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Indoor pools at both the Brainerd and South1035000774885Chattanooga Centers are open year-round and accommodate a variety of programs from swimming lessons for youth and adults to water fitness classes, swim team practices, and lifeguard and first responder training. Both of the indoor pools have locker rooms, showers, and climate-controlled areas. In addition to classes, the pools are open for family and open swim periods, adult lap swimming, and private party rentals.

No memberships are required, and everyone can expect quality programs presented by trained professionals in well-maintained facilities. Both of these recreation centers (in addition to housing the pools and the swimming programs) serve the city in the areas of sports, fitness, after-school and youth programs, teen and senior activities, arts and enrichment, and community services.


Chris Ramsey Center (Brainerd Complex) – Indoor Pool
Fall/Winter 2023/24 Hours
: Click here for the full schedule. 

1010 North Moore Road
Chattanooga, TN  37411
Multi-use 4-Lane pool with 0 depth entry, 25 yard ramp with handrails
Wheelchair accessible
3 feet to 5 feet depth

South Chattanooga Complex – Indoor Pool
Fall/Winter 2023/24 Hours
: Click for the full schedule.
1151 West 40th Street
Chattanooga, TN  37409
Multi-use 4-Lane pool with 0 depth entry, 25 yard ramp with handrails
Wheelchair accessible
3 feet to 5 feet depth

Contact: Aquatics Coordinator, Peggy Grall at 423-643-6608 or


FREE for all fitness levels.
South Chattanooga Pool
Mondays and Wednesdays 10 am - 11am
Chris Ramsey Pool
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am - 11am.


This free program will focus on skills needed to meet the prerequisites for the American Red Cross Lifeguard program. The class meets once a week for 12 weeks. This is a drop-in program and you can attend as many classes as you want. Call Peggy Grall for the latest times and information. Remember, Parks and Outdoors pays the best in town for
lifeguards all year long! 423-643-6608.

Must possess current American Red Cross, YMCA along with Standard First Aid and American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer including AED or the equivalent from the American Heart Association.
Must be a minimum of 15 years of age.
Possess effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to understand and follow through with directions.


Swim Lesson Information: (Full for Winter 2024)


Beginner Lessons -pre-school or school-age levels
The Beginner Level teaches basic water safety and survival skills. The beginner class also
introduces basic freestyle and backstroke. This class is recommended for children not yet
comfortable in the water. Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming

Skills to be worked on are:
● Swim independently without a flotation device
● Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
● Submerge underwater and open eyes to retrieve object
● Introduction to the swim-float-swim sequence

The minimum age requirement for our lessons is children ages 3 and older.

Advanced Beginner- preschool or school-age levels
The advanced lessons build on skills previously learned. To enroll, swimmers must swim
independently, swim with their face in the water in a glide position on front, back float, and jump
into the pool and return to the side.

● Stroke introduction
● Rhythmic breathing
● Personal safety skills
● Learning how to swim to safety and endurance

Intro to Competitive swimming-school age children

Students develop stroke techniques for freestyle and backstroke, and are introduced to
breaststroke and butterfly strokes through drills for 25 yards. Swimmers should be able to swim continuously for the duration of the class. The prerequisite is one length freestyle with rhythmic side
breathing pattern and one length backstroke.



The City's outdoor pools at the Carver Center and Warner Park are open each summer from the start of May to "Back to School" to provide affordable refreshments during the hot weather months.

The Warner Park Pool also features a large splash pad with water features that squirt, spray, splash, rain, and sprinkle for hours of cool recreation activity. 
Warner Park Pool and Splash Pad are $3 per entry. 
Carver Center Outdoor Pool as well as the South Chattanooga and Chris Ramsey Pools offer FREE entry for both open swim and water fitness. 


Summer 2023 Pool Hours-Closed for the season. Thank you!! 
Warner Park - Outdoor Pool
and Spray Park
1254 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN  37404

Saturday, May 27th-Sunday, August 13th
Open Monday-Friday 11:00am -5:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 12:30pm-5:00pm
*Last daily entry at 4:15pm. Pool/pad closes 4:45pm



The Warner Park Pool spray park offers water
features that squirt, spray, splash, rain, and sprinkle for hours of cool recreation activity. Warner Park Pool also offers a kiddie pool, new locker rooms, a large deep end with an inflatable obstacle course and more. Best summer fun around!


BIRTHDAY PARTIES (Warner Park Pool/Pad ONLY). 
Warner Park Pool and splash pad is available for private party rentals and special events, as well as pavilion rentals, all summer long.
Private party cost is $300 for two hours, which includes the entire pool or splash pad and up to 50 guests. Coolers and cakes are allowed.

Single pavilions can be reserved for parties at $100 for 2 hours for up to 25 guests plus use of the entire pool and splash pad during regular pool hours.To reserve:

Adult 50 meter lap swim after regular pool hours.
Jun 6, 2023 to Aug 10, 2023
Tues/Thur from 5:30-6:30pm.
The cost is $3 per visit.

Carver Center - Outdoor Pool 
Free Entry! 

600 North Orchard Knob Street
Chattanooga, TN  37406
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays 12:30-3:30pm
for open swim. 






Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors
200 River St
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 643-7866

City of Chattanooga - Special Events
200 River St
Chattanooga, TN 37405


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