Battle Drive Pool


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Splash in the Summer!

Nothing  says summer fun like the pool! Battle Drive Pool kicks off a season in the sun Memorial Day weekend, May 25 - 27, 12 noon - 7:30 p.m.  

Hours of operation May 28 - June 14 will be: weekdays: 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.; weekends & holidays: 12:00 noon - 7:30 p.m. On June 15 - September 2, hours of operation will be 12:00 noon - 7:30 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, call (804) 765-3053.

Located directly behind the Lee Club off Battle Drive, the Battle Drive Pool offer the Fort Lee community a lot of fun, exercise and sunshine throughout the season.

Having a party? 
The pool is available for pool parties, Units' functions (Organization days, etc.) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., starting May 25. Check out the Pool Party Packages below!

The Pool Pavilion is available for rental during normal hours of operation for parties of up to 25 people.  Each guest will pay the daily fee or can use the monthly seasonal pass as a form of payment. The cost is $50 for two hours and $15 each additional hour.  There is a cleanup fee of $50, unless the party coordinator agrees to cleanup after the party. Use of a small grill is included.  



Guests can either pay the daily fee or purchase a seasonal pass. Seasonal passes are available online or may be purchased at the gate beginning May 25, 2019.


Daily Entry Fee
$5 for Active Duty, Retiree & Family Member
$7 for DoD Civilian
Age 3 & under - free


Seasonal Passes 
$175 for Families of Active Duty & Retirees

To purchase online, click here

$200 for Families of DoD Civilians

To purchase online, click here



Seasonal Passes 
$100 for Active Duty, Retiree & Family Member

To purchase online, click here

$125 for DoD Civilians

To purchase online, click here


Monthly passes for both individuals and family will go on sale June 1, 2019.

Pool Party Packages

Package 1
Cost: $200 for two hours
Number of guests: Up to 50 (two lifeguards scheduled)

Package 2
Cost: $250 for two hours
Number of guests: up to 75 (three lifeguards scheduled)

Package 3
Cost: $350 for two hours
Number of guests: up to 100 (four lifeguards scheduled)

*Each guest will need to pay the pool entrance daily fee or can use their monthly seasonal pass as a form of payment.

All packages require an additional cleanup fee of $50, unless the party coordinator agrees to cleanup after the event.  Use of a small grill is included in all of the package prices.  However, if you need a larger grill, you can rent one at Outdoor Recreation, +1(804)765-2212


The pool is open to Active Duty/Retirees & Family Members with a current military ID and DoD/DA civilians with a current DoD/DA card. *You must show current military ID or current DoD/DA card to the pool staff upon entry.

Children under 12 years of age cannot enter the pool unless accompanied by an adult (18 years or older).
Children 12 years and older must have a valid military ID card.

Pool guest policy. 
Active Duty and Retirees can bring up to four (4) guests.
DoD/DA civilians can bring up two (2) guests.
Patrons signing up guests must be 18 years old and must stay at the pool with their guests.

AIT Soldiers are not authorized to use the Battle Drive Pool.

Battle Drive Pool Rules



a. Diving will be permitted only from diving areas.   Divers will dive straight forward, not sideways. Swimmers must return to the side of the pool, not swim toward the diving area.

b. No horseplay, no hanging on the shoulders of another swimmer, no pushing, no running.

c. Profanity or indecent behavior will not be tolerated. 

d. All swimmers must shower prior to entering the pool.

e. No glass containers of any sort will be allowed in the pool.

f. Smoking is not permitted inside the facility.   Smoking is limited to the gazebo outside the pool area.

g. Bermuda shorts, cutoffs, gym shorts and see through bathing suits are not to be worn as bathing attire.

Appropriate clothing items that are allowed at the pool include:

• Any article of clothing that was designed for swim use that is chlorine proof an  colorfast

• One Piece Bathing Suit

• Two Piece Bathing Suit

• Swim Shorts

• Swim Skirts

• Swimming Trunks

• Swim Shirt

• Full Swim Suit

• Wet Suit

Things that are not allowed in the pool area including but not limited to:

• Underwear

• Sports Bras

• Cotton Clothing

• Jeans

• Gym short

• Jackets

• T-Shirts

• Land Shoes

• Socks

• See-through bathing suits when wet

• Clothing with buttons or zippers

• Any type of street clothes

h. Do not hang on separation rope.

i. The pool staff is not responsible for patrons’ valuables left unattended.

j. Non-swimmers will not enter the deep end of the pool under any circumstances.

k. Chairs and tables are not to be moved without permission of lifeguard.

l. Persons having any skin disease, sore, inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharge, wearing a bandage or having a communicable disease, shall be refused use of the pool.

m. No pets allowed in the vicinity of the pool area.

n. Be considerate of other swimmers using the pool.

o. Equipment such as inner tubes, floats, ski or life belts, water wings, or any equipment, which may be hazardous to bathers, is not allowed in the swimming area.


p. All swimmers will pay respect to the flag of The United States of America during the retreat ceremony at 5:00 p.m. Any swimmer showing signs of disrespect will be asked to leave the premises and will lose the privilege to use the Directorate of the Family, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s swimming pool.   

q. No child under the age of 12 will be allowed in the pool unless accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) at all times.  If the child is 12 years old, they must be able to pass a swim proficiency test in order to swim in the deep end.  If the child can’t swim, he/she must stay in the shallow end. The lifeguards will perform the test to prove the child’s swim abilities.

r. Alcohol is not allowed on the premises. No glass containers allowed for any beverage.

s. No diving is allowed in the shallow end.

t. Small children must wear training /plastic pants or infant swim pampers.  Regular “pampers” are not allowed for sanitary reasons.

u. All swimmers will comply with the instructions of the lifeguards on duty without question. Failure to comply with instructions may result in loss of privilege to use the swimming pool. The Chief, Community Recreation Division will be notified and an incident report with the name of the offender will be kept on file.

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons 2019

All swim lessons provided by YMCA instructors.


Session 1
June 17 - 27

0800-0840  Teens 12-18 years old

0900-0940  Beginner  Intermediate

0900-0930  Parent - Toddler

1000-1040  Beginner Intermediate


Session 2
July 8 - 18

0900-0940 Beginner Intermediate

0900-0930 Parent - Toddler

1000-1040 Beginner   Intermediate      Advance


Session 3
July 29 - August 8

0900-0940 Beginner Intermediate

0900-0930 Parent - Toddler

1000-1040 Beginner   Intermediate      Advance


Click here to view the swim lessons class details. 


  • Registration will take place at Parent Central Services, Building #10624.
  • Number of classes per session: 8 total. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for two consecutive weeks.
  • Age group: 5 years old to 11 years old for levels Beginner, Intermediate and Advance.

        6 months – 4 years old for Parent - Toddler class

  • Minimum number of students per class: 3; maximum: 6
  • Cost: $75 per child


For registration, call Parent Central Services +1(804)765-3852.