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Pools and Aquatic Programs

National Senior’s Day: Bryan Aquatic Center Pass Discounts for 55+

In honor of “National Senior’s Day” on Tuesday, August 21, we will be offering all seniors (55 and older) ½ price on all pool passes on that day only.

Passes can be purchased at the Bryan Aquatic Center and will include the daily pass, 25 punch pass, and the annual pass. For more information, please contact: Marty Mulgrew, Aquatics Supervisor at 979-209-5222


bryan aquatic center pool

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 heated pool, featuring a double water-slide, a diving board, 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!

Pool Rules

  1. Children ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) who is capable of caring for the child in the water. A maximum of two (2) children ages 11 and under per adult shall be allowed in the facility. Children, ages 6 and under, must be within an arm’s length at all times of their adult supervisor when in the water.
  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. Swimmers may be asked at the lifeguard’s discretion to take a cleansing shower before entering the pool to remove excess lotions, sunscreens, or other materials.
  8. Playing or hanging on the ladders is strictly forbidden
  9. Rough play, dunking, water fighting, diving off another person’s shoulders, riding on another person’s 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 other flotation devices 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 or remove a patron from the facility should the rules of the facility not be followed.

Diving Board Rules

  1. Only one (1) person is allowed on the diving board at any time.
  2. Divers are allowed only one (1) bounce on the diving board per dive.
  3. All diving or jumping must be done straight off the end of the board.
  4. Divers must wait until the diving area is clear
  5. Divers must exit the diving area as quickly as possible.
  6. Goggles or earplugs may not be worn or held by persons using the diving board.
  7. Divers may be required to complete a swim test to prove their swimming ability
  8. Only dives with hands in diving position are allowed.
  9. No inwards or gainers allowed.

Slide Rules

  1. Sliders may be required to complete a swim test to prove swimming ability.
  2. Sliders must be 4 feet tall to ride on the slide
  3. Sliders must ride one at a time
  4. No trains or head first sliding are allowed
  5. Sliders must ride feet first, lying down on their back.
  6. Goggles, earplugs, jewelry, and/or glasses may not be worn or held by persons using the water slide.

Admission and Fees

Daily Admission

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

Pool Pass Fees

  • 25 Punch Pass:
    Resident: $40   /   Non-Resident: $48
  • Replacement pass:
    Resident: $5   /   Non-Resident: $5
  • Annual Individual:
    Resident: $200   /   Non-Resident: $240
  • Annual Family (4 persons):
    Resident: $350   /   Non-Resident: $420
    Each additional member:
    Resident: $30   /   Non-Resident: $36
  • Summer Individual:
    Resident: $85   /   Non-Resident: $102
  • Summer Family (4 persons):
    Resident: $150   /   Non-Resident: $180
    Each additional member:
    Resident: $10   /   Non-Resident: $12

Bryan Aquatic Center Rental Fees

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

Bryan Aquatic Center Pool Hours

Summer 2018

May 26 – Aug. 19

  • Lap Swim
    • Monday – Friday:
      11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Saturday – Sunday:
      11:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Recreation Swim
    • Monday – Sunday:
      1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Summer / Fall

August 20 – Sept. 30

  • Lap Swim
    • Monday – Friday:
      5:30 AM – 7:30 AM
      11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
      3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Saturday – Sunday:
      11:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Recreation Swim
    • Saturday – Sunday:
      1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Fall / Winter / Spring

Oct. 1 – May 24, 2019

  • Lap Swim Only
    • 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
    • Sunday:
      Closed

Seasonal Pools

Open for recreational swimming May 26 – Aug. 20, 2018

Sue Haswell Pool

  • Pool Hours: 
    Monday – Friday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Saturday – Sunday: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Daily Admission: 
    Child (Ages 4-11): $1    
    Adult (Ages 12+): $2  
    Children Under 3 yrs. old: Free
  • Pool Rental Fees – 2 hours (100 or fewer):
    Resident: $125.00 / Non-Resident: $150.00
    Each additional hour:
    Resident: $60.00 / Non-Resident: $72.00
  • The Sue Haswell Pool is available for rental for groups of fewer than 100 people. Call 979-209-5222 for rental information or reservations.

Henderson Harbor

  • Pool Hours: 
    Monday – Sunday: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Daily Admission: 
    Child (Ages 4-11): $2
    Adult (Ages 12+): $3  

  • Henderson Harbor Rental Fees – 2 hours (100 or fewer):
    Resident: $225.00 / Non-Resident: $270.00
    Each additional hour:
    Resident: $110.00 / Non-Resident: $132.00
  • Henderson Harbor Rental Fees – 2 hours (101-200):
    Resident: $275.00 / Non-Resident: $330.00
    Each additional hour:
    Resident: $110.00 / Non-Resident: $132.00

Sadie Thomas Pool

  • Pool Hours: 
    Monday – Sunday: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Daily Admission: 
    Child (Ages 4-11): $2
    Adult (Ages 12+): $3  

  • Sadie Thomas Pool Rental Fees – 2 hours (100 or fewer):
    Resident: $225.00 / Non-Resident: $270.00
    Each additional hour:
    Resident: $110.00 / Non-Resident: $132.00
  • Henderson Harbor Rental Fees – 2 hours (101-200):
    Resident: $275.00 / Non-Resident: $330.00
    Each additional hour:
    Resident: $110.00 / Non-Resident: $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 during the Summer meets Monday – 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 (979) 209-5222. Registration for each session closes the Monday at 5pm prior to the session starting.

Which class should you choose?

For additional information on swimming class levels, view these three documents from the American Red Cross.

Fall Swim Lessons 2018

Bryan Parks and Recreation has been recognized as a Gold Level Learn-to-Swim Provider by the American Red Cross for teaching over 1,200 swim lessons every year. We’re offering Fall Swim Lessons for Preschool and Youth Levels 1-3, as well as Adults.

*Waterbabies lessons are not taught in the Fall sessions.

Session Dates Times Lesson / Level Pool
Fall 1 Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Aug. 28 – Sept. 27
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Preschool Levels 1-3; Youth Levels 1-3; Adult BAC

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center | HAS – Sue Haswell Pool at Sue Haswell Park


water fitness exercises

Aquatic Fitness

The Bryan Aquatic Center offers lots of water fitness opportunities year-round.

Water Aerobics!

Water Aerobics classes at Bryan Aquatic Center take place year-round (weather permitting)

  • When: Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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.

This class does have a five-person minimum and is subject to cancellation if minimum participant counts are not met.

There are two options to register:

  1. Register at any time for a full four-week session, with any classes already completed prorated from the fees.
  2. Sign up for classes on an individual day of your choosing.

For more information call (979) 209-5222.

2018-19 Fall / Winter Sessions

  • Costs – Full Session:
    Resident: $50 / Non-Resident: $60
  • Costs – Individual Class:
    Resident: $7 / Non-Resident  $9
  • Register Here
  • Age Requirements:
    16 years old and up
  • Location:
    Bryan Aquatic Center
Session Dates Times Pool
Fall 1 Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Aug. 28 – Sept. 20
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Fall 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Sept. 25 – Oct. 25
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Fall 3
(Skips week of Thanksgiving)
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Oct. 30 – Nov. 29
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Winter 1 Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Jan. 8 – Jan. 31
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Winter 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Feb. 5 – Feb. 28
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center | HAS – Sue Haswell Pool at Sue Haswell Park

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!).

This class does have a five-person minimum and is subject to cancellation if minimum participant counts are not met.

There are two options to register:

  1. Register at any time for a full four-week session, with any classes already completed prorated from the fees.
  2. Sign up for classes on an individual day of your choosing.

For more information call (979) 209-5222.

2018-19 Fall / Winter Sessions

  • Costs – Full Session:
    Resident: $50 / Non-Resident: $60
  • Costs – Individual Class:
    Resident: $7 / Non-Resident  $9
  • Register Here
  • Age Requirements:
    16 years old and up
  • Location:
    Bryan Aquatic Center
Session Dates Times Pool
Fall 1 Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Aug. 28 – Sept. 20
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Fall 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Sept. 25 – Oct. 25
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Fall 3
(Skips week of Thanksgiving)
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Oct. 30 – Nov. 29
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Winter 1 Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Jan. 8 – Jan. 31
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Winter 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Feb. 5 – Feb. 28
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center | HAS – Sue Haswell Pool at Sue Haswell Park

For more information call (979) 209-5222.

Aqua Yoga

Aqua Yoga is a fun and effective take on traditional Yoga postures in an aquatic environment! The water causes less stress on joints in many of the different postures and allows many people to complete poses they might not be able to achieve on land. The currents of the water also add additional challenges for other postures creating more opportunity to building strength with Yoga. Come experience the whole new world of Aqua Yoga where the water adds deeper relaxation and new challenges to the amazing effects of Yoga!

This class does have a five-person minimum and is subject to cancellation if minimum participant counts are not met.

There are two options to register:

  1. Register at any time for a full four-week session, with any classes already completed prorated from the fees.
  2. Sign up for classes on an individual day of your choosing.

For more information call (979) 209-5222.

2018-19 Fall / Winter Sessions

  • Costs – Full Session:
    Resident: $25 / Non-Resident: $35
  • Costs – Individual Class:
    Resident: $7 / Non-Resident  $9
  • Register Here
  • Age Requirements:
    16 years old and up
  • Location:
    Bryan Aquatic Center
Session Dates Times Pool
Fall 1 Wednesdays,
Aug. 29 – Sept. 19
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BAC
Fall 2 Wednesdays,
Sept. 26 – Oct. 24
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BAC
Fall 3
(Skips week of Thanksgiving)
Wednesdays,
Oct. 31 – Nov. 28
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BAC
Winter 1 Wednesdays,
Jan. 9 – Jan. 30
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BAC
Winter 2 Wednesdays,
Feb. 6 – Feb. 27
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BAC

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center | HAS – Sue Haswell Pool at Sue Haswell Park


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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.

Session Information

  • Session Dates:
    DATES TBD; Thursday 5-9 pm, Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 8am – 9pm, Sunday 8am – 5pm
  • Session Costs:
    Resident: $150.00 / Non-Resident: $165.00

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 training programs

Junior Lifeguard / Water Safety Instructor Aide

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

  • Age Requirements:
    11-14
  • Session Costs:
    Resident: $50.00; Non-Resident: $60.00
  • Registration Begins:
    Spring 2019

Summer 2019 Session Dates Coming Soon


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 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

Location / Fees / Registration

  • Course Location:
    Bryan Aquatic Center
  • Session Costs*:
    Residents: $150.00 / Non-Residents: $165.00
  • Register Here

*Costs include course fee and pocket mask. Payment must be made 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

2019 Course Dates and Times will be posted in early 2019


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 

Location / Fees / Registration

  • Course Location:
    Sue Haswell Pool
  • Session Costs*:
    Residents: $150.00 / Non-Residents: $165.00
  • Registration:
    In Person Only at the Bryan Aquatic Center
    *Costs include course fee and book. Payment must be paid in full upon registration.

Bring ALL Items to Classes

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Goggles (if needed)

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.

2019 Course Dates and Times will be posted in early 2019


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.

Location / Fees / Registration

  • Session Costs: 
    $375
  • Course Location: 
    Bryan Aquatic Center
  • Registration:
    Register here

2018-19 Fall / Winter Sessions will be posted soon

About the Course

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.


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