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 Contact Us: 814-724-6006

George J. Barco Aquatic Center

Our aquatic center offers year-round swimming opportunities for all ages. In the summer, play in our outdoor area that includes a water slide and zero depth entry wading pool as well as our full size indoor pool. In the winter, swim laps before work in our heated 25x25 pool or take an Aqua Aerobics class. We also offer year-round public and private swim lessons through our trained aquatics staff and lifeguards. Our aquatic center includes a diving board, six swimming lanes, basketball hoops, locker rooms, and a concession stand. 

If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross Lifeguard, click here.

Access our full pool schedule here

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The MARC is proud to announce that we now provide Silver Sneakers and Renew Active membership to the Barco Aquatic Center, George S. DeArment Ice Arena, tennis courts, and Community Garden activities.

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Rates and Rentals
Public Swim
$7.00 per person
$2.00 for non-swimming spectators

Aquatic Fitness


$40/10 sessions

$90 for 3 month pass

$350 for annual fitness pass

Summer Season Resident Pass*


Family: $250.00

Individual: $180.00

Winter Season Resident Pass*


Family: $250.00

Individual: $180.00

Summer Season Non-Resident Pass*


Family: $300.00

Individual: $220.00

Winter Season Non-Resident Pass*


Family: $300.00

Individual: $220.00

Private Pool Rentals**

Indoor Pool Rental: $100.00/hr

Outdoor Pool Rental: $100.00/hr

Both Pool Rental: $150.00/hr

Minimum rental of 2 hours

Public Party/Group Rates***

$6/person for groups of 25 or more

Public session party (up to 15): $90/2 hours

Public session party (15-25): $140/2 hours

Public session party(25-50): $180/2 hours

*Residents include those with a Meadville,

Vernon Township, or West Mead address

**All private pool rentals include lifeguards and outside food and beverage is permitted

***Cake and ice cream are only outside food allowed for public parties

Aquatic Fitness
at the MARC

Lap Swim and Water Walk

Monday-Friday, 5:30-11am

Join us for restorative exercise by swimming laps or taking a self-guided water walk at your own pace.


Aqua Aerobics

This full-body cardio class offers you the opportunity to improve your strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. This class is also great for those looking to overcome injuries.

Aqua Aerobics with Dianna

Tuesday-Friday, 9-10am

Aqua Aerobics with Brett

Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7:30pm

Saturday, 8-9:30am

Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program

Schedule coming soon



Public Swim

Summer Season

June 8 - August 18, 2024
Outdoor Pool 12-6:30pm
Indoor Pool 1-5pm

Open everyday
Indoor pool will be open if outdoor pool closes because of weather

Fall/Winter Season

August 19th-June 7th
Saturday & Sunday, 1-3p.m.

Learn-to-swim information can be found here.

Call to schedule private swimming lessons. (814)-724-6006

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certifications held monthly.

$245 for certification course

$120 for recertification course

Special pricing and scholarships available.

Diana Catalano,
Aquatic Instructor
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Amy White,
FireFish and Swim Lessons Coordinator
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