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.
Adult Lap Swim
Water Fitness Classes
Family Fun Time
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.
MASTER SWIM CLUB
Tuesday & Thursday
The Master Swim Team, Newport Lobsters Swim Club is an adult-oriented (18 years or older)
swim program combining instruction with competitive training. Great for athletes,
competitive swimmers, and fitness swimmers. All participants must be able to swim a 200
freestyle continuously and be able to swim freestyle, backstroke, and breast stroke.
Coaches provide workouts for participants ranging from beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Fees apply. Swimmers may sign up for USMS membership to be eligible to compete at USMS
sanctioned swim meets.
PARENT & CHILD OPEN SWIM
Monday & Wednesday
Ages 6 months to 5 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!
ADULT LEARN TO SWIM
Wednesday 6-7 p.m.
This is a free, month long class. Space is limited to 12 participants. Registration takes
place at the fitness center front desk a week prior to the beginning of the session.
Participants will learn the three strokes and will work on techniques. This is a great
program for those looking to improve their PRT's or swim the full length of the pool.
Drop-ins are not permitted. This program only runs in the months of February, May, July and
BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE JOHN H. CHAFEE FITNESS CENTER POOL
Celebrate your birthday with a splash...rent the pool for your party! All parties include
lifeguards, pool toys, and access to lifejackets if needed. All food must be catered
through our Community Recreation Center with the exception of birthday cake.
1 hour party - $35
2 Hour Party - $70
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.