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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.

Dive-In Movie | The Santa Clause (PG)

Dive-in to the season with a favorite holiday tale! The Santa Clause (PG) will be presented on the floating screen at the Dimond Park Aquatic Center on Friday, December 8. Two shows are available: 5 and 7:30 p.m. and the locker rooms open 15 minutes before each.  Guests can queue up in the lobby and enjoy festive activities while they wait. We recommend arriving early! Maximum 100 guests per show, general pool admission required.

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.

Parks & Recreation Winter Pass

Beat the winter blues by staying active in the bright indoors with the Parks & Recreation Winter Pass! The all-ages pass costs $200 +tax and provides unlimited access to your favorite CBJ Parks & Recreation facilities for five months. The pass includes swimming, fitness classes, and workout equipment at Dimond Park Aquatic Center; Open Skate, Freestyle, Stick N’ Puck, and Pond Hockey at Treadwell Arena; and
Turf for Tots, Chair Yoga, and track access at Dimond Park Field House.

To get the most bang for your buck, purchase your Winter Pass early and use it often; it is available for purchase at any participating facility or online beginning October 30 and is valid November 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024. Please note: the Winter Pass is assigned to an individual and is nontransferable. For more information, please visit the registration page or the Facebook event.

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.

Fall Swim Lessons

Session 2 of the fall swim lessons, November 13 – December 11, is open for registration. The session lasts five weeks with eight lessons in total (no class on November 22). Lessons are thirty minutes long and take place Monday and Wednesday evenings. Classes are offered between 3 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.; see the registration portal for a detailed schedule.

Preschool classes are open to children ages 3-5 and youth classes to ages 6-12. Classes are limited in ratio based on the age of the students. See the Juneau Pools website for complete class level descriptions.

Employment Opportunities

The Aquatics Division is in need of aquatic attendants, aquatic instructors, fitness instructors, and lifeguards. Wages start at $13.43/hour for attendants and $18.62/hour for instructors and lifeguards (DOQ). All aquatics employees enjoy a flexible schedule and a complimentary pool pass! Applications should be submitted online. Find more information on available positions and apply at bit.ly/Join-CBJ.

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:


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