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George J. Barco Aquatic Center

Our aquatic center offers year-round swimming opportunities for all ages. In the summer, play in our outdoor water playground that includes a water slide, a water dumping pelican, zero depth entry, water geysers, and a wading pool. Or, sign your little one up for a learn to swim class. In the winter, swim laps before work in our heated 25x25 meter pool or take an aquatic fitness class.  


Our aquatic center includes lifeguards, a diving board, six swimming lanes, basketball hoops, locker rooms, and a concession stand.

Diana Catalano, Aquatic Instructor

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

Admission and Rentals
General Admission 
Group Admission*

Birthday Guest     

Summer Pool Pass Resident**



Summer Pool Pass Non-Resident**



Aquatic Center Rental***

Main Pool Rental

Water Playground Rental

* Must have at least 25 people

** Residents include those with a Meadville, Vernon Township, or West Mead address

*** All pool rentals include lifeguards











Lap Swim and Water Walk
Join us for restorative exercise by swimming laps or to going on a self-guided water walk at your own pace.
Monday-Friday, 5:30-11:00 a.m.
Monday-Friday, 5:15-11:00 a.m.
Public Family Swimming
Outdoor Pool 12pm-7:30pm
Indoor Pool 1pm-5pm
(indoor pool will be open if outdoor pool closes because of weather)
Spring, Fall, and Winter
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Access our full

pool schedule here

Aquatic Fitness
With Dianna Catalano

This water fusion and 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.

Cost: $4/class, $30/10 classes, or

$75 for a 3-month pass

Tuesday - Friday, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Introducing the Crawford County Firefish Swim Academy

I am motivated and excited to finally be back and coach for all of you.  During my absence, I have learned invaluable skills and lessons I am excited to pass on to all the athletes who are looking to participate in this program. I will strive to bring the utmost discipline and professionalism I can to this this organization and to each of your swimmers.  Below is my promise to all of you.

Your swimmers are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, exceptionally conditioned athletes. I will demand of them and demonstrate by my own example the highest standards of personal conduct, morality, and professional skill.  

We have work to do Firefish. I welcome all of you and cannot wait to get stared!

Thank You to Our Community Partners!

Employees of our community partners receive free admission to the MARC