Our Story


Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyles through quality educational and recreational programs in an environment that motivates individuals to meet their goals.

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center provides a broad range of year-round recreational, educational, social and cultural programs and activities. The facility is designed to attract and serve a variety of individuals and groups, including, but not limited to, the general public, youth, school and community groups, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Located on the Prince William campus of George Mason University, our 110,000 square foot facility features two pools; a whirlpool; family locker rooms; a full gymnasium; cardio, aerobic and strength studios; racquetball courts; a child care center and a full range of adult and youth programming.

George Mason University is responsible for all aspects of the daily administration and operation of the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, and as such, the Center is an equal opportunity and an affirmative action facility committed to the principle that access to Center facilities, programs and activities shall be afforded equally to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, sex, or age. Specific mandates with regard to priority of use and resident status arrangements are contained in the Center’s governing document – the Tripartite agreement duly executed by George Mason University, Prince William County and the City of Manassas.

The Center is the result of an innovative joint partnership between George Mason University, Prince William County and the City of Manassas and has been heralded as a national model for such endeavors. Freedom opened in September 1999 and remains one of the largest aquatic and fitness centers in the region.

We invite you to “visit” our center via this website to learn about our programs and services. Welcome, we’re glad you’re here…