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Liquid benefits: Come swim – develop your fitness, gain confidence in the water and feel great!

Locations: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Larkspur Community Center.

Fees & Passes: Multi-facility swim and fitness fees, passes and discounts available.

Note: During inclement weather or poor air quality, be sure to check schedules regularly for possible cancellations or location changes.

How are we doing? Tell us what you think. Take the fitness survey.

See the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center facility schedule for all classes and activities.

Juniper Swim and Fitness Center

Olympic 50-meter Pool:
The Olympic Pool is heated to 80-degree water temperature and has a removable roof system. This pool is ideal for year-round training. Moveable bulkhead allows the pool to be divided into two 25-meter pools. Used for lap swimming, water fitness and recreation swim.

Indoor 25-meter Pool
Perfect for swim lessons, water exercise, therapy and recreation swimming. Features comfortable 84-degree water, 4′- 12′ water depth, water basketball hoops and two one-meter diving boards.

Indoor Children’s Pool
The Indoor Children’s pool is 90 degrees the pool depth is  2’6″ – 3′  with small slide and splash features.

Outdoor Activity Pool
The outdoor activity pool offers warm 85-degree water with slides, tumble buckets and a splash pad the pool depth is 0″ – 3’6″.

Hot Tub, Dry Sauna & Steam Room
The sauna and steam room are not available due to current health guidelines. Hot tub only available when indoor pools are open. These coed amenities are perfect for post-workout relaxation. Ages: 16 & up

Larkspur Community Center

Recreation and Leisure Indoor Pool
The 4000 square feet natatorium is a Myrtha-brand pool with soft touch bottom – which is perfect for water walking and shallow exercise classes. The pool depth ranges from 2’6” to 6’3” and the temperature ranges from 87 – 89 degrees and will emphasize therapeutic fitness, swim lessons and work out on your own.

ADA Access: The pool has a wheel chair elevator style lift that is the first one in North America. This lift has a special wheelchair which can be rolled up the gate and operated by a wrist band and/or remote control. The additional lift is on the north end o the pool and is a chair lift that individuals can be transferred onto to be lowered into the pool. The hot has a rail affixed to the bench wall for transfers.

Current Channel & Hot Tub
The current channel can be utilized with the current turned on or off with hydro features in the center. Water classes can walk against the current for a low-impact resistance workout or you can just relax and go with the flow during recreation swim. The hot tub, ages 16 & up, is perfect for post-workout relaxation.

Lanes are available for drop-in lap swimming and water running. Lap swim sessions are held in the 50-meter Olympic pool. All lap swim lanes are 25 meters. Olympic pool lanes are split into 25 meter deep or shallow lanes.

Bend’s Adult Swim Program, Masters Swimming, emphasizes fitness, fellowship and fun for various ages and abilities, who can swim comfortably for 500 meters (20 lengths). Improve your skills and enjoy training in structured practices with experienced coaches. Although not required, many choose to race.

For times and details, see the Lap Swim Schedule.

Questions? for more information, contact:

Lap Swim Etiquette

Designated lap swim lanes are available throughout the day in either the indoor pool or Olympic – 50 Meter pool (seasonally covered). Sharing lanes not allowed unless from same houseshold. Other activities may use the deep end at times. Lanes in the shallow end of the pool are available during these times.

Pool Etiquette

Play your part and help keep pools clean & safe.

  • Take a quick shower prior to entering a pool.
    Rinsing removes microscopic dirt, body oils and fluids, reducing the smell of chlorine on your body and around the pool.
  • Skip the body sprays, colognes and perfumes.
    Scented items react with chlorine and create smelly chloramine off-gasses, not the intended scent.
  • Mom was right. Try to go, even if you don’t think you need it.
    A preventative restroom break is best for kiddos and grownups. For small kids, use pool diapers for those who aren’t reliably toilet-trained. They're at the front desk.
  • Don't share the germs.
    Please don't use the pool if you or your child have had a fever or diarrhea in the past two weeks.
  • Aim for the deep end.
    No diving, except in the deep ends of the pools.
  • No monkey business.
    No running, roughhousing or unsafe behavior.

Supervision Requirements

  • Outdoor Water Slide:
    Children 6 years and younger and under 42 inches must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a responsible person 14 years or older.
  • Children 6 years and younger and under 42 inches:
    Must be supervised at all times by a responsible person 14 years or older.
    Must be accompanied in the water by an adult if they are a non-swimmer.
  • Youth 7 years and older or above 42 inches:
    Direct adult supervision is recommended especially for non-swimmers.
    Non-swimmers must stay where they can stand unless accompanied by a responsible adult or wearing a lifejacket.
  • Small Children’s Pool:
    The Small Children's Pool is reserved for children six and under and others who are unsafe in the larger pools. Older sibling/friends are permitted when there is room and only if playing appropriately. Adult supervision is required for all children swimming in the children’s pool. Help us keep this a safe and enjoyable pool for young children!

Water Features:

  • Deep Water Swim Requirements –Children must be able to comfortably swim one width of the pool (half on front, rolling over and half on back) to swim in the deep end or use the diving boards or rope swing. Lifeguards may require that you demonstrate your swim skills before using the deep end features. Lifejackets and/or catching and assisting children are not allowed.
  • Hot Tub –Children ages 5 and younger are not allowed in the hot tub. Youth ages 6 – 15 are allowed in the hot tub during family swim times when accompanied by an adult guardian. During recreation swim times, the hot tub is limited to 16 and older.
  • Steam Room & Dry Sauna – reserved for adults 16 and over. Not currently available.

Flotation Devices & Water Toys

  • Lifejackets are encouraged for non-swimmers, which we provide for use. People wearing lifejackets may not use the diving boards, rope swing or large slide.
  • Water wings and assisted flotation devices are permitted but may not be used as a substitute for supervision, lifejackets or swimming ability. Non-swimmers using water wings or partial flotation devices will be required to have an adult with them in the water at all times.
  • Outside toys are not allowed at this time.