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Swimming Pools
City Pools
The Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks, and Open Space’s Aquatics Division operates three indoor pools year-round. Three outdoor pools are operated on a seasonal basis. All facilities offer a wide range of aquatic programming including:
  • Lap swimming
  • Lifeguard training
  • Open recreational swimming
  • Private swim lessons
  • Swimming lessons
  • Water fitness
  • Youth birthday party rentals
  • Youth group rentals

Seasonal listings of fee-based classes are included in the Good Times publication.

Facility Use I.D. Cards
A Facility Use I.D. Card and or daily admission fee are required to access both Huntersville and Northside indoor swimming pools. A Facility Use I.D. Card is required to use Berkley and Chesterfield seasonal outdoor swimming pools as no money is accepted at these two sites. Access to either of the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center pools requires a membership.

Summer Plunge

Summer Plunge is a free program that transports young people from various Norfolk neighborhoods to three city pools - Huntersville, Chesterfield, and Berkley. The program provides opportunities for Norfolk youth ages 6-18 to learn water safety and basic swimming skills while participating in fun water activities. The Summer Plunge program runs seasonally from July to August.

Registration by a parent / guardian is required, and the program begins in June each year.

Interested in Becoming a Lifeguard?
The aquatics team is always recruiting qualified lifeguard candidates. To apply for current openings, visit the City's Human Resources site. Interested but need more training? Check out the 2013 Lifeguard Certification Course schedule. 

Additional Information
For further information about city pools and swimming programs, contact the Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks and Open Space Aquatics Division at 757-441-1605.