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Swimming Pools & Splash Pads
City Pools
The Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks, and Open Space’s Aquatics Division operates four 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 indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Please note money is not accepted at outdoor swimming pools, please visit an indoor swimming pools to purchase your Facility Use I.D. Care prior to your visit. Access to either of the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center pools requires center membership.

Norview Splash Pad
Splash Pads
There are splash pads for outdoor water play at several locations throughout Norfolk.

Summer Splash

Summer Splash is a  swimming and water safety program that provides Norfolk youth, ages 5-18, the opportunity to learn water safety and basic swimming skills while participating in fun water activities. Summer Splash program runs seasonally from June through August. It is free to anyone with a Norfolk Athletic ID card. Details here

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 Good Times magazine for a listing of lifeguard training classes. 

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