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Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics

Discover the latest in sports, fitness centers, aquatics facilities, and more available to you here on Fort Carson! We have the right facility for wherever you are on your fitness journey!


AQUATICS

The Ivy and Nelson pool are available for Lap Swim. Lap swim is ACTIVE DUTY ONLY from 6–9 a.m. weekdays. Active duty patrons have priority until 4 p.m. weekdays

The Ellis Outdoor Pool and Ivy Family Pool will be open for recreation swim beginning July 1 with restrictions. See schedule below.

Time blocks for recreation swimming are on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations will be made over the phone or in advance.

Please see schedule below for capacity restrictions and time block information.


Summer Pool Schedule 

Ivy Indoor • Nelson Indoor • Ellis Outdoor


Pool Prices & Passes

Item

Prices

Daily Pass

  • Free for Active Duty military
  • $3 per person: Retired military, DOD dependents, DOD civilians
  • $6 per person: General public/non-military

*Observation fees are charged at all Fort Carson pools between Memorial Day and Labor Day for all non-swimming patrons

Monthly Pass
  • $25 Individual monthly pass
  • $40 (2 or more) monthly pass

Annual Individual Pass

  • $100 for an Individual Pass
  • Available for purchase by eligible DOD patrons
  • Annual passes are valid for one calendar year from the date of transaction

Annual Family Pass 

  • $250 per family of 3+
  • Available for purchase by eligible DOD patrons
  • Family pass holders must all live in the same household
  • Annual passes are valid for one calendar year from the date of transaction

Water Aerobics
 

  • $3 per class
  • $30 for a 10-class punch card
  • $150 for an annual water aerobics pass

 

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Ivy Indoor Pool

Features:

  • 25-yard lap pool
  • Lap swim equipment
  • Zero entry family pool
  • Handicap lift
  • Men's and women's locker rooms
  • Family changing room
  • Aquatic exercise equipment available
  • 1- and 3-meter diving boards
  • All Water Aerobics Classes are offered at the Nelson Pool
  • Youth Swimming Lesson registration available through Eventbrite on the 15th of each month starting at 9:00 a.m (Our followers get notified first!)
  • 2 slides in the main pool
  • 2 slides in the family pool
  • Mushroom Fountain for kids

 

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Nelson Indoor Pool

Nelson Indoor Pool Features:

  • 25-yard lap pool
  • Lap swim equipment
  • Handicap lift
  • Men's and women's locker rooms
  • Family changing room
  • Aquatic exercise equipment available
  • Water aerobics
  • Group, private, child and adult swimming lessons
  • Youth Swimming Lesson registration available through Eventbrite on the 15th of each month starting at 9:00 a.m (Our followers get notified first!)
  • 1-meter diving board

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Ellis Outdoor Pool
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I bring a "floatie" or water wings for my child?

A: Only Coast Guard Approved flotation devices are approved for use at any of the pools. All flotation devices are inspected by aquatics staff. Learn more about choosing the right Personal Flotation Device (PFD) for your child.

 

Q: What age can I let my child go to the pool by him/herself?

A: Unaccompanied minors must be 13 years of age or older. Minors ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an eligible patron of the pool age 18 or older. Fort Carson Aquatics complies with 100% ID check policies.

 

Q: Can I bring a guest? They don't have military ID.

A: Yes, but your guest must be accompanied by an eligible patron at all times. The Daily Pass fee applies.

 

Q: Can I bring toys to the pool?

A: All toys must be approved by aquatics staff.

 

Q: Can I reserve a lane for laps?

A: Lap lanes are first-come, first-serve, no reservations. Lane sharing is enforced by aquatics staff.


FITNESS CENTERS

Accessibility and Equipment Use guidelines vary by fitness center due to COVID-19.
Review the fitness center guidelines below for the latest updates.
Garcia Fitness Center

Accessibility and Equipment Use Guidelines

Garcia Fitness Center Accessibility Guidelines

Garcia Fitness Center Equipment Use Guidelines

Garcia Fitness Center Features

  • Free weights
  • Weight machines
  • Cardiovascular fitness rooms (2) 
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Day lockers
  • TRX training equipment
  • Group exercise classes
  • Multi-purpose room
  • ​Free equipment  orientation
  • Body fat analysis​​

 

Ivy Fitness Center

ACCESSIBILITY AND EQUIPMENT USE GUIDLINES

Ivy Fitness Center Accessibility Guidelines

Ivy Fitness Center Equipment Use Guidelines

 

IVY FITNESS CENTER FEATURES

  • Strength training area

  • Cardiovascular fitness area
  • Full-size basketball courts (3)

  • Elevated indoor track

McKibben Fitness Center

McKibben Accessibility and Equipment Use Guidelines

McKibben Fitness Center Accessibility Guidelines

McKibben Fitness Center Equipment Use Guidelines

 

McKibben Fitness Center Features

  • Free ACFT Prep classes
  • Free PT classes
  • Strength training room with plate-loaded machines and free weights
  • Multi-purpose fitness room with Olympic platforms
  • 35 pin selector machines
  • Racquetball court
  • Cardiovascular fitness room
  • Indoor Cycling room
  • Day lockers
  • Co-ed dry sauna
  • TRX training equipment
  • Outdoor running track
  • Fitness equipment orientation (appointment only)
  • Free body fat analysis/body composition (appointment only)
  • Various paid group fitness classes
Waller Fitness Center

Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), Waller Gym currently has a maximum capacity of 60 people at any given time. It is recommended that you call (719) 526-2742 to confirm that Waller Gym is not a maximum capacity before arrival.

Waller Fitness Center Accessibility Guidelines

Waller Fitness Center Equipment Use Guidelines

Fitness Class Schedule

Fitness Center Policies

Waller Fitness Center Features

  • Co-ed sauna
  • Co-ed hot tub
  • Showers
  • Day lockers
  • 3 Weight rooms
  • Multi-purpose fitness rooms (TRX, cross-training and more)
  • Body fat analysis
  • Free group exercise classes during PT time
  • Free group PT classes upon request
  • Fully stocked cardiovascular fitness room
  • Free equipment orientation
  • Free Wellbeats virtual on-demand classes 
  • Free daily CrossFit classes
  • Free monthly functional fitness foundations classes
  • Personal Training Information

Fort Carson Fitness Center Amenities

Ivy Fitness Center Climbing Wall

Intramural Sports

Mountain Post Sports Complex

 

Fitness Classes

Call your favorite fitness center to verify fitness class schedules!

Download the Fitness Class Schedule

 

 

Fitness Center Policies

 

All information is subject to change at any time without notice.


  • Ivy Indoor Pool Hours of Operation
  • Hours:
    Monday
    5:00am-10:00pm
    Tuesday
    5:00am-10:00pm
    Wednesday
    5:00am-10:00pm
    Thursday
    5:00am-10:00pm
    Friday
    5:00am-10:00pm
    Saturday
    6:00am-8:00pm
    Sunday
    6:00am-8:00pm
    Federal/Training Holidays
    Hours will be posted in advance of the holiday.-Follow Mountain Post Recreation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay updated.
  • Nelson Indoor Pool Hours of Operation
  • Hours:
    Monday
    5:00am-1:00pm
    Tuesday
    5:00am-1:00pm
    Wednesday
    5:00am-1:00pm
    Thursday
    5:00am-1:00pm
    Friday
    5:00am-1:00pm
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
    Training Holiday
    5:30am-1:30pm
    Federal Holiday
    Closed
  • Garcia Fitness Center Hours of Operation
  • Hours:
    View Accessibility and Equipment Use Guidelines below
    Monday
    6:am-8:pm
    Tuesday
    6:am-8:pm
    Wednesday
    6:am-8:pm
    Thursday
    6:am-8:pm
    Friday
    6:am-8:pm
    Saturday
    6:am-2:pm
    Sunday
    Closed
    Federal/Training Holidays
    Hours will be posted in advance of the holiday.-Follow Mountain Post Recreation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay updated.
  • Waller Fitness Center Hours of Operation
  • Hours:
    View Accessibility and Equipment Use Guidelines below
    Monday
    6:am-8:pm
    Tuesday
    6:am-8:pm
    Wednesday
    6:am-8:pm
    Thursday
    6:am-8:pm
    Friday
    6:am-8:pm
    Saturday
    12:pm-8:pm
    Sunday
    12:pm-8:pm
    Federal/Training Holidays
    Hours will be posted in advance of the holiday.-Follow Mountain Post Recreation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay updated.
  • Ivy Fitness Center
  • Hours:
    View Accessibility and Equipment Use Guidelines below
    Monday
    Closed
    Tuesday
    Closed
    Wednesday
    Closed
    Thursday
    Closed
    Friday
    Closed
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
    Federal/Training Holidays
    Hours will be posted in advance of the holiday. -Follow Mountain Post Recreation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay updated.