Aquatics

The Department of Recreation and Parks offers a variety of aquatic programs for the entire family.  The Hopewell Community Center boasts a 25-meter  heated indoor pool with depths ranging from three to thirteen feet.  Activities such as swimming lessons, water aerobics, lifeguard certification classes, and family free time are offered throughout the year.

Swimming Lessons

Summer Preschool Swim Lessons
For ages 3-5. This program is for children of all swimming abilities. Instruction will range from very basic drown-proofing and water safety to learning the competitive swim strokes (front and back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly). Your child will acquire the skills and knowledge to safely enjoy the water for the rest of their lives.
 
Mon-Thu, June 20-June 30, 5-5:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/Resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration ends June 17.
 
Mon-Thu, June 20-June 30, 7-7:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration ends June 17.
 
Mon-Thu, July 11-21, 5-5:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration ends July 8.
 
Mon-Thu, Aug 1-11, 5-5:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration ends July 29.
 
Mon-Thu, Aug 22-Sep 1, 5-5:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident
Registration ends Aug 19.
 
Summer Youth Swim Lessons
For ages 6-17. This program is for youth of all swimming abilities. Instruction will range from very basic drown-proofing and water safety to learning the competitive swim strokes (front and back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly). Your child will acquire the skills and knowledge to safely enjoy the water for the rest of their lives.
 
Mon-Thu, June 20-30, 6-6:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration end June 17.
 
Mon-Thu, July 11-21, 6-6:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration ends July 8.
 
Mon-Thu, July 11-21, 7-7:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration ends July 8.
 
Mon-Thu, Aug 1-11, 6-6:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration ends July 29.
 
Mon-Thu, Aug 22-Sep 1, 6-6:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration ends Aug 19.
 
Summer Adult Swim Lessons
For ages 18+. This program is for adults of all swimming abilities. Instruction will range from very basic drown-proofing and water safety to learning the competitive swim strokes (front and back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly). Give yourself the chance to learn the skills and knowledge to safely enjoy our area’s many aquatic opportunities by signing up for this program.
 
Mon-Thu, Aug 1-Aug 11, 7-7:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/Resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration ends July 29.
 
Mon-Thu, Aug 22-Sep 1, 7-7:50 p.m.
HCC Pool. $50/Resident. $60/non-resident.
Registration ends Aug 19.
 

Recreational Aquatic Programs

Summer Splashdown Teen Nights
Ages 13-17. Don’t miss out on the hottest teen pool party in town! Pool parties will include various games, an aquatic obstacle course, music, and concessions. Don’t miss out on this fun new program! Advance registration required. All pool rules apply.
 
Fri, June 18, 6-9 p.m.
HCC Pool. $3.
Registration ends Jun 16.
 
Fri, July 16, 6-9 p.m.
HCC Pool. $3.
Registration ends July14.
 
Fri, August 13, 6-9 p.m.
HCC Pool. $3.
Registration ends Aug 11.
 
Family Fun Time
For all ages. Enjoy some family fun at the Hopewell Community Center pool! There will be a variety of activities available, as well as our floating obstacle course. No prior registration is required, but all participants must have a valid membership. All pool rules apply.
 
Mon-Thu, June 13-17, 5-7 p.m.
HCC Pool. Free. (Membership required).
 
Mon-Thu, July 5-8, 5-7p.m.
HCC Pool. Free. (Membership required).
 
Mon-Thu, July 25-29, 5-7p.m.
HCC Pool. Free. (Membership required).
 
Mon-Thu, Aug 15-19, 5-7 p.m.
HCC Pool. Free. (Membership required).
 
Splish-Splash Family Pool Parties
All ages. Are you and your family tired of the summer heat already? Come cool off and have fun during one of our pool parties. We will have various aquatic activities; including our aquatic obstacle course, music, games, and concessions. Come enjoy an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Advance registration required. All pool rules apply.
 
Sat, June 19, 2-5 p.m.
HCC Pool. $3/person.
Registration ends June 16.
 
Sat, July 16, 2-5 p.m.
HCC Pool. $3/person.
Registration ends July 13.
 
Sat, Aug. 14, 2-5 p.m.
HCC Pool. $3/person.
Registration ends Aug 11.
 
Aquatic Warrior Competition
Ages 8+. Water-lovers will test their abilities on the brand new aquatic obstacle course. Competitors will be timed as they navigate the course and complete a variety of water-based challenges. Competition will be divided into age groups for both adults and children based on final registration numbers. All participants must wear an appropriate swimsuit. Participants must pass a swim test to compete in this event.
 
Sat, Jul 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. HCC Pool. $5/resident. $7/non-resident.
Registration ends July 10.
 

Facility Information

Pool Hours

Monday, Wednesday – 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday – 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday – CLOSED

Restricted Hours

  • Class time Monday through Friday, 9 -11 a.m. and 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Pool is closed from 9 – 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • Pool is open from 5 – 8 p.m. unless classes are scheduled. Lap lanes will remain open unless posted.

Competitive Swimming

NOVA South (formerly known as the Virginia Association for Competitive Swimming) is dedicated to the promotion of competitive swimming in the greater Tri-Cities area. NOVA South offers instruction, training, and competition to young people of all ages and abilities. For additional information, please visit www.swimvacs.org.

 

For addional information, please call (804) 541-2353 or email customerservice@hopewellva.gov.