Pool & Aquatic Arena Hours

Regular hours:

Aquatic facilities close 15 minutes prior to center closing

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

GPX & aquatics class schedule for December

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 turtle-shaped pool is aptly named the therapeutic, unique, rehabilitation, two-temperature lap and exercise  pool. 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.

Swim Lesson Class Descriptions and Which Class is Right for You

Group Swim Lesson Registration Form


Swim Lessons

The schedule for 2023 group swim lessons will be released soon.

Group swim lessons are by registration on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have a general question, please contact the PWC Front Desk at 540-445-5406. For more details on group swim lessons, please contact Aquatic Manager Stacey Aucoin at 540-445-5383 or

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. Inquiries may be addressed to aquatics manager Stacey Aucoin at  540-445-5383 or for more information on private swim lessons.

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!

Contact Us

Stacey Aucoin
Aquatic Manager

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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