Aquatics & Pools

CRC’s swimming pools and spraygrounds provide a place to learn swimming skills, get exercise and gain employment - many young people experience their first employment opportunities "Working the Water" at CRC pools. CRC has a long history of offering area residents a variety of clean safe aquatics facilities where they can cool off during Cincinnati’s hot summer days, and in some cases, all year round!

Swimming Safety Tip Sheet

2015 Aquatics Booklet



Be A Lifeguard! Work the Water with CRC!

Work the Water with CRC and get a lifeguard job for the remainder of the 2015 season. You can earn $9.23-10.71 / hr. FREE training – work this summer and train NOW for 2016.


2015 ALL CRC Pools Memberships

Juniors             $20.00

Adults              $35.00

Seniors            $20.00

Family             $75.00


Dunham Otto Armleder Pool:

Individual        $60.00

Family             $150.00

“I CAN SWIM!” Project and Scholarship Program

CRC’s “I CAN SWIM!” Project is American Red Cross instruction designed to help swimmers of all ages begin, develop and refine their swimming skills.

Summer Aquatic Programming

The CRC Aquatics Division is busy all summer offering water fun at all CRC pools throughout the city. Whether you want to learn to swim, try out a new sport, or be on our swim team, CRC Aquatics has something for everyone.

Swim League 2015   -   Dog Days 2015  -   Guard Start 2015   -   SCUBA 2015

2015 "I CAN SWIM! - Water/Arthritis Exercise 2015 - 2015 Pool Cross Training

2015 Adult Kayak

Pool Schedules & Rules

From shallow water pools to modern water parks, the Cincinnati Recreation Commission has a safe and convenient way for Cincinnatians to play, learn to swim and cool off during the summer months.

Mt. Auburn Indoor Pool & Adapted Aquatics

 Mt. Auburn Pool, 2034 Young St., is a warm-water, therapeutic, indoor, year-round pool, offering a wide variety of programs to fit your aquatic needs.

Free Lunch Program

 In case you need a lunch or are just plain hungry in the middle of a hot summer day, the Cincinnati Public School Free Lunch Program is here to help. Monday through Friday, CRC provides free lunch sites across the city for youth ages 18 and younger. For more information, call Cincinnati Public Schools Food Service at 363-0800.

Make a Splash - an initiative of USA Swimming

Cincinnati Recreation Commission is the proud recipient of a 2015 Make a Splash grant from the USA Swimming Foundation. The grant will enable 500 children to receive free swim lessons this summer.

Sprayground Locations

Our modern spraygrounds are play areas designed for children with water features that spray, sprinkle and drop water. They're a great way for kids to cool off during hot summer days.

Pool Rentals

Groups wishing to rent a Cincinnati Recreation pool facility can schedule times during open swim hours or rent the pool for private parties.