We are Vision Aquatics, an organization created by local aquatic-based programs with the vision of serving the greater and expanding aquatic needs of the Charlottesville-Albemarle community.
The recreational aquatic needs of the Charlottesville-Albemarle community are growing much faster than the current and planned pool space can accommodate. Advanced and competitive aquatic programs are no longer able to find water space in recreational pools. Our local public and private high schools have also found themselves without enough space to accommodate their highly-successful programs in competitive swimming and diving.
Our ultimate goal is to build an Advanced Aquatics Center in the Charlottesville-Albemarle community offering both entry-level and advanced aquatic programming to all members of the community including our local schools. Our operation will not be based on general recreational use, but designed for the specific programming needs that are not easily served within recreational public or membership aquatic facility models, such as competition-level swimming and diving training, synchronized swimming, water polo, and flexible private swim lessons for youth and adults.
Our dream facility would involve 3 separate pools; (1) a 10 lane 25-meter competition pool for training and meets and including water polo, (2) a deep water pool featuring two 1-meter boards and one 3-meter board to serve competitive diving, synchronized swimming, and scuba instruction, and (3) a 6 lane 25-meter teaching pool graded from zero entry to 6 feet deep for swim lessons and stroke improvement programs.
Besides the needed welcome/check-in area, administrative offices, locker rooms of appropriate sizes, parking, etc., other desires for the facility include a snack bar, a modest workout gym, wet classrooms, meeting/conference rooms, and viewing areas for spectators.
We realize the ambitiousness of this dream and that we will have to work in stages. We are currently looking to secure a lease on a pool to allow us to continue to grow our programs. We are in the process of architectural drawings and refining a business plan with both short-term and dream-term parameters.
Please stay tuned and check back in often to see how we are progressing. Hoping we can help you follow your dreams…
our long term ambition
To create and operate a state-of-the-art, elite aquatics training facility to facilitate a diverse group of aquatics sports and activities.
To create support programs for area residents to reach national and Olympic performance levels.
To create a facility that would allow the hosting of regional aquatic competitions.
Nationally competitive year-round swim teams
Coaching a stroke technique workshop for area swim programs
Nationally competitive springboard diving program
Workshops for individuals and area diving teams
Learn to swim and stroke improvement programs
Swim instructor training programs
Snorkeling and scuba training
Advanced snorkeling and scuba instructor training
Water polo training and competition
UTL training and competition
Kayak and SUP training
Water basketball and volleyball
Water aerobics & cross training
Adaptive aquatic programming
Host regional competitions for various aquatic programs