FMWR operates five aquatic facilities on Fort Benning, one year-round, three seasonal, and one reserved for training. We offer a number of classes and programs throughout the year. Course times, dates, and locations vary. See listings in the fitness centers. Courses include swim lessons, lifeguarding certification, WSI certification, senior swim, water aerobics, physical therapy and military training.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
- Session 1: Jan 18, 19, 25, 26
- Session 2: Feb 8, 9, 15, 16
- Session 3: Mar 1, 2, 8, 9
- Session 4: Mar 31, Apr 1 – 4
- Session 5: Apr 26, 27, May 3 – 4
Prerequisites required for participation in training sessions. Must attend all 4 classes of one session and pass final written exam for certification.
Additional Info – space permitting: (Prerequisites include: ages 15 and up; be able to swim 300 yards continuously; complete retrieval of 10 lb object using specific strokes and techniques within 1 min 40 secs)
Water Safety Instructor Class $300
- Session 1: Mar 15, 16, 22, 23
- Session 2: Jun 16 – 20
Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years old; demonstrate skills as outlined by the aquatics director.
CPR/First Aid/AED Training $90
Course Dates: Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 7, Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13, Sep 10
Includes an Adult and Pediatrics First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate that’s valid for 2 years from date of course completion
To receive the American Red Cross Health and Safety Services Instructor certificate indicating Water Safety, participants must complete course work and pass a final written exam.
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SKIESUnlimited offers youth swimming lessons. For dates and times, call SKIES at 706-545-0522 or Parent Central Services at 706-545-2079.
For information on adult swimming lessons contact 706-545-5709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smith Fitness Center Pool
This facility features a three lane, 100,000 gallon pool that is 25 meters long and reserved mostly for lap swimming. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, aqua aerobics classesare conducted here. The Smith pool complex also has a 40,000 gallon recreational pool with mushroom and bubblers for recreational use, except during scheduled senior swim and swim lessons. A 2,000 gallon hot tub is available during all hours.
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Weekends and holidays: 9:00am-5:00pm
Closed during SKIESUnlimited Learn to Swim Program Monday-Friday (June 4 until August 3 from 8:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-4:00pm)
Parent/Tot Swim Lessons: 10:00am-11:30am
Briant Wells Indoor Pool
This 25 meter lap lane pool is open year round for lap swimming and military training. All military training reservations should be made through your unit training office (S-3 in most cases). All information regarding military training at the pool can be found here. For more information, call 706-604-0981 or e-mail the Aquatics director. (view on map)
Monday-Friday (lap swim only): 5:30am-8:00am & 11:00am-1pm