Aquatics & Fitness

We look forward to having you all visit us at your Valdese Recreation Department!

Monday-Friday: 5:30am - 8:30 pm | Saturdays: 7:00 am- 6:00 pm | Sundays Closed

Pool Schedule

2022-2023 Fee Schedule

Day Use:

Pool Ages 4 and Under: $3.00
Pool Ages 5-18 | Including Seniors (55+): $4.00
Pool Ages 19-54: $5.00
Fitness Center All Ages: $5.00
($4.00 minimum for all credit cards + 3% surcharge)

The Valdese Aquatics and Fitness Center provides recreational and exercise facilities for members and walk-in visitors on a year-round basis. Nearly one thousand people signed up for membership within the first eighteen months. The pool is twenty-five yards long, with ten lanes for swim meets or lap swimming. It is enclosed from October through May to allow for year-round swimming. In warm months, the cover is removed, allowing you to tan as you swim. The fitness center features Cybex "nautilus-style" weight training equipment, dumbbells, stair-steppers, treadmills, recumbent and traditional exercise bikes, and ellipticals. Anyone needing assistance with the machines can call on a full-time attendant to explain how everything operates. A number of classes, including: yoga, aerobics, water aerobics, and step aerobics are offered for a small fee. All classes are led by certified instructors. The Jimmy C. Draughn Aquatics and Fitness Center provides recreational and exercise facilities for members and walk-in visitors on a year-round basis. 

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Valdese Parks & Recreation Department is now a Silver&Fit® participating fitness center! Silver&Fit is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education. Silver&Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health plans. Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated. If your health plan offers Silver&Fit and you would like more information about Valdese Parks & Recreation Department, please contact Valdese Parks & Recreation Department at 312 Massel Ave. NW, or call 828-879-2144. You may also visit Silver&Fit at Silver&Fit is a federally registered trademark of American Specialty Health Incorporated.

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Aquatics Supervisor
Telephone (828) 874-6737
Community Center (828) 879-2132


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