Marine Hill Pool


is an approximately 50-yard outdoor pool located between PWD and the Fire Station at Marine Hill.
1 long-course (50 yards) lap lane, 4 short-course (25 yards) lap lanes, and Rec Swim area with aquatic inflatables.

Hours & Programs:

Lap Swim: 0530-0800.
Unit training/PRT (by advance reservation): 0800-1000.
Instructional programs (for registered participants) 1000-1300.
Rec Swim + Lap Swim: 1300-1930.

Tuesdays: CLOSED for weekly maintenance
(scuba classes 1700-2100 for scheduled MWR-contracted instructor classes only)

Lap Swim: 0530-0800.
Unit training/PRT (by advance reservation): 0800-1000.
Instructional programs (for registered participants) 1000-1300.
Rec Swim + Lap Swim: 1300-1930.

Instructional programs (for registered participants) 1000-1300.
Rec Swim + Lap Swim 1300-1900.

Lap Swim: 0530-0800
Unit training/PRT (by advance reservation): 0800-1000.
Instructional programs (for registered participants) 1000-1300.
Rec Swim + Lap Swim: 1300-1930.

Instructional programs (for registered participants) 0930-1300.
Rec Swim + Lap Swim 1300-1930.

SCUBA classes (with MWR-contracted instructors): 0700-1200.
Rec Swim + Lap Swim 1300-1930.

US HOLIDAYS: 1300-1930.

NO group/unit training/testing during regular lap swim pool hours; to reserve pool time & space for Command/Unit training or PRT/PFA, please see below.


Command/Unit training at Marine Hill Pool: 

Designated pool use time set assdie for group/unit training, PRTs, JTF swim assemsnsets
0800-1000 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (in 1-hour or 2-hour timeblocks).

Complete information on pool reservations for training is posted at the Marine Hill pool & available in our downloads section.

Minimum 1-week in advance reservation required. 
To request Command/Unit pool time, please email or
NO group/unit training/testing during regular lap swim/rec swim pool hours.


Youth & Adult Swim lessons at Marine Hill Pool!

Classes/Levels Info:
Baby & Me "Sea Snails" (8 months up to 3 years old; must wear waterproof swim pants). Parent must be in water with child.
PreK "Nautilus" (ages 3 & 4; children must be completely potty-trained).
Level 1 "Cuttlefish" (ages 5-12; beginners). 
Level 2 " Octopus" (ages 5-12; advanced beginnners; must pass all L1 skills). 
Level 3 "Squid" (ages 5-12; intermediate; must pass all L2 skills). 
Level 4 & 5 "Kraken"/"Swim League"* (pre-swim team buildup swim lessons program for levels 4 & 5, for ages 8 & up).
                   *Must pass all L3 skills & take a mandatory swim assessment prior to registration*.
Teen& Adult group lessons (ages 13+; beginner-intermediate group lessons)
Homeschool lessons (ages 5-17; beginner through intermediate group lessons)
Private Lessons; one-on-one lessons for ages 4 through adult.

We are curently conducting our Spring Sesssion 1 lessons through April 1.

But no worrries - Spring session 2 will follow!
2023 Spring Session 2; April 19-May 20.
Registration will be at Denich Fitness Center front desk April 3-14.
Group and private lessons for all ages; more info to be posted on our MWR Facebook page in late March!


Upcoming Self-Paced Swims & Aquatics events!

  • ?Bunny Hops & Belly Flops
    1945-2115 Thursday, April 6 (no school Friday April 7!).
    Join us at the Marine Hill pool for an Easter-themed after-hours pool party, complete with an underwater egg hunt, games, and our awesome Aquatics inflatables!
  • Holiday to Holiday Self paced swim (Easter to Memorial day).
    Choose your distance to earn your prize; 25000 yards swim= small swimming-related prize. 50000 yards swim= trophy and swimming-related prize. Pick up a logsheet from the Lifeguards beginning April 9, swim & log your laps, and earn the prize for the distance you swim by May 29.
  • June Just Try a Tri
    0630 Saturday, June 3rd
    Just Try a Tri! Individual open-water min-sprint triathlon for ages 16+. 
    300-M swim, 13KM bike, and 3KM run. Must take & pass a timed swim test at Marine Hill pool prior to registration & payment.
    $20.00 pp, includes performance tshirt.
    Registration May 1-30 at DFC.
    More information coming soon!


The pool rules are in place to ensure patron & staff safety – Safety First!

  • All patrons must sign in; IDs may be requested at entry.
  • Swimming is permitted only when a lifeguard is on duty.
  • Children 10-16, if left unattended, must have & show a valid Navy Youth Swim License and ID.  Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by, and under the direct supervision of, an individual who is over 16 years old. Children under 10 cannot be dropped off/left without a designated adult guardian.
  • Current Swim License is required for deep end/inflatables use.
  • Appropriate swimwear is required - No cutoff pants, no cotton t-shirts, no workout clothing, no sports bras as tops.
    Please note - Buttocks must be adequately covered; No thongs, No tango/high-cut swimwear. Please see permitted attire poster download or at the pool for complete info.
  • Swimmers must shower before entering pool.
  • Persons with colds, Band-Aids, with skin infections, or with wrapped or open wounds are not allowed to enter the water.
  • No foul language, no swearing, no yelling, & no back-talking to Aquatics staff.
  • No personal speakers or loud music; please wear headphones.
  • No glass of any kind anywhere in the Aquatics facility (bottles, glass dive masks, etc.).
  • All food & beverages (excluding water) must be consumed outside the pool enclosureNo eating, drinking, chewing gum nor alcohol consumption is allowed inside the pool areas. Picnic tables are available for use outside the facility.
  • No smoking or use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, inside the facility.
  • Air-filled toys & floats (water wings, rings, etc.) are not allowed during Rec Swim pool hours; please use US Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices only. MWR Aquatics has USCG approved lifejackets for all ages & sizes available for use at the pool. All children in lifejackets/non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of a parent/adult.
  • Running, pushing, dunking, throwing, shoulder rides/chicken fights or any excessive horseplay or unruly behavior is not allowed, for the safety of all in the facility.
  • All diving must be forward-facing into water at least 9’ deep. No backwards jumps, backwards dives or flips/gymnastics from the deck into the water.
  • Kickboards & lap swim equipment is authorized in Lap Lanes only. Lap swim equipment, water fitness gear, and/or swim lesson equipment cannot be used for Rec Swim use.   
    Please do not take or use MWR Aquatics’ designated water fitness or swim lesson gear for recreational use.
  • No scuba gear, No snorkels, No glass dive masks, & No dive fins allowed except during designated Scuba hours.
  • Please adhere to inflatables use guidelines and lifeguard instructions for inflatables.
  • Tot-Docks are for children under 6 only; no sitting on railings nor swimming between railings.
  • When lap lanes are full, splitting lanes and/or Circle Swim rules apply; lap swimmers must share lanes when full.
  • The aquatic facility and surrounding area will be cleared of all persons during heavy rain, lightening/thunder, or severe weather conditions as directed by the lifeguards.
  • Hypoxic training (excessive underwater breath holding) is not allowed at any time.

**Any rules not listed or outlined here is at the discretion of the lifeguards on duty, are for the safety of all our patrons, and are as per CNICINSTR1701.3.Aquatics staff must be obeyed when enforcing facility rules, and have the authority to suspend Aquatics activities and pool use.**


Navy Youth Swim Test:

To attain full, unaccompanied access to the Aquatics facilities, and for other recreational activities as needed, all youths 10-16 must successfully pass the Navy Youth Swim Test.   Children under 10 who wish to use the deep end or slides must successfully pass the Navy Youth Swim Test, and must be accompanied by an adult guardian at the pool at all times.  Please see complete information and Navy Youth Swim License consent forms in our Aquatics downloads, and see the Lifeguards at either pool during regular pool hours, to request a swim test.   

Navy Youth Swim Test includes:

  • Swim minimum of 25 yards unassisted and without rest.
    Swimmers must use a recognizable Front Crawl or Breast-stoke, showing arm-stroke, propulsive kick, and rhythmic breathing (face in the water) for the entire distance.  No swimming underwater or on the back; no 'doggie paddling'.
  • Jump into the deep end of the pool and return to the surface, Tread water for a minimum of 60 seconds, then Exit the pool unassisted.

Please note, the Navy Youth Swim License is valid for 1 year only, and all GTMO NY swim licenses expire yearly on March 31. 
All children under 17 MUST have a NEW Navy Youth Swim License wristband to participate on Day at the Bay inflatables without a lifejacket. No wristband = Lifejacket required.  


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