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Training Tank

Building 1508

Recreational Swim
Mon - Fri: 4 - 7pm
Weekends/Holidays: 12 - 5pm

Lap Swim
Mon - Fri: 5 - 7am and 11am - 1pm

Military Training
Mon - Fri: 7:30 - 10:30am and 1:30 - 3:30pm by reservation

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The Training Tank, located next to Sunset Cinema, is heated, open year round and offers Marines, Sailors and family members an Olympic-size swimming pool for training and recreational swimming. All ranks are welcome. The Training Tank is available for unit training, lap swimming, recreational swimming, physical therapy and water aerobics. It can also be reserved for pool parties on a seasonal basis. Call for water aerobics class schedule and details on special events, Paddleboards, Kayaks and Peddle Boats.


Aquatics Director: Sherry Powell

Learn to Swim Coordinator: Sumer Mark

Pool Hours/General Questions: Tiara Powell

For unit training by reservation or to reserve any pool for parties, please call 760.830.6212.

Semper Fit welcomes authorized patrons of all abilities. If you would like assistance, please call the Aquatics Department.


Apply online here. Those wishing to try out must hold current certification or meet skills minimum to train.

Minimum Skills Requirement

  • Swim 300 meters continuously demonstrating 150 meters frontcrawl
  • 150 meters breast stroke
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without use of hands
  • Timed Event: swim 20 meters, retrieve a brick from deep end of the pool surface with brick in both hands and swim to starting point with both hands remaining on brick at all times. Applicant must then exit pool and time may not exceed 1:40.

Those interested are STRONGLY encouraged to come to the pool for practice and inquire about getting training tips prior to tryouts.

Tryouts for those who have submitted applications online will be held at 12pm Sunday, January 28 and Sunday, February 4. Positions start at $13.19/hr. 

Hill Top Pool

Building 1576

Mon - Fri: 1 - 5pm
Weekends/Holidays: 12 - 5pm

The Hill Top Pool offers family members the unique experience of sunbathing and water play right next to the Frontline Restaurant. Let the kids enjoy a children’s slide while you sun poolside or take a dip in the deep end. It can also be reserved for pool parties on a seasonal basis. Call for summer water aerobic classes and other program availability.

Please call 760.830.6212 to reserve any pool for parties.

Family Pool

Building 697

Weekends: 12 - 5pm
Starting Monday, June 11, the Family Pool will be open Weekdays (Mon - Fri: 1 - 6pm)

The Family Pool on Cottontail Road features deluxe amenities and swimming classes throughout the summer. With an individual children’s pool, water tree and sunbathing chairs as well as covered areas, this pool is great for a day out in the sunny summer heat. The Family Pool offers recreational and lap swimming. It can also be reserved for pool parties on a seasonal basis. Throughout the summer, the Family Pool is home to the Learn to Swim Program, which offers lessons for all ages.

Please call 760.830.6212 to reserve any pool for parties.