Arne Hanna Aquatic Center

Aquatic Center closure and delayed opening procedures for inclement weather conditions: If the Bellingham School District is closed due to the weather, we will delay our opening until 11:00 am. We will evaluate the weather and road conditions in the morning. If we determine the weather and road conditions are unsafe for staff to make it into the Aquatic Center for work, we will remain closed for the day. The decision will be made by 9:30 am as to the facility operations. If school is delayed, we will open the facility at 8:00 am. We will be communicating via text messages, emails, social media, and website postings.

Pool Hours

The Aquatic Center offers many options for drop-in activities, including lap swims, water walking, deep water running, preschool/family swims, open swims, and water aerobics. Swim lessons require pre-registration. Drop-in activities are available for pass holders and single admissions.

We accept credit cards, checks, and cash. Please visit our Fee page for more information.

Type of SwimMon-ThuFriSat-Sun
Preschool Swim6:00 am – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 am – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Not Available
Lap Swim
(Lap Lane Availability)
6:00 am – 3:30 pm
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 am – 3:30 pm
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Deep Water Running6:00 am – 1:30 pm
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 am – 1:30 pm
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Open SwimNot AvailableNot Available2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Type of SwimMon-ThuFriSat-Sun
Family Swim1:30 pm -3:00 pm1:30 pm -3:00 pmNot Available
Water Aerobics
(Max 35 participants)
9:00 am – 9:45 am
10:00 am – 10:45 am
9:00 am – 9:45 am
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Not Available
Kayaking
(Max 6 kayaks)
Not AvailableNot Available1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Swim Lessons

The Arne Hanna Aquatic Center offers year-round swim lessons for ages 6 months through adults. Register online or by calling (360) 778-7665.


Program Descriptions

We offer a variety of programs at the Aquatic Center. Offerings include lap swims, American Red Cross swim lessons and training courses, shallow water aerobics, and deep water running. We also ​have preschool, family, and open swims for people to play and enjoy the facility.

Swimmers will share lanes by circle swimming. Lifeguards may move swimmers to match the speed of other swimmers if necessary. We allow up to 8 swimmers per lane. Please refer to our Lap Lane Availability document for the number of lanes available throughout the day.

One lane is provided to do therapeutic exercises at your own pace. The combination of low-impact and water resistance helps to increase strength and range of motion as you recover from injuries or surgery. Max 4 participants. Please see our Lap Lane Availability for times.

DWR is a great, zero-impact exercise activity done on your own by simulating running movements with your arms, legs, and body position. Floatation belts and ankle cuffs are available for participants to use. Max 10 participants.

35 participants per 45-minute class. Our aerobics instructors design their classes to focus on either High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) or endurance. Participants complete an assortment of exercises that use the natural resistance of the water to increase their strength and conditioning.

All four of our pools will have space available to swim and play. The waterslide and diving board are open during these swims. Please note, that riders must be at least 4 feet tall to go down the waterslide. Divers will need to pass a swim test before using the diving board. At this time, food and drink are not allowed during the open swims. Max 150 participants.

Playtime in the pools. The diving board is available. No waterslide during this swim. Max 100 participants.

Families can play, splash, and practice their swimming skills in the instructional pool. We will have lifejackets, pool floats, and pool toys available for kids to use. Max 40 participants.

An opportunity to bring your kayak to practice rolls and turns in warm water and lifeguards for safety. Max 6 kayaks. Must provide your own kayak.

Buy a Pass Online

3-month, 1-year, and 10-visit passes may be purchased online or by calling us at (360) 778-7665.

Pass holders unable to participate due to medical reasons, work, or extended vacations of at least two weeks may request a hold/extension on their pass by emailing us at aquatics@cob.org


Our Facility

The instructional pool includes a beach entry at one end and the exit of our 135-foot water slide into the three-and-a-half feet deep opposite the beach entry. This pool is 89 degrees; it’s great for younger kids learning to swim and adapting to the water.

The lap pool is 25 yards long by eight lanes wide, with depths from 3 feet to 6 feet as you travel down the lane. We have a separate dive tank, 6-12 feet deep, with a one-meter competition springboard. The lap pool and dive tank are both 83 degrees.

The 100-degree temperature is perfect for relaxing after a workout, stretching, or doing your therapy exercises. This pool has jets for relaxation. Our hydrotherapy pool is for those 16 years of age and older.

Available for participants to use while in the facility. Lockers are for day use only.

Two individual shower rooms are available for free for those in need. 30-minute time limit. These showers are also used as family changing rooms when unoccupied.

Resources

Program Information
American Red Cross Training Courses
Facility Reservations
Aquatic Center Fees
Aquatic Center Closures
Aquatic Center Rules and Regulations
Playbook
Parks Scholarships
City of Bellingham COVID-19 Information

Job Opportunities

Exciting job opportunities are available at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center!  Applications are currently being accepted for Aquatic Leaders, ​AKA Lifeguards.  Apply online at www.cob.org/employment.

Contacts

Arne Hanna Aquatic Center
1114 Potter Street
Bellingham, WA 98229

Email: aquatics@cob.org
Phone: (360) 778-7665
Fax: (360) 778-7062

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