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Lockers at Dimond Park Aquatic Center require patrons to bring their own locks.

Recreation Pool Closed During Swim Lessons

Dimond Park Aquatic Center is currently hosting swim lessons. During these lessons the Recreation Pool will be closed to the public. Please consult the up-to-date schedule for dates and times that the Recreation Pool will be unavailable to the general public. If you have further questions please give us a call at 907-586-0839.

DPAC Recreation Pool Maintenance Extended to February 28

Unfortunately, today’s maintenance did not go as smoothly as expected so the recreation pool at Dimond Park Aquatic Center will remain closed until 4 p.m. tomorrow, February 28. The lap pool, sauna, hot tub, and fitness deck will remain open.

AGB Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | March 1

It’s time to celebrate the reopening of our beloved Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 1 at 2 p.m. Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon, Parks & Recreation Director George Schaaf, and Aquatics Supervisor Terra Patterson will each say a few words and a cleansing ceremony will be performed by Goldbelt Heritage. You’re invited; come celebrate with us!

DPAC Hot Tub

The status of the hot tub at Dimond Park Aquatic Center has been irregular and we are actively working on returning it to normal operations. If you are planning to visit the facility for just the hot tub, we encourage you to call ahead to check the status. 907-586-0839

Employment Opportunities: AGB Swimming Pool

Augustus G. Brown pool is hiring lifeguards, aquatic attendants, and swim instructors in preparation for their anticipated opening in March. Working for Juneau Pools offers flexible scheduling options, a fun work environment, and a complimentary pool pass;  you can have a great job AND swim for free! Job descriptions and application instructions can be found here.

Chair Yoga Classes

Chair yoga classes are now offered at two facilities: Dimond Park Field House on Saturdays and Dimond Park Aquatic Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and general admission rates apply. Field House and Pool Passes are accepted at their respective facilities, whereas Winter Passes can be used at either. Please note, although classes will be offered most Saturdays at the Field House, participants are encouraged to check the Field House schedule as occasionally classes will not be scheduled due to tournaments or other events.

Ai Chi Aquatics Fitness Class

Ai Chi is offered at the Dimond Park Aquatic Center every Tuesday & Thursday from 6 - 7 a.m. This aquatic fitness class focuses on breathing with progressive resistance training to relax and strengthen the body. There is no additional fee to participate, the class is included with daily admission.

Juneau Pools Update

Juneau loves its pools! From the renovation of the Augustus G. Brown Memorial Pool in downtown Juneau to expanded swim lessons and special activities, CBJ Parks & Recreation is working hard to deliver high-quality facilities and services to our community. While demand has always been high for these programs, more people than ever are eager to get back in the water following the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s an update on what we’re doing to make sure everyone in our community has access to Juneau’s pools and aquatic programs:

Staffing

Like many communities across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to reduce operations. As a result, we had to lay off nearly all of our part-time employees, including all of our swim instructors and part-time lifeguards. Since resuming normal operations in 2022, we’ve been working hard to rebuild our team of over 100 aquatic professionals in a very challenging labor market. We’ve taken a number of steps to improve recruitment and retention, including:

  • Offering sign-on bonuses of up to $5,000 for difficult-to-fill positions
  • Providing free swim passes to every employee in the Aquatics Division
  • Offering free lifeguard certification courses to prospective employees

Since 2022, we’ve hired *45 new employees. This includes 9 swim instructors, 27 lifeguards and 14 aquatic attendants. *Several employees work more than one position.

Year-Round Swimming Lessons

As a maritime community, we believe that every child in Juneau should have an opportunity to learn how to swim, regardless of their ability to pay. Demand for swim lessons has always been strong, and it’s even greater now because swim lessons were suspended for almost two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, one of our two aquatics facilities has been closed for major repairs since April 2023, reducing the amount of space available for all programs, including swim lessons. We are currently offering as many lessons as possible while also accommodating other users like high school swim & dive teams, Glacier Swim Club, and the general public. In 2023 we have opened registration for 620 children to participate in swim lessons including winter, spring, summer, and fall sessions. This is an increase of 283 participants compared to 2022. While many of these sessions do not sell out, lessons for younger children sometimes fill up because these classes require a lower ratio of students to instructors. In response to this challenge of accommodating preschool-aged children in our swim lesson program, Aquatic Staff created a new program for beginner preschool swimmers this fall called Lil’ Swimmers. This program started In October with 48 spots available for registration to beginner swimmers aged 3-5 years old. When Augustus G. Brown Pool reopens in early 2024, we look forward to increasing the number of lessons being offered for children of all ages. Something that makes CBJ swim lessons so special is that every child can participate, regardless of their ability to pay. We are committed to keeping fees for swim lessons as low as possible (currently $10 per lesson). Plus our scholarship program can cover the entire cost of swim lessons, as well as things like pool passes and even swimsuits for eligible kids.