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Dennis N Malone Aquatics Center

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Facility Information

325 Mix Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Contact: Jaimie Clout - Aquatics Supervisor:  Phone: (860) 584-3837

Memberships & Daily Admission
- Updated in accordance with CT Reopening Guidelines -

Effective Sunday, January 24, 2021
Update as of January 19, 2021

Please see an updated Winter Schedule for the Dennis Malone Aquatic Center
A few things to note:
  • High School and Splash Swim teams will begin Monday, January 25, 2021, as reflected in the schedule.
  • DMAC will continue to implement a reservation system w/ a maximum of six people per time slot.
    • Membership is required to reserve a time - to become a member, please click here.
  • Water Exercise classes to resume the first week of February. Classes will run for 8 weeks beginning 2/1/2021 and ending the week of 3/22/2021.
  • Unfortunately, swim lessons are still currently on hold.

We appreciate your understanding as we continually implement operational changes to comply with local restrictions and guidelines. Schedule changes effective 1/24/21 are in accordance with Governor Lamont's update on Connecticut's COVID response efforts on 1/19/21.

 All entry requirements and policies are subject to change at any time at the discretion of staff. Any patron who refuses to comply with our policies will be asked to leave

 Membership Information:
Annual Memberships: (September 1st - August 31st)

Bristol Residents:                                                                                   Non-Residents:

Adult - $100 (ages: 18-59)                                                                                 $200
Child - $50 (ages: 6-17)                                                                                     $100
Senior/College - $80                                                                                          $160
(Age 60+, valid only with current student ID)
Seasonal Memberships:
Bristol Residents:                                                                                   Non-Residents:

Adult - $40 (ages: 18-59)                                                                                    $80
Child - $25 (ages: 6-17)                                                                                      $50
Senior/College - $35                                                                                           $70
(Age 60+, valid only with current student ID)
Fall: September 1st through November 30th
Winter: December 1st through February 28th
Spring: March 1st through May 31st
Summer: June 1st through August 31st
Daily Swim Fees:

Adult: $7.00
Child: $3.00
Senior/College: $6.00

Daily Swim Fees for Page & Rockwell Pool (**NEW RATES AS OF 2020**):

Resident Adult: $2.00
Resident Child: $1.00
Resident Senior/College: $1.50
*Residents must present proper ID to prove residency*

Non-Resident Adult: $8.00
Non-Resident Child: $4.00
Non-Resident Senior/College: $6.00
*Dennis Malone Aquatic Center CLOSED in observance of the following holidays:
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, & Labor Day

**COVID-19 Restrictions in Place as of 12/1/2020**

As per the Sector Guidelines released on December 1, 2020, the State of Connecticut is only allowing six patrons in the pool at one time. We appreciate your understanding as we implement operational changes  to comply with these restrictions, while still providing aquatic access for as many patrons as possible. At this time, we are prioritizing scheduling swim times for members. To register for a membership, please click here

The following procedures have been implemented for the health and safety of our patrons and staff, procedures updated on December 1st are in red/bold. 

Upon check-in at the front desk, plexi-glass barriers will be in place for safety of our staff and for patrons. Temperatures will be checked upon entry. Any patron displaying signs of illness or coughing, may be asked to leave at the discretion of the staff. Additionally, markers will be on the floor to allow physical distancing. Only one person will be allowed to scan their card or check-in at the desk at one time. Members and Bristol residents will take priority until restrictions are lifted. This is necessary to maintain capacity limits. Swim times will be limited to 30 minutes. The time slots DO NOT include time for showering and changing, fifteen (15) is available prior and following the swim times for showering and changing. Please plan accordingly as time slots will be enforced. Time between available time slots is used to clean and disinfect all surfaces. Members are limited to one time slot per day on a first-come-first serve basis. In-person or over-the-phone registration will only be done on a case by case basis with availability subject to space not already registered for online.

There will be lap lanes available, 1 patrons will be allowed per lane at a time. The additional space in the pool will be open to a maximum of 6 people for a maximum, not to exceed 6 patrons in the pool at one time. Patrons must remain physically distanced from one another at least 6 feet at all times. Physical distancing must occur in entrance, lobby, locker rooms, and on pool deck. Face masks must be worn by patrons while entering the facility, while in the locker rooms, and while entering/exiting the pool. Swimmers are not required to wear masks while swimming, showering, or using the restroom facilities. The drinking fountain will remain closed. All patrons entering the pool must shower with warm water and soap prior to entering the pool (per CT state law, this rule will be actively enforced). Lifeguards will be stationed at the locker room exits to the pool to enforce this policy. Please be respectful of our requirements and of our staff.

Patrons entering the facility to observe family members are asked to remain in the spectator area at a physical distance of at least 6 feet at all times. Face masks must be worn at all times. 

**All entry requirements and policies are subject to change at any time at the discretion of staff. Any patron who refuses to comply with our policies will be asked to leave**


Aquatics in the All-Heart City

Aquatics Guide
                    Aquatics in the All-Heart City

Since 1996 the Dennis Malone Aquatic Center has been the city’s premier indoor aquatic center. Featuring six-lanes of open  swimming space, a one-meter diving board, and year-round programming. The city of Bristol is home to one indoor pool and two outdoor pools. New for 2021 will be Page Pool re-designed!

The Dennis Malone Aquatics Center is a competitive swimming facility that is proudly called their “home pool” by five community swim teams. Additionally, the pool is used for Red Cross learn to swim programs, our own recreational swim team, community lifeguard training courses, water exercise classes,  and members of the community for daily swimming.

The city of Bristol operates two public municipal pools in both Page Park and Rockwell Park. The pools are open seasonally for an 8-week period, daily from 1pm-7pm.  Page pool features a large swimming area for families. Rockwell offers a smaller, shallow-water swimming experience. Page Park Pool has been completely renovated and will open Summer 2021. 
Splash pads can be found all throughout the all-heart city. Located at Stocks Playground, Page Park, and Rockwell Park. The splash pads are a great place to cool off during the summer! New Splash park elements will be available at Page Park Pool for Summer 2021!

The city of Bristol has many aquatic options for you and your family! Since the early 1950’s Bristol has prided itself on the beauty of its parks and recreation offerings. In 2020, we greatly look forward debuting the renovation of Page Park Pool. The facility will include spray features,  a zero-depth entry ramp, and competitive swimming space. The pool will also feature a brand new entrance and more family-friendly changing space.

Bristol Splash Swim Team is a community, recreational swim team that participants in the Yankee Swim league that runs from October through March. The program is perfect for entry-level competitive swimmers that want to get stronger. We are proud to announce that our Splash team is now a USA Swim Team.

Year-round Learn to Swim program is available at all of our aquatic facilities and is offered at convenient times for your families hectic schedules. From ages 6 months to age 15. The progressive curriculum is designed to provide the highest degree of instruction possible. Each thirty minute class will focus on swimming skills with attention to safety.  Private swim lessons and specialized swim lessons are also available, please inquire!

Lifeguard Training & Water Safety Instructor Training is offered to members of the community who are interested in obtaining certification as a lifeguard or WSI. Courses are for those who are at least 15 years of age.  Pre-requisites apply for these courses. Please inquire for more information on these advanced level courses.
The Dennis Malone Aquatic Center offers a variety of water exercise classes to challenge your core and supercharge your muscles. From low-intensity to high-intensity. All classes can be tailored to your ability. Currently offering classes such as: Water walking, aqua-boot camp, Fit Float classes on our Glide fitness boards, and traditional aquatic fitness classes available day and night. There is a class for everyone! 

Mission Statement:

To offer a wide variety of affordable, innovative, and high-quality aquatics programming to members of our community and our neighboring communities alike in a safe, inclusive, and healthy environment in which all community members can thrive.

Vision Statement:

The vision of the Aquatics Division is to be a gathering place that fosters family values, positive mental health, and strong relationships within our community.

 (Rockwell Pool)

Weather Closure Policy
                           Winter Weather Closure Policy
When the Bristol schools are closed, the Dennis Malone Aquatic Center will be closed. When the Bristol schools are delayed in opening, the Dennis Malone Aquatic Center will open at noon. When the Bristol schools dismiss early, the Dennis Malone Aquatic Center may close early as well, check our social media for the most up-to-date information.

 Thunder & Lightning Closure Policy
The Dennis Malone Aquatics Center closes for increments of 20 minutes for each clap of thunder heard. DMAC reserves the right to close at any time due to inclement weather. 

Page Pool Renovation Coming Summer 2020
Historical Page Park Pool may be re-opening this Summer 2020 with a brand new look!