Columbus Aquatics Center

Contact Information

  • 1160 Hunter Ave. Columbus, OH 43201

  • (614) 645-6122

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



The Columbus Aquatics Center will not be available for open swim on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 2-5 p.m. due to lifeguard recertification. All swimming lessons at the Columbus Aquatics Center will still occur that morning 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Anyone 6 years and older must have a leisure card which can be purchased for $1.


DAILY ADMISSION: $5 for Adults, $1 for 17 and under. Anyone 12 and under requires attendance by a responsible adult. Register and pay online, or in-person.


Beginning Oct. 29, open swim will end at 3:30 p.m., to accommodate Centennial High School Swimming and Diving Team Practice.

Please stay home if you are sick. Stop the spread. Practice social distancing. Masksare required while indoors, but not while swimming.

Open Swim

Schedule subject to change.

Tuesday noon-4 p.m.

Wednesday noon-4 p.m.

Thursday noon-4 p.m.

Friday AM 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday PM 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Saturday 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

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. | PLAY scholarships are available to help cover $20 in fees for those who demonstrate financial need by producing: Copy of Medicaid/Care Source/Molina Health card or copy of ADC/OWF card.


6 months to 3 years

Saturday Morning

9:15 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 12:10 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

10:30 a.m.



3-5 years

Saturday Morning

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

10:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m.


School Age

6-14 years

Saturday Morning

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m.



15+ years

Saturday Morning

1 p.m.


11:15 a.m.


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.

We offer a variety of affordable fitness programs, which fall under three main categories: Water Aerobics Program, Adult Lap Swimming and Youth Lap Swimming and Diving.


Youth Lap Swimming and Diving