An official army family and MWR Site

Swimming

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We have one indoor pool open throughout the year and two outdoor pools open seasonally. Please check hours of operation below. We offer a number of classes and programs including swim lessons, fitness classes, lifeguard training and Water Safety Instructor certification.
For information on the Aquatics Program at Fort Benning, call +1 (706) 545-1400.

Pool Rules

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Smith Fitness Center Aquatics Complex

Smith Indoor Pool is located inside of Smith Fitness Center and available for Military ID Card holders and their dependents at no cost. Please have your Military ID ready at the sign in desk to enter the pool area.

The lap pool features a three lane, 125,000-gallon pool that is 25 meters long.

The complex also has a 40,000-gallon recreational pool with several water features to include a mushroom water fountain and bubblers for recreational use, except during swimming lessons.

The 2,000-gallon hot tub is available during open swim hours.

*Our military training pool (Briant Wells Indoor Pool) is currently closed for renovations. Lap swim and recreational swim hours vary based on military training. For available hours, please call +1 (706) 545-5709 or check our regular updated schedule at the facility.

Briant Wells Indoor Pool

Briant Wells is currently closed for renovations.

Briant Wells Pool: Reservations are no longer required. Lap swim is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pool hours may vary due to scheduled military training. Visit the facility's information board for the most up-to-date schedule. 

Breezeway Pool

Closed for the season!

Georgia summers are HOT! Enjoy it at the Breezeway Complex, Fort Benning’s premiere recreational swimming complex with a toddler area, slide, splash pad, rock wall feature and more.  Entry is $3 per person, children 3 and under are free.  Family season pool passes are $100 per family.

Youth swim lessons are available, call Parent Central at +1 (706) 545-2079 to register. 

Carey Pool

Closed for the season

Carey Pool is open for lap swim only during the pool season, Monday - Friday, 6:30 – 8 a.m.

Lunch swim from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. will periodically be available.

No reservations are required and lanes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be aware that Carey Pool is occasionally reserved for military training, so lanes may be unavailable.

Look for the helicopter!

Carey Pool is located off Sightseeing Road, behind the Infantry Bar/Main Post Recreation Center near the intersection of Eckel Avenue. This 600,000 gallon, Olympic-size pool, with zero-depth entry and a 5,000-gallon toddler pool, has a rock wall, diving boards, a splash pad and more.

Adult Swim Lessons

Can your swimming skills use a boost? Adults can reserve one-on-one lessons with our experienced staff to be a better and confident swimmer. Open to all skill-levels, sessions are one-hour and cost $150 for five lessons. Lessons will prepare Soldiers for Ranger School, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and other swimming tests. This offer is valid for ID cardholders ages 18 and up. Session dates, times and locations will vary and will be disclosed during registration. To register or for more information email annerose.whitehead.naf@army.mil or call +1 (706) 844-5766.

Youth Swim Lessons

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Host a Party at the Pool: Currently Unavailable

Our outdoor pools are available for private events on weekends from 12 to 2 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $50 for two hours for 25 people, and an extra $15 for up to 25 additional people or $15 for an extra hour. Call 1+(706) 844-5766.

Lifeguard Training

We offer a 2-year lifeguard certification, which includes the American Red Cross certification, first aid, CPR and AED, for MWR patrons 15 and older. The cost is $175. To register, email annerose.whitehead.naf@army.mil.

 

 

Military Training and PT Reservations at Carey Pool

All reservations must be submitted least two weeks in advance. For more information, email vivian.pedrozo.naf@army.mil .

  • Smith Fitness Center Indoor Pool
  • Hours:
    Monday
    5:00am-7:00am
    11:00am-1:00pm
    5:00pm-7:00pm
    Tuesday
    5:00am-7:00am
    11:00am-1:00am
    5:00pm-7:00pm
    Wednesday
    5:00am-7:00am
    11:00am-1:00pm
    5:00pm-7:00pm
    Thursday
    5:00am-7:00am
    11:00am-1:00pm
    5:00pm-7:00pm
    Friday
    5:00am-7:00am
    11:00am-1:00pm
    5:00pm-7:00pm
    Saturday
    9:00am-1:00pm
    2:00pm-4:30pm
    Sunday
    12:30pm-4:30pm

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Free Golf Club Rentals

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Family Fishing Nights

Mar 1 5 pm - 6 pm

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Apr 22 9 am - 5 pm
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CC Softball Coaches Meeting

Apr 25 1 pm - 2 pm