The City of Winter Haven Aquatics Unit offers two pools and a splash pad for the communities enjoyment.
“Rowdy” Gaines Olympic Pool
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 spring boards. This pool is heated and open year-round.
- Lap Swim (Short Course): 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Mon. – Fri.)
- Lap Swim (Short Course): 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Mon. – Thur.)
- Recreation Swim:
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Mon. – Sun.)
- 10 Punch Pass
$18 Resident / $27 Non-resident
- 20 Punch Pass
$30 Resident / $45 Non-resident
- 60 Punch Pass
$80 Resident / $111 Non-resident
- Residents – $2
- Non-residents – $3
- Life Jackets – $1
RGOP Swim Lessons
Winter Haven Stingrays
The Winter Haven Stingrays Swim Team is a USA registered age group and master swim team that practices and competes year round. A swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke. Practices are held Monday through Saturday at various times.
- Location: “Rowdy” Gaines Olympic Pool
- Contact Name: Coach Ben Westberg
- Contact Number: (573) 355-2578
- Ages: 5 & up
- Website: WH Stingrays
Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center Pool
The Winter Haven Recreational & 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 Free Swim Lessons
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 tables areas, an on-site bathroom and is open year-round.
- Days: Monday – Sunday
- Time: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Ages: All
- Fees: Free