Aquatics

NOTE:  Atlantic Pool (main pool only) is open for lap swim and Aqua Aerobics only.  Please go to the "Lap Swim & Public Swim Hours" link for lap swim and Aqua Aerobics hours.  Both are first come, first served (no reservations).  A social distancing waiting area is available.  Locker rooms are open, including showers.  2 morning class times offered for Aqua Aerobics Monday through Friday.  No separate classes for Aqua I or Deep Water.  The MLK, Jr. Pool will be open for AquaGym Fitness classes Monday through Friday afternoons beginning November 1st (currently being held at Atlantic Pool).  Saturday morning AquaGym Boot Camp classes begin November 7th.  Morning lap swim will be offered at MLK, Jr. Pool beginning November 16th.  Please visit the City of Fernandina Beach Government Facebook page for updates on the re-openings of facilities.

Atlantic Kiddie Pool is open with some limitations.  Monday - Sunday hours.  Please go to the "Lap Swim & Public Swim Hours" link for more information.


The Parks & Recreation Department operates aquatics facilities at the Atlantic Recreation Center (heated main pool and open year-round) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center (heated main pool open year-round for aquatics programs, but public swim is only available during the summer months).  Each facility has a main pool, suitable for a variety of aquatics programming, and a kiddie pool with multiple water features.

Daily admission: $3 for City residents with City Resident Verification cards, $5 for Non-City residents
1-month and 4-month Pool passes are available, as well as Pool/Fitness Combo passes (use of Atlantic Pool and Atlantic Fitness Room). Click on the "Lap Swim & Public Swim" link for rates.

If you have visited either or both of our aquatics facilities and would like to give us feedback on your experience, please click on the following link, and complete a short survey
 
To download a hard copy of the survey, click on the following link: Customer Survey - Aquatics 
  

Atlantic Center Pools


The Atlantic Center Pools are located at the Atlantic Recreation Center at 2500 Atlantic Avenue. This is a year-round, outdoor facility. The main pool is 25 yards long and heated to 85-86 degrees throughout the cooler months, while the kiddie pool is open only during the warmer months (March - October). In addition to public swim and lap swim options, aqua aerobics classes, several swim clinics, and private swimming lessons are offered year-round; group swimming lessons are offered during the summer months. A Pool Lift is available to wheelchair-bound individuals for pool accessibility (weight limit of 350lbs).  The Atlantic Center main pool is used in the evenings by local swim teams for year-round training, and it is available to the general public for rental during non-programmed hours (rentals available during public swim hours or when pool is closed to the public - call 904-310-3350 for rental information and availability).  For rental information for either the Atlantic or MLK, Jr. Pool, please see page 4 in the following link:  Facility Rental Policies



Atlantic Recreation Center Pool (3)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Center Pools


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center Pools are located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center at 1200 Elm Street. This facility is open only during the summer and fall, from late May through early December. The main pool (heated) is 20 yards long, and the kiddie pool is zero depth.  Formal lap swim hours are offered three mornings per week, and lap swimmers are welcomed during public swim hours in a designated lap lane. AquaGym Fitness classes are offered on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings.  A Pool Lift is available to wheelchair-bound individuals for pool accessibility (weight limit of 350lbs). Group swim lessons are offered in the evenings during the summer months, and the facility is available for rental during non-programmed hours (rentals available during public swim hours or when pool is closed to the public during months of operation - call 904-310-3350 for rental information and availability). Food and snack concessions are available for purchase during public swim hours.

MLK Pool (2)
MLK, Jr. Center Main Pool
MLK Splash Pad (2)
MLK, Jr. Center Kiddie Pool
MLK Splash Pad
MLK, Jr.  Center Kiddie Pool


Classes/Clinics


Scuba diving certification classes, lifeguard and swimming instructor certification classes, and more may be offered throughout the year at either of our aquatics facilities. Homeschool Swim Clinics are offered throughout the school year (August - May), and group swimming lessons (summer) and private lessons (year-round, based upon instructor availability) are available.  Information available at the Atlantic Recreation Center.