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Swimming

The Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Branch operates the swimming facilities listed below, supports PT, instructional swim for active duty Soldiers, various military trainings, and hosts a myriad of recreational activities. Recreational programming includes, but is not limited to: Open Swimming at Splash and West Beach, Water Aerobics, SCUBA Courses, Lifeguarding and other Health & Safety Certification Courses, Joint Ventures with CYSS for EDGE program components and SKIES Youth Swimming Lessons, and a Youth Swim Team (parent-run, non-profit, post-approved organization). For information, please call the Physical Fitness Center (PFC) at (334) 255-9162.



Physical Fitness Center Indoor Pool
Building 4605 on Andrews Avenue

  • Open to Authorized Patrons ONLY
  • Lap lanes and open swim area
  • Fitness and Recreational Equipment available
  • Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (5:30 – 7 a.m. is PT/Training only)
  • Saturday – Sunday/Holidays/DONSA’s, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Lifeguarding Courses:

Lifeguarding Courses will be held at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center on Andrew’s Ave. Each Lifeguard training class (once completed) includes American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding, Water-front Lifeguarding, Water-park Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR & AED administration. Each certification is valid for 2 years from the course completion date. Courses are available to ages 15 and up and costs is $125.00 for Military/DoD ID card holders and $150.00 for General Public. Prerequisite on first day must be passed to enter the course. Prerequisite requirements include: Non-stop swim of 550 meters, 2 minute tread using only legs, dive ring retrieval, and a timed 20 m/retrieval swim. You may register at the front desk of the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center. The cut-off for registration is three days prior to course start date. Class may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met. For more information, please contact the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center at (334) 255-2296.

Lifeguarding Course Dates & Times:

  • January 16-19,  8 am- 6 p,
  • February 12-16, Thur: 4 pm – 8 pm, Fri: 2 pm -7 pm, Sat-Mon: 8 am -6 pm
  • March 6-8 & 14-15, Fri: 4 pm -7 pm, Sat-Sun: 8 am -5 pm
  • March 30- April 3,  9 am -5 pm
  • April 17-19 & 25-26, Fri: 4 pm -7 pm, Sat-Sun: 8 am -5 pm
  • May 8-10 & 16-17, Fri: 4 pm -7 pm, Sat-Sun: 8 am -5 pm
  • June 1-5, 9 am- 5 pm

 

 

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SPLASH! Pool & Spray Park
Building 113 on Novosel Street (behind The Landing Zone)
Summer 2014 Schedule
Open to the public
Closed for the season

 

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Tiki Bay - Closed for the season
Located poolside next to SPLASH! at The Landing

Our Tiki Bay Tiki Bar is open seasonally and located poolside, serving The SPLASH! Water Park. Tiki Bay offers a tropical atmosphere where you can enjoy refreshing smoothies, pizza, hot dogs and more from the Tiki Bay Menu. Enjoy a cold beverage, listen to music, and play some corn hole! Ask about our After-Hours Poolside Parties.


West Beach, Lake Tholocco
Building 24207 on Johnston Road
Outdoor Recreation
Phone: 334-255-4305
Open to the public
Closed for the season

 

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Flynn Pool- Closed for the season
Building 9222 on Park Drive

  • Open to Authorized Patrons ONLY
  • Fitness swimming, swim lessons and other instructional classes only.
  • Not open for recreational swimming.
  • Monday-Friday,  5:30 a.m. -7 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday/Holidays/DONSA’s, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Flynn Pool is named in honor of POFC Raymond P. Flynn, Armed Helicopter Door Gunner, killed in action in Vietnam on 17 January 1964.

 

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Aquatics Programs

We offer a variety of aquatics programs throughout the year. View our for a list and description of activities. You may also download the Aquatics Activity Registration Form to sign-up for an activity.

 

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