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Pool Operating Hours

During the 2019 season, normal pool operating hours are:

May 26 – June 15

12:00 Noon – 9:00 p.m. Monday-FridaySunday
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, Holidays

June 15 – September 2

Generally 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.   (NOTE:  The pool will close at 6pm on the 4th of July and Sept. 2 Labor Day)

Aug 26 - Aug 30:  3 pm - 9 pm
Aug 31 - Sept. 1:  11 am - 9 pm
Sept 2:  11 am - 6 pm

Hours may be subject to change based on staffing, safety or other factors.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 

Certain activities (swim team practice, swim lessons, etc.) may take place outside of normal operating hours; however, the pool is not open to the membership during these times. Also, certain sections of the facility may be closed to members due to special events (swim meets, special events, etc.).

If weather, staff availability, and budget permit, the WRA board may elect to keep the pool open for one or two additional weekends in September.  If the pool will be open, the website will be updated with the information, signs will be posted in the pool house, and the sign at the corner of Dalebrook Drive and Waynewood Boulevard will show the dates and hours.

There are a few dates/times when swim team activities will impact the lap pool availability.  Please watch this space for updated information in the next few weeks. 

Guest Fee Passes

All temporary guests must be accompanied to the pool or tennis courts by a member or an associate member.

If you are bringing a guest (regardless of age), you must inform the gate attendant, sign in the guest, and pay the $3 per person guest fee by check. Due to IRS regulations, the check MUST be written by the member. Gate attendants may not accept cash under any circumstances.

A book of 10 guest passes may be purchased for $26. If you wish to purchase guest passes in advance, leave a request and a check at the desk and the Business Manager will leave the passes with the gate attendant.

Important Pool Rules to Remember

Baby Pool Rules
The baby pool is for children 5 years of age and under and is not intended to be used by older children during break. Children MUST BE ACCOMPANIED by an adult at all times. NO LIFEGUARD is on duty at the baby pool so parents must be present to ensure the safety of their children.

Direct Supervision of Children
All children 9 years of age and under must be in direct supervision of an adult at all times, unless the child has passed the swim proficiency test. Direct supervision is defined as “within arm’s length.” This rule is in place to ensure the safety of children. Children who cannot pass the swim efficiency test can easily get into distress even in shallow water. The only way to ensure that your child remains safe is to supervise them at all times when they are in the pool.

Unaccompanied Access to the Pool
All children 9 years of age and under MUST BE ACCOMPANIED by an adult at all times. Children between the ages of 10 and 12 may come to the pool unaccompanied IF they have passed the swim proficiency test AND received permission from their parent(s).

Swim proficiency tests will be administered by lifeguards throughout the summer. Please see the onsite pool manager for more information.

About the Pool

Pool Address: 1027 Dalebrook Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308     
Pool Desk phone – (703)  799-4809

The Waynewood Recreation Association pool complex consists of a park and playground, athletic fields, 3 pools, lighted tennis courts, and a basketball court.  The pool and tennis courts are for members only.


The WRA has contracted with Titan Pool Service, Inc. to provide pool management services for the 2019 season (  The WRA board, consisting of nine volunteer pool members,  strives to provide a wonderful experience for the members – a clean, safe, well-run facility, with activities for both children and adults.


All guests to the pool will be asked to sign in at the front gate.

Pool Activities

The WRA hosts many pool activities. Children up through age 18 might be interested in joining the Waynewood Dolphins Swim Team.  Adults looking for organized pool exercise might like to try Aquafit water aerobics, or Masters Swimming.

Our pool management company, will conduct swim lessons for our younger swimmers throughout the summer.  Details forthcoming...