The Bernie FAQ’s

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What is the water temperature? 81-82 consistently

What is the best way to contact the pool?  Call 850-863-SWIM (7946).  The pool is staffed from 5am-7pm Mon-Fri.

What is the email address for the pool?

How can I get more information about the pool?  Follow Bernie R. Lefebvre Aquatic Center on Facebook at BRLAquaticCenter , on Instagram at TheBerniePoolFortWaltonBeach and text DESTINSWIM to 22828 to join our email list.

Is there a joiner fee? No 

Is there a contract commitment? No

Do you pro-rate monthly fees? No, fees are on a calendar month and because there are no joiner fees or long term commitments we keep it simple.

Do you have any discounts for military or seniors? No, we have structured our fees to be as minimal as possible.

Do you have discounts for multiple family members? Yes, for programs fees we do. 20% off for multiple adult program memberships. 50% off children. (not applicable to Lessons or Teams)

Do you have ADA compliant access to the pool? Yes, there are stairs and a lift available.

Do you have ADA compliant showers and bathrooms? Yes, during renovations we upgraded to meet the current standards.

Can we rent lockers? No, lockers are available for day use only and you must provide (and remove) your own lock each time you visit.

Do you have steam rooms and saunas? No, they are now changing rooms and/or ADA showers.

Are there separate locker rooms for children and adults? No, there is one Mens/Boys locker room and one Women/Girls (Please be respectful of others modesty and comfort levels)

Can we rent the pool for events? Yes, the pool can be rented for group functions and parties.

How do you pronounce Lefebvre? Lafave (or just call it The Bernie, we do!)

What is Coast Aquatics?  Coast Aquatics is our local USA Swimming Club swim team.  Kids ages 4-18 can be on the team.  Learn more at

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