a birds-eye view

Five Oaks operates for a long pool season from early May to late September, weather permitting. Our newly resurfaced pool is a 25 meter pool with a 2-3 foot shallow area, 8 foot diving well, 6 swimming lanes, 6 diving blocks and 4 panel high AquaClimb® climbing wall.

Our pool, surrounded by forest and with a view of the lake, is quiet and serene, and shaded at times. Come see why Five Oaks is considered Southwest Durham’s best-kept secret!


Our pool is guarded at peak times. Check the schedule below for hours and guarding schedule. For kids 5 years old and younger, we also have a 1 foot wading pool. Please note that lifeguards do not guard the wading pool, and children must be attended.

Membership & Guest Policy

Non-Members: Five Oaks Club is strictly for members and their guests only. We do not have a day-use fee available for non-members.

Guests: Parties of 5 or more must pay guest fees ($5/person/day over the 4 person limit) for anyone not living in the same household. One household (paid Five Oaks membership) may bring up to 10 guests per day. This is the pool party policy as well. Larger groups are not supported as we staff the pool based on expected attendance. The guest fee can be paid in cash at the entrance kiosk. If you do not have cash, please contact Josh at josh@fiveoaksclub.com. We are working on setting up a Venmo to send guest fees to.

4th of July parade around the pool
4th of July

2023 Season Dates

May 12: Pool Opens, 10 – 8:30
May 29: Memorial Day, Swim Team Cookout Fundraiser 12-5pm
June 3: Swim Meet, Pool Opens at Noon
June 24: Swim Meet, Pool Opens at Noon
July 4: Fourth of July party and Swim Team Cookout Fundraiser 12-4pm
August 21: 
Pool closing time changes to 8pm
September 17: Last day open

Schedule / Hours

Sunrise – 10am: Early morning adult-only lap swimming
10am – 8:30pm (til Aug 20), 8pm (after Aug 20): Pool open except for 2 swim meets (see above) and weather events.

A lifeguard will be present on Friday from 4pm – close, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – close, and on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. An attendant will be present from 10am – close on weekends and from June 10 – August 20th, as well as 4pm – close every other day.

Early morning pool access is available for lap-swimming adults. Members, click here for more information on how to get this access added to your key card.

Five Oaks Pool Management reserves the right to change this schedule at their discretion based on weather conditions, pool conditions or other events that require amended hours of operation.

Emergency Numbers

Pool Rules

Members are responsible for adhering to these posted rules, which have been generated by the community, for the community. Pool attendants simply cannot enforce all the rules and clean up after you while also doing their job of managing the pool.

Food Policy: Inside the pool gate, all glass, messy snacks, and meals are strictly prohibited due to the mess they create. These may be enjoyed at the picnic tables outside the gate. Light snacks and drinks held in aluminum or plastic containers are allowed inside the gate, provided that any messes are promptly and fully cleaned up. Snack and soda machines are available in the hallway outside the fitness center.

Glass: No glass whatsoever is allowed inside the gate at any time. This includes longnecks, Mason jars, glass bottles, glass food containers, etc.

Grill: There is a grill next to the picnic tables outside the pool area. It is available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. If you use the grill, you are fully responsible for its operation. Please make sure to turn the gas off when you are finished.

Floats and Toys: Floats are prohibited. Pool noodles and kick boards are OK.

Pool phone: The pool phone number is (919) 493-2604. Please do not leave messages at this number.

Pool closings: Our pool manager and staff make all determinations as to pool closings due to inclement weather, lightning potential and safety concerns.  Please respect their decision to move swimmers out of the pool and to close the pool at will. If you have any questions about a closing, please contact the Five Oaks office.

AquaClimb Rules: Only one climber at a time, no exceptions. Once you drop from the wall, clear the drop zone immediately – “Climb. Drop. Swim to the ladder”. Stay out of the drop zone when others are climbing! Share the wall – take a climb, then get back in line.

Swim team: The Five Oaks Swim Team practices M-F from 6-7:30pm mid May through July. During these times, 5 of the 6 lap lanes are reserved for swim team members. The swim team also typically hosts 2 home meets where the pool will be entirely closed for a few hours in the morning. Members are emailed about any closures with 24 hours advance notice.

Five Oaks Stingrays

Our new diving platforms!

Swimming with the Five Oaks Swim Team is a great way to spend part of the summer at the pool making new friends, catching up with old friends, and learning to swim!

All children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of members are welcome on the team. We take swimmers as young as 4 if they are able to “swim” from one end of the pool to the other, and we take swimmers up to age 18 (all ages relevant to June 1). Our 2023 season begins May 15th, through the Durham Summer Swim League Championships in July.

Our coaches, nearly all current or former swim team members, provide a fun and encouraging atmosphere in which the swimmers learn and develop stroke technique and good sportsmanship.


Welcome Five Oaks Swim Team swimmers and families! We are looking forward to another great season. Please register here by 4/30/23. The registration fee is $120 per swimmer and can be paid via check or cash to the Parent Reps during the first week of practice, or by Venmo to @FOST-Stingrays. This fee includes coaching for the season, a swim cap, a team t-shirt, and 1 heat sheet per family for Champs. This fee also includes a celebratory banquet meal and an end-of-season trophy for each swimmer.