

The outdoor pool is open daily during the summer season.

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).

DAILY VISIT FEES: $7 adult  |  $6.50 student  |  $6 child  |  $6 senior and military  |  $16 Family  |  Included with membership


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.

DAILY VISIT FEES: $7 adult  |  $6.50 student  |  $6 child  |  $6 senior and military  |  $16 Family  |  Included with membership

2021 Indoor Swimming Schedule

Dates: 9/13-11/7

Closed: 11/11, 11/25-26

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Aqua Fitness Classes Schedule

These classes focus on strength, flexibility, and reducing pain with no impact on your joints. Training may incorporate resistance tools such as water weights, noodles, and kick boards. Classes offered throughout the year are Water Aerobics and Aqua Arthritis. Classes are taught by a certified instructor.


Pool Rentals

The Indoor Pool can be rented for groups or parties. Current maximum capacity is 40 people. Rate listed is per hour. 2 weeks notice is required.

Pool Day Dates Times Rates
Indoor F 10/22-11/5 6:30-8:30pm $96 R  $112 NR
Indoor SA 10/23-11/6 6-8pm $96 R  $112 NR

R = City Resident (22601), NR = Non-City Resident


Special Events

Join us for fun at the pool! 

Event Day Dates Times Rates
Coming Soon!        

Group Swim Lessons (Ages 9 months-14)

Note: All lessons are subject to minimum student enrollment and instructor/pool availability.

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 3-5, classes ending in 02 are reserved for children ages 6-8, and classes ending in 03 are reserved for children ages 9-14 .

Parent & Tot (P&T) - Provides a joyful, loving, child-centered environment featuring songs and activities to encourage skill acquisition while also developing a lifelong love of the water. NOTES: Parents are required to be in the water with the student. Swim diapers are required.
Swim 101/102/103 (Beginner) - Focuses 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. Recommended for students who have never taken a swim lesson before, are uncomfortable in the water, or have aged out of the P&T course. Ages: 101 (3-5), 102 (6-8), 103 (9-14).
Swim 201/202/203 (Swim Strokes) - Intermediate course focusing on the formal strokes of freestyle (front crawl) with side breathing and backstroke. Must have passed one of the 100 level courses, or be comfortable with submerging under the water three times in a row and swimming 15-25 feet on their front without adult support or assistance. Ages: 201 (3-5), 202 (6-8), 203 (9-14).
Swim 301/302/303 (Advanced Swim Strokes) - Focuses on the more complex breaststroke and butterfly. Students will also refine and master freestyle and backstroke. Must have passed one of the 200 level courses, or be able to independently swim freestyle with side breathing and backstroke for 25 ft. Ages: 301 (3-5), 302 (6-8), 303 (9-14).
Swim 401/402/403 (Lifesaving Swim Strokes) - Designed to teach the lifesaving skills such as sidestroke, elementary backstroke and treading. All four previous strokes will be included, with refinement and mastering of the breaststroke and butterfly.Must have passed one of the 300 level courses, or be able to perform freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly independently for 30 ft. Ages: 401 (3-5), 402 (6-8), 403 (9-14).

Fee: $43 R  $49 NR (8 weekday lessons)
Fee:  $21.50 R  $24.50 NR (4 Saturday lessons)

Competitive Swim Training - Designed for swimmers ages 7-18 that have completed the highest level of swim lessons and want to expand their skills into a swim team setting. Students will learn competitive swimming skills through the use of interval training. Must be able to swim laps (25-50 meters) and be proficient in all competitive strokes. 

Fee: $48 R  $54 NR  (8 weekday lessons)

Monday/Wednesday (4-week Session, 8 lessons)

Available Times Levels Offered
4:30-5pm P&T, 101, 301, 302, 303
5:15-5:45pm 102, 103, 401, 402, 403
6-6:30pm 101, 201, 202, 203
4:30-5:15pm CST
5:15-6pm CST
Session Dates Registration Period
10/4-10/27 (No class 10/11. Make up on 11/1) 9/13-9/24
11/15-12/8 10/25-11/5

Tuesday/Thursday (4-week Session, 8 lessons)

Available Times Levels Offered
6:30-7:15pm CST
7:15-8pm CST
Session Dates Registration Period
10/5-10/28 9/13-9/24

Saturday (4-week Session, 4 lessons)

Available Times Levels Offered
10:30-11am P&T, 201, 202, 203,
301, 302, 303
11:15-11:45am 101, 102, 103, 401, 402, 403
Session Dates Registration Period
10/9-10/30 9/13-9/24

Private Swim Lessons (All Ages)

Lessons are 30 minutes long and are offered in the Indoor Pool. Instructor preference is available, but not guaranteed. Contact an Aquatics Specialist during the registration period for instructor availability: 540-662-4946, ext. 1830 (Jacob).

Fee (4 lessons): $57 R  $64 NR

Session Dates Available Times Registration Opens Register By
TU, 10/5-10/26 6:30-7pm
7:15-7:45pm
9/13 9/24
TH, 10/7-10/28 6:30-7pm
7:15-7:45pm
9/13 9/24
SA, 10/9-10/30 12-12:30pm 9/13 9/24
M, 11/15-12/6 6:45-7:15pm 10/25 11/5
W, 11/17-12/8 6:45-7:15pm 10/25 11/5

Training CoursesLifeguards needed

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 lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid for two years. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions.

Session
F/SA/SU 10/23-10/25
Friday 4:30-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm,
Sunday 12-6pm
$225 R  $250 NR
Register by: 10/13
Activity #: 632234-T4

Lifeguard Recertification (Ages 15+)

This course is 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.

Session
SA, 11/6
9am-5pm
$45 R  $50 NR
Register by: 11/3
Activity #: 632234-R1

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.

Session
SA, 10/16
​8am-6pm
$45 R  $55 NR
Register by: 10/6
Activity #: 632145-02

Red Cross Babysitting Class (11-18)

This course will prepare participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to watch and care for children and infants. The curriculum will cover leadership, safety and first aid, understanding children, and what to do in an emergency. Upon successful completion (score at least 80% on the written exams), the participant will receive a certification from the American Red Cross in babysitting and pediatric CPR/First Aid. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

Session
TBD
$57 R  $60 NR
Register by: TBD
Activity #: TBD

Try Dive class

Try Dive (Ages 12+)

If you want to find out what it's like to breathe underwater but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, this program will let you try scuba to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Try Dive experience, you'll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. During the course, you will learn:

  • What wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
  • What it's like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
  • Basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step 

Fee: $50
​Location: Indoor Pool

Date Time Activity # Register by
TBD      

Open Water Scuba Diving (Ages 10+)

Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI* Open Water Diver course - the world's most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. Must have adequate swimming skills and good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. The course consists of three main phases:

  1. Knowledge Development (online, independent study) - Understand basic principles of scuba diving
  2. Confined Water Dives - Learn basic scuba skills
  3. Open Water Dives - Use skills and explore
Date Time Activity # Register by
TBD      

Fee: $225 due at registration, $190 due at a later date for the online portion
Location: Indoor Pool


 

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

Jacob Lambert
Aquatics Specialist
Winchester Parks & Recreation
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946
Fax (540) 678-8791
Email