Aquatic Programs

Come check out all the fun aquatics programs we have to offer here in NSGB.

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Camp Bulkeley Fitness Center

*Effective Thursday, June 25 the facility will be open at 0500-2300 daily. 

There will be restrictions in place that all patrons must follow. Please download the fitness facilities facebook post page for a full description so we can ensure a smooth transition for all involved. We are excited to have you back in our facilities!

**Starting Saturday, August 1 we will be allowing all patrons to use the facility regardless of last name on the weekends and holidays ONLY. We will still have the 20 person capacity in effect. Monday-Friday you will still need to use the facility on odd or even days depending on your last name. Names that start with A-L can work out on odd days, and names starting with M-Z can work out on even days**

The Camp Bulkeley gym offers a sauna, Cardio Theater, dumbbell sets and a fully equipped weight room. The facility is located on the Joint Task Force side of the Naval Station which is more accessible to the deployed troops working at the detention camps..

We are focused on continuous improvement; select the link to let us know how we are doing:

http://www.navymwrguantanamobay.com/survey

 

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Cooper Field Complex

The Cooper Field Complex offers two turf softball fields, one turf football/soccer field, one youth turf baseball field, and one multi-purpose turf field. There are four tennis courts, batting cages, a skate park, putt-putt course, beach volleyball court, outdoor hockey rink, outdoor basketball court, and a 400-meter track. The fields are utilized almost every night for leagues and tournaments, but are available for reservation during the day and most weekends. Cooper Field Complex also offers a concession stand which serves food and beverages during most league games and special events.

 

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Denich Fitness Center

Effective Thursday, June 25th at 0500 Denich Fitness Center will be open. Our new hours will be 0500-2300 daily. 

There will be restrictions in place that all patrons must follow. Please download the fitness facilities facebook post page for a full description so we can ensure a smooth transition for all involved. We are excited to have you back in our facilities!

**Starting Wednesday, September 30 we will be allowing all patrons to use the facility regardless of last name. We will still have a 90 person capacity in effect. This is for Denich Fitness Center only.**

 The facility offers a cardio theater, saunas, group exercise classroom, 2 full-size gymnasiums, free weight lifting area, and racquetball courts. The facility also offers 4 Olympic lifting platforms, a family fitness area, a cycling studio and a covered outdoor NOFFS zone.


The max performance pad and the workout area between the softball fields will remain closed until further notice. 

We are focused on continuous improvement; select the link to let us know how we are doing:

www.navymwrguantanamobay.com/survey

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Marine Hill Pool

The Marine Hill Pool is a 50-yard, 6 lane lap swim pool located in between the PWD building and Fire House at Marine Hill.  

Marine Hill pool operations & hours Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:

(CLOSED on US holidays)

LAP SWIM:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:

Mornings 0530-0800

Evenings 1600-1930

The following rules apply for Marine Hill pool use:

  • Lap Swim ONLY; No recreational pool-area use (no sunbathing, no rec swimming, etc.).
  • Patrons must follow all applicable NSGB social distancing guidelines.
  • Pool lane use is available on a 1st-come, 1st-served space-available basis during designated lap swim hours.
  • 1 person per lane (2 if cohabitating), and all swimmers must maintain social distancing while in the water or on the pool deck; max 18 people in the pool area at any given time.
  • If the pool is full, you must wait outside the facility until someone leaves.
  • Enter & exit your designated lap lane from the shallow end only; no deep end deck use.
  • Swimmers must immediately exit the pool area once done swimming laps.
  • MWR’s equipment is not available for checkout or use.
  • Patrons should to come ready to swim and must leave immediately when designated lap swim hours are over; restrooms are closed (but may be available on a case by case/emergency basis).
  • Children 10-17 must have a current Navy Youth Swim license & photo ID. No children under 10.
  • All other pool & facility rules must be adhered to; please follow the Aquatics staff’s instructions.
  • NO group/Unit swim testing/training during regular lap swim hours; for Command/Unit training/testing pool time, please see below.

 

COMMAND PT/UNIT TRAINING POOL TIMES:

Command PT /Unit Training pool use available at MHP Mondays & Fridays 0800-1000

Minimum 1-week in advance reservations required, No walk-ins. Please email: Deborah.l.moors.naf@mail.mil for reservations.

All social distancing & facility rules must be adhered to during Command/Unit pool use.

Group training/testing is not allowed during regualor lap swim hours; advance reservations are required.

 

SCUBA:

SCUBA instruction pool use with authorized instructors 5pm-9pm Tuesday evenings and 0800-1700 Sundays. No individual pool use for or during SCUBA training or testing; must be part of a confirmed SCUBA class with an MWR-contracted, authorized instructor. 

DO NOT ENTER the pool area during SCUBA instruction unless you are a rostered scuba student for that specific class!

 

We thank you for your patience while we all adjust to this ‘new normal’. We ask that you please adhere to posted rules so we may continue to offer our services. Failure to follow rules and protocols may result in loss of use for all.

 

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Splash Pad

The Splash Pad is an unmanned, zero water depth playground. It features spouts and sprinklers meant for younger children. The Splash Pad can be utilized for birthday parties, play groups, and general recreation for young children, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Splashpad will be open 0800-1800 daily excluding Wednesdays (Closed Weds).

  • Everyone must follow social distancing guidelines at all times; if any area gets crowded, please self-regulate.
  • Parents must directly supervise their children.
  • MWR Toys & equipment are not available for use.
  • Please follow all other posted facility rules & guidelines.

For operational issues with the Splashpad, please contact Denich Fitness Center front desk at x2740.

We thank you for your patience while we all adjust to this ‘new normal’. We ask that you please adhere to posted rules so we may continue to offer our services. Failure to follow rules and protocols may result in loss of use for all.

 

 

 

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Sports Program

The Guantanamo Bay MWR Sports program offers a wide variety of athletic events and leagues. The sports program offers over thirty running/sports events each year including 5ks, 10ks, half/full marathons, sprint/Olympic triathlons, duathlons, and other special events. Intramural sports leagues & tournaments are open to the entire community and occur throughout the year. These include flag football, basketball, soccer, softball, kickball, indoor and beach volleyball, racquetball, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, and tennis. A wide variety of sporting equipment is available for check-out at the front desk of Denich Fitness Center for your leisure play.

Great news GTMO community...we are happy to announce the start of sports leagues!!! Softball league starts on Tuesday, September 29th. Beach Volleyball league starts Monday, September 28th. FMI please contact Denich Fitness Center at 2740 or the fitness/sports office at 2157. We ar every much looking forward to getting back out there competing in these leagues. 

Our next run event is the Southeast Region Navy Birthday 5K on Saturday, October 31. Register for FREE at Denich Fitness Center and you will receive a t-shirt until supplies last. Race against the entire Southeast Region, medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female runners in the entire region. FMI contact the fitness office at 2157 or email at james.b.holbert2.naf@mail.mil. 

Looking for volunteer hours and giving back to your community? MWR Sports is looking for help with our runs and sports leagues. For  more information please contact Jim Holbert at x2157 or email at james.b.holbert2.naf@mail.mil

For more information on any of the above leagues or runs, please check out the 2020 MWR sports and fitness schedule.

We are focused on continuous improvement; select this link to let us know how we are doing: http://www.navymwrguantanamobay.com/survey 

 

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

MWR is always looking for volunteers to help our programs run smoothly. Please look under downloads to get the latest information on our current volunteer opportunities. If you have further questions, please contact Jim Holbert at 2157 or email at james.b.holbert2.naf@mail.mil. 

We are happy to announce we are taking volunteers again for our upcoming programs and events! Please check the downloads on this page to get the latest information. 

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Windjammer Pool

The Windjammer Pool is located behind the Windjammer restaurant complex.  This family-friendly, nearly Olympic-size recreational swimming pool has multiple slides, and a covered kiddie wading pool for children 5 & under.

Rec Swim at the Windjammer Pool 

Rec Swim on Thursdays, Saturdays, & Sundays 11:30am-7:30pm, and 12:00pm-7:00pm on US holidays.

Please note that social distancing max capacity remains at 50 persons on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis; others will be allowed into the facility as other patrons exit, on a 1-out, 1-in basis.  And in addition to regular pool rules, the following applies:

  • Pool space is 1st-come, 1st-served for the first 50 patrons. Once 50 people enter, no further entries will be allowed unless someone leaves for the day.
  • Patrons must follow NSGB social distancing guidelines at all times, in & out of the water.
  • Limited seating due to distancing requirements. Unless same household or cohabitating, please do not move deck chairs closer together.
  • Multiple tot dock stations are available for parents to use with their small children in the shallow end.  Tot docks are available for individual households with small children who cannot stand/touch; please do not have multiple households’ children on the same tot dock at once. Older children/children who can stand/touch in the shallow water should not hang on or use tot docks.
  • No lap swimming, & No playground access at this time.
  • MWR cannot provide equipment or lifejacket checkout. You may bring your own US Coast Guard approved lifejackets or small pool toys for your own children to play with; please disinfect them prior to entering the pool. 
  • NO inflatables are allowed to be brought into the facilities.
  • No food/snacks or beverages (aside from water) inside the pool area, no exceptions; please use the picnic tables outside of the pool area.
  • Restroom/locker-room facilities are limited to one person or household at a time.
  • No "saving" spots for others; check-in must be in-persona and is on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis.
  • All other pool & facility rules must be adhered to; please follow the Aquatics staff’s instructions.
  • NSGB MWR Navy Youth Swim Licenses all expire yearly on March 31st; children under 17 wanting to use the deep end or slides must have a current Swim License. Please see the lifeguards for info and swim testing.

 

Windjammer Wading pool:

Please note the following rules apply for wading pool use:

  • Wading pool is for children ages 5 & under only, with direct parental supervision.
  • Maximum 2 families (or 8 people, whichever is greater) at a time.
  • Entry is on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis; no ‘holding’ spots for others.
  • Please be conscious of others waiting to use the wading pool, & share wading pool time nicely.
  • Please maintain NSGB social distancing best practices.
  • Patrons may bring their own toys for use; MWR Aquatics’ toys & equipment are not available.
  • No regular diapers! Swim pants or swim diapers only.
  • Wading pool may close for sanitation if/as needed.
  • Please exit the wading pool area when directed to do so by the lifeguards.

 

Windjammer Orange & Blue Slides:

Please note the following rules apply for slide use:

  • All children under 17 must have a current Navy Youth Swim License and show their wristband to the attendant in order to use the Orange or Blue slides; NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • One person every 6 feet on the slide structure at a time; please wait at the bottom of the slide stairs for the people in front to move to the next designated spot(s) before climbing up.  No grouping together on the stairs! 
  • Person at the top must ensure the rider before them has exited the slide drop zone before sliding.
  • Ride the slides Feet-First, sitting or laying down.
  • NO backwards, NO headfirst, NO twisting sliders.
  • No doubles, chains, or stopping on the slides.
  • Sliders must immediately swim away from/exit the slide drop zone area.
  • Parents may not catch their children off the slides.
  • No lifejackets or flotation devices allowed on the slides. If a person cannot swim on their own, they cannot use the slide!
  • Please maintain NSGB social distancing best practices and follow any/all posted guidance.
  • Slides may close for sanitation if/as needed.

 

AquaFit resumes at Windjammer Pool Saturday, November 7th!

Join Carl for AquaFit 1030-1130 Saturday mornings!  

Adults only; class size is limited to 20. No other persons allowed into the facility during AquaFit classes.  Please come fully ready to get in the water; locker-rooms will not be available prior to AquaFit class start.

 

We thank you for your patience while we all adjust to this ‘new normal’. We ask that you please adhere to posted rules so we may continue to offer our services. Failure to follow rules & protocols may result in loss of use for all.

 

Please see our Navy Youth Swim License and SPLASH downloads for complete information on Youth Swim Testing and Aquatics facilities access requirements. 

Children 10-16 MUST have a current Navy Youth Swim License to be able to enter the facility without an adult guardian, and to be able to access the deep end, slides and floating recreational structures. 

Children under 10 must pass the Navy Youth Swim test in order to be able to accces the orange & blue slides, any part of the deep end, or floating recreational structures, and must have a parent present at all times. 

Any child without a Navy Youth Swim License must be accompanied by and within arm's reach of an adult parent/guardian at all times.

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