Aquatics

5 different images of children and adults swimming at the indoor pool


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

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New Registration Program

All registrations are now being processed through CommunityPass! Individuals and Families are required to create an account in order to register for programs, process memberships, and request facilities. Go here to get started! https://register.capturepoint.com/CityofWinchester

Revised Fees

What is a RDF? In recognition that City of Winchester residents support our department through their city taxes, the City offers residents a discounted fee (RDF). Non-residents pay the regular fee for lessons, training classes, and rentals.


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: $5 adult  |  $3 youth (3-17yrs)  |  FREE child under 3  |  $3 senior/military/college student  |  $15 Family  |   Included with membership

Indoor Swimming Schedule

Dates: 1/3/23 - 2/18/23

Y = Yes

CLOSED: 1/16
Note: Sunday Sensory Swim Time has moved to 12-1:30 p.m. Sunday General Swim has moved to 2-4 p.m. Weekend lap swim times have been adjusted as well.

 

 

 

 

Indoor Aqua Fitness Class Schedule

These classes focus on strength, flexibility, and reducing pain with low impact on your joints. Training may incorporate resistance tools such as water weights and noodles. Classes offered throughout the year are Water Aerobics and Aqua Arthritis. Classes are taught by a certified instructor. Ages 18+.

2022 - 2023 Indoor Pool Rentals

The Indoor Pool can be rented for parties. Rates listed are for the two hour rental and include the use of the pool lobby room. 2 weeks notice is required.

Pool Day Dates Times Rates
Indoor Saturday 9/10 - 2/18 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $220 RDF: $190

RDF = Resident Discount Fee (22601)


Group Swim Lessons (Ages 9 months-14; Adult Lessons Ages 18+)

Note: All lessons are subject to minimum student enrollment and instructor/pool availability. Make up classes are not offered unless class is cancelled by WPRD.

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. Ages: 9 months - 2 years.
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: $49  RDF: $43 (8 weekday lessons)
  • Fee: $25  RDF: $22 (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: $54  RDF: $48  (8 weekday lessons)

*NEW*
Adult Swim Lessons
- Have you wanted to learn how to swim or to just work on the basics? If so, adult swim lessons are for you! This new program creates a fun environment for adult beginners who want to learn how to swim. Ages: 18+.

  • Fee: $25  RDF: $22  (4 weekday lessons, Mondays or Wednesdays)

NOTE: Registration REQUIRES that you create an online account on CommunityPass at https://register.capturepoint.com/CityofWinchester. Registrations can easily be completed online through our new registration program. Phone registrations will not be taken. Registration opens at 5:30am.

Weekday (4-week Session, 8 lessons. Adult are 4-week Session, 4 lessons)

Available Times Levels Offered Fee
M/W, 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. P&T, 101, 301, 302, 303

Fee: $49
RDF: $43

M/W, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. CST Fee: $54
RDF: $48
M/W, 5:15 - 5:45 p.m. 102, 103, 401, 402, 403 Fee: $49
RDF: $43
M/W, 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. CST Fee: $54
RDF: $48
M/W, 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 101, 201, 202, 203 Fee: $49
RDF: $43

M OR W, 6:45 - 7:15 p.m.
(Session 1 Only)

Adult Fee: $25
RDF: $22
TU OR TH, 6:45 - 7:15 p.m.
(Sessions 2 & 3)
Adult Fee: $25
RDF: $22
 
Session Dates Registration Period
Session 1 (1/23 - 2/15) 1/2 - 1/18
Session 2 (2/27 - 3/22) 2/6 - 2/22
Session 3 (4/3 - 4/26) 3/13 - 3/29

Saturday (4-week Session, 4 lessons)

Available Times Levels Offered Fee
SA, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. P&T, 201, 202, 203,
301, 302, 303

Fee: $25
RDF: $22

SA, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. 101, 102, 103, 401, 402, 403 Fee: $25
RDF: $22
SA, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Adult Fee: $25
RDF: $22
 
Session Dates Registration Period
Session 2 (3/4 - 3/25) 2/6 - 2/22
Session 3 (4/8 - 4/29) 3/13 - 3/29

Private Swim Lessons (All Ages)

Lessons are 30 minutes long and are offered in the Indoor Pool. Ages: All.

Note: Make up classes are not offered unless class is cancelled by WPRD.

Fee: $64  RDF: $57 (4 lessons)

NOTE: Registration REQUIRES that you create an online account on CommunityPass at https://register.capturepoint.com/CityofWinchester. Registrations can easily be completed online through our new registration program. Phone registrations will not be taken. Registration opens at 5:30am.

Session Dates Available Times Registration Period
Session 1: M, 1/23 - 2/13 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. 1/2 - 1/18
Session 1: W, 1/25 - 2/15 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. 1/2 - 1/18
Session 2: TU, 2/28 - 3/21 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
2/6 - 2/22
Session 2: TH, 3/2 - 3/23 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
2/6 - 2/22
Session 2: SA, 3/4 - 3/25 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. 2/6 - 2/22
Session 2: TU, 4/4 - 4/25 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
3/13 - 3/29
Session 2: TH, 4/6 - 4/27 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
3/13 - 3/29
Session 3: SA, 4/8 - 4/29 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. 3/13 - 3/29

New Program!

young boy lifeguard holding a life ring

Junior Lifeguarding Camp

Too young to become a lifeguard? Get a head start with Junior Lifeguard Camp! This multi-day camp lets you explore the many aspects of lifeguarding while simultaneously earning your CPR/First Aid and Junior Lifeguarding certifications. A swimsuit, towel, snack and change of clothes are required. Must be an independent swimmer!

Program Age Day Time Location Fee Registration Period
Junior Lifeguarding Camp - Spring Break Session 1 11-14 M, 4/3 -TH, 4/6 8am - 12pm Jim Barnett Park, Indoor Pool Fee: $160; RDF: $150 2/10 - 3/24
Junior Lifeguarding Camp - Spring Break Session 2 11-14 M, 4/10 - TH, 4/13 8am - 12pm Jim Barnett Park, Indoor Pool Fee: $160; RDF: $150 2/10 - 3/24

2023 Indoor Special Events

Join us for fun at the indoor pool this year!

cardboard boat regatta

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Calling all shipbuilders to the Cardboard Boat Regatta on Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m.! We challenge you to design, construct, and navigate cardboard boats across the blue seas of the indoor pool. There will be allotted time to build your ship with provided cardboard, duct tape, and scissors. Feel free to bring extra design elements! Compete in teams of two; one registration/entry per team. Fee: $35 or $30 RDF per team. All rowers must be at least 10 years of age; lifejackets provided while supplies last.

Program Age Day Time Location Fee Register By
Cardboard Boat Regatta 10+ SA, 2/18 11:00 a.m. Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Indoor Pool PER TEAM: $35; RDF: $30 2/3

Training Programs

 

Lifeguards 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
TBD
Friday 4:30-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm,
Sunday 12-6pm
Fee: $250  RDF: $225
Register by: TBD

Lifeguard Recertification (Ages 15+)

This course is designed for lifeguards who 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
TBD
Fee: $50  RDF: $45
Register by: TBD

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
TBD
Fee: $55 RDF: $45
Register by: TBD

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
Fee: $60  RDF: $57
Register by: TBD

Outdoor Pool - Now Closed for the season. Join us on Memorial Day Weekend 2023!

Pool Rules

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).


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

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