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Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center

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Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center is a 27,000+ sq. ft. indoor aquatics and fitness facility. This facility features the following: Two Indoor Pools (one competitive pool and one leisure pool), two water slides, in-water play structure, lazy river, fitness area with cardio & strength training equipment, group fitness classes and much, much more...

Smith Closure/Renovation Information

Visit Us

Located on the Campus
of Buford Middle School

1000-A Cherry Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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(434) 970-3072

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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Lap Pool: 5:30 am - 7:55 pm
Recreation Pool: 10:00 am - 7:55 pm

Saturday:  5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Lap Pool: 5:30 am - 6:55 pm
Recreation Pool: 11:15 am - 6:55 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lap Pool: 10:00 am - 5:55 pm
Recreation Pool: 10:00 am - 5:55 pm

Group Fitness Classes

Fitness class descriptions


Smith Pool Schedule – Water features are currently only turned on during party rentals

Fees and Passes

Click here for information about daily admission fees and access passes.
Smith AFC fees and passes are for access to Smith & Carver Recreation Center

Regardless if you are swimming or not, everyone going down to the pool deck or to the birthday room/wet classroom for more than 15 minutes must pay the daily admission or purchase an access pass.

Birthday Parties

Are you interested in having a Birthday Party at Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center?

Birthday Party Time Slots:

Selected Fridays - 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Saturdays - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sundays - Noon - 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Birthday Party Package Includes:
  • Daily Swimming Admission for 20 people.
  • If your group is larger than 20 people, you may purchase up to 10 additional admission tickets at the daily admission rate.
  • Children 3 and under are free.
  • Private room for 2 hours
  • Ice cream cake delivered from Ben & Jerry's

Booking can be done on the phone or in person, Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm, up until a week prior to the Friday and weekend reservation dates. All bookings are on a first come, first served basis.  Full payment must be received at the time of booking. Cake order information will be provided at the time of booking.  Please allow yourself ample time to complete the order. Cakes orders are sent early Monday morning, prior to the Friday and weekend reservations.