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.
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!
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. Details, call (401) 841-6628.
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 month’s of February, May, July and
1,000 POINT WATER CHALLENGE
Monday, July 2-Friday, August 3
Challenge yourself to step up your workout! Participate in Aqua Fitness Classes,
Water Wellness, Master's Swimming, or Lap Swimming and record your time. One
minute of activity equals one point. Complete the challenge by recording 1,000
points in the log book on the pool deck.
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. For more information, call the John H. Chafee
Fitness Center Pool at (401) 841-6628.
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.