The Olympic-size pool, Building 1452A, is located on the corner of Yorktown Street and Saratoga Street and is attached to the Fitness Center. To get to the pool, please enter through the Fitness Center. There is a ramp leading into the pool that allows easy access for our handicap patrons. The pool has both a shallow area with a slide as well as a deep end. There are seven 25-yard lanes available for lap swimmers and a covered picnic area with tables. Red Cross certified Youth swim lessons are offered as well as contracted aqua fitness classes during our pool season. The pool is open to all authorized MWR patrons including active duty and their families, military retirees and their families, and DoD civilian employees. There is a $5 guest fee and a limit of one guest per ID card.
===== IMPORTANT "Pool Closure" NOTICE =====
We regret to inform everyone that our base swimming pool, which is undergoing a major plumping and resurfacing overhaul, will remain closed for the 2017 swimming season.
In an effort to help provide availability to Aquatics Programs and summer recreational swimming options, we have liaison with the facilities onboard NAS Pensacola. An open invitation has been extend for us to use their facilities and stay cool in their pool over the summer!
Take a look at their programs information on their website. http://www.navymwrpensacola.com/programs/861b5961-025b-4dcb-83fd-0705a4d962f1 and visit their Aquatics Program Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/naspaquatics/ to see all they have to offer us!
In addition, remember that Whiting Park Outdoor Recreation Area . http://www.navymwrwhitingfield.com/programs/b5da2722-8d35-4d0f-a117-d47d363e2053, located right in downtown Milton on the Blackwater River, is truly the best swimmin' hole around! There's a brand new buoyed "Wading Area", kids playground equipment, horse shoes, volleyball, basketball court, fishing pier, pavilions with bbq's, and lots of watercraft to use too.
For a bit of adventure, Tickets & Travel “http://www.navymwrwhitingfield.com/programs/bfc5a10e-f45a-458a-8f8a-627a59316afc” can provide discount tickets to waterparks near and far, from Big Kahuna's in Destin to the brand new Volcano Mountain at Universal Orlando.
Thank you for your understanding with our challenge this season and we hope you take advantage of all the opportunities for alternative water bound recreation available through your MWR.