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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!

Tri-Something New

Our FREE triathlon training geared towards those looking to improve stroke & overall conditioning in the water. All skill levels are welcomed.

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. A swim test is required for youth ages 6-15.

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.

Active Duty Swim Lessons:

Offered to current Active Duty Service Members are free of charge. Classes are limited to 5 students. Pre-registration is required.

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 from 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.”