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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 heated pool, featuring two waterslides, the only public diving board in the area, a zero depth beach entry area perfect for families, and plenty of space for the whole family to bask in the sun! The pool is open to the public throughout the year and is available for rent after hours and on a first-come, first-served basis.

*The diving board, waterslides, and recreation swim activities are only available during the summer season. Lap swimming is available year-round at the Bryan Aquatic Center.

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.
  7. Sliders must obey all instructions from facility staff.

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

Bryan Aquatic Center Pool Hours

Summer 2020

May 23 – Aug. 18

  • Lap Swim
    • Monday – Friday:
      5:30 AM – 7:30 AM
      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 2020

Aug. 19 – Sept. 26

  • 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

Sept. 28, 2020 – May 26, 2021

  • 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 23 – Aug. 16, 2020

Sue Haswell Pool

Sue Haswell Pool is closed until further notice

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 – Friday: 1 PM – 5 PM
    Saturday – Sunday: 1 PM – 7 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
  • Sadie Thomas Pool 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 Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program – a program that has been teaching swimming and water safety for over 100 years across the country. The LTS program focuses on developing swimming skills in a logical and refined progression that includes not only swimming skills but also teaches participants how to be safe in, on, and around the water. The City of Bryan has been recognized as a Gold Level Learn-to-Swim Provider by the American Red Cross by teaching over 1,200 swim lessons every year.

We offer swim lessons for ages 3 – adult and for parents with infants ages 6 – 36 months. Each session during the Spring and Summer meets Monday – Friday for 2 weeks. Fall sessions will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for 5 weeks. We guarantee 8 out of 10 lessons in the event of inclement weather or other factors beyond our control. 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 at 5 p.m. on the Thursday before each session starts.

Which class should you choose?

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

Spring Swim Lessons 2020

Classes Offered

  • Preschool 3-5 years
  • Youth 6-15 Years
  • Costs: Resident: $40 / Non-Resident: $50
  • Register Here
Session Dates Times Lesson / Level Pool
1. Monday – Friday
April 20 – May 1
4:30 p.m.,5:30 p.m.,6:30 p.m. Preschool Levels 1-3; Youth Levels 1-6 BAC
2. Monday – Friday

May 11-22

4:30 p.m.,5:30 p.m.,6:30 p.m. Preschool Levels 1-3; Youth Levels 1-6 BAC

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center

Summer Swim Lessons 2020

Classes Offered

  • Waterbabies 6-36 Months
  • Preschool 3-5 years
  • Youth 6-15 Years
  • Adult 16 Years & Up
  • Costs: Resident: $40 / Non-Resident: $50
  • Register Here

Sessions

  • Session 1: Monday-Friday, June 1 – June 12
  • Session 2: Monday-Friday, June 15 – June 26
  • Session 3: Monday-Friday, July 6 – July 17
  • Session 4: Monday-Friday, July 20 – July 31
  • Session 5: Monday-Friday, Aug. 3 – Aug. 14
Times Lesson / Level Pool
8 a.m. Preschool Levels 1-3; Youth Levels 1-6 BAC
9 a.m. Waterbabies, Preschool Levels 1-3; Youth Levels 1-6 BAC
10 a.m. Waterbabies, Preschool Levels 1-3; Youth Levels 1-6 BAC
11 a.m. Waterbabies, Preschool Levels 1-3; Youth Levels 1-6 BAC
12 p.m. Adult BAC
5:30 p.m. Waterbabies, Preschool Levels 1-3; Youth Levels 1-3 STP
6:00 p.m. Youth Levels 4-6, Adult BAC
6:30 p.m. Waterbabies, Preschool Levels 1-3; Youth Levels 1-3 STP
7:30 p.m. Waterbabies, Preschool Levels 1-3; Youth Levels 1-3 STP

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center | STP — Sadie Thomas Pool


water fitness exercises

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.

 2020 Spring/Summer 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 and Sadie Thomas Pool
Dates Times Pool
Tuesdays and Thursdays,

March 3 – March 26

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Tuesdays and Thursdays,

March 31 – April 23

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
April 28 – May 21
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Tuesdays and Thursdays,

May 26 – June 18

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ST
Tuesdays and Thursdays,

June 23 – July 16

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ST
Tuesdays and Thursdays,

July 21 – August 13

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ST

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center 
ST — Sadie Thomas Pool 

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.

2020 Spring/Summer 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 and Sadie Thomas Pool
Dates Times Pool
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
March 3 – March 26
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
March 31 – April 23
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
April 28 – May 21
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BAC
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
May 26 – June 18
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ST
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
June 23 – July 16
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ST
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
July 21 – August 13
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ST

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center 
ST — Sadie Thomas Pool 

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.

2020 Spring/Summer 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 and Sadie Thomas Pool
Dates Times Pool
Wednesdays,
March 4 – March 25
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BAC
Wednesdays,
April 1 – April 22
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BAC
Wednesdays,
April 29 – May 20
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BAC
Wednesdays,
May 27 – June 17
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ST
Wednesdays,
June 24 – July 15
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ST
Wednesdays,
July 22 – August 12
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ST

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center 
ST — Sadie Thomas Pool 


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

Spring Session

  • Session Costs:
    $375
  • Course Location:
    Bryan Aquatic Center
  • Dates:
    March 7
    March 21
    April 4
    April 18
    May 2
    May 9
    May 30
  • Days / Times:
    Saturdays / 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Registration:
    Register here

Summer Session

  • Session Costs:
    $375
  • Course Location:
    Bryan Aquatic Center
  • Dates:
    June 6
    June 13
    June 20
    June 27
    July 11
    July 19
    July 25
  • Days / Times:
    Saturdays & Sundays / 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Registration:
    Register here

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.


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

Dates Times Pool
Monday-Thursday,
March 9-12
Mon./Thurs.: TBA BAC
Thursday-Sunday,
March 26-29
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BAC
Thursday-Sunday,
April 2-5
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BAC
Thursday-Sunday,
April 30 – May3
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BAC
Thursday-Sunday,
May 7-10
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BAC
Thursday-Sunday,
May 21-24
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BAC
Thursday-Sunday,
May 28-31
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BAC
Thursday-Sunday,
June 4-7
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BAC
Thursday-Sunday,
June 11-14
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BAC
Thursday-Sunday,
June 18-21
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
BAC

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center | STP — Sadie Thomas Pool


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

*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 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.
Dates Times Pool
Thursday-Sunday,
March 26-29
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
BAC
Thursday-Sunday,
April 23-26
Thurs./Fri.: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat./Sun.: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
BAC

BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center | STP — Sadie Thomas Pool


Bryan Barracudas Summer Swim Team

The purpose of our swim team is to foster competitive youth swimming and to provide instruction in competitive swimming skills. This is accomplished in a supportive atmosphere with good sportsmanship that is conducive to proper social and physical development of our youth. We want each child to develop his/her physical and mental stamina while setting their own personal goals and finding out how to reach those goals.

Location / Fees / Registration

    • Ages: 4-18 years old
    • Location: Bryan Aquatic Center
    • Fees:  1 Child: $104 / 2 Children: $198 / 3 Children: $292 / 4 Children: $376
    • Registration: Register here
    • Meet the Coaches and Team Suit Try-on: Monday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Practice Schedule:
      Monday-Friday, April 27 – May 22

      • Group 1: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
        Group 2: 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.

      Monday-Friday, May 25 – June 19

      • Group 1: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
        Group 2: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Group 1 & 2 are separate practice times for you to choose based on which practice time works best for your family.

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

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