The goal of the Navy Fitness Program is to create “Fitness for Life” for the entire Navy population, including active-duty Sailors, family members, retirees and DoD civilians. Individual and group instruction is available from certified fitness professionals in cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, flexibility and nutrition.

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Pool

The 25-meter pool is open daily with lap and open recreational swim times available. Active duty personnel, family members, reservists, retirees and DoD employees swim for free during these times. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. hours are restricted — active duty personnel have priority. Recreational swimming programs include swim lessons (private contract) for patrons, ages one-year to adult, and water fitness. The pool may be rented for special occasions, but reservations are required. Fees apply for swim lessons, water fitness (free for active duty), eligible guests and locker rental.

25-Meter Pool
Adult Lap Swim
Open Swim
Water Fitness Classes
Family Fun Time
Swimming Lessons



Through SPLASH, Navy Fitness strives to educate parents and youth on pool safety and the dangers associated with unsupervised swimming.  With structured swim lessons, professional swim skills assessment, safe play, and active parental supervision, the risk of accidental drowning can be significantly reduced.  For children to pass the swim test they must demonstrate the following: swim one length unassisted and without rest; swimmers must use a recognizable swim stroke for the entire distance; tread water for a minimum of 60 seconds; jump into the deep end of the pool and return to the surface; and  exit the pool unassisted.  Swimmers who pass the swim test will receive a card to present to the lifeguards when swimming. Friday 3-6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; & Sunday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  For more information, call (401) 841-6628.

Monday & Wednesday     9:15-10:15 a.m.
 Ages 6 months to 3 years old, a perfect opportunity to introduce your children to the pool in a safe, but fun manner.  If not toilet trained, children must wear a swim diaper.  Come join the fun!  For details, 
call (401) 841-6628.


Note: Contractors and retired DoD Civilians are NOT eligible to use this facility.


This MWR facility is open to active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, eligible family members, and DoD civilians with base access.

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