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The Rec’s Aquatics staff is ready, willing, and able to provide high-level instruction and training to you today! Our team of certified instructors offers a variety of lessons and certification courses to help meet your swimming goals. Read more about our programming below.

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Coomes Area Swim Team (CAST) 

CAST is a developmental swim program run by trained coaches to improve swimmers' competitive skills and endurance through progression and practice.

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Swimming Lessons

Whether you're only in, on, or around the water in the summer, you live near the beach or have a pool, you want to swim for exercise or pleasure. Designed for all levels, classes allow swimmers to develop good habits in, on, and near water, become comfortable in the water, learn and refine new strokes, and become stronger, safer swimmers.

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Lifeguard Certification Courses

Earn your American Red Cross lifeguard certification at The Rec! Our courses are designed to ensure that you are properly trained and prepared when moments matter.

CRC follows the American Red Cross 30/30 Rule for Thunderstorms: Take cover when the time between a flash of lightning and a roll of thunder is 30 seconds or less, and suspend all outdoor and water activities until 30 minutes after the last flash of lightning was seen or the last roll of thunder was heard.

About The Rec

300 Stanley Street
Abingdon, VA 24210

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 


Outdoor Pool Hours

Monday - Thursday

11 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

(276) 623-5279

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