Hargrave Pool — Onishi-Davenport Aquatics Center

The ODAC is closed until further notice as a precaution due to COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Our local community is welcome to swim and dive in our 1,110,000 gallon pool (see membership and program fees below). Lifeguards are provided during the pool public hours.

Public Hours

Monday4:00–7:00pm
Tuesday3:00–7:00pm
Wednesday4:00–7:00pm
Thursday3:00–7:00pm
Friday4:00–7:00pm
Saturday10:00am–2:00pm
Sunday1:00–4:00pm

Pool Rentals

The ODAC is available for pool rentals for swimming/diving meets. We offer both long- and short-course options, half-pool rental or full-pool rental.

Half Pool (SCY)

  • Warm-up lanes only available at the start of the meet
  • Other programs will utilize the other half of the pool at the same time
  • Per hour $140
  • Max 3 hours then pay for full day $420
  • Lifeguards $35 each

Full Pool (SCY)

  • The entire pool will be closed to the public
  • Warm-up and cool-down lanes available the entire swim meet
  • Per hour $250
  • Max 3 hours then pay for full day $750
  • Lifeguards $35 each

Contact

To sign up for a pool pass or to schedule swimming lessons, please contact our Aquatics Director Mrs. Amanda Weishaar at:

amanda.weishaar@hargrave.edu / 1-434-432-2681

Swimmers in the pool

Membership and Program Fees

Passes

 DayWeeklyMonthly 
Under 2 years oldFREEFREEFREEMust have a responsible adult (18+) in the water with them
Child (3–17)$2.00$5.00$15.00Any child requiring a flotation device must have a responsible adult (18+) in the water with them. Children under 13 years old must have parent/guardian permission through signed paperwork
Adult (18+)$5.00$12.00$30.00
CoupleN/A$15.00$40.00
Family$12^$20.00$50*^5 people with 1 adult minimum.
*$5 extra per person per month if more than 5 people on membership.
Senior (60+)$5.00$11.00$25.00
Student$45 per summerMust have proof of enrollment
Employees, Employee’s Immediate Family, AlumniFREEFREEFREENeed required “Employee, Employee’s Immediate Family, and Alumni” Pass and approved paperwork for usage

Programs

Aerobics$40 for 10 punches50% Discount — Employees, Employee’s Immediate Family, Alumni
Master’s Classes$40 for 10 punches50% Discount — Employees, Employee’s Immediate Family, Alumni

Birthday Parties

Basic1 hr pool followed by 1 hr room (12 kids, maximum of 20 people due to room size); cost of party host (qualified lifeguard)$100.00
Premier1 hr pool followed by 1 hr room (12 kids, maximum 20 people due to room size); cost of party host (qualified lifeguard); 3 large pizzas (Either Frank's or Pizza Hut); 1 birthday cake (Halls Pastry Shop); 2 2l bottles soda or a case of water; all decorations; paper products; candles; ice$250.00

Held on Sundays, 1:30–3:30 pm.

Water Safety

Water Safety Class (2nd–5th grade)

The class consists of approximately 30-45 minutes of on land interactive learning about water/pool safety rules; 5 W’s of wearing a life jacket; how to recognize an emergency; how to call for help; how to save someone from drowning without going into the water; the dangers of water and the weather (sun and lightning); and more. Then all children will spend 45-60 minutes in the water with an instructor putting into practice some of these new skills, plus learning some basic swim techniques.

Then there will be 10-15 minutes of playtime at the end with some of our cool toys!

Only participants need to be in the water. All spectators may view from the pool deck or on our balcony.

Swimming Lessons

General Information

Hargrave offers swimming lessons to the community.

We will offer a free swim assessment the week before each session starts if the parent/guardian is unsure as to the child’s swimming ability. Please contact the Aquatics Director to set up a date and time.

Please note, typical age to start swimming lessons is 4 years old and older. Some exceptions will be made for those aged 3 if they have the ability to comprehend verbal instruction, and can be in the water without an adult. Children not potty trained MUST wear swim diapers and NOT disposable diapers.

There will be a 1-2 week gap between the end of each 4-week session and the start of the next session. Please refer back to this page for further dates.

Group Swimming Lessons

Please contact the Aquatics Director at 434-432-2681 for availability. To confirm group lessons:

  1. Please print and fill out the Swim Lesson Registration Form and enclose a $10 deposit to hold your (or your child’s) place. (The $10 is non-refundable if you [or your child] fails to turn up for group lessons, without 48 hours’ prior notice).
  2. Send the Swim Lesson Registration Form and $10 to: Aquatics Department, Hargrave Military Academy, 200 Military Drive, Chatham, VA. $10 can be either cash or check. Alternatively, you may drop off your registration form during open swim hours at the Onishi-Davenport Aquatic Center.
  3. Remaining payment will be due on the first day of class.

NOTE: If you (or your child) is unable to attend the scheduled group lessons, the $10 non-refundable deposit will be transferred to the next available class if notice is given 48 hours BEFORE classes start.

Master's Classes

  • Workouts: Monday and Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm

$5 per visit or $40 for a 10-use punch card.

Private Swimming Lessons

Private swim lessons available for those who require a personally designed lesson plan. Some of the reasons for private lessons include: limited time due to commitments/restrictions; physical limitations; specific goal (e.g. triathlon, new strokes); fear of water; or being self conscious. Lessons are $15 for 30 minutes and are a one-on-one with an instructor. Lessons typically occur on the weekends during normal open hours. Please call to be placed on the waiting list and an instructor will call you back to set up a day and time.

Water Aerobics

Water aerobics are low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercises combining walking, jogging, dance moves and calisthenics, and are a lot like aerobic classes you take on dry land (right down to the motivating and fun music). The water creates a natural resistance which means every step is more challenging and helps tone muscles with less impact on the joints. It’s an upbeat, energetic class that is sure to get you moving!

Modifications can be made to the exercises for those who require it. Just speak with our qualified instructor before class and she will incorporate those changes into the routine to ensure you are benefiting from the workout.

Classes are Mondays and Tuesdays 5:15–6:15 pm at the Onishi-Davenport Aquatic Center, 200 Military Drive, Chatham, VA.

Cost: 10-use punch card — $40 (does not expire); or $5 for one-time pass. Cards can be purchased at the Onishi-Davenport Aquatic Center.

Lifeguard Certification

Lifeguard Blended Learning Certification Class

  • Hargrave Cadets: $178
  • Community/Public: $200
  • Must be 15 years old on or by the end of the last day of class
  • This is a blended learning class, so the potential lifeguard is responsible for completing 7–10 hours of online coursework, and testing, BEFORE the first day of classes starting.
  • Must pass the pretest 1 (one) week before the start of the class

Lifeguard Recertification Blended Learning Class

  • This is a blended learning class, so the lifeguard is responsible for completing 7 hours of online coursework, and testing, BEFORE the first day of classes starting.
  • Must pass the pretest 1 (one) week before the start of the class

Pretest Information

Contact Aquatics Director to schedule the pretest. Must be successfully completed 1 (one) week before the start of class.

  1. Swim 300 yards non-stop (goggles can be worn). 100 yards must be freestyle with rotary breathing; 100 yards breaststroke; 100 yards either freestyle or breaststroke
  2. Treading water for 2 minutes with hands under armpits
  3. Swim 20 yards with head up (no goggles); feet or head-first surface dive down 7-10 feet; pick up a 10lb brick; hold the brick with 2 hands and swim on your back without stopping, going underwater, or touching the bottom for 20 yards; place brick on pool side and climb out without the use of a ladder; in a time of 1 minute and 40 seconds

Additional Information

Hiring: Lifeguards (LG), Water Aerobics Instructor, Water Safety Instructors (WSI)

Contact:

To sign up for a pool pass or to schedule swimming lessons, please contact our Aquatics Director Ms. Amanda Weishaar at:

amanda.weishaar@hargrave.edu
1-434-432-2681

Forms:

Hargrave – Swim Lessons Registration Form

Hargrave Sports Camps

We have a two- and four-week Swimming Camp this summer!

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