Pool & Aquatic Arena Hours

Regular hours:

Aquatic facilities close 15 minutes prior to center closing

Monday – Thursday: 5:30 am – 7:45 pm
Friday: 5:30 am to 6:45 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am to 2:45 pm

GPX & aquatics class schedule for April

Learn about the benefits of aquatic workouts from our aquatics professionals:

Choose a water workout

Water exercise benefits arthritis



Family Swim

Members are invited to join Family Swim on Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm; Fridays, 4:00-6:00 pm; and Sundays, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm. Members may drop in to enjoy these sessions; registration is not necessary. Family Swim is a benefit of membership (there are no public guest passes for Family Swim).​

Aquatic Arena and Programming

Swimming is a healthy activity that adds variety to your fitness routine, regardless of age or fitness level. The water supports your weight and doesn’t strain your back, hips, or knees. At Powell Wellness Center (PWC), our functional Aquatic Arena is the perfect environment for treating rehabilitation patients as well as providing health and fitness benefits for all ages.

Our therapeutic, unique, rehabilitation, two-temperature lap and exercise  pool is turtle-shaped and aptly named. The PWC TURTTLE features:

  • Warm-water pool for exercising and therapy.
  • Two pockets, located on the outside corners, that allow for swim lessons as well as individual therapy sessions.
  • Two-lane walking oval with chest-high water that provides a slight current for extra resistance for walking or swimming.
  • Two 18-yard lanes for lap swimming or aqua classes.

We also offer a hot tub, sauna, and steam room, which are designed to help with functionality concerns, stiff joints, and toxin removal from the body through perspiration. Enjoy the PWC Aquatic Arena for an excellent swimming, therapy, or stress-relief experience!

Aquatic Area Rules and Guidelines

Swim Lessons

The goal of all our certified swim instructors is to assist you in making progress in your aquatic comfort level and swimming ability. Our swim lessons are based on the American Red Cross (ARC) Learn to Swim program.

Group swim lessons are held year-round in seasonal session by registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

Current swim lesson session and registration information

Private lessons, conducted one-on-one, allow instructors to customize lessons to a participant’s skill level. A private lesson is a great option for adults or children who have had a traumatic experience with water, or for students who may become distracted with other participants. Semi-private lessons are also available and allow for up to three students. This is a great option for families with multiple children who want to take the classes together. Please call our front desk at 540-445-5406 regarding availability.

Family Swim for Members

PWC offers a safe and high-quality swimming environment for member families to gather for swimming. Please refer to the class calendar for days and times. The pool, pods and river will be open for Family Swim and no registration is needed.  Life jackets are available on a first come, first served basis. Children age 16 and up that are members may use the TURTTLE pool during all hours of operation.

Become a Lifeguard

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard? Current openings will be posted on our jobs board. We appreciate your interest in helping to keep our aquatic area safe!

Questions? Please contact the PWC Front Desk at 540-445-5406. 

Contact Us


1005 Golf Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701


Monday-Thursday: 5:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 5:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm


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