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!

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