Hilton Head Island Recreation Center


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Hilton Head Island Recreation Center
20 Wilborn Road
Hilton Head, SC 29926
(843) 681-7273

Adult Admission Price & Policy

One day: $10.00; student/military/Senior Citizen $7.00
One Week: $25.00; student/military/Senior Citizen $20.00.
[September, 2021]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y, 8 lanes, 4f - 8f depth, UV and salt water sanitized, indoor/outdoor, 82ºF (28ºC).


Beaufort County
32.219943, -80.734297

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

The center also has a Facebook page.

Facility Reviews

Great pool!
A nice place to swim in the colder months, when they put up a bubble. It's relatively empty in the morning, when you can always get a lane to yourself. The floor and walls of the pool have a rough texture. Changing can be done behind a curtainin the pool area; privacy is not an issue with so few swimmers. A great place to swim. The water is clean, but not crystal clear.
In the summer months, this is an outdoor pool. The water is clear with some debris floating around, which is typical for an outdoor pool. The sides and bottom are rough. It had good, cold temperature with plenty of lap lanes open.

The pool is fine. The locker room is another story. This is a Parks and Rec. Dept. operation with lots of kids running around, probably contributing greatly to a disgusting locker room. It's dirty, very warm, smells bad, and the showers are nasty. There's lots of mold. It needs a serious paint job and mold removal.

Swim in the pool, skip the locker room.
[July, 2014]
Swimming here during a summer visit in 2016 was the highlight of my trip to Hilton Head. This is a swimmer's pool, where everyone is serious about laps and understands how to share lanes, etc. The pool is cooled in summer and the water is clear - an absolute delight to swim in. The sides and bottom of the pool are beautiful, some kind of mosaic pattern; it is a little rougher than usual but not problematic.

As noted, the bathroom/locker room is accessed behind the main recreation center building and is used by throngs of children in day camps. It's fine for using the restroom or changing clothes, but I recommend showering elsewhere. To sign in and pay your fee, go directly to the pool and speak to a lifeguard (no need to enter the front of the rec building).

Be sure to check the published schedule with the lifeguards, as there seemed to be some small discrepancies based on swim team practices.
[March, 2017]