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Fort Hood DFMWR Swimming Pools & Schedule - Lifeguard Training

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AQUATICS OFFICE: (254) 287-9430
Smallpox vaccine and swimming is prohibited

IAW AR 215-1;8-20;d(3), dated 24 Sept 2010, which states “children and youth (15 years and under) must be actively participating in the same activity and under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian.

Lifeguard Classes
Sign Up Today - classes thru early June
Certification includes American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR & AED. Each certification is valid for 2 years from the course completion date. more...

Come make a SPLASH!
Abrams Physical Fitness Center Indoor Pool Now OPEN!!!!

Due to staff shortage, Abrams pool will Temporarily Reduce Operating Hours: Starting 12 MAR 15
Monday - Friday
5 am - 9 am
9 am - 11 am Closed for pool maintenance
11 am - 7 pm

Saturday & Sunday
8 am to 7 pm
Training Holidays 8 am to 7 pm
Holidays 8 am to 7 pm

Opened to authorize MWR Patrons
Patrons must present a valid DoD ID card to enter the pool area, with the exception of military personnel in uniform during PT hours.

Pool Location/Entry
62nd Street & Support Avenue, Bldg 23001
The temporary entry during Abrams Physical Fitness Center (PFC) Renovation is through the South Entry of Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

Locker Rooms are available

SPECIAL NOTE: Abrams PFC remains under renovation, open date pending. On-going PFC renovation may periodically affect water and natatorium temperatures.

All outdoor pools are open for Summer Season, 23 May until 13 Oct
Beat the summer heat and jump into one of Ft. Hood's many outdoor recreational pools. The weather is hot and the pools are not! So, enjoy a dip and cool off when you can! It's the perfect refresher for your body. Bring the entire Family along for a fun swim at the pool.

Unit PT, Drown proofing or Water Survival Training Reservations must be submitted by memorandum to the pool of your choice.

42nd St. Pool
Open to all (254) 287-4094
Bldg. 1676, off of Old Ironsides
23 May until 13 Oct, 7 days a week, 6:30 - 7:30 am and Noon - 8 pm
Features: Two diving boards, 1 meter and 3 meter high with 4 ft. shallow end and 13 foot deep end, lounge chairs (on order), shade structures with tables. Scheduled unit PT and CWST are available prior to open swim times.

  • Lap Lanes on M - F from 6:30 am - 7:30 am IOT support PT Operations.

Comanche Pool
Open to All (254) 287-7544
Bldg. 52932, Tank Destroyer Boulevard
23 May until 13 Oct, 7 days a week, Noon to 8 pm

Features: 50 meter pool, Two diving boards - 1-meter and 3-meter high with 4 foot shallow end and 13 foot deep end, two water slides, lap lanes, lounge chairs and a wading pool.

Martin Pool
Open to All (254) 287-5037
Bldg. 137, T.J. Mills Blvd. (Next to Fort Hood National Bank)
23 May until 13 Oct, M-F 10 am - 8 pm & Sa-Su 12 - 8 pm
••Hours of operation are subject to change pending lifeguard availability

Martin Pool will have lap lanes available from 10 am - 8 pm M-F and 12 - 8 pm Sa - Su for regular patron lap swim support.

Features: 50 meter pool, diving board, slides, lap lanes, picnic tables and lounge chairs.

West Fort Hood Pool
Open to All (254) 288-9838
Bldg. 91070, Headquarters Avenue
23 May until 13 Oct, 7 days a week, Noon to 8 pm
Features: Slides, wading pool, shade tops, picnic tables and lounge chairs.

1CD Pool
Open to all (254) 618-7336
Bldg. 2479, off of Hell on Wheels
23 May until 13 Oct, 7 days a week, Noon to 8 pm
Features: Two diving boards, 1 meter and 3 meter high with 4 ft. shallow end and 13 foot deep end, lounge chairs (on order), shade structures with tables. Scheduled unit PT and CWST are available prior to open swim times

Patton Pool
Open to All (254) 285-5837
Bldg. 5774, 24th Street & Tank Destroyer
23 May until 13 Oct, 7 days a week, Noon to 8 pm
Features: Wading pool, diving boards, slides, shade tops, picnic tables and lounge chairs.

Thomas Pool
Open to CYSS CDC only (254) 287-8637
Bldg. 193, 37th Street (Behind PWC)

13 ESC Pool
Open to All (254) 287-3689
Bldg. 2239, Support Ave
23 May until 13 Oct, 7 days a week, Noon to 8 pm
Features: Diving board, tables and lounge chairs

Pool Rules
Lap Lane Rules
  1. This is your pool - we want you to have fun in a safe manner and respect other pool patrons.
  2. Follow all instructions of the Lifeguards and Aquatic Staff.
  3. Take a shower before entering the water.
  4. NO running, ball playing, scuffling, dunking, or other forms of horseplay allowed.
  5. NO glass bottles or glass containers allowed.
  6. You CANNOT swim if you have a respiratory disease, other communicable/infectious disease, open wounds, or a bandage of any kind.
  7. NO swimming in the diving area.
  8. NO pets.
  9. NO diving or jumping from the sides of the pool.
  10. PARENTS/GUARDIANS- Please help us by watching your young children and non-swimmers at all times.
  11. NO food or beverages allowed in the pool area

  1. Max - 4 swimmers in lap lane
  2. Only 2 in lane – split lane
  3. If 3 or more swimmers in a lane - circle swim
  4. Stay to the right of the lane except to pass
  5. If needed designated lanes for Fast or Slow Swimmers will be established.
  6. When resting in lap lane, stay to the sides/corners of the lanes.
  7. Rafts and Large Inflatable toys are not allowed in lap lanes.
  8. Do not hang on dividers.
  9. Exit lane for longer breaks.


Lightning and Thunderstorms
Diving Board Rules
  1. Patron safety should never be at risk.
  2. Clear everyone from the water at the first sound of thunder or the first sight of lighting.
  3. Wait 30 minutes after the sound of thunder or the sight of lightning before entering the pool.
  4. "If you can see it, flee it; if you can hear it, clear it."
Avoid head and neck injuries use caution when diving
  1. Head and neck injuries can result from improper diving.
  2. To avoid such injuries, use caution when diving
  3. There may be added hazards for persons over 175 lbs.
  4. Do NOT double bounce on the diving board.
  5. Do NOT move fulcrum.
  6. Check water depth and do not dive out of water area.
  7. Please ask lifeguard where you are to dive.
  8. Only ONE person at a time on the diving board.
  9. Be sure diving area is clear before diving.
  10. Wait for previous diver to reach side of pool before diving.
  11. Do NOT swim under diving board.
  12. Dive straight off the board.

Smallpox Vaccine and Swimming Prohibited



All outdoor swimming pools are authorized for use by all Active Duty, National Guard and Reservist, Retired Military, family members and Department of Defense civilians and contract workers.

The above authorized patrons are required to show ID and may sign in two guests.

Guests must present a photo ID and remain with their sponsor while in the facility.

Guests that do not possess an ID must be vouched for by the sponsor.

Sponsors are responsible for their guest’s actions.

ID card holders under the age of 16 cannot sign in guests.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information please call the aquatics office at (254) 287-9430.

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