Newport - John H. Chafee Pool

The six-lane pool is open first-come, first-served.  Open for all authorized patrons, Active Duty personnel, Reservists, Retirees, Dependents and DoD civilians.  Contractors, Retired DoD civilians & Veterans (who are not 100% disabled) are not allowed to use fitness center.  Locker rooms, showers, indoor track, basketball and one racquetball courts are available for use. 

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.  Exit the pool unassisted.  Swimmers who pass the swim test will receive a card to present to the lifeguards when swimming. 

Mondays & Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m.
Open to children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult.  It’s a perfect opportunity to introduce your children to the pool in a safe, but fun manner.  We encourage you to have fun, blow bubbles, and become comfortable getting your child’s face wet.  Children must wear a swim diaper, if not toilet trained.  A lifeguard will be present, as well as approved toys and life jackets.  


Tuesday & Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Masters Swim will be taking a break for the Summer, June 2 through September.
The Masters Swim Club, Newport Lobsters 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.  Certified coaches provide workouts for participants ranging from beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  No need to register, drop in when you want to practice your strokes.  Swimmers may sign up for US Masters Swimming (USMS) membership to be eligible to compete at USMS sanctioned swim meets. 



This MWR facility is open to Active Duty personnel, Reservists, Retirees, Dependents, and DoD civilians with valid ID & base access.  Contractors, Retired DoD civilians and Veterans (VA caregivers) are NOT eligible to use the John H. Chafee Fitness Center Pool.  MWR has gone cashless, all major credit cards are accepted.  

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