Swimming

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 706-545-1400.

Lifeguard Training

We offer Lifeguard Training to MWR patrons 15 and older. For schedules, costs and information about registration, call 706-545-1400. The four-day classes are 9am-5pm and cost $175. Students must pass a swimming assessment prior to training.

Dates are:

2018

Nov 3, 4, 10 and 11

Dec 1, 2, 8 and 9

 

2019

Jan 5,6,12 and 13

Feb 2, 3, 9 and 10

March 2, 3, 9 and 10

March 25-28

April 13, 14, 20 and 21

Smith Fitness Center Aquatics Complex

This pool complex was closed after suffering severe damage from a storm. We're working fast and furiously to make repairs.

Briant Wells Indoor Pool

Hours of Operation

Monday 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Lap Swim)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lap Swim)
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Military Training)
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Military Training)
Tuesday 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Lap Swim)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lap Swim)
Wednesday 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Lap Swim)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lap Swim)
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Military Training)
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Military Training)
Thursday 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Lap Swim)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lap Swim)
Friday 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Lap Swim)
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lap Swim)
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Military Training)
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Military Training)
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

Hall Street
Building 933
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (706) 545-4726

Military DSN Tel:
(312)835-4726

Briant Wells Pool Rules

  • Authorized MWR patrons (in accordance with AR 215-1; Table 7-1, 24 Sep 2015) may use MWR aquatic facilities.
  • Patrons 10 and older must present photo identification upon entering facility.
  • Children 12 and younger must be actively participating in the same activity and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian. Children may be participants in a special program organized by Child, Youth & School Services, schools, or other authorized youth organizations.
  • One parent/guardian may bring a maximum of six children at one time. Request a special accommodation letter for households with more than six children.
  • Swimming is a high-risk activity; no more than two children between the ages of 0-6 years must be accompanied by one parent or guardian. We require continuous, watchful, and responsible supervision (within an arm’s length) when children 0-6 years are in a pool, wading pool or playing with standing water. This also includes any child using a floatation device regardless of their age. No more than two children can be accompanied by one parent or guardian.
  • Military ID card holders can bring guests. Picture Identification must be presented for verification. Absolutely no refunds will be given. Guests are not permitted during morning lap swim.
  • Guests are the sole responsibility of the sponsor. Guests must remain with the sponsor during the entire duration of their visit (AR 215-1, 7-1 d).
  • Patrons must wear swimsuits appropriate for public appearance. No thongs, sports bras, basketball shorts, nylon shorts, underwear, cut-offs, or denim shorts are permitted. All suits must be lined. Light colored t-shirts may be worn over swimsuits. PT shorts are permitted.
  • All patrons must shower before entering the pool.
  • Subsurface or extended long breath holding is not allowed.
  • Organized PT is prohibited.
  • Persons with skin disorders, bandages, open wounds, eye, nose, or mouth discharge may be refused entry to the facility.
  • No running, horseplay, or obscene language permitted within the facility.
  • Rafts and toys are permitted in the pool at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty.
  • Children may wear Coast Guard approved life jackets in the leisure pool.
  • When using flotation devices, a child must be within an arm’s length of an adult.
  • Diving is not permitted in the leisure pool. Diving is permitted in the deep end of the lap pool.
  • No glass containers allowed on the pool deck. Food and drinks are permitted.
  • No pets are permitted in the pool area at any time.
  • All swimming pools are off limits when closed.
  • Tobacco use of any kind is prohibited.
  • Lifeguards have the authority to issue guidance on anything not covered here.
  • Adult supervision is required at all times. Lifeguard supervision does not replace parental responsibilty to watch your children.
Carey Outdoor Pool 705-545-3248

Look for the helicopter!

Carey Pool is located off Sightseeing Road, behind the Benning Brew Pub 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.

Monday-Friday 0600/0630-0900 Mission Training and Lap Swim

1000-1250 Lap Swim

Monday, Tuesday & Friday 1300-2000 Recreational Swim *Pay for use Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

0900-1800 Recreational Swim *Pay for use

 

POOL FEES

 

Daily rate for guests with military ID: $3

Daily rate for guests without military ID: $5

Single Monthly Pass: $36

Family Monthly Pass: $60

 

Details:

  • Single and family passes are available for Military ID cardholders only. Guests are subject to the $5 daily rate.
  • Children 3 years old and younger are free. Children 4 and older are subject to the fees listed above.
  • Monthly passes are sold at the Breezeway office. Passes are valid for entry to  Breezeway and Carey Pools; however, they may only be purchased at the Breezeway. Daily passes are available for purchase at both locations.
  • Cash and credit cards (excluding American Express) are accepted.
  • No refunds will be issued for any reason.
  • See Outdoor Pool Rules for more information. 

MILITARY TRAINING/CAREY PT RESERVATIONS

All reservations must be submitted least two weeks in advance. For more information, email [email protected].

 

Breezeway Pool and Splash Pad 706-545-1687

The pool at the Breezeway Recreation and Fitness Complex is open from 1-8pm weekends only through Labor Day weekend.

The office is open weekdays from 7am-4pm.

 

POOL FEES

Daily rate for guests with military ID: $3

Daily rate for guests without military ID: $5

Single Monthly Pass: $36

Family Monthly Pass: $60

Punch cards for 10 visits: $25

Details:

  • Single and family passes are available for Military ID cardholders only. Guests are subject to the $5 daily rate.
  • Children 3 years old and younger are free. Children 4 and older are subject to the fees listed above.
  • Monthly and season passes will be for sale starting May 1 at the Breezeway office from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Passes are valid at Breezeway and Carey Pools; however, they may only be purchased at the Breezeway. Daily passes are available at both locations.
  • Cash and credit cards (excluding American Express) are accepted.
  • No refunds will be issued for any reason.
  • See Outdoor Pool Rules for more information.

POOL PARTIES

For information on pool party details and reservations at either the Breezeway or Carey Pools, call 706-844-5766 or email [email protected]

Contact

7190 Muir Street
Building 117
Google Map

Tel:
1+(706) 545-1687

Military DSN Tel:
(312)835-1687

Host a Party at the Pool

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.

Outdoor Pool Rules
  • No outside food is permitted at the Breezeway Pool. Outside food is permitted at Carey Pool. No glass containers.
  • The pools must be closed if any visible lightening or audible thunder can be heard by the Aquatics Management.
  • Authorized MWR patrons (in accordance with AR 215-1; Table 7-1, 24 Sep 2015) may use MWR aquatic facilities.
  • Patrons 10 and older must present photo identification upon entering facility.
  • Children 12 and younger must be actively participating in the same activity and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian. Children may be participants in a special program organized by Child, Youth & School Services, schools, or other authorized youth organizations.
  • One parent/guardian may bring a maximum of six children at one time. Request a special accommodation letter for households with more than six children.
  • Swimming is a high-risk activity; no more than two children between the ages of 0-6 years must be accompanied by one parent or guardian. We require continuous, watchful, and responsible supervision (within an arm’s length) when children 0-6 years are in a pool, wading pool or playing with standing water. This also includes any child using a floatation device regardless of their age. No more than two children can be accompanied by one parent or guardian.
  • Military ID card holders can bring guests. Picture Identification must be presented for verification. Absolutely no refunds will be given. Guests are not permitted during morning lap swim.
  • Guests are the sole responsibility of the sponsor. Guests must remain with the sponsor during the entire duration of their visit (AR 215-1, 7-1 d).
  • Patrons must wear swimsuits appropriate for public appearance. No thongs, sports bras, basketball shorts, nylon shorts, underwear, cut-offs, or denim shorts are permitted. All suits must be lined. Light colored t-shirts may be worn over swimsuits. PT shorts are permitted.
  • All patrons must shower before entering the pool.
  • Subsurface or extended long breath holding is not allowed.
  • Organized PT is prohibited.
  • Persons with skin disorders, bandages, open wounds, eye, nose, or mouth discharge may be refused entry to the facility.
  • No running, horseplay, or obscene language permitted within the facility.
  • Rafts and toys are permitted in the pool at the discretion of the lifeguard on duty.
  • Children may wear Coast Guard approved life jackets in the leisure pool.
  • When using flotation devices, a child must be within an arm’s length of an adult.
  • Diving is not permitted in the leisure pool. Diving is permitted in the deep end of the lap pool.
  • No glass containers allowed on the pool deck. Food and drinks are permitted.
  • No pets are permitted in the pool area at any time.
  • All swimming pools are off limits when closed.
  • Tobacco use of any kind is prohibited.
  • Lifeguards have the authority to issue guidance on anything not covered here.
  • Adult supervision is required at all times. Lifeguard supervision does not replace parental responsibilty to watch your children.
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 [email protected].

Military Training and PT Reservations at Carey Pool

All reservations must be submitted least two weeks in advance. For more information, email [email protected] .