Columbus Aquatics Center

About

The Columbus Aquatics Center is home to six 25-yard swim lanes, an open area for casual swimming, a separate baby pool and a diving well with 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards.

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1160 Hunter Ave. Columbus, OH 43201
614-645-6122
aquaticcenter@columbus.gov

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the Columbus Aquatics Center’s open swim, lap swimming or programs? Check out the new Frequently Asked Questions! If your question is not answered on the FAQ, please contact the center using one of the methods above.

2023 Class Sessions

Winter
Classes: Jan. 9–March 4
Registration: Jan. 3 at 12:30 p.m.

Spring
Classes: March 13–May 13
Registration: March 7 at 12:30 p.m.

Summer
Classes: June 5–July 30
Registration: May 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Fall I
Classes: Sept. 11–Nov. 5
Registration: Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m.

Fall II
Classes: Nov. 27–Dec. 17
Registration: Nov. 21 at 12:30 p.m.

Indoor Passes

Open Swim and Lap Swimming

NEW FOR 2023!

Starting Jan. 3, 2023, indoor season passes will be offered and are valid for 11 months of the year starting in January (the month of August is excluded for annual maintenance). The season pass will provide access for individuals or families during lap and open swim times only. Classes and programs will still require registration and fees. 

Individuals and anyone over the age of 13 may use the season pass during any open or lap swim time without advance registration. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult during all open and lap swim activities. Lap swim is reserved for exercise only, children must have passed the swim test and be able to swim at a pace reflective of exercise swimming in order to attend during designated lap swim time. 

Pass Types

Individual

Anyone age 13 or older

Family

Up to 2 adults and permanently residing children under 18

Senior

Anyone age 50 or older

Annual Pass

$100

Individual

$200

Family

$70

Senior

Monthly Pass

$20

Individual

$40

Family

$15

Senior

Daily Pass

$5

Individual

$10

Family

$1

Senior

This information is for indoor season passes only, summer outdoor season passes will be re-evaluated for Summer 2024.

This Week’s Schedule

Holidays, special events, staffing needs or mechanical issues may impact the schedule.

Rules and Regulations

  • The center will have a capacity limit.
  • A Leisure Card is required for everyone 6 years or older.
  • Patrons are welcome to use equipment, including aqua bikes, during open swim, as long as safety is observed. Aquatics staff reserve the right to determine use of equipment is potentially unsafe
  • Proper swimwear is required; items should be polyester or nylon (no cotton) and include an inner liner.
  • Adult supervision is required for children 12 years and under.
  • Children 8 years and younger require a registered adult to be within arms’ reach in and out of the water. Please help supervise small children around the pool.
  • All bags and coolers are subject to search at entry; refusal will result in denial of admission.
  • Children not potty-trained must wear a swim diaper (not available at the pool).
  • Coast Guard Approved lifejackets or puddle jumpers are encouraged for non-swimmers; ask staff if you need to borrow one.
  • Smoking (vaping included), alcohol, drugs and all weapons including CCW are strictly prohibited.

Swimming Lessons

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers affordable swimming lessons taught by qualified swim lesson instructors. All classes are 30 minutes. Check out the prerequisites and information about what you can expect to learn from each lesson level.

Financial Assistance

Parent and Infant

Age: 6 mo. to 3 years

$48

Per Session

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Pre-K

Age: 3-5

$48

Per Session

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School Age

Age:  6-14 years

$48

Per Session
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Adult

Age:  15+

$48

Per Session
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Fitness Programs

The water offers a unique workout environment that is low impact but also high resistance making it an excellent option for a variety of fitness needs including therapeutic, strength and flexibility.

Financial Assistance
  • PLAY Scholarships are available to help cover $20 in fees. Explore requirements.
  • Senior Discounts provide $15 off a program per session for participants over the age of 50.

Deep Water Fitness Classes

Classes are weekly and offer two 60-minute classes or three 45-minute classes.

$72

Per Session
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Evening Water Fitness Classes

Classes are weekly and offer two 60-minute classes.

$72

Per Session
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Low Impact Water Fitness Classes

Classes are weekly and offer three 45-minute classes.

$72

Per Session
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Stroke Clinic

The clinic meets twice a week and is focused on stroke refinement, increased physical conditioning, and training in a competitive manner for sprints and distances using all competitive strokes.

$80

Per Session
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