Portsmouth - Riverview Aquatics Center

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The Riverview Aquatics center offers six-lane lap swimming daily and can accommodate Command training and PFA schedules by reservation.  We also offer family/open swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. We offer swim lessons for the children and adults to learn to swim by certified swim instructors.  We are also equipped with men and women locker rooms and a sauna to enjoy after your swim.

NSA Hampton Roads Fitness Centers offers Youth Fitness Orientations. The orientation will allow eligible youth the privilege of using the fitness center with a parent or guardian. A download is available on this page for more information.

NSA HR – Portsmouth MWR Aquatics 2023 swim lessons for all ages and skill levels. Lessons begin in January. The cost to participate is $40 per session for group lessons. Private lessons are $100 for one person or $150 for two people.  Adult/teen and active duty swim test skills classes are free for active duty military. All classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Beginner swimmers are just starting out or have not passed the MWR Swim Test. Advanced swimmers have passed the MWR swim test and are improving their skills and techniques. If you are unsure of the level for your child, then one of our MWR Aquatics Staff at Riverview Aquatics Center would be happy to give a swim test during business hours. 

Swim Sessions: 

  • January Session - January 17 through February 2
  • February Session - February 14 through March 2 
  • March Session - March 7 through March 23

Types of Lessons: 

  • Group lessons include six classes per session.
  • Private lessons and active duty swim test skills include four classes per session (30 minutes each session).

Classes offered: 

  • Preschool - Beginner (Ages 3 to 5) - 4 to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Preschool - Advanced (Ages 3 to 5) - 4:35 to 5:05 p.m.
  • School Age - Beginner (Ages 6 to 12) - 5:10 to 5:40 p.m.
  • School Age - Advanced (Ages 6 to 12) - 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. 
  • Adult / Teen (Ages 13 and older) - 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. 

Registration link for this classes will be available soon. In person registration for the January session is available for during regular business hours beginning Tuesday, January 10 through Tuesday, January 17. 

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