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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.

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

Monday to Friday: 5:30am-9:30pm 

Saturday: 7:00am-5:00pm

Private Swim Lesson Information

Holidays/Special Events:


Fitter and Faster Swim Clinic

Saturday, November 6th: 1/2 Main Tank Closed

Sunday, November 7th: 1/2 Main Tank Closed

Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 11th: Holiday Hours (9am-5pm)

Sailfish Veteran's Day Invite

Friday, November 12th: 1/2 Main Tank Closed (2pm-10pm)

Saturday, November 13th: 1/2 Main Tank Closed

Sunday, November 14th: 1/2 Maint Tank Closed

Covenant Day School Swim Meet

Thursday, November 18th: 1/2 Main Tank Closed (3pm-9pm)

Queen's University Fall Frenzy Swim Meet

Friday, November 19th: Main Tank Closed

Saturday, November 20th: Main Tank Closed

Sunday, November 21st: Main Tank Closed


Wednesday, November 24th: Facility Closes at 6pm

Thursday, November 25th: Facility Closed

Friday, November 26th: Facility Closed

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