Atkinson Pool

Pool Closure

Due to an unexpected maintenance issue the
Lap Pool is CLOSED, and will re-open on September 2nd.


Our members are able to use the
Wayland Community Pool starting Wednesday August 20th - September 1st


Wayland Community Pool Hours

LAP hours 6am - sundown

Family hours 6am - sundown

The Dive Well will remain open through
Wednesday August 20th, operating with the following schedule:


6am - 7:15am Deep Water Work out

7:15am - 12pm OPEN for water exercise

12pm - 2pm ZAP Dive team

2pm - 4pm OPEN for water exercise

4pm - 6pm Dolphin Dive team

6pm - 8pm OPEN for Water exercise


Thank you for your patience we look forward to seeing you on September 2, 2014

The Atkinson Pool is pleased to offer year-round community access to the facility. A wide variety of programs are offered throughout the year. Our programs provide opportunities for individuals and families to participate in affordable exercise and recreational programs in an exciting atmosphere. The Atkinson Pool consists of an 8 lane, 25 yard lap pool and a separate diving well. The facility is open to Sudbury residents and non-residents with the payment of a daily fee. We also provide several membership options.  Please feel free to contact the pool for more information about our facility or our programs.



  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 5:30AM to 9:00PM Friday 5:30AM to 7:00PM Saturday 7:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday 7:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Email:
  • Phone: (978) 443-1092
  • Fax: (978) 443-1051
  • Fairbank Community Center
    40 Fairbank Road
    Sudbury, MA 01776


Fall 2014 Program Brochure
Check out all of the activities that are being offered this season! Sign up early to reserve your spot and to make ensure your class does not get cancelled due to low enrollment.
(Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014)
Pool Closure
Atkinson Pool will be closed 8/20 - 9/2 for maintenance
(Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014)
Massachusetts Park Pass
Discover your Massachusetts State Parks by borrowing the Sudbury Park & Recreation Parks Pass for free!
(Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014)

General Information

Follow us on Twitter
The pool has created a twitter account for important updates.
Follow us for information about special events, program registrations, swim meets, etc.
(Posted: Friday, December 2, 2011)
More for our Members!
The Atkinson Pool and Global Fitness Center have partnered to offer our members access to special benefits. Atkinson members will have exclusive savings benefits at the Global Fitness Center in Stow.
(Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2009)
Ways to Register
How do I register for programs?
(Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2007)
Atkinson Pool - Just Have FUN!
Memberships and daily fees are available.
(Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007)

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Membership Prices July 3, 2013
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Pool Rules July 3, 2013
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Pool Schedule July and August July 23, 2014
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Thunder and Lighning Policy July 3, 2013
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Birthday Parties at Atkinson Pool July 3, 2013
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Global Fitness Partnership July 3, 2013
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Swim Level Descriptions February 16, 2007
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Atkinson Pool Employment application July 3, 2013
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Atkinson Pool Registration Form September 15, 2011
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Camp Staff Application Summer Camp Application January 14, 2014
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Financial Assistance Application Financial Assistance is available for some of our programs. It is offered to Sudbury Residents based on financial need. January 22, 2013
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Membership Application June 27, 2012
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Recreation Facility Use Permit September 27, 2012
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CORI Policy Please see this document for the practices and procedures in regards to the Town of Sudbury CORI policy. February 28, 2011
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Field Closing Guidelines March 16, 2007
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Field Use Policy This policy applies to all Town of Sudbury and school fields K-8 (after school hours), athletic fields and Fairbank Community Center located in the Town of Sudbury, Massachusetts when scheduled by the Park & Recreation Department. All guidelines included in this policy must be met or the Park and Recreation Department has the right to revoke use of requested facility by applicants. September 10, 2012
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Pool Rules and Regulations February 16, 2007
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When will the next Park & Recreation/Atkinson Pool brochure be available?
The Sudbury Park and Recreation Department brochure is emailed to our database of Recreation and Pool Members four times per year. The brochure is emailed in August (Fall), December(Winter), March(Spring & Summer "Camp" information), and June(Summer). The brochure has information on the various programs offered by the Recreation Department including Atkinson Pool and Teen Center events.


How do I cancel my monthly membership?

Monthly memberships can be cancelled at any time after the initial 3 month minimum commitment. Either send a letter in writing or an email to stating that you would like to cancel your membership by the last day of the month. All of the monthly memberships automatically get renewed on or around the 10th business day of the month. 

If you wish to discontinue your membership you may do so by notifying the Atkinson Pool in writing before the last day of the month.  And at this time the agreement shall become null and void.  If notification is not received by this time, the member will be charged for the ensuing month.

Membership cancellations must be done in writing; we do not accept verbal cancellations.  This is done primarily to ensure that the cancellations are handled properly and to reduce the risk of one getting lost.

How do I obtain a membership to the pool?
All that you need to do is stop by the pool and fill out a membership application and we can process your membership and activate your membership that day. The process usually takes about 10 minutes. Unfortunately at this time we cannot process memberships over the internet.
What type of pool is the Atkinson Pool?
The Atkinson Pool is an 8 lane, 25 yard indoor lap pool facility. The pool is kept at 82.5 degrees and is 3 1/2 feet deep in the shallow end and 6 feet deep in the deep end. There are stairs leading into the pool on both sides of the shallow end. This pool is frequently used for lap and fitness swimming, family swim and swim lessons.

We also have a seperate diving well that is 12 1/2 feet deep and is kept at 84 degrees. This pool is frequently used for springboard diving, aquajogging and scuba instruction.

Sports - Swimming

I am interested in a youth swim team for my child; how do I go about finding information?

The Sudbury Swim Team is a competitive swim team open to the youth of Sudbury and surrounding towns. The team aspires to create an environment where the swimmers enjoy the experience of competitive swimming through improvement of their stroke and racing techniques, improved personal race times, appreciation of the team friendships and team spirit. To this end, the program is designed to maximize personal enjoyment and improvement. We hope that each swimmer will take full advantage of the team experience.

The Sudbury Youth Swim Team is open to swimmers age 7 and up who demonstrate proficiency in the freestyle, backstroke and the breaststroke. Children who are 6 years old are welcome to try out for the team but unless they are exceptionally strong swimmers, the team will most likely recommend waiting until they are 7 years old. All new swimmers are asked to attend a Coach's assessment prior to the beginning of the season at the Atkinson Pool to determine their readiness to participate on a competitive swim team. The assessment will involve the child demonstrating their swimming skills and having an opportunity to meet and talk with the coach. We will not accept swimmers who need basic swimming instruction.

Team Registration:
Each August we have an in-house registration period for current team members and their siblings. These will be mailed out in mid-August. This extends until October 1st. Applications for interested new swimmers will be available here on our website and at Brines Sporting Good Store and at Atkinson Pool beginning July 1-September 30th. Applications are due no later than October 1st.. New swimmers will be accepted officially on the team beginning on October 2nd and spots will be offered on a first come first served basis according to receipt of application and number of available open spots. Parents whose children are placed on a waiting list will be called and/or emailed to inform them of this status. Preference will be given to children from Sudbury and those children who were on the waitlist from the previous year. This information is posted in the quarterly recreation bulletin from the town of Sudbury as well as posted at the Atkinson Pool.

Team Size:
We have the capacity to serve 144 swimmers. This is the maximum number of swimmers the team can support given our pool and staffing resources. This allows for approximately +-30 children within each age category. Once the capacity is reached for each age group or the whole team , children will be placed on a waiting list

Is there a youth swim team in town?

The Sudbury Swim Team uses the Atkinson Pool as their home pool.  The team is run privately by a volunteer board of directors.  For more information about the Sudbury Swim Team and information about registering your child visit thier website,

The team begins registration on July 1 each year for new members joining the team.  Spaces on the team are avalible on a first come first served basis.

Atkinson | (978) 443-1092

Name Position Office Location
Chery Finley Aquatic Supervisor Atkinson Pool
John Barrett Assistant Aquatics Director Atkinson Pool
Crispin Gilbert Head Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Anna Browning Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Connor Curtis Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Emily Davis Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Meghan MacAskill Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Nicole Miller Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Olivia Rogan Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Samantha Strella Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Dunn William Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Emily Fleming Lifeguard Fairbank Community Center
Meridith Nash Lifeguard Fairbank Community Center
Logan Szretter Lifeguard Atkinson Pool
Daniel Berry Lifeguard in Training Atkinson Pool
Natalie Bettez Lifeguard in Training Atkinson Pool
Isabella Borg Lifeguard in Training Fairbank Community Center
Sarah Clopeck Lifeguard in Training Atkinson Pool
Kristen Nash Lifeguard in Training Fairbank Community Center

Park & Recreation | 978-443-1092

Name Position Office Location
Nancy McShea Parks, Recreation & Aquatics Director Fairbank Community Center
Amber Comeau Ass't Recreation Director/Adaptive Sports & Rec Specialist Fairbank Community Center
Patricia Haberstroh Park and Recreation Administrative Assistant Fairbank Community Center
Anne Lee Preschool Director Fairbank Community Center
Brian Sullivan Youth Coordinator Atkinson Pool
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