City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Dog Swims

Page updated on Sep 14, 2021 at 8:54 PM

City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Dog Swims

­­For Immediate Release: September 7, 2021

Treat your pooch to an end-of-summer dip in a City of Alexandria public pool. Friendly dogs of all sizes can enjoy swims on Saturday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Warwick Pool (3301 Landover St.) and on Sunday, September 19 from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Old Town Pool (1609 Cameron St.). Tickets are required for all dog handlers to attend.

Following the summer pool season, dog swims provide dogs with the opportunity to enjoy the City’s outdoor pools before they are drained and cleaned for the winter. Admission is free.

Tickets may be reserved online for your preferred location and time frame. Dog handlers must be at least 16 years old and cannot enter the pool with their dogs. Dogs must be sociable. In order to gain entry, each dog must either wear a current vaccination tag or have a current rabies certificate or veterinarian letter. Space is limited to 50 people and 100 dogs in the pool area at one time.  

Visit alexandriava.gov/Aquatics to register or for more information about the Annual Dog Swims.

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact lisa.oneill@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5436, Virginia Relay 711. 

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/124056.

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