Aquatics & Pools

These swimming pools and spraygrounds also provide a place to learn swimming skills, get exercise and 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 hot summer days, and in some cases, all year round!

Swimming Safety Tip Sheet




Be A Lifeguard! Work the Water with CRC!

Interested in being a CRC lifeguard in Summer 2015? Start preparing now and attend free Pre-Lifeguard Classes.

2015 Pre-Lifeguard Classes - 2015 FREE Lifeguard Training Courses


2015 CRC Early Bird Pools Memberships (for Fall, Winter & Spring)

Early Bird Specials - Click here to buy now!

“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.

2015 programming information coming shortly…thanks for your patience

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.

Sites & Times

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.