Swimming Pools and Aquatics

Want to get some laps in, learn how to be a better swimmer, or get the kids some swim lessons? Lessons are offered for all skill levels. Swimming is a life long sport and great way to stay fit! Both outdoor pools can be rented for unit functions or birthday parties during the months of June, July and August.

The Aquatics Division is organized to provide a safe, healthy, all-inclusive and enjoyable swimming environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities; promote self-improvement and physical fitness; and offer Learn to Swim lessons and lifeguarding instruction.

Twin Rivers YMCA in New Bern is waiving joining fees to Cherry Point Active Duty while Mainside pool remains closed. Please call Twin Rivers YMCA for more information at (252) 638-8799. The outdoor pools on Cherry Point open Memorial Day weekend.

Pool Hours
Pool M-F Lap Swim M-F Recreational Swim Sat & Sun Recreational Swim
Mainside Closed until further notice
Hancock Closed for the Season
Cedar Creek Closed for the Season

Outdoor pools open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day*. *Cedar Creek Pool only open on Weekends while Craven County Schools are in session during this period.

Upcoming Classes and Events

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification
  • SCUBA Classes
  • Rookie Lifeguard Camp
  • Summer Swim Lessons
  • Camp Wacky Splash
  • Junior Lifeguard Class

Learn to Swim Lessons - Summer 2019


Swim Lesson Registration Form (PDF)

Learnto Swim Summer (PDF)

Unit PT

Call the Aquatics office at 466-2510 to reserve your unit PT session or AMP-IT class. Reservations can be scheduled Monday-Friday from 1500-1700 at Mainside Pool.


Learn more about AMP-IT. HITT in the pool for Active Duty only

Pool Fees
Must Present ID Active Duty, Family Members & Retirees DoD Guest
Daily Fee
Family Pass $8.50 $10.00 N/A
Adult (13+) $4.00 $5.00 $7.00
Child (3-12) $3.00 $4.00 $7.00
Child (2 & under) FREE $3.00 $7.00
20 Visit Punch Card
Family Card $100.00 $125.00 Daily Fees Apply
Adult (13+) $50.00 $75.00 Daily Fees Apply
Season Pass
Family Card $150.00 $250.00 Daily Fees Apply
Adult (13+) $75.00 $150.00 Daily Fees Apply
Year-Round Pass
Family Card N/A* $600.00 Daily Fees Apply
Adult (13+) N/A* $400.00 Daily Fees Apply

*Mainside Pool is free for Active Duty, Family Members and Retirees. Lap Swim open to all authorized patrons at no cost.

American Red Cross Swim App

Mainside Pool

Hancock Pool

Cedar Creek Pool

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