Support Site Seasonal Pool

**Support Site pool will be open daily through Monday, Sept. 2, noon to 7 p.m. Enjoy the last week of summer!**

 

The Support Site pool, located next to the Fitness Forum Gym complex and across from the U.S. Naval Hospital, is an outdoor, summer-seasonal, 25-meter “Z”-shaped recreational pool with a small deep-end water slide, a diving board, a shallow area, a small wading pool for children 5 years and younger, a small pool-side picnic/party rental area and NEX-operated concession stand (the “Splash Bar”) on site.

The Support Site pool offers a wide variety of seasonal pool programs and events from May-September: Swim lessons; recreational swimming; lap swim lanes; after-hours pool party rentals; special events; pool-time for MWR Camp Adventure, CDC and Teen Center; lifeguard training classes; and support for kayaking classes.

 

Navy Youth Swim Test Assessments

Assessments will be offered daily throughout the summer during regular pool hours.
A Navy Youth Swim license must be obtained for youth under 17 years in order to use the deep end and slides.

 

Swim Lessons

For swim lesson details, visit https://www.navymwrnaples.com/fitness-sports/aquatics/swimming-lessons

 

Navy Youth Swim Test

To attain full access to any NSA Naples pool including slides, diving board, and other recreational activities, all youth ages 17 and younger must successfully pass the Navy Youth Swim Test.

Swim Test criteria:

  1. Swim one pool length (minimum 25 yards) unassisted and without rest. The swimmer must use a recognizable swim stroke for the entire distance.
  2. Tread water for a minimum of 60 seconds.
  3. Jump into the deep end of the pool and return to the surface.
  4. Exit the pool unassisted.

All youth swimmers who pass the deep water swim test will be awarded a Navy Youth Swim License. All youth swimmers must show their license upon entering an NSA Naples Aquatics facility and will receive a wristband that allows them to have full access to the deep end of the pool, slides and diving boards.

Please note:

  • Swimmers are allowed to test only one per day.
  • The Youth Swim License is valid for one year. All swimmers 17 years and younger must reassess every year.
  • Lifeguards may require additional testing for swimmers if an when needed. Lifeguards have the authority to request a reassessment of any youth swimmer at any time.
  • Additional testing may be required for lap swimming.

 

Thunder and Lightning policy

In accordance with CNICINST 1710.3, the following is the inclement weather pool policy:

The Aquatic Coordinator, Swimming Pool Manager or Facility Supervisor may close the aquatic facilities for short periods of time without notice. Areas will be cleared of all persons during thunderstorms, electrical storms, and inclement weather. At the first sound of thunder or sight of lightning, the area will be cleared and remain cleared until deemed safe (approximately 30 minutes after the last rumble or sighting). One long blast on the whistle by the lifeguard is the emergency signal indicating all persons in the water shall clear the swimming area immediately.

 

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