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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.

Lifeguards Wanted
Fort Hood is now hiring certified lifeguardsfor 2015 Summer Season. more... updated 06/15/15

Come make a SPLASH!
Abrams Indoor Pool Operation Hours

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
All patrons must enter through Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

Locker Rooms are available

Closing Martin Pool and Opening Patton Pool
Based on current lifeguard availability, Fort Hood's Directorate of Family, Moral, Welfare and Recreation is opening Patton Pool effective July 3 and closing Martin Pool, Bldg. 137, T.J. Mills Boulevard.

Patton and Comanche Pool will extend operations to 6 days a week, 12-8 p.m. Comanche Pool, Bldg. 52932, Tank Destroyer Boulevard, will be closed on Tuesdays and Patton Pool, Bldg. 5774, 24th Street & Tank Destroyer, will be closed on Wednesdays. Pool operations will continue to be monitored and adjusted based on lifeguard availability.

The safety of pool patrons is a top priority and Family and MWR is committed to continuing to recruit, train and certify civilian lifeguards for potential employment. During this process, Martin pool will close and Patton pool will open.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For additional information or to learn about lifeguard opportunities, please call 254-287-4648 or 254-285-5942. updated 07/2/15

Outdoor pools are open for Summer Season,
23 May 15 until 7 Sep 15

Outdoor Season Pool Schedule:
• May 22 - Aug 23 Pools open 5 days a week
• Aug 29-7 Sep: Weekends plus Labor Day

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.

Outdoor Pools - Pool Pass Required
Purchase Yours Online Today Here - Physical Pick-up of the pass is still required, please note the location you choose when purchasing.

Daily Fee: $2.00
Season Pass: $50.00
Family Pass:
F2-F3 $100.00
F4-F5 $150.00
F6 + $200.00

Cash or check only @ below locations

Refund Policy:

  1. All MWR Swimming Pools will be closed due to inclement weather.
  2. Admission Fees: In cases where pools close early due to thunder and lightning or maintenance issues, patrons who have been at the facility for less than one hour and are not season pass holders, will each receive a complimentary pass for one visit. No refunds will be issued for stays at the facility one hour or greater.
  3. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing or emailed to the Aquatics Manager at Refunds will not be submitted without a written request.
  • Pool passes must be in the possession of the individual(s) to enter facility.
  • Pool patrons ages 13 and above are required to show ID
  • Pool patrons ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a representative who is 16 years or older.

Unit PT & Drown Proofing Scheduling Instructions

Comanche Pool
Open to All (254) 287-7544
Bldg. 52932, Tank Destroyer Boulevard
23 May until 7 Sept, Open 5 days a week, Wed-Sun 12-8 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.

Patton Pool
Open to All (254) 285-5837
Bldg. 5774, 24th Street & Tank Destroyer
23 May until 7 Sep, Open 5 days a week, Thu-Mon 12-8 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)

West Fort Hood Pool

Martin Pool


42nd St. Pool

13 ESC Pool


1CD Pool

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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