Windjammer Pool


WINDJAMMER Pool (x2205):
This primarily recreational-swim pool is an approximately 50-yard outdoor pool located behind the Windjammer complex. There are 2 permanent slides, inflatable rec pieces, a wading pool, and 4 short-course (25 yard) lap lanes.

Hours & Programs:

Lap Swim: 0530-0800.
Unit training/PRT (by advance reservation): 0800-0900.
Instructional programs (for registered participants) 1000-1300.
Rec Swim + Lap Swim: 1300-1930.

Tuesdays: CLOSED for maintenance
SCUBA classes (with scheduled Command-approved NEX contracted instructors): 1700-2100.

Lap Swim: 0530-0800.
Unit training/PRT (by advance reservation): 0800-0900.
Instructional programs (for registered participants) 1000-1300.
Rec Swim + Lap Swim: 1300-1930.

Lap Swim: 0530-0800
Unit training/PRT (by advance reservation): 0800-0900.
Instructional programs (for registered participants) 1000-1300.
Rec Swim + Lap Swim 1300-1900.

Lap Swim: 0530-0800
Unit training/PRT (by advance reservation): 0800-0900.
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 Command-approved, NEX-contracted instructors): 0700-1200.
Rec Swim + Lap Swim 1300-1930.

US HOLIDAYS: 1300-1930.

Please note; during November & December, the Orange slide is operational 1330-1730; Blue slides 1300-1900. 

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


Command/Unit training at Windjammer Pool: 

Pool time set aside specifically for group/unit training, PRT/PFA, JTF swim assessments.
0800-0900 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday.

Complete information on pool reservations for training is available in our downloads section.

Minimum 1-week in advance reservation via email required. 
To request Command/Unit pool time, please email: and 
NO group/unit training/testing nor lane reservations during regular lap swim/rec swim pool hours.


Youth & Adult Swim lessons will resume in 2024.

Classes/Levels Info:
Baby & Me "Sea Snails" (8 months up to 3 or 4 years old; must wear waterproof swim pants). Parent must be in water with child.
PreK "Nautilus" (ages 3-5; 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"(pre-swim team buildup swim lessons program for levels 4 & 5, for ages 8 & up; must pass all L3 skills).
Teen Lessons (ages 13-18; beginner-intermediate small group lessons)
Adult group lessons (ages 18+; beginner-intermediate small-group lessons)
Private Lessons; one-on-one lessons for ages 4 through adult.

Fliers with complete information on our swim lessons programs will be posted on our MWR GTMO facebook page, on the Aquatics bulletin board at Denich Fitness center, and at the pool.


Upcoming Self-Paced Swims & Aquatics events:

25,000 yard Self-Paced swim, September 11-November 11.
Complete this self-paced swim, equivalent to 2 times around GTMO's main open waterways, by November 11, and win a prize!
Swim logsheets available at the pool beginning Sept 11; due to engraver delays, trophy pickup is available from the Aquatics office at DFC after Nov 27.

Reindeer Games Holiday pool party
Saturday, Dec. 16, 1930-2130
Join us at the WJ pool for some after-hours holiday fun! Games,, trivia, and more!

12 Days of Christmas swim skills challenge:
Dec 11-25
Challenge yourself to daily swimming skills sets and workouts; complete them all by Dec. 25 and win a Chritsmas present!
Swim sets logsheets available for pickup at the pool beginning Dec. 11. Prizes available for pickup in the Aquatics office at DFC upon completion.


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, on deck.
  • 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.
  • Non swimmers/small children must be within arm’s reach of adult/guardian in the water, and any children in lifejackets/non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of a parent/adult.
  • Current Navy Youth Swim License/wristband is required for deep end swimming, deep-end inflatables, and blue and orange slides use for those under 17 years old (sharing wristbands is NOT allowed!). 
  • Please follow all posted slide, wading pool, inflatables and facility rules.
  • 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 MWR Aquatics' permitted attire poster for complete info.
  • 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 enclosure -No 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 & equipment (water wings, rings, etc.) are not allowed during Rec Swim pool hours; please use US Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices only. We have approved lifejackets available for use at the pool.
  • 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 use MWR Aquatics’ designated water fitness or swim lesson gear for personal recreational use.
  • No scuba gear, No snorkels, No dive fins, no glass scuba masks, no tanks or BCs allowed except during designated Scuba training hours. Clean wetsuits may be worn for warmth/modesty if needed.
  • 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.
  • Wading pool is for children ages 5 & under only. Please follow posted Wading pool rules.
  • When lap lanes are full, 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 rule(s) 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 use the Orange and blue slides at the Windjammer pool, to participate on Day at the Bay inflatables or other MWR open water events without a lifejacket. 
Note: Navy Youth Swim Wristbands are issued 1 per child; no replacement wristbands will be issued if lost; please keep the issued license, or retesting may be required.


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