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Benyaurd Indoor Swimming Pool-FT Belvoir
Benyaurd Indoor Pool Reopening: What you need to know
Be Advised: Benyaurd Indoor Pool reserves the right to deny the use of the facility to any patron not following the guidelines set forth to maintain health, safety, and sanitary measures for patrons and equipment.
Hours of Operation Closed Holidays
|Monday - Friday||Saturday - Sunday|
|6 - 7:30 a.m.||Closed|
|8 - 9:30 a.m.|
|10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.|
|12 - 1:30 p.m.|
|2 - 3:30 p.m.|
|4 - 5:30 p.m.|
Benyaurd Indoor Pool phone number: +1 (703)805-2620
Benyaurd Indoor Pool has restrictions in an effort to reduce the risk associated with COVID-19. Patrons and employees must adhere to the following policies and procedures:
- Effective Oct. 19, 2020: Active Duty, Active Duty Family Members, and First Responders only.
- Lap swim only.
- Family Members must pay for use: $3 per visit or pool pass available.
- Patrons must sign in with Name, Phone, and Email so staff can inform patrons of any potential exposure to COVID-19.
- 18 patrons are the maximum capacity for the Benyaurd Indoor Pool.
- Locker rooms are closed.
- Patrons must shower using the "quick rinse" shower prior to pool entry.
- Masks/face covering required while walking in and out of the facility.
- Must maintain a 6-foot social distance.
- Patrons are asked to line up outside front doors and wait for staff at the entrance.
- Patrons and employees are asked to wash hands frequently.
- Water fountains are closed; please bring your own water bottle.
- Toilets will be available. Only one person allowed in the area at any time.
Programs and Classes
Water Aerobics Classes
Due to the pandemic, Water Aerobics classes are canceled. We hope to resume in the fall.
Join Benyaurd Indoor Pool for a low-impact, high-energy workout.
- Deep and Shallow Water Aerobics Classes are held in Benyaurd Indoor Swimming Pool, 10051 Gay Road, Fort Belvoir, VA.
Classes are only $5 per session. Your first-class fee is waived!
No registration required.
The minimum age is 6.
Eligibility: Active duty military, retirees, DoD civilian employees, and dependents.
American Red Cross Swimming Lessons
Due to the pandemic, Summer swimming lessons are canceled. We hope to resume in the fall.
Learn to swim with confidence. We offer swim lessons for infants, children, teenagers, and adults. With classes for those ages six months and older, you and your entire family can learn to master the skills needed to help you swim safely.
Listed below are descriptions of the skills or knowledge that will be taught during each level.
Parent and Child: (6 mths. – 3yrs.) Introduction to the water. Parents must accompany each child in the water. The purpose of this course is to familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety information for the parents and teach parents techniques they can use to orient their children to the water.
Preschool Aquatic Levels 1-3: (3-5yrs.) the child must be willing to leave the parent and be able to stay with the class group.
- PSA level 1: Orients children to be safe in, on, and around the water and gain basic skills. Enter and exit the water safely, blow bubbles, submerge mouth, nose, and eyes. Open eyes underwater to retrieve an object. Glide on front and back, recover to a vertical position, float on back, roll from front to back and back to front. Use arm and leg action on front and back, and treading with arm and hand action.
- PSA level 2: Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in, on, and around the water. Enter and exit by using the pool deck, bobbing 5 times, opening eyes under the water, and retrieving an object, submerging the full face. Front and back glides, recover to a vertical position, float on back 5 seconds, roll from front to back and back to front, tread water 15 seconds, combined arm and leg action on front and back.
- PSA level 3: Helps children gain greater basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in, on, and around the water. Enter the water at shoulder depth, exit safely by use of ladder, wall, or steps. Fully submerge and hold breath, bob 10 times, demonstrate rotary breathing, Front and back glide to a vertical position, back float 15 seconds, tread water 30 seconds, combined arm and leg actions on front and back, change the direction of travel while swimming on front or on back.
Learn to Swim: 6 levels (5 – 12yrs.)
- Level 1: Introduction to water skills
Help the student feels comfortable in, on, and around the water.
Enter and exit safely by use of a ladder, wall, or steps, blow bubbles 3 seconds, bob 5 times, submerge face, open eyes underwater and retrieve an object, back float 5 seconds, roll from front to back and back to front, tread water using arm and hand action, combined arm and leg action on front and back.
- Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Give participants success with fundamental skills.
Enter the water at shoulder depth, exit safely by use of ladder, wall, or steps. Use rotary breathing, open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects, bob 10 times, front float 10 seconds, back float 15 seconds, front and back glide, recover to a vertical position, tread water 15 seconds, change direction while swimming on front and back, combined arm and leg action on front and back, finning action while on back.
- Level 3: Stroke Development
Expand proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice.
Jump into deep water from the side, submerge and return to the side, headfirst entry from sitting and kneeling positions, bobbing while moving to safety, rotary breathing, survival float 30 seconds, back float 1 minute, tread 1 minute, push off streamline position on front begin kicking, swim front crawl and elementary back 3-5 body lengths or 15 yards, demonstrate flutter, scissor, breaststroke, and dolphin kicks.
- Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming the strokes learned in level 3 with more advanced proficiency.
Headfirst entry in compact and stride positions, feetfirst surface dive, swim underwater, tread using 2 different kicks, survival swim for 1 minute, front crawl 25 yards, elementary back 25 yards, breaststroke 15 yards, back crawl 15 yards, butterfly 15 yards, sidestroke 15 yards, open turns front and back, flutter and dolphin kick on back, push off streamline on back begin kicking on back.
- Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Refine the performance of all six strokes and increase the distances that they swim. Participants also learn flip turns on the front and back.
Shallow- angle dive, tuck and pike surface dive tread water 5 minutes, tread water using only legs 2 minutes, sculling 30 seconds, front crawl and elementary back 50 yards, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, sidestroke every 25 yards, front and backflip turns.
- Level 6: Personal Water Safety
Increasing endurance and distance for all strokes, front, back, and side. Using flip turns and open turns, demonstrating specialty knowledge for surface dives and survival skills, also show knowledge of Water Safety.
Front crawl, elementary back 100 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly 50 yards, demonstrate open and flip turns while swimming, demonstrate HELP, HUDDLE positions at least 2 minutes in deep water, feetfirst, tuck, and pike surface dives in deep water, back float and survival float 5 minutes, survival swimming 10 minutes, tread water legs only 2 minutes, surface dive in water 7 – 10 feet, retrieve an object, Knowledge of Water Safety.
- Level 6: Fundamentals of Diving
Participants must have a basic level of swimming all 6 strokes while using flip and/or open turns. Demonstrate basic knowledge of dive progression.
Front crawl, elementary back 100 yards, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly 50 yards, use turns while swimming, dive progressions from poolside then diving board, knowledge of water safety.
- Level 6: Fitness Swimmer
Like level 5 this is increasing endurance and lengths. The fitness swimmer will also be using devices such as kickboards, pull buoys, swim paddles, fins, flippers, stopwatch, pace clock, or other timing devices.
Front crawl, elementary back 100 yards, back crawl, sidestroke, butterfly, breaststroke 50 yards, use flip turns and open turns while swimming, specialty knowledge and skills in circle swimming, using pull buoys, kickboards, swim paddles, timing devices, calculate target heart rate, surface dives and retrieve objects from the bottom of the pool at least 10 feet deep, demonstrate the aquatic exercise, have knowledge of Water Safety.
Adult Swim: (13yrs. and up)
- Adult Learning Basic: is learning the basics, being comfortable in, on, and around the pool. Submerging the face, opening eyes under the water to retrieve an object, front and back glide, and return to a vertical position, treading water using arm and finning action. Combined arm and leg actions on front and back, back float 3–5 seconds, learn to recognize an aquatic emergency in order to help themselves or others.
- Adult Improving skills and strokes: Goals to improve participants' proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the basic 6 strokes. Improve the ability to swim continuously and build endurance. Learn safety skills and safe behavior in, on, and around the water. Enter by jumping or stepping from the side, exit safely, rotary breathing, front crawl, elementary back, and breaststroke 50 yards at level 5 proficiency, back crawl, sidestroke, 25 yards at level 5 proficiency, optional stroke: butterfly, 25 yards at level 5 proficiency, swim underwater, feet first, tuck and pike surface dives, treading water using 2 different strokes and treading legs only, safety skills and safe behavior around the water.
- Adult Swimming for Fitness: Refining swim strokes, front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke, turns, and endurance. Participants also learn the skills and concepts needed to be safe in, on, and around the water. Swim strokes at a level 5 proficiency. Front crawl 100 yards, back crawl 50 yards, breaststroke 50 yards, the butterfly is optional for Adult Swim, 50 yards, use both flip and open turns during continuous swimming throughout the course, knowledge in swimming etiquette circle swimming, using a pace clock, calculating target heart rate, setting up an exercise program, using training equipment such as pull buoys, kickboards, swim paddles, flippers.
Scuba Lessons Provided by Patriot Scuba
Due to the pandemic, Scuba lessons are canceled. We hope to resume in the fall.
Fort Belvoir Aquatics and Patriot Scuba are offering Scuba Lessons.
For more information about scuba classes, call Patriot Scuba at +1 (703)490-1175.
Registration and class payments will be made at Benyaurd Indoor Pool.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course
Due to the pandemic, Water Safety Instructor classes are canceled. We hope to resume in the fall.
The cost is $370 for the Water Safety Instructors Course and required CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certifications and all Materials
Minimum age of 16 years.
Must be able to demonstrate the following swimming skills:
- Front Crawl - 25 yards
- Back Crawl - 25 yards
- Breaststroke - 25 yards
- Elementary backstroke - 25 yards
- Sidestroke - 25 yards
- Butterfly - 15 yards
- Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
- Tread water for 1 minute
*If the minimum class size of 4 is not met, a refund will be issued.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes
Due to the pandemic, Lifeguard classes are canceled until further notice.
The cost is $315 for the class as well as ARC Certification and all Materials.
Must be 15 years of age.
Must be able to demonstrate the following:
- Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
- Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards with the face in or out of the water. Then, surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface. Candidates should not swim the distance underwater. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
*If the minimum class size of 4 is not met, a refund will be issued.
All pools have health and safety rules that we ask everyone to understand and follow. The lifeguards are responsible for enforcing these rules in order to PREVENT accidents from occurring. We realize that during low attendance, some of the rules may not seem appropriate. However, in order to maintain consistency between the staff and pool users at our pools, the lifeguards are instructed to enforce the rules at all times.
Please read the Basic Rules (PDF) for your safety. This list is not all-inclusive or legally complete and no liability is assumed for completeness.
- Fitness classes and all sports activities are canceled until further notice.
Benyaurd Indoor Swimming Pool
Benyaurd Indoor Pool offers year-round lap swimming, fitness classes, swimming lessons, unit reservations, lifeguard and WSI classes. This facility is sure to meet all of your family's needs and is open to all Active Duty, Retirees, DoD Civilians, dependents, and their guests.
- 25 Yard Pool
- 6 Lap Lanes
- 6 Starting Blocks
- Diving Board
- ADA Compliant Pool Lift
- Newly Renovated Locker Rooms
- Pull Buoys, Kick boards, Aqua Jogging Belts, Dumbbells, Noodles, Kick-fins
- Stair Entry into 3 feet depth
- In-water workout station
- Outdoor Patio- Newly renovated.
|Daily Pool Fees||Price|
|Active Duty (Lap Swim)||Free|
|Active Duty (Rec Swim) Dependents & Retirees||$3|
|Children 3 and under||Free|
|DoD Civilians and Contractors||$5|
Pass includes entry into both Benyaurd Indoor Pool and North Post Outdoor Pool
|Single Pool Passes (18 years+)||Price|
|E1-E5 4 Months Pass||$40|
|E1-E5 12 Months Pass||$80|
|E6 & above 4 Months Pass||$60|
|E6 & above 12 Months Pass||$150|
|DoD Civilians 4 Months Pass||$90|
|DoD Civilians 12 Months Pass||$160|
|Family Passes (Immediate Family Only)||Price|
|E1-E5 4 Months Pass||$80|
|E1-E5 12 Months Pass||$150|
|E6 & above 4 Months Pass||$120|
|E6 & above 12 Months Pass||$275|
|DoD Civilians 4 Months Pass||$180|
|DoD Civilians 12 Months Pass||$285|
*Spectators/Guardians are charged daily fee due to capacity limits.