Aquatics

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The City of Winter Haven Aquatics Unit offers two pools and a splash pad for community enjoyment.

"Rowdy" Gaines Olympic Pool

210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard
Winter Haven, FL 33880

The "Rowdy" Gaines Olympic Pool (RGOP) 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. Equipped with competitive starting blocks, it 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 springboards. This pool is heated and open year-round.

Summer Hours (March 11 through September 2)

  • Morning Lap Swim (Long Course):
    10 am to noon (Monday through Friday)
  • Morning Lap Swim (Short Course):
  • noon to 1 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Recreational / Open Swim:
    1 pm to 5 pm (Monday through Sunday)
  • Evening Lap Swim:
    5 pm to 7 pm (Monday through Thursday.)

Winter Hours (September 3 through March 11)

  • Morning Adult Lap Swim (Long Course):
    10 am to noon (Monday through Friday)
  • Afternoon Adult Lap Swim (Short Course):
    noon to 2 pm (Monday through Thursday.)
  • Recreational / Open Swim:
    noon to 2 pm (Monday through Friday)

Aquatic Passes

  • 10 Punch Pass - $18 Resident / $27 Non-resident
  • 20 Punch Pass - $30 Resident / $45 Non-resident
  • 60 Punch Pass - $80 Resident / $111 Non-resident

Pool Fees

  • Residents - $2
  • Non-residents - $3
  • Life Jackets - $1

Team

  • Location: "Rowdy" Gaines Olympic Pool
  • Contact Name: TBA
  • Contact Number: TBA
  • Contact Email: TBA 

Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center Pool

801 MLK Boulevard NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881

The Winter Haven Recreational and 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.

WHRCC Pool Hours:

  • WHRCC Pool will be closed until Summer of 2025.
  • Opens: Summer 2025
  • Days: Monday through Sunday
  • Times: 1pm to 5 pm


Splash Pad at Trailhead Park

The Splash Pad at Trailhead Park is a new amenity for families to enjoy together. This space has two first-come-first-serve shaded picnic table areas, an on-site bathroom and is open year-round.

  • Days: Monday through Sunday
  • Time: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Ages: All
  • Fees: Free

Swim Lesson Program

  • Location: 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd Winter Haven, Fl 33880
  • Days: Monday though Friday
  • Time: Morning & Evening Time Slots 
  • Ages: 6 months - adults
  • Dates: TBA