The Northern Virginia Animal Swim Center is a facility specifically designed for the rehabilitation and conditioning of dogs and other animals using swimming and hydrotherapy.
The swim center is one of the largest on the Eastern seaboard specifically designed and constructed for the swimming of animals. We primarily work with dogs and horses but have also enjoyed working with a camel, alpaca and zebra to benefit from hydrotherapy. We have two pools to provide appropriate levels of activity depending on the animal and the type of hydrotherapy or conditioning that is required. In some cases of paralysis or reduced limb activity it may be necessary stimulate limb movement by working with them in the pool. Individuals, or animal groups and clubs enjoy a "swim day" and have a fun session with their dogs retreiving and enjoying themselves.
We are sorry to announce that the Swim Center property has been sold, and the Animal Swim Center will no longer be in operation, effective October 1, 2018.
In selling the property, we have tried diligently to find a buyer that would continue the operation and provide the service for our canine friends. Unfortunately, we have been unsuccessful; and the new owners will not be maintaining the swimming operations.
After almost thirty years and thousands of dogs, horses and people that we have had the pleasure to know and to work with, it has been a hard decision to make to leave this behind and lose a valued service to our canine friends and the community.
My sincere thanks go to all those dedicated owners that, year after year, enjoyed a fun time with their dogs and to those that have given their dog a new lease on life that only swimming can provide.
I have deep regrets that all of this must come to an end for the Northern Virginia Animal Swim Center. Hopefully there will be new facilities that will eventually take our place.
Appointments may be made online up to and including Sunday September 30.
Refunds will be made for any unused swim sessions.
Going.....going......Gone. Pool was drained for cleaning last year. We do this every 3 or 4 years to refresh the water and pressure wash. It takes 1 day to empty and 10 days to fill (160,000 gallons). It then takes 4 days of filtering to remove all the dirt particles that come with the well water.
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For the time being horse swimming has been suspended until further notice. The country's financial crisis, being what it is, has effected the horse swimming side of the business to where it is no longer economically viable for us to continue. We will monitor the equine industry closely and if, or when things improve will reinstate the horse swimming side of the business. We do appologise for the inconvenience.
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