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.

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


 

SPLASH
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     
5:30-7 p.m. 
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     
9:15-10:15 a.m. 
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 
September.  

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.

Events

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ALL DAY

Cornell Swim Lesson Registration

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Pool

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ALL DAY

Cornell Swim Lesson Registration

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Pool

Thursday, September 27, 2018

ALL DAY

Cornell Swim Lesson Registration

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Pool

Friday, September 28, 2018

ALL DAY

Cornell Swim Lesson Registration

NAVSTA Newport - John H. Chafee Pool