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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 four (4) people per lane. The spa will have a maximum capacity of two people at any time. No spectators are permitted in the main tank. The warm pool will operate a dedicated lane for programming with the remainder of the pool accommodating 30 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:

Fitness Center Reservations:

Reservations can be scheduled through Eparks up to seven (7) days in advance, here:

Members can also call the front desk at 980-314-3483 to reserve a time block. The Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center has reduced its user capacity to safely operate the fitness center. A maximum number of eight (8) users will be permitted per time block. To provide equity to all users, users will be limited to 50-minute time blocks at the bottom of the hour during our hours of operation. This will allow staff to conduct hourly cleaning between time blocks. Users will be limited to only reserve one time-block per day and masks must be worn at all times. 

Hours (fitness center and 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

Private Swim Lesson Information

How to Reserve a Lane Online

Holidays/Special Events:


Tuesday, July 27th: 1/2 Main Tank Closed (4pm-7pm)

Wednesday, July 28th: 1/2 Main Tank Closed (4pm-7pm)

Friday, July 30th: Facility Closed

Saturday, July 31st: Facility Closed


Saturday, August 4th: 1/2 Main Tank Closed (7:30am-3:30pm)

close alertCounty services have returned to their normal schedule unless noted otherwise. Read the latest service availability update.