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Swimming Pools:

‘Rowdy’ Gaines Olympic Pool
210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. SW
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
(863) 291-5656

The ‘Rowdy’ Gaines Olympic Pool has an Olympic size (25 yards x 50 meters) competitive pool, which is 4 feet deep on each end and 6 1/2 feet in the middle. This pool has competitive starting blocks and is used for competitive swimming, swim instruction and recreational use. In addition, there is a separate diving well with (2) 1 meter and (2) 3 meter spring boards. The "Rowdy" Gaines Olympic Pool is heated and open year-round.

Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center Pool
801 Avenue T NE
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
(863) 291-5675

The Winter Haven Recreation & Cultural Center (WHRCC) pool is an “L” shaped pool measuring 25 yards x 25 meters. The pool is used for swim instruction and recreational use from mid-May through August.


                              

"Rowdy" Gaines Pool Hours:

Lap Swim - Long Course
Monday - Friday         11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday - Thursday   5 - 7 p.m.

Recreational Swim
Sunday - Saturday
       1 - 5 p.m. 

 

"Rowdy" Gaines Pool Fees:

Fee: $2 Resident, $3 Non-Resident, $1 Life jackets

Aquatic Passes:

10 Time Punch Pass: $18 Resident, $27 Non-resident

20 Time Punch Pass: $30 Resident, $45 Non-resident

Monthly Punch Pass: $36 Resident, $54 Non-resident

Seasonal Punch Pass: $80 Resident, $111 Non-resident

 

WHRCC Pool Hours:

Recreational Swim
(Beginning May 25)

Saturday and Sunday       1 - 5 p.m

(Beginning June 6)

Sunday - Saturday       1 - 5 p.m

 

WHRCC Pool Fees:

Admission is free for youth 15 and under

Fee: $2 Resident, $3 Non-Resident, $1 Life jackets


Aquatic Activities at "Rowdy" Gaines Pool:


Swim Lessons
Lessons are for ages 6 months and older and are held Monday - Friday.  Evening registration will be held at the South Entrance of the Chain O' Lakes Complex.  Day registration will be held in the Aquatics Office in the Chain O' Lakes Complex  Lessons are held at "Rowdy" Gaines Pool.  Class times with an (*) denotes that lessons will also be held at the WHRCC Pool.  Registration information and fees are the same.  You must register in person.  A parent or guardian must register children under 18. 

Fees: $35 Resident, $44 Non-resident

Session 1: June 9 - 20

Time:       8:30, 9:15*, 10*, 10:45, 11:30 a.m.

                5:30, 6:15, 7 p.m.

Registration: May 28         6 - 7 p.m.

                   May 29 - 30   8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Session 2: June 23 - July 4 (class will be held on July 4)

Time:       8:30, 9:15*, 10*, 10:45, 11:30 a.m.

Registration: June 18         6 - 7 p.m.

                   June 19 - 20  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Session 3: July 7 - 18

Time:       8:30, 9:15*, 10*, 10:45, 11:30 a.m.

                5:30, 6:15, 7 p.m.

Registration: July 2         6 - 7 p.m.

                   July 3         8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Session 4: July 21 - August 1

Time:       8:30, 9:15*, 10*, 10:45, 11:30 a.m.

Registration: July 16         6 - 7 p.m.

                   July 17 - 18  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Session 5: August 4 - 15

Time:       8:30, 9:15, 10, 10:45, 11:30 a.m.

                5:30, 6:15, 7 p.m.

Registration: July 30               6 - 7 p.m.

                   July 31 - Aug. 1   8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Splash Bash
Bring the entire family for a fun evening of water slides, treasure hunts, and a movie (weather permitting).

Ages:    All

Dates:   June 28, July 26

Time:    7 - 10 p.m.

Fee:      $3 per person

 

Winter Haven Stingrays Swim Team
The Winter Haven Stingrays Swim Team is a USA registered age group and mast swim team that practices and competes year round.  A swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke and be at least 5 years of age.  Practices are held Monday through Saturday at the Rowdy Gaines Pool.  For more information, contact Linda Howard at 863-297-9646. 


Aquatic Activities at WHRCC Pool:

 

Free Swim Lessons
Free lessons are offered for the first 30 students each day.  Registration is at 5:30 p.m. each day.  A parent or guardian must register children under 15.  For more information, please call the Aquatics Office at (863) 291-5656.

Ages:    5 and older

Session 1:   May 19 - 23

Session 2: July 21 - 25

Time:    6 - 7 p.m.

Jennifer Burke, AFO
Recreation Supervisor II - Aquatics
"Rowdy" Gaines Olympic Pool

David Nugent

Aquatics Head Lifeguard

"Rowdy" Gaines Olympic Pool



 
 

 



 
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