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Lifeguard Certification Course | July 31 - August 3

Registration is now open for the upcoming Juneau Pools lifeguarding class on July 31 - August 3 at Dimond Park Aquatic Center. Participants who successfully complete the class will earn an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, valid for two years.

The class will take place on Wednesday, July 31 through Friday, August 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily and on Saturday, August 3 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. An hour-long lunch break is included each day. Class fees are $250 for general participants but free for those who submit an application for employment as a Juneau Pools lifeguard before the class begins. Registration closes on July 26.

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga classes are offered at 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.

Class on May 28 and 30, June 18 and 20, July 9 and 11, and August 6 and 8 will take place at the Field House while the pool hosts summer camp. Field House and Pool Passes are accepted at their respective facilities.

Saturday class at the Field House is on a summer break and will return in the Fall.

For up-to-date event information, see the DPAC schedule and the Field House schedule.

Water Safety Instructor Course | August 13-24

Do you love to swim? Share your love of the sport by becoming a Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor. The course is free for those who submit a job application by the time they attend the pre-course, or $400 for general participants. Registration closes on August 5. WSI candidates must be able to proficiently swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly.

The class will meet from August 13 – August 24 on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings and on weekends for the full day. A detailed schedule is available in the registration catalog. The class also includes a pre-course session, available Wednesday, August 7 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Dimond Park Aquatic Center or Saturday, August 10 from 12:45 – 2:30 p.m. at Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool.

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.

Summer Swim Lesson Registration is Open

Summer swim lesson registration is open through the Parks & Rec registration catalog for Parent Tot (6 months–3 years, with an adult), Preschool (3-5 years), and Youth (6-12 years). Registrations will not be taken over the phone or in person. Each session costs $70-80 depending on the number of classes in the session and classes are available at both Dimond Park Aquatic Center and Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. For more information including available classes, schedules, and locations, go to the Juneau Pools tab in the registration catalog.

Please be aware that swimmers must meet the registration prerequisites to register for any classes beyond Level 1. Swimmers who have not attended a Juneau Pools swim lesson placement session or passed the preceding class within the last six months will not be able to register for upper level classes.  If you would like to schedule swim lesson level placement testing for your child, please contact us at 907-586-0839 x4148.

General Information


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.

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.

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.