Pools, Swimming Lessons, Splash Pads & More
Summertime Community Pools
Downtown, Carytown & The Fan
The Lewis Ginter Recreation Association – or “LGRA” or “Ginter Park Pool”, as it’s sometimes known — has three pools and recreation areas surrounding the historic Ginter Park neighborhood community center. Our members come from the neighborhood, as well as all over the Richmond area to enjoy the company of friends and family.
A: 3421 Hawthorne Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222 | P: (804) 321-1659 (Office), (804) 321-2350 (Pool)
This pool is 1 of 8 that Richmond city operates (2 are indoor) and is free (!) to the public.
A: 1401 Grayland Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220 | P: (804) 646-1329
Located in historical Battery Park near the tennis courts. Battery Park is a seasonal facility that offers a 6 lane lap pool with a 12 foot diving well, and a baby pool. Group/Open/ Adult/Family and Lap swim is offered to the community in season at this facility. This facility also has a bathhouse with changing areas and restrooms.
A: 2719 Dupont Circle, Richmond, VA 23227 | P: (804) 646-1174
The West End, Short Pump & Glen Allen
GACC is a community organization providing recreational, social, and community building activities to its members and the beautiful Glen Allen community.
A: 10800 Brookley Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 | P: (804) 755-4323 (during summer months)
Chickahominy Aquatics Association (CAA) is considered to be a hidden gem, nestled in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood in northern Henrico County. It is a place for exercise and activity or family fun and relaxation – you can decide! CAA is conveniently located just off Route 301 near the intersection with Parham Road. Our members are from the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the Fan, Lakeside, Glen Allen, Mechanicsville, and Hanover. The facility boasts 3 pools, a covered picnic shelter, basketball court, children’s play area, corn hole, ping pong and more!
A: 319 N. Wilkinson Road, Richmond VA 23227 | P: (804) 264-8119
Raintree’s large six-lane outdoor pool borders a beautiful three acre lake! The full size Olympic pool has a large 3′ wading area, a low diving board with diving area. The club also has a separate baby pool, an outdoor sand volleyball court as well as a full service snack bar. All water personnel are water safety and CPR certified. Swim lessons are available for all levels and ages. The Raintree Rapids Swim Team has enjoyed championship swim team status since 1984.
A: 1703 Raintree Drive, Richmond, VA 23238 | P: (804) 740-1035
This pool doesn’t come up in a lot of internet searches, but it is consistently a word of mouth favorite. It has no initiation fee and seems to never be overly crowded, even on evenings and weekends.
A: 1128 Westbriar Drive, Richmond, VA 23238 | P: (804) 740-6689
Not to be confused with the previous listing, though these 2 pools are not far from one another. But like Tuckahoe Village, this pool is a favorite by word of mouth, also with a swim team and swim lessons.
A: 2100 Bradon Road, Henrico, VA 23238 | P: (804) 740-0955
Welcome to Hungary Creek Recreation Association! Established over fifty years ago, we continue to be one of the best recreation facilities in the area for families to enjoy throughout the summer – whether swimming, playing tennis, sand volleyball or basketball, or just enjoying the fresh air, sun and friends at the pool.
This pool is open to interested families living anywhere in Richmond, but does offer discounted rates for those living in specific neighborhoods nearby.
Since 1957, Three Chopt Recreation Club has provided a private seasonal escape for individuals and families in the Richmond, Virginia area. Conveniently located in the heart of Henrico, our spacious facility includes three large pools, diving boards, water slides, a gated kiddie pool, picnic pavilions, tennis courts, and volleyball courts.
A: 2100 Skipwith Road, Henrico VA 23294 | P: (804) 496-1854
Another really popular pool by word of mouth. There is a really good swim team as well.
A: 1300 Pump Road, Richmond, VA 23238 | P: (804) 754-1079
Avalon has developed a second-to-none reputation for providing excellent family entertainment, top-notch facilities, and excellent youth activities for over the past fifty years! Avalon is consistently ranked as one of the top Swim & Racquet Clubs in Richmond (Richmond Magazine – Best / Worst List).
A: 510 Heathfield Road, Henrico, VA 23229 | P: (804) 740-8593 (Office), (804) 719-1386 (Membership)
Southside, Midlothian & Chesterfield
Granite Recreation Corporation is a private pool and tennis club that offers a full size (25-meter) swimming pool with diving area; a children’s wading pool; two Omni tennis courts; three hard service courts; a playground, basketball and picnic area; and a recreation building. Both the pools and recreation building are available to rent by a member for private parties and meetings.
A: 6423 Glyndon Lane, Richmond, VA 23225 | P: (804) 272-6989
SCMG believes in providing children with a positive environment in which they can feel comfortable and learn basic water safety. We feel that through patience, encouragement, and frequent repetition of skills, your child will have a fun, safe and rewarding swimming experience.
Midlothian Athletic Club (includes a year round indoor pool and hot tub)
When you want to cool off or enjoy a Master’s Class, we have you covered with our indoor pool, hot tub, and outdoor lap pool and Water Park. At Midlothian Athletic Club, we don’t just have aerobic classes, we also have adult swimming lessons, water aerobics, lessons, clinics, workouts, and swim teams for competitors. In addition, in the summer, you can enjoy some time soaking up those rays of sun around the Water Park. We’re not just an athletic club where you can push yourself to the limits, but we’re also a place to enjoy a dip in the water whatever that looks like to you.
A: 10800 Center View Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23235 | P: (804) 330-2222
This pool is a little bit older, but seems to be a real part of the community and everyone who goes there loves it!
Woodlake is home to some of the most beautiful pools in the Richmond area! Our Swim & Racquet Club hosts a large outdoor pool with diving boards, lap lanes, and a shallow section for children. There are also sand volleyball courts and a gazebo deck area where you can sit, eat, and relax. The Aquatic & Fitness Center has a spectacular indoor pool, water slide, and mushroom feature with kiddie pool.
A: 14710 Village Square Place, Midlothian, VA 23112 | P: (804) 739-3454 | E: [email protected]
Shenandoah is a thriving neighborhood of over 300 homes located in Chesterfield County. Our community facilities include a beautiful pool complex and clubhouse, owned and maintained by our member families.
For ages 4 months and up, with classes of never more than 4 students, with lots of convenient days and times to work with all schedules. Every one of our instructors goes through over 40 hours of intensive classroom and in-water training. In addition, our Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Water Safety Instructors (AT-WSI) have passed an online exam and have obtained CPR training prior to receiving an AT-WSI Certification and to teaching their first swim lesson. Our year-round training centers offer families a clean, safe, and family friendly teaching environment. The water is always 88-90 degrees to ensure our swimmers are comfortable in the water.
For ages 4 months to 12 years, with classes of no more than 4 students to 1 teacher, with lots of convenient days and times to work with all schedules. Certified instructors that focus on making swimming fun through guided play. More than a curriculum crafted not only to teach kids how to swim but also to build their character through guided play. More than a shiver-free pool heated to 90°.
For ages 6 months – 6 years with 1 on 1 instruction and a focus on water safety and survival. We use a specialized program that can be geared to the unique needs of each child we teach, ensuring a safe, effective and fun learning environment. While the focus at Starfish Swimmers is on survival and water safety, children learn solid swimming skills that give them a strong foundation for a lifelong love of the water.
NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc was founded in 1987 and is a non-profit 501(c)(3), year-round competitive swim program serving central Virginia. NOVA strives to provide individualized training, promote excellence in aquatics, instilling in today’s youth the physical, mental, and social responsibility which will help them become tomorrow’s leaders. NOVA, parent-run and -directed, owns and operates its own Aquatic Center which features 2 state-of-the-art indoor 25 meter by 25 yard pools and locker and shower facilities.