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: 9/6/22 - 11/6/22

Y = Yes
Note: Now offering weekday General Swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon - 2PM!

 

 

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 Friday 9/9 - 11/4 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fee: $220 RDF: $190
Indoor Saturday 9/10 - 2/18 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $220 RDF: $190

RDF = Resident Discount Fee (22601)


2022 Indoor Special Events

Join us for fun at the indoor pool! 

Pumpkins in the Pool
Are you ready for some Halloween aquatic fun? Take a swim with pumpkins in the pool and yes, they float! Children may choose their favorite pumpkin to decorate following their pool session. Ages 2 - 12. Children under age 10 must have an adult (age 18+) in the water with them, no exceptions (even if the child can swim). A limited number of child life jackets are available on request. Registration is by age group. No day-of registrations will be taken. To register for the Siblings session, you must first register a child in the Sibling 2-5 program, then register additional children in either the Sibling 2-5 or Sibling 6-12 programs.

Event Date Fee Ages Time Register By
Pumpkins in the Pool SA, 10/22 Fee: $12
RDF: $10
2 - 12 11:00 - 11:15 a.m. (Siblings Session, one child must be 2 - 5yrs old)
11:25 - 11:40 a.m. (Ages 2 - 5)
11:50 - 12:05 p.m. (Ages 6 - 8)
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. (Ages 9 - 12)
10/9

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.


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. 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)

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.

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

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

Fee: $49
RDF: $43

4:30 - 5:15 p.m. CST Fee: $54
RDF: $48
5:15 - 5:45 p.m. 102, 103, 401, 402, 403 Fee: $49
RDF: $43
5:15 - 6:00 p.m. CST Fee: $54
RDF: $48
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 101, 201, 202, 203 Fee: $49
RDF: $43
 
Session Dates Registration Period
9/12 - 10/5 8/15 - 9/7
10/17 - 11/9 9/26 - 10/12
11/28 - 12/21 11/7 - 11/21

Saturday (4-week Session, 4 lessons)

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

Fee: $25
RDF: $22

11:15 - 11:45 a.m. 101, 102, 103, 401, 402, 403 Fee: $25
RDF: $22
 
Session Dates Registration Period
9/17 - 10/8 8/15 - 9/7

Private Swim Lessons (All Ages)

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

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
Tuesday, 9/13 - 10/4 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
7:15 - 7:45 p.m.
8/15 - 9/7
Thursday, 9/15 - 10/6 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
7:15 - 7:45 p.m.
8/15 - 9/7
Saturday, 9/17 - 10/8 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. 8/15 - 9/7
Monday, 10/17 - 11/7 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. 9/26 - 10/12
Wednesday, 10/19 - 11/9 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. 9/26 - 10/12
Monday, 11/28 - 12/19 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. 11/7 - 11/21
Wednesday, 11/30 - 12/21 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. 11/7 - 11/21

Scuba Diving Courses

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.
  • Basic skills and safety rules in shallow water that will carry over to a full scuba certification course, if you so choose.

Fee: $50
​Location: Indoor Pool
Scuba Registration MUST be done in person at the Rec Center, as there is signed paperwork required.

Date Time Register by
SU, 9/25 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 9/21
SU, 10/23 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 10/19
SA, 11/26 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 11/22

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. 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 (Note: Cost of open water dives not included)

Fee: $275 due at registration, $202 due at a later date for the online portion
Location: Indoor Pool
Scuba Registration MUST be done in person at the Rec Center, as there is signed paperwork required.

Date Time Register by
F/SA/SU, 10/7 - 10/9 F, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
SA, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
SU, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
10/3
F/SA/SU, 11/4 - 11/6 F, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
SA, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
SU, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
10/31

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
Activity #: 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
Activity #: 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
Activity #: 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
Activity #: 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