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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.

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Smith Fitness Center Aquatics Complex

We are please to announce that the Smith Indoor Pool will be re-opening on September 21 for free lap and recreational swimming.  Reservations are required, available for ID cardholders only and must be made via Webtrac through a desktop or laptop. If your plans change, cancelations can be done via WebTrac up to 24 hours before your scheduled swim time or you can call 706-545-1400 for same-day cancelations. Consistent no shows may result in cancelations for future reservations.   Don't let the cooler weather keep you from enjoying the water, make your reservation today by clicking here.  

Briant Wells Indoor Pool

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.
Breezeway Pool

*Please note as a precautionary measure, reservations will be required until further notice for recreational swim at Breezeway Pool. Reservations can be made via WebTrac, here.  Reservations are available for ID card holders only.

  • Please plan in advance as reservation windows will close at noon on the business day prior to the date of reservation.

The Breezeway Pool Office is open Wed-Sun, 1-8pm.  $3 per reservation for ages 4 and up, free for 3 and under.

 

Carey Pool

*Please note as a precautionary measure, reservations will be required until further notice for lap swim at Carey Pool. Reservations can be made via WebTrac, here.  Reservations are available for ID card holders only.

  • Please plan in advance as reservation windows will close at noon on the business day prior to the date of reservation.
  • Consistent no shows for reservations may result in cancellations of future reservations. Cancel your reservations through WebTrac up to 24 hours before your scheduled swim time. For same day cancellations, please call 706-545-3248.

Look for the helicopter!

Carey Pool is located off Sightseeing Road, behind the Infatnry 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@mail.mil or call 706-545-1400.

Youth Swim Lessons: Currently Unavailable

Register for each class 30 days before class starts, register at Parent Central, Marchant Avenue, Building 104, Fort Benning. Call 706-545-2079 or 706-545-5766 for more information. 

Each session is set for 8 days per month, every Tuesday and Thursday, 30 to 40 minutes for Parent/Child classes and 50 minutes for Pre-K and Learn to Swim levels. The maximum for each class is four children.

Learn to Swim – children are required to do a swim test and will be categorized in different levels depending on how advanced their skills are.

Missed days cannot be made up, parents don’t need to be present - just be there for pick up! Bring a swim suit, maybe goggles and towel.

Ages:

Parent/Child swim class ranges from: 6 month - 3 years  |  $40

Pre-K Levels ranges from: 4 years - 5 years  |  $60

Learn to Swim Levels ranges from: 6 years - 17 years  |  $60

For class times/dates visist our website.

Youth Summer Swim Lessons: Currently Unavailable

MWR aquatics offers summer swim lessons for youth 6 months to 17 years old.  Sessions are scheudle according to age (see below).  Learn to Swim children are required to do a swim test and will be categorized in different levels depending on how advanced their skills are.  Missed days cannot be made up, parents don’t need to be present - just be there for pick up! Bring a swim suit, maybe goggles and towel.

Register for each class 30 days before class starts, register at Parent Central, Marchant Avenue, Building 104, Fort Benning. Call 706-545-2079 or 706-545-0522 for more information.  

 

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.

Outdoor Pool Rules
  • Outside food is permitted at Breezeway and 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 annerose.whitehead.naf@mail.mil.

 

 

Military Training and PT Reservations at Carey Pool

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

CG Golf Scramble

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Youth Biking

Oct 30 4 pm - 5:30 pm

CPR Classes

Nov 4 9 am - 1:30 pm
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CPR Classes

Nov 4 9 am - 1:30 pm
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Lifeguard Classes

Jan 9 9 am - 5 pm

Lifeguard Classes

Jan 9 9 am - 5 pm
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