Buckner Fitness Center Pool2018-07-09T10:44:07+00:00


The Buckner Fitness Center Pool is a 6 Lane, 25-yard indoor swimming pool with a three-meter platform, one-meter diving board, water slide, and hot tub!


Special Events

We host a variety of exciting special events throughout the year!
Intramural Swim Meets #1 & #2 (April & October), Intramural Inner Tube Water Polo (Feb-May), Tug-of-Oar Competition (Feb), 24 Hour Swim Challenge (Feb), Build-A-Boat Competition (July), and the Pumpkin Splash (Oct).

Pool Parties

Pool parties are available at the Buckner Fitness Center Pool on Saturdays from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Please call 907-384-1369 to reserve your date!

1-25 People
26-50 People
51-80 People
$60/ 1 hour
$120 / 2 hours
$90/ 1 hour
$180 / 2 hours
$120/ 1 hour
$240 / 2 hours

Tri-Something New

Our FREE triathlon training program held at the Fitness Pool helps individuals ages 16 & older to improve the swim portion of their event. This program is offered on the last Saturday of each month; sign-ups are required and must be done either in-person at our Fitness Pool office or over the phone by the Saturday prior. Training is offered in two levels; the Beginner level is geared for individuals who have never completed a triathlon before, and who are looking for help with their stroke to improve their efficiency and endurance. The experienced level is geared towards individuals who have prior triathlon experience, and are looking to cut time from their previous events. Both levels are limited to 8 students.

Swim Test:

The purpose of the swim test to determine ability and stamina by swimming 25 yards using front crawl or breast stroke, tread water for 1 minute and exit the pool without using a ladder.
During Lap Swim:
-Children 5 and under prohibited
-Youth 6-15 must pass swim test/receive appropriate wristband and have direct adult (18+) supervision at all times
Ages 6-12 (red wristband) adult must swim in same lap lane
Ages 13-15 (green wristband) adult must remain in the pool area Ages 16 and older have priority- swim test may be required if ability is questionable.
-Youth 15 and under may not be left unattended in the pool area while their adult swims laps.
-Lifeguards may move swimmers at their discretion.
During Open Swim:
-Ages 0-15 who do not pass the swim test must stay within arm’s reach of an adult (18+) swimmer Youth ages 6-15 who pass the swim test may swim without an adult in the water, and may use deep water attractions.
-Ages 6-12 must be directly supervised by an adult who remains in the pool area Ages 13-15 must have an adult who remains inside the facility Ages 16 and older: no adult supervision needed- swim test may be required if ability is questionable.
Swim tests are by appointment only.

Lifeguard Certification Program

Our courses are offered once per quarter. Upon successful completion of the 28 hour course students will be issued a 2 year American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED. Classes are limited to 10 participants; minimum age to participate is 15 years old. Eligible participants are Active Duty Military, DOD Civilians, Retirees and Dependents. Mandatory swim test prior to sign-up.
Active Duty Military: $80
All Other Participants: $160

Active Duty Swim Lessons:

Offered to current Active Duty Service Members and are held each Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. or Saturday from 1 – 1:45 p.m. Active Duty swim lessons are free of charge, and sign-ups must be done by the Wednesday prior at our Fitness Pool office. Classes are limited to 5 students.

Master’s Swim Team:

The Master’s Swim team is a Free program open to authorized users of the facility who are ages 18 & older. Practices are held at the Fitness Pool on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 0530-0630hrs. Those who are interested in joining can contact the Buckner Master’s Coach, Mimi Cook, at 907-696-0809.

Family Open Swim:

Family Open Swim is a recreational swim time is an opportunity for families to play together in an open pool setting. The use of fitness equipment is prohibited during open swim. Monday & Wednesday  1:30 – 4 p.m. and 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Check out the Polar Paradise Pool!

“I was SO impressed by the overall quality and fun factor of the pool area, the cleanliness of the facility, and friendly staff.  The water was warm, and the kids all well supervised with lots of fun water-play options for all ages. I was visiting with twin one year-olds-they loved the baby pool area!! Great job JBER and Buckner Staff.”

“Very pleased w/swim lesson instructors, they are very patient and helped ease my nervous kids quickly. Look forward to lessons every week. We love Taylor. All teachers and lifeguards are so friendly and kind. Plan on my family being customers for a long time.”

“Jesse is an awesome swim instructor! He taught my son how to be a strong, confident swimmer.  Jesse is a true asset to the pool at Buckner. He is a great role model for the older kids”

” I want to say thank you to all the instructors at the Polar Paradise!! My daughter had the best time over the last six months learning how to swim.  Griffin, Jacob, Jesse, Chad and Nate were so awesome with her.  She wishes that they could move with us to Montana. Thanks again and best wishes.”