Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the facility hours

View hours here.

 

How do I get to the facility?

Get directions here.

Do I have to pay for parking?

  • Parking is included for long-term members and passholders. A hangtag will be issued for your vehicle upon your first visit.
  • Metered parking is available for daily guests (who are not members) Mon. – Fri. from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for up to three hours.
  • Parking is free to daily guests before 8 a.m., after 5 p.m. and all day on weekends.
  • Overnight and long-term parking is not permitted.

Is there accessible parking available?

Yes, accessible parking is available at Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center.

Are there vehicle charging stations?

Yes, there are EV charging stations at Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center.

Is public transportation accessible at Long Aquatics & Fitness Center?

Yes. View public transportation options.

There is also a Capital Bikeshare station at Long Bridge Aquatics and Fitness Center.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed inside the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center, with the exception of service animals.  Service animals are not allowed in the pools. Pets on leash are allowed outside the building, but not allowed on the athletic fields.

What are the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines?

View guidelines here.

How do I sign up for membership?

Learn about memberships here or sign up.

Long Bridge memberships provide access to all Long Bridge amenities as well as all County fitness facilities.  (County fitness memberships do not provide access to Long Bridge amenities.)

What types of memberships do you offer?

  • From day passes to year-long memberships and everything in between, Long Bridge has a variety of options to help you meet your personal goals. Spend a day with friends or family, or make us part of your daily routine – we’ve got you covered. Learn more here.
  • Senior discounts are for people 55 years and older; child discounts are for people under 18 years of age.
  • Long Bridge memberships provide access to all Long Bridge amenities as well as all County fitness facilities.  (County fitness memberships do not provide access to Long Bridge amenities.)

What is a family membership?

A family membership consists of three of more individuals ages three years and older living in the same household. Proof of residency or guardianship must be presented at time of enrollment.

Up to seven individuals living in the same household may be considered a family membership. Any exception requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the General Manager.

Can I use my APS membership?

No, Arlington Public Schools and Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center memberships are not reciprocal.

I am a USO-Metro member, how do I access the facility for free?

Please contact Amy Altersitz at aaltersitz@uso.org. You will be placed in a lottery system to use the center. 400 USO Metro members are chosen monthly.

Can I just get a pool pass?

Admission to Long Bridge includes access to all facility amenities including pools, gym and locker rooms.

Can I bring a guest?

Public access to the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center requires a membership or pass.  Your guest must get a pass if they are not a member.

Do I need to be an Arlington County resident to visit the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center?

No, Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center welcomes everyone. Click here for Membership options.

Arlington County residents live, own property, or attend school in Arlington.  Proof of Arlington County residency must be presented when applying for a new or renewal membership.

What are the age restrictions to use the facility?

All ages are welcome, but any individual under 13 years old, must be accompanied by a responsible person age 16 years and older at all times while at the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center.

Does Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center offer fee reductions?

  • Arlington residents can get a fee reduction for a Long Bridge membership and punchpass.
  • Fee reductions are not available for personal training, private swim lessons for adults and facility rentals.
  • Learn more about fee reductions here.

Are there lifeguards on duty?

Yes, lifeguards are on duty during pool hours of operation.

How do I make a pool lane reservation?

Reservations are coming soon.

How do I make a reservation (i.e. pool, community room, wet classroom, diving area, etc.)

Reservations are coming soon.

Can I use the diving well?

The diving area is available by reservation only.  Reservations requests must be made by a certified diving coach and proof of certification will be required to reserve the diving area.

How do I know if there is an emergency closing?

Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center uses the Arlington Alert System to notify users of emergency pool or facility closings.

What is the policy regarding camera & cell phone use?

  • Cell phones and cameras are prohibited in locker rooms, changing areas and restrooms.
  • Phone conversations are prohibited in the fitness areas.
  • No amplified sound is permitted in the facility.

What is the lost & found policy?

Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center is not responsible for lost items.

How do I book a birthday party?

Coming Soon! Birthday parties consist of one hour of pool time and one hour of wet classroom time. All patrons requesting rental space for a birthday party must fill out a facility rental application.

What is the refund policy?

Members who request a refund will receive a pro-rated refund upon request minus a $20 service charge. A refund form must be completed and it takes 2 - 8 weeks for processing and a check mailed to the household address on file.