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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Open Swim

Daily Admission

$5

Adults

$1

17 and under

Information

  • Only available in September–May.
  • Anyone 6 years and older must have a Leisure Card.
  • Anyone 12 and under requires attendance by an adult.
  • Register and pay online or in person.

Hours

No open swim is offered in summer.

Swimming Lessons

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers affordable swimming lessons taught by American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. All classes are 40 minutes, with the exception of Infant Toddler Lessons which are 30 minutes.

Class Fees:  $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents.

Scholarships:  PLAY Scholarships are available to help cover $20 in fees. Explore requirements.

Parent and Infant

Age: 6 mo. to 3 years

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Pre-K

Age: 3-5

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School Age

Age:  6-14 years

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Adult

Age:  15+

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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.

Water Aerobics

A variety of classes are offered throughout the week including evenings and weekends.

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Lap Swimming

Sessions are for adults and are available in the mornings and evenings.

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Stroke Clinic

Our youth stroke clinic focuses on improving swimming techniques beyond lessons.

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Dive Clinic

Our youth dive clinic focuses on improving dive techniques.

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