Parks & Recreation

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    Navigators Summer Camp registration Ages 13-16

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    Explorers Summer Camp Registration Ages 5-12

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We are Hiring!  

Join our Lifeguard Team today!  We will train you to become an American Red Cross Lifeguard.  We have summer or year-round positions.  Apply today for a part-time or full-time position. 

Pre-employment swimming skills include:

  1. 300-yard continuous swim using front crawl (9 minutes or less)
  2. Three (3) minute tread (legs only)
  3. 20X20 yard brick retrieval/tow (1 minute 20 seconds or less)
  4. Lifeguard skills include - entries, surface dives, stand exit, scanning, and whistle communication.

Full-time Lifeguard candidates must meet American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor stroke requirements.

Pool Lifeguard 2023

Beach Lifeguard 2023

The City of Norfolk’s aquatics facilities are operating under adjusted hours. Beginning Nov. 28, the following changes are in effect:

  1. The Northside Indoor Swimming Pool will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.*

  2. The Huntersville Community Center Pool will be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.*

* No pool access between 1 and 2 p.m. 

The Southside Aquatics Center is temporarily closed for necessary maintenance and safety repairs. Hours and dates of operation have been expanded at the Northside and Huntersville pools to re-accommodate classes or open swim availability needs of regular patrons.

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at or 757-823-4291 for details on events or courses that may be adjusted as a result of these changes.


Huntersville Swimming Pool

830 Goff Street

(757) 664-7431

Hours of Operation: 

Wednesdays 10am-8pm

Friday 10am-8pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Southside Aquatic Center

1750 Campostella Road

(757) 333-3281

Hours of Operation: 

Temporarily Closed

Northside Swimming Pool

8401 Tidewater Drive

(757) 441-1760

Hours of Operation: 

Mondays 10am-8pm

Tuesday 10am-8pm

Thursdays 10am-8pm

Pools close daily 1:00PM-2:00PM for cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing.


In addition to Lap Swim times, one lap lane is open for lap swimming from open to close.


Norfolk’s Department of Parks & Recreation offers a variety of opportunities to keep residents active and engaged. Whether you’re looking to take it outside or find ways to be active indoors, Parks & Rec is here to help. Young to young at heart, enjoy all that Norfolk has to offer.


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