Doggie Day Swim in Alexandria Pools | News Release | City of Alexandria

Fefe Photo © Old Town Post

Fefe Photo © Old Town Post

City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Doggie Day Swims for Dogs Large and Small

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2015

Treat your pooch to a late summertime dip at one of the City of Alexandria’s Annual Doggie Day Swims. For the first time, dogs under 25 pounds can enjoy a pool to themselves at Itty Bitty Doggie Dive on Sunday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center’s Memorial Pool, 901 Wythe St. Dogs 25 pounds and up can enjoy Big Dog Day Swim on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St.

Following the end of the summer pool season, this annual event provides dogs with the opportunity to swim and play games in one of the City’s pools. This year, due to the generous donation by Your Dogs Best Friend, admission is free! Register Online Now to reserve your dog (Itty Bitty Doggie Dive: activity number 134390 or Big Dog Day Swim: activity number 134391).

Dog handlers must be 16 years of age or older, and cannot swim or enter the pool with their dogs. Dogs must be sociable and remain leashed while on the pool deck. All dogs should wear current vaccination tags or must have a current rabies certificate or letter from their veterinary stating that they have received the shots in order to gain entry to the event. Space is limited to 100 dogs in the pool area at one time.

For additional information, contact Ralph Baird, Aquatics Supervisor, at 703.746.5435 and or visit

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