An official army family and MWR Site

Aquatics & Recreational Swimming


Fort Hamilton Family & MWR operates an outdoor swimming pool with views overlooking the Verrazano Bridge.

General Information

  • The pool is open to Club members, DoD ID Cardholders and their guests only.
  • Cash is the only form of payment accepted at the outdoor pool entrance.
  • Credit cards, cash, and checks are accepted at the Community Club membership office.
  • Each year, the outdoor pool typically opens for the season around Memorial Day and close for the season around Labor Day.

Recreational pool features

  • Diving board
  • Splash pad
  • 2 lap lanes

Each child must pass a swim test prior to use of the slides and/or diving board. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver in order for their child to participate in the test.

Daily Pool Passes


Categories Single
Active Duty $10
Military Dependent $10


Retiree Children $10
Veterans service-connected disabilitis $15
Veterans who are Purple Heart recipients $15
Department of Veterans Affairs Program Family Caregivers $15
Law Enforcement/ First Resp. / MTA / Correctional Officers $20
Federal DoD ID Card Holders $20
Non Military Civilians $25
Non Military Children $15
Seasonal Pool Passes
Categories Seasonal Rate
Active Duty $100
Active Dependent $150
Retiree $250
Veteran / DoD $300
Civilian / Club Member $400


*Waiting List for Non-DoD affiliated members: Pool seasons will be available to Non-DoD affiliated members based on first come, first serve.

Aqua Aerobics

Join us during summer season for this unique water workout! Water offers 12 times the resistance of air, while still maintaining a low-impact and near weightless environment.

  • Aqua Jogging belts provided.
  • Program starts during pool season.
  • Open to all authorized Family & MWR users, ages 18 years and older, and ages 15 years and older, with enrolled parent or guardian.


Pool Rules
  • This Pool is open to Pass Holders and their guests. Pass Holders must show their pass and ID card before use.
  • Adult Supervision: Any Pass Holder under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult guardian 18 years of age or older. 
  • Pass Holders and their guests must use the Pool in a safe manner.
  • Dress: All patrons must wear swimsuits that are appropriate for the public appearance, no thongs, sports bras, basketball shorts, underwear, cut off's or denim shorts. All suits must be lined. Children who are not potty-trained must wear swim diapers while in the pool.
  • No food or drinks allowed inside the pool area. No glass or pottery-type containers allowed in the pool area.
  • Persons with skin disorders, bandages, open wounds, eye, nose or mouth discharge may be refused entrance to the facility.
  • The pool will be cleared periodically to allow for safety checks.
  • No running, horseplay, diving or obscene language permitted within the facility.
  • Inflatable rafts, water wings/floaties, and toys are not permitted in the pool (Guidance from CDC).
  • Young children may wear Coast Guard approved life vests in the pool. Children must be within arm’s reach of an adult guardian 18 years of age or older at all times.
  • Prolonged underwater breath-holding is strictly prohibited.
  • Lifeguards will be provided during posted hours and will have the authority to close the pool for weather or safety reasons. Pass Holders and their guests must comply with Lifeguards' instructions or face loss of use privileges.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the facility. Intoxicated patrons will be denied entry and asked to vacate the premises.
  • Lifeguards will be obeyed and shall have the authority to issue guidance on anything not covered in the Pool Rules/SOP.
  • Lifeguards and Management will monitor the number of residents allowed inside the pool area at any one time to stay within maximum capacity requirements. Access is granted on a first come, first served basis.
  • Children 15 and under are required to take a swim test before using diving boards.
  • Community Club Pool
  • Pool hours may vary due to weather conditions or holidays. Memorial Day 10:00 AM-5:30 PM. Independence Day 10:00 AM-5:30 PM. Labor Day 10:00 AM-5:30 PM.
  • Hours:

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