Newport - John H. Chafee Pool

The six-lane pool is open first-come, first-served.  Open for all authorized patrons, Active Duty personnel, Reservists, Retirees, Dependents and DoD civilians.  Contractors, Retired DoD civilians & Veterans (who are not 100% disabled) are not allowed to use fitness center.  Locker rooms, showers, indoor track, basketball and one racquetball courts are available for use. 

Through SPLASH, Navy Fitness strives to educate parents and youth on pool safety and the dangers associated with unsupervised swimming.  With structured swim lessons, professional swim skills assessment, safe play, and active parental supervision, the risk of accidental drowning can be significantly reduced.  For children to pass the swim test they must demonstrate the following: Swim one length unassisted and without rest.  Swimmers must use a recognizable swim stroke for the entire distance.  Tread water for a minimum of 60 seconds.  Jump into the deep end of the pool and return to the surface.  Exit the pool unassisted.  Swimmers who pass the swim test will receive a card to present to the lifeguards when swimming. 

Mondays & Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m.
Open to children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult.  It’s a perfect opportunity to introduce your children to the pool in a safe, but fun manner.  We encourage you to have fun, blow bubbles, and become comfortable getting your child’s face wet.  Children must wear a swim diaper, if not toilet trained.  A lifeguard will be present, as well as approved toys and life jackets.  


This MWR facility is open to Active Duty personnel, Reservists, Retirees, Dependents, and DoD civilians with valid ID & base access.  Contractors, Retired DoD civilians and Veterans (VA caregivers) are NOT eligible to use the John H. Chafee Fitness Center Pool.  MWR has gone cashless, all major credit cards are accepted.  

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