Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility
3210 King St.
703.746.5553 (FOR TICKETS: 703.746.6909)
Year-round 25 meter Indoor Pool & Diving Well; Locker Rooms; Party Packages (currently not offered); Aquatics, Sports & Fitness Classes; Men's & Women's Saunas (currently closed); and Free WiFi. Advanced tickets are required for entry. Please see the "Pool Admissions and Tickets" section below instructions on how to reserve tickets.
Charles Houston Recreation Center
901 Wythe St.
703.746.6998 (for tickets: 703.746.6909)
This small pool with a beach entry and spray features is ideal for families with young children and adults seeking therapeutic benefits. Admission wristbands must be purchased inside the Recreation Center and is limited to 45 participants at any one time. Operating hours and fees are subject to change. For additional outdoor pool information including swim classes, group reservations, season passes, and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414.
Memorial Pool will be open Summer 2021! Please stay tuned for operational dates and times.
Old Town Pool
1609 Cameron St.
703.746.6999 (FOR TICKETS: 703.746.6909)
This complex includes a eight lane 25-yard lap pool with a diving well. A separate training pool is available for children up to 42 inches in height. Easily accessible for disabled, the training pool has a water depth range of 1-3 feet. For added convenience, a parking lot, picnic area and a tot playground are adjacent to the pool. Operating hours and fees are subject to change. For additional outdoor pool information including swim classes, group reservations, season passes, and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414.
Old Town Pool will be open Summer 2021! Please stay tuned for operational dates and times.
3301 Landover St.
571.312.8470 (FOR TICKETS: 703.746.6909)
This complex includes a six lane 25-yard lap pool with an accessible ramp entry. The water depth ranges from 0 to 5 feet. For added convenience, the Landover Street playground is adjacent to the pool. Operating hours and fees are subject to change. For additional outdoor pool information including swim classes, group reservations, season passes, and financial assistance, please call 703.746.5414.
Warwick Pool will be open Summer 2021! Please stay tuned for operational dates and times.
In accordance with Phase Three guidance, lap swimming and water walking are permitted with two individuals maximum per lane. A maximum of one 45-minute ticket per day can be reserved per person.
Tickets: Advanced reservation is required for entry; tickets can be purchased online. For additional assistance, or to reserve a ticket over the phone, call 703.746.6909. Tickets will be released every Thursday at 9 a.m. for the following Monday through Sunday.
In accordance with Phase Three guidance, family open swim is permitted with ten feet physical distance maintained between swimmers not of the same household. A maximum of one 45-minute ticket per day can be reserved per family.
Tickets: Advanced reservation is required for entry; tickets can be purchased online. Tickets will be released every Thursday at 9 a.m. for the following Monday through Sunday.
For additional assistance, or to reserve a ticket over the phone, call 703.746.6909.
What to expect when you come to the pool
Arrival – Please arrive ten minutes early. Wear a face mask unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so. A staff member will greet you and conduct a health screening. Once screened, proceed to the front desk, state your name, show your ticket (on your phone or printed), and complete your payment if needed.
- Locker Rooms – For the safety of all customers, please come with your swimwear already on to prevent prolonged use of the locker room. You may bring your personal items to the pool deck – items may be placed near your lane on a hook or chair.
Lane or Zone Assignment – If you have a lap swim ticket, please select a lane with zero or one swimmer(s). There is a maximum of two swimmers per lane for lap swimming. If you have a family swim ticket, please proceed to a family swim lane or zone. A lifeguard can also assist you with selecting a lane or zone.
- Equipment – You are encouraged to bring your own swim equipment, if possible (please, no large pool floats or non-Coast Guard approved flotation devises, such as water wings). A selection of disinfected swim equipment will also be available on the pool deck. All pools have life jackets available. Equipment available at Chinquapin: kickboards (youth and adult), aqua aerobics noodles, ankle weights, aqua jogger belts, pull buoys, aqua barbells, and aqua dumbbells.
Masks – Face masks are not allowed in the water, as they present a choking/drowning hazard when wet. Please wear your mask at all times on the pool deck, and remove it just before getting in the water. You can keep your mask dry by placing it in your gym bag or bringing a plastic container for it (such as a sandwich bag or food container).
- Inclement Weather – In the event of inclement weather that closes the pool, you will receive a household credit or pass extension for your cancelled swim ticket.
- Exit – A lifeguard will blow the whistle to mark the end of your 45-minute swim. Showers and locker rooms are open, however, it is recommended that you towel off on the deck and shower at home, if possible. On your way out, please drop off any borrowed equipment on the pool deck – lifeguards will disinfect it.
OUTDOOR POOL DAILY TICKET FEES
- Child (0-4) with paid adult Free
- Youth (5-17)* $3
- Adult (18-59) $4
- Senior (60+) $3
- Nonresident not offered at this time
*Youth ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Indoor POOL DAILY TICKET and Pass FEES
Please visit the Chinquapin page for detailed fee information.
Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain
2501 Potomac Ave.
The Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain, located between the two playgrounds, features thirty-six water jets, including twelve laminar jets which shoot a stream of water between two troughs and lighting at the jets for nighttime effects. The fountain offers three programmable sequences, and sensors control the water jet height based on the wind speed in the area adjusting the jets accordingly. For added public safety, the fountain features a secondary ultraviolet water treatment system. The fountain supports the City's Eco-City Initiative by treating and recycling water resulting in reduced water use.
The Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain will remain closed due to Phase Three guidance that hot tubs, spas, saunas, splash pads, spray pools, and interactive play features must be closed.
Annual Dog Swims
Friendly dogs of all sizes will enjoy an end of summer dip in Old Town Pool on Saturday, September 18, 2021 and Warwick Pool on Sunday, September 19, 2021! To maintain physical distancing, registration is per person, not per dog - please register every human who will accompany their canine companions to watch the fun. Register now. All dogs must have proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination. All humans ages 5 and up must wear a face covering unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so.
Family Splash Nights
Join friends for swimming for all ages, music, beach ball and aqua basketball, and a floating obstacle course. Pool safety tips and swimming skills assessments are offered for youth and adults. On-site class registration is available. Light refreshments will be served. Different schools are featured at each event but all are welcome. $4 per person upon entry; no passes.
No dates are planned at this time. Please check back soon.
Alexandria Swim Academy
The Alexandria Swim Academy is part of the Red Cross Learn to Swim program, offering swim lessons for ages 6 months through adult. Swim lessons are available for all skill levels and abilities.
The Alexandria Swim Academy is operating in accordance with federal, state, and local health guidelines, which include significant adjustments to capacity and format. Lessons run all year and registration is available online. Register now.
Applications for Lifeguards, Pool Operators, and Water Safety Swim Instructors are accepted on a continuing basis. The City of Alexandria also offers Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor training. Please visit our Jobs page to apply, or call 703.746.5436 for more information.
Opportunities are available to qualified instructors to instruct aquatic exercise and enrichment programs for all ages. Classes are offered seasonally. To submit a proposal, visit the City's Solicitation Board or call 703.746.5434.
*Please Note: All children twelve years of age and younger must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a paying adult eighteen years of age and over. Children under age six must be accompanied by a paying adult eighteen years and over in proper bathing attire at all times, and within arm's length of the adult when in the pool. This policy is necessary to maintain safety and enjoyment at the City's swimming pools.
- Lindsay Burneson, Regional Program Director
- Lisa O'Neill, Acting Aquatics Recreation Manager
- Nick Ambrose, Aquatics Program Specialist
- Jacquay Plummer, Recreation Manager
- Ann Redfearn, Recreation Coordinator