Providence RECenter – Aquatics
Fairfax County Park Authority RECenter pools have something for everybody! Our comprehensive programs promote safety, skill development, fitness, social interaction and fun.
Providence RECenter has a 25-yard X 25-meter heated indoor pool with wading area, springboard, outdoor sundeck, 2 spas, saunas, locker rooms, family changing room, and bleacher seating. There is a wheelchair ramp built in to the main pool.
Various user groups share pool space. Nationally ranked swimming teams rent space for practice and meets. FCPA and Fairfax County Public Schools share the commitment for hosting the high school swim and dive teams for practice and meets November through February.
The Park Authority strives to maintain a standard of at least three lap lanes available to the public whenever the pool is open. Please check the pool calendar for specific daily pool hours. The calendar will also indicate the rare instances that availability falls below the three lane standard. Shallow (3 1/2 ft.) play space is available every day.
Now Hiring Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors
Providence RECenter is looking for lifeguards and swim instructors. Lifeguards must be certified with the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP), pay starts at $9.06. Certified Water Safety Instructor pay rate starts at $18.88. If you have any questions, please call (703) 698-1351 and ask for the Aquatic Director or AquaticAssistant.
On Saturdays and Sundays the Diving Boards will be open from 2pm - 4pm based on lifeguard availability and pool space.
BREAK TIMES! For all kids 12 yrs. & under.
WEEKENDS: a 15-minute break will be call at the 45 minute mark on the clock, between 1pm and an hour before closing.
WEEKDAYS: a 10-minutes break will be call at the 50 minute mark on the clock, between 4pm-8pm.Please use the break times to have your children utilize the bathrooms. We want to protect our pool from all bodily contaminations.
Rent Our Gator! Let this large fun green gator crash your next party. On weekends during the hours of 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., you can schedule private use of the Alligator Float for your party at Providence RECenter for 45 minute blocks. Cost is $45. For Non-Swimmers, an adult must be in direct supervision of the child while being in the water. Please make your reservation by calling 703-698-1351. Add this to your next room rental package or just have by itself.
For monthly updates to water toy and diving board availability, and for pool hours of operation, refer to the Providence RECenter Pool Calendar.
Professionally trained lifeguards oversee all natatorium activities. We are proud to be associated with Ellis & Associates (E & A), an aquatic safety consulting firm that provides the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP). Licensed lifeguards maintain high standards with constant training and practice.