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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Aquatic Center (MCAC) & 2nd Ward Gymnasium

800 East Martin Luther King Junior Blvd.
Charlotte, NC  28202
980-314-3483 (Dive)


The Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center is a world class Natatorium. The Center includes a 50-meter competition pool, 25-yard therapeutic pool, fitness center, and hot tub.  Second Ward Gymnasium is adjacent to the Aquatic Center.

Under the Governor's orders, the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center continues to reduce its user capacity to safely operate the facility. Member and public swim lanes may accommodate one (1) person per lane. Swim teams may accommodate two (2) people per lane. The spa will have a maximum capacity of two people at any time. The warm pool will operate a dedicated lane for programming with the remainder of the pool accommodating 18 participants.

To provide equity to all lap swimmers, swimming will be limited to one-hour time blocks at the beginning of every hour in the 50m pool. Several lanes will be available to reserve online up to seven (7) days in advance with the remaining lanes operating on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a lane, please visit: 


Hours (pools close 30min prior to facility closing):

Monday & Wednesday: 5:30am-9:30pm (Main Tank Closed 1pm-4pm)

Tuesday & Thursday: 11:30am-9:30pm

Friday: 5:30am-1:30pm

Saturday: 7:30am-3:30pm

Sunday: Closed

2020 Holiday Hours:

Wednesday, December 23rd: 5:30am-9:30pm (Main Tank Closed 1pm-4pm)

Thursday, December 24th: Closed

Friday, December 25th: Closed

Saturday, December 26th: Closed

Sunday, December 27th: Closed

Monday, December 28th: Closed

Tuesday, December 29th: 11:30am-9:30pm

Wednesday, December 30th: 5:30am-9:30pm (Main Tank Closed 1pm-4pm)

Thursday, December 31st: Holiday Hours - Open 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday, January 1st: Closed

Saturday, January 2nd: Closed

Sunday, January 3rd: Closed

Monday, January 4th: 5:30am-9:30pm (Main Tank Closed 1pm-4pm)

Private Swim Lesson Information

How to Reserve a Lane Online

close alertCounty services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400