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Bryan Aquatic Center

Bryan Aquatic Center
3100 Oak Ridge Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802
Phone: (979) 209-5222
Fax: (979) 209-5524

The Bryan Aquatic Center boasts an Olympic-sized pool, featuring a 175-foot water-slide, a baby pool, two diving boards, and plenty of space for the whole family to bask in the sun! The pool is open to the public throughout the year. It is also available for rental after hours on a first-come, first-served basis. The water is heated to make it a great temperature for fun year round!

Facility Rules

  1. Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) who is capable of caring for the child in the water. One adult chaperone must be present for every 2 children ages 11 and under.
  2. All patrons (swimmers and sunbathers) must wear swimming suits with appropriate lining.
  3. Abusive, loud, or profane language is not permitted in any part of the pool facilities.
  4. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.
  5. Patrons may bring in their own food and drinks; however alcohol and glass bottles are prohibited.
  6. Any persons known or suspected of having a communicable condition, open sores, bandages, or open wounds shall be denied admittance. The head lifeguard will have discretionary powers in these matters.
  7. All swimmers must take a complete shower before entering the pool.
  8. Playing or hanging on the ladders is strictly forbidden.
  9. Rough play, dunking, water fighting, diving off another persons shoulders, riding on another persons back or pushing others into the pool is not permitted. NO HORSEPLAY!
  10. Swimmers are not allowed to run and dive over the edge of the pool, dive or jump from the lifeguard stands, or dive or jump from the decks backwards. No twisting jumps or flips from the side will be allowed.
  11. Distracting a lifeguard from his/her duty or falsely summoning aid is prohibited.
  12. Inflatable beach balls and floating apparatuses shall be allowed only at the discretion of the head lifeguard and restricted to the shallow water only.
  13. Staff reserves the right to check bags and coolers at the entrance of all pool facilities.
  14. Lifeguards have complete authority at all times under the supervision of the head lifeguard.
  15. The City of Bryan reserves the right to deny entry into its aquatic facilities should the rules of the facility not be followed.

Admission and Fees

Daily Admission: Child (Ages 4-11): $2   /   Adult (Age 12+): $3

Pool Pass Fees (Resident; Non-Resident)

  • 25 Punch Pass: $40; $48
  • Annual Individual: $200; $240
  • Annual Family (4 persons): $350; $420   /   Each additional member: $30; $36
  • Summer Individual: $85; $102
  • Summer Family (4 persons): $150; $180   /   Each additional member: $10; $12
  • Replacement pass: $1; $1

Bryan Aquatic Center Rental Fees (Resident; Non-Resident)

  • 2 hours (100 or fewer): $250; $300   /   Each additional hour: $125; $150
  • 2 hours (101-200): $300; $360   /   Each additional hour: $150; $180
  • 2 hours (201-300): $400; $480   /   Each additional hour: $200; $240
  • 2 hours (301-400): $500; $600   /   Each additional hour: $250; $300
  • Kiddie Pool:  2 hours (25 max): $50; $60   /   Each additional hour: $25; $30

 
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Bryan Aquatic Center Pool Hours

Lap Swimming Only Hours

Aug. 24, 2015 – June 5, 2016

Monday – Friday:
5:30 AM – 7:30 AM
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday:
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM


Water Aerobics Hours

Aug. 24 – Dec. 11 (Open while weather permitting)

Monday – Friday:
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Daily Fee: $3


Fall/Winter Recreation Swim Hours

Aug. 24 – Sept. 27 (Bryan Aquatic Center only)

Saturday – Sunday:

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day):

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM




Seasonal Pools

Summer Recreation Swim Hours

May 23 – 25 (Memorial Day Weekend)

May 30 – 31

June 6 – August 23

Sue Haswell Pool

Pool Hours: Monday – Friday: 12 pm – 5 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 1:00pm-7:00pm
Daily Admission: Child (Ages 4-11): $1   /   Adult (Ages 12+): $2  / Children Under 3 yrs. old: Free

The Sue Haswell Pool is available for rental for groups of fewer than 100 people. Call 209-5222  for rental information or reservations.

Sue Haswell Pool Rental Fees (Resident; Non-Resident)

  • 2 hours (100 or fewer): $125.00; $150.00   /   Each additional hour: $60.00; $72.00

Henderson Harbor

Daily Admission: Child (Ages 4-11): $2   /   Adult (Ages 12+): $3

Pool Hours: Monday – Sunday: 1 pm – 7pm

Henderson Harbor Rental Fees (Resident; Non-Resident)

  • 2 hours (100 or fewer): $225.00; $270.00   /   Each additional hour: $110.00; $132.00
  • 2 hours (101-200): $275.00; $330.00   /   Each additional hour: $110.00; $132.00



lifeguards conduct swim lessons for kids

Swim Lessons

Bryan Aquatics offers swim lessons for ages 3 – adult and for parents with infants ages 6 – 36 months. Each session meets Monday through Friday for 2 weeks. We guarantee 8 out of 10 lessons. Parents will receive a parent handbook upon registering for a session.

Additional arrangements can be made for special groups by contacting the Bryan Aquatic Center at 209-5222. Registration for each session closes the Thursday at 5pm prior to the session starting.

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center   /   HAS — Sue Haswell Pool in Sue Haswell Park

Which class should you choose?

View these three documents to make sure you are registered in the appropriate class level.

Fall Swim Lessons 2015

Session Days Dates Pool Times Register
Preschool Level 1 Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 8 – Oct. 1 BAC 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Register Here
Preschool Level 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 8 – Oct. 1 BAC 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Register Here
Preschool Level 3 Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 8 – Oct. 1 BAC 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Register Here
Youth Level 1 Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 8 – Oct. 1 BAC 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Register Here
Youth Level 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 8 – Oct. 1 BAC 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Register Here
Youth Level 3 Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 8 – Oct. 1 BAC 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Register Here

Session Fee

Resident: $40; Non-Resident: $50




water fitness exercises

Aquatic Fitness

Water-Fit: This is NOT Water Aerobics!

The City of Bryan’s Water-Fit aquatic fitness class is designed to push anyone of any fitness level. This class focuses on aerobic conditioning and toning of the body by using the resistance of the water and a variety of challenging aquatic exercises. Water-Fit is definitely a step up from water aerobics and your body will know it when the work out is over. It’s a great option for those who are limited by orthopedic issues when it comes to traditional land based fitness programs. If you think you’re in shape come see for yourself why an aquatic workout will push you to a level you didn’t know existed.

Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks. Ages 16 years and up. For more information call (979) 209-5222.

Full Session

  • Dates: Sept. 8 – Oct. 1
  • Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Fees: Resident: $70; Non-Resident: $75
  • Register Here

Individual Classes

  • Dates: Sept. 8 – Oct. 1
  • Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Fees: Resident: $10; Non-Resident: $12
  • Register Here

Prenatal / Postpartum Water Fitness

The City of Bryan’s Prenatal/Postpartum Water Fitness Class is fun and challenging for expecting and recent moms! You will use the resistance of the water to tone your body and stay in shape during your pregnancy or after when traditional fitness routines may not be an option. As an added bonus the water will also help reduce swelling and you will be weightless in the water (PRICELESS!).

Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks. For more information call (979) 209-5222.

Full Session

  • Dates: Sept. 8 – Oct. 1
  • Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Fees: Resident: $70; Non-Resident: $75
  • Register Here

Individual Classes

  • Dates: Sept. 8 – Oct. 1
  • Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Fees: Resident: $10; Non-Resident: $12
  • Register Here



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American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course

The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding (Water ≤ 3’), Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training courses and/or modules.

  • When:Sept. 28-Oct. 2; Monday-Friday, 5-9 p.m.
  • Fees:Resident: $150.00; Non-Resident: $165.00
  • Register Here

Who’s Eligible

To be eligible for the instructor course, instructor candidates must:

  • Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course
  • Possess one of the following:
    • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
    • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Lifeguards
    • An equivalent certificate from another organization
  • Successfully complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course, which consists of the following:
    • Orientation to the American Red Cross
    • Orientation to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course and Precourse Exam
  • Successfully complete the Precourse Session



Junior Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor Aide

Junior Lifeguard training programs

The Junior Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor Aide program offers the opportunity to learn and practice swimming and lifeguarding skills, as well as the opportunity to become certified in Community First Aid and CPR. Junior Lifeguards/WSI Aides can earn community service hours by helping the lifeguard staff or aiding swim lesson instruction. We also have an End-of-Summer party for Junior Lifeguards and WSI aides where they will receive recognition for their service.

Who’s Eligible

Session Fee

Resident: $50.00; Non-Resident: $60.00

Summer 2015 Session Dates

  • Session I: June 15-26; Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m.
  • Session II: July 6–17; Monday-Friday, 9- 11 a.m.



Lifeguard Certification Course

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is to teach lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies. The course includes Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguard Training course, each participant will receive three American Red Cross Universal Certificates: Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and Lifeguard CPR/AED that are all valid for 2 years.

Course Registration Register Here

Course Prerequisites:

  • 15 years of age by the end of the class
  • Pass a pre-course screening in swimming skills:
    • 300 yard continuous swim
    • Tread water for 2 minutes only using legs. Candidates must either hold hands out of water or place them under arm pits
    • Timed Skill: Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10 lb brick from 10 ft depth, swim back 20 yards, and climb out of pool without using a ladder or steps in 1 minute 40 seconds

Certification requirements:

  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills
  • Demonstrate competency in the three final skill scenarios
  • Correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in each of the four sections of the final written examination

Course Fee

(Cost includes course fee and pocket mask)

Residents: $150.00; Non-Residents: $165.00

PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL UPON REGISTRATION

Bring ALL items to classes

  • Swim Suit: Female (one piece suit); Male (suit with liner)
  • Towel
  • Lifeguard Book*
  • Pocket Mask (received first day of class)

* Lifeguard book available online at the American Red Cross website

Course Location

Bryan Aquatic Center
3101 Oak Ridge Drive
Bryan, TX  77802
979-209-5222

2015 Course Dates and Times

Spring Sessions

  • Session 1: March 19-22
  • Session 2: April 9-12
  • Session 3: April 23-26
  • Session 4: April 30-May 3
  • Session 5: May 7-10
  • Session 6: May 14-17
  • Session 7: May 21-24
  • Session 8: May 28-31

Summer Sessions

  • Session 9: June 5-8
  • Session 10: June 11-14
  • Session 11: June 18-21
  • Session 12: June 25-28

All Sessions will follow the following schedule:

  • Thursday: 5-9 p.m.
  • Friday: 5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.*
  • Sunday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.*

*There will be a break for lunch




Water Safety Instructor Certification Course

If you’re at least 16 years old and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety instructor. Learn to teach children and adults to swim, and give water safety presentations to kids and their parents. It’s a fun and meaningful job that’s in high demand. Plus, Red Cross certification is recognized nationwide so you can work anywhere in the United States.

Become certified to teach the following:

  • Parent and Child Aquatics
  • Preschool Aquatics
  • Learn-to-Swim
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  • Longfellow’s WHALE Tales
  • Water safety courses and presentations 

Course Prerequisites

  • Candidates must be 16 years of age on or before the completion of the class.
  • Candidates must possess a current Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) certificate. (FIT is often included in WSI training. Check with the facility manager prior to registration.)
  • Candidates must be of mature and dependable character.
  • Successfully demonstrate swimming the following strokes: Front Crawl (25 yards), Backstroke (25 yards), Breaststroke (25 yards), Sidestroke (25 yards), Butterfly (demonstrate)
  • Water Safety Instructor candidates must attend every session at the times listed by the facility. Attendance in the course does not guarantee Water Safety Instructor certification. Candidates must pass written and practical exams.

Course Fee

(cost includes course fee and book)
Residents: $150.00; Non-Residents: $165.00

PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL UPON REGISTRATION.  REGISTRATION IN PERSON ONLY AT THE BRYAN AQUATIC CENTER.

Bring ALL items to classes:

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Goggles (if needed)

Course Location

Sue Haswell Pool
505 N. Coulter
Bryan, TX  77802
979-209-5222

2015 Course Dates and Times

April 30 – May 3

  • Thursday: 5-9 p.m.
  • Friday: 5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.*
  • Sunday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.*

*There will be a break for lunch




scuba diving in a pool

Scuba Lessons

The City of Bryan is proud to partner with Aggieland Scuba to offer PADI Open Water Diver Scuba courses. The courses will be held in various locations with the pool diving portions of the class at the Bryan Aquatic Center and classroom presentations and exams at Aggieland Scuba.

  • Ages: 16 and up
  • Cost: $325
  • Location: Bryan Aquatic Center
Dates Times Registration
Sept. 5-6  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to register
Sept. 19-20  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to register
Oct. 3-4  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to register
Oct. 17-18  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to register
Nov. 7-8  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to register
Nov. 21-22  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to register

In this course you will complete five knowledge development sections with quizzes and exams, five confined water (pool) dives, and 4 open water dives held at various locations around our area. The open water dives will be held a separate weekend from the classroom & pool portions of the course and will be scheduled with the instructor during your class sessions.

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by an Aggieland Scuba Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

Your instructor will contact you the week before the class starts to set up a time to fit you for the equipment used in the class and to get the required reading material.

Prerequisites:

  • 16 years of age or older (Ages 10-15 must call if interested in registering for the course)
  • Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your PADI Instructor will assess this by having you:
    • Swim 200 yards. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
    • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Please be sure to review the receipt documents for this course and return them filled out to your instructor on the first day of your class.

Required equipment: Mask, fin, snorkel for scuba diving. Available at Aggieland Scuba.

Please visit Aggielandscuba.com for information on their location and equipment needs.




Bryan Barracudas Summer Swim Team

For more information on the Bryan Barracudas, visit their website here.

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