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VCRE Membership Sign Up

The VCRE is open to registered members for daily use during specific hours.

Get ready to workout on your own or with the help of our full-time VCRE Fitness Facilitators and Coaches by completing the registration below.

Take advantage of our Shuttle Service to and from the West LA VA campus. View the schedule.


First Name
Middle Initial (optional)
Last Name
Branch of Servicerequired
Current Statusrequired
Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format
VHA Eligibility Identification Cardrequired
Attach up to 1 file with a maximum size of 10MB
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Current Address

Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format

What recreational activities do you plan to engage in?requiredCheck all that apply​
Check all that apply​

Pool Use

Swimming for Veterans:
Brentwood School provides Veterans access to the Caruso Watt Aquatics Center for lap swim and water polo training. Due to the fact that the pool is a competition facility, and is all-deep, a wider array of activities is limited.

Pool Rules and Policies:

  • Veterans must register in advance and complete process before attending.
  • Patrons must complete a 25-yard, non-stop swim test in order to take part in the open swim hours.
  • Patrons are required to shower before swimming (showers are located on the pool deck).
  • Maximum occupancy is 20 patrons in the pool at one time.
  • Patrons with long hair are required to wear a swim cap (not provided).
  • Patrons with open sores, wounds, or rashes will not be allowed in the pool.
  • No outside flotation devices are allowed in the pool (i.e. water wings, rafts, life vests, inner tubes, etc.)
  • Bathing suits required (no shorts, cut-offs, underwear, etc).
  • Patrons must provide their own towels.
  • Chair lift is available on request.
  • No pool toys allowed in the pool.
  • No weapons.
  • No food, drink, or glass in or around the pool area.
  • No chewing gum.
  • No smoking or tobacco products.
  • No running on pool deck.
  • No horseplay/roughhousing on the pool deck or in the water.
  • No flips, back flips.
  • Recreation equipment will be provided as appropriate.
  • Zero tolerance policy on violence, bullying, harassment, intimidation of pool staff, security personnel or other patrons.
  • Lifeguards are final authority as to pool rules.


I understand and will abide by all pool rules and policies.required
How would you rate your current physical fitness level on a scale of 1-10?required1 = inactive; 5 = 30 minutes of low impact activity per day; 10 = elite athlete
1 = inactive; 5 = 30 minutes of low impact activity per day; 10 = elite athlete
Will you require any special accommodations?required
Are you currently enrolled in or a resident of an on-campus program (i.e. Compensated Work Therapy, Domiciliary, New Directions, etc.)required
If yes, which one?required
Are you part of an off-campus program or a patient in the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (Out Patient Treatment, GPD, HUD-VASH, SSVF, etc.)? required

Do you have a spouse/domestic partner who you would like to use the facilities with you?required
Spouse/Partner's Namerequired
First Name
Middle Initial (optional)
Last Name
Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format
Current Address Same as Spouse?
I understand that my spouse/domestic partner cannot access Brentwood recreational facilities without my attendance.required


I understand that my membership approval is subject to the discretion of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Brentwood School. This membership application does not grant me access to the VCRE recreational facilities.required
I understand that, once this membership application is approved: 1) I may utilize the facilities only during published VCRE access hours; 2) I must sign in and out at the VCRE Welcome Center located at the entrance to the 22-acre VCRE site; 3) I must present a valid driver’s license or state ID each time I use the facilities; 4) my spouse/partner may only use the VCRE when accompanied by me; 5) I/We will wear the VCRE member wristband while using the facilities; and 6) I/We will abide by all rules and hours.required
I understand that I will be required to take a swim assessment the first time I use the pool, which will test my ability to use the pool and facility without riskrequired

Please note: If you do not have your Veteran Health Administration (VHA) Eligibility Identification Card, please go to the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Enrollment Office (11301 Wilshire Blvd., Building 500, Room 1609, Los Angeles, CA 90073) or call (888) 897-9288. Once your membership application is submitted, your information will be reviewed and verified. You will be contacted if more information is needed and authorization will be sent to the email provided on the form.

Once authorization is complete, you will be contacted by the VCRE Coordinator, and your name will be added to the VCRE registered members list. On your first visit, you must take an orientation tour and sign a liability waiver.

Each time you visit the VCRE, please:

  1. Sign in at the VCRE Welcome Center, located at the entrance to the 22-acre VCRE site situated on the northern end of the WLA VA campus (adjacent to the Heroes Golf Course, the Japanese Garden, and MacArthur Field)
  2. Present a valid State ID
  3. Check out any desired equipment
  4. Wear the VCRE member wristband while using the facilities
  5. Fully vaccinated members are not required to use a mask outdoors.  Unvaccinated members are encouraged to wear a mask.
  6. Leave the area in the same or in better condition that you found it
  7. Sign out and return equipment at the VCRE Welcome Center

Please Note: Some activities at VCRE facilities have limited spaces and are utilized on a first come, first served basis. Priority is given to Veterans enrolled in programs at or residing in facilities on the GLA VA campus. The softball field is sometimes reserved for Veteran teams, so please contact if you’d like information about its availability.

If ANY of the following is true, you MAY NOT enter the VCRE:

In the past 10 days, including today, you experienced any of the following...

  • Fever (at or greater than 100.4F or 38C) or felt feverish
  • Chills
  • A new cough (different from baseline)
  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose (different from baseline)
  • Diarrhea

Or if you or someone in your household is currently under isolation or quarantine orders for reasons related to COVID-19.