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 scuba diving are offered throughout the year.
 Aquatics Camp

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.

Program Information

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). If you are a non-swimmer looking to learn, or a swimmer looking to improve technique, this is the program for you!
Mon-Thu, Oct 19-Oct 29, 7-8 p.m. HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident. Registration ends Oct 16.
Mon-Thu, Nov 9-Nov 19, 7-8 p.m. HCC Pool. $50/resident. $60/non-resident. Registration ends Nov 6.
Strokes and Turns Clinic
For ages 6-12. This program is designed to assist competitive swimmers with their stroke technique and swimming endurance. Instructors will offer guidance on stroke and breathing techniques in a team practice environment. Participants must be able to pass a swim test. This class is not meant to serve as a basic swimming lesson.
Tue & Thu, Oct 6-Nov 5, 7-8 p.m. HCC Pool. $25/resident. $30/non-resident Registration ends Oct 2.
Tue & Thu, Nov 10-Dec 15, 7-8 p.m. HCC Pool. $25/resident. $30/non-resident Registration ends Nov 6.
Indoor Sprint Triathlon
For ages 18+. Have you ever wanted to do a triathlon, but didn’t think you could make it through the entire event? Come “get your feet wet” with our indoor sprint triathlon. Participants will be given a set amount of time in each discipline to cover as much distance as possible. The competitor with the greatest total distance of all three disciplines will be crowned the winner. Swimming will be in the pool, cycling will be done on a stationary bike, and running will be done on a treadmill.
Sat. Nov. 21. 3-6 p.m.
HCC. $15/military. $20/civilian.
Registration ends Nov 13.
Water Polo Demo
For ages 18+. Join us in the water to learn about this   exciting aquatic sport. Participants will be introduced to basic rules and techniques. The sport is normally played in deep water but participants will have the option to play in the deep or shallow end of the pool. All participants must pass a swim test to play in the deep end. Equipment will be provided.
Tues. Oct 6. 12-1 p.m.
HCC Pool. Free.
Registration ends October 2.

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


For addional information, please call (804) 541-2353 or email