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Pools and Aquatic Programs

Schedule alert: Bryan Aquatic Center delayed opening on July 9

The Bryan Aquatic Center will open at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 for lap and recreation swimming, due to the pool hosting the TAAF Region 5 swim meet that morning. Lap and recreational swimming will be available that day from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

pool swimmers

Bryan Aquatic Center open for summer schedule

Weekday Lap Swim

  • Monday – Friday:
    5:30 a.m – 7:30 a.m.;
    12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Weekend Lap Swim

  • Saturday & Sunday:
    11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Recreation Swim

  • Tuesday – Sunday:
    1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Now hiring: Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors

Spend your summer having fun in the sun and hanging out with friends: Become a City of Bryan Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor! Bryan Parks & Recreation is looking to fill these positions for summer 2022.

Lifeguards

Lifeguards must be 16 or older to apply. Free lifeguard certification training will be provided for anyone who is hired. Benefits include a free lifeguard suit, fanny pack and whistle.

Apply Here


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 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.

Spring 2022 Hours

Jan. 4 – May 27

  • Lap Swim
    • Monday – Friday:
      5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
      11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
      4 p.m. – 8 p.m*
    • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Closed Sundays; Also Closed on April 15 and May 21

    *Limited lane availability from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. due to City of Bryan programs, classes and training.

Summer 2022 Hours

May 30 – Aug. 14

  • Lap Swim
    • Monday – Friday:
      5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
      12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday:
      11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Recreation Swim
    • Tuesday – Sunday:
      1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Closed Mondays

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

Seasonal Pools

Henderson Harbor

  • Pool Hours:

    Monday – Sunday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Daily Admission: 
    Child (Ages 4-11): $2
    Adult (Ages 12+): $3
  • Sadie Thomas Pool

    • Pool Hours:
      May 30 – Aug. 14;
      Monday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
      Saturday – Sunday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Daily Admission: 
      Child (Ages 4-11): $2
      Adult (Ages 12+): $3


    Water Safety

    Bryan Parks & Recreation’s water safety campaign helps inform the public about water safety and increase safety at our facilities.

    Drowning is the number one cause of death for children under the age of 4 and is the third leading cause of death among children under age 14. It occurs quickly and silently; 88% of drowning victims were under some sort of supervision at the time of the incident and 75% of victims were missing for under 5 minutes.

    Formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% for children aged 1 to 4 years. Bryan Parks & Recreation is proud to partner with the Aquatic Safety Group’s National Note & Float™ Water Safety Campaign to offer life jackets to patrons using our facilities. This program targets parents with children who cannot swim.

    The heart of the program is first identifying all non-swimmers who enter the facility, and then floating those swimmers in an appropriately sized life jacket. As a part of this program, water wings or “arm floaties” are not allowed at our aquatics facilities. Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices will be allowed to be worn in the pools.

    The program follows six simple steps:

    1. ALL non-swimmers must check in at the facility with a parent/guardian before or when entering the facility.
    2. Parents/guardians and non-swimming children should receive written and verbal site-specific water safety instructions along with “learn to swim” information.
    3. Parents/guardians will be advised to supervise their children and keep them within arm’s reach.
    4. Non-swimmers age 7 and younger (or less than 48 inches tall) must wear a clearly identifiable wristband and a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket, Type III, and remain in designated shallow water areas. They must also be within arm’s reach of a parent/guardian (at least 18 years of age) who is in the water with the child.
    5. Non-swimmers ages 8 through 12 must wear a clearly identifiable wristband and a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket, Type III, and must be actively supervised by a swimming parent/guardian (at least 18 years of age).
    6. Anyone who wishes to access deep water (greater than five feet deep) must pass the facility swim test or wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved Life jacket, Type III.

    Note & Float

    The City of Bryan’s Note & Float Program will follow a “traffic light” system defined as follows:

    Red – Stop!

    Swimmers in this designation must have a parent in the water within arm’s reach at all times and must be in a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times in the pool and on the pool deck. If you see a child with a red wristband unattended, please notify a lifeguard immediately.

    Yellow – Caution!

    Swimmers can be in the water without a parent and can dog paddle and/or float on their own, but they are not yet ready for deep water or to go down the slide. If you see a child with a yellow wristband headed toward deep water, please notify a lifeguard immediately.

    Green – Go!

    Swimmer has passed the facility swim test and is able to access all areas of the pool.
    If a lifeguard must enter the water to perform a rescue on an individual, the person will be noted with a red wristband and floated in an appropriately sized life jacket if available.

    Programs and Classes


    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.

    Minimum Class Sizes

    Each level of Swim Lessons must meet the minimum of three (3) participants enrolled for each class to make. We will combine classes if possible to meet the minimum enrollment number. In the event minimum enrollment is not met and combining classes is not an option, the class will be cancelled and a full refund for the cancelled class will be given or the participant can be moved to another class time or session at no extra cost to the participant.

    Which class should you choose?

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

    Summer Swim Lessons

    We’re offering Summer Swim Lessons for Waterbabies, Preschool Levels 1-3, Youth Levels 1-6, and Adult.
    (There are three options for Adult Swim Lessons: Beginner, Stroke Improvement, Swimming for Fitness)

    • Costs: Resident: $40 / Non-Resident: $50
    • Registration closes the Thursday prior to the session start date at 5 p.m.

      Register Here

    BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center, STP — Sadie Thomas Pool

    Session Dates Times Lesson / Level Pool
    Summer 1 Monday-Friday,
    June 6 – 17
    8 a.m. Waterbabies; 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
    6:30 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
    Summer 2 Monday-Friday,
    June 20 – July 1
    8 a.m. Waterbabies; 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
    6:30 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
    Summer 3 Monday-Friday,
    July 11 – 22
    8 a.m. Waterbabies; 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
    6:30 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
    Summer 4 Monday-Friday,
    July 25 – Aug. 5
    8 a.m. Waterbabies; 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
    6:30 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

    Junior Lifeguard training programs

    Junior Lifeguard Program

    The Junior Lifeguard 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 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 where they will receive recognition for their service.

    Register Here

    Who’s Eligible

    • Age Requirements: 11-14
    • Session Costs: Resident: $50.00; Non-Resident: $60.00

    BAC — Bryan Aquatic Center

    Session Dates / Times Pool
    Session 1 June 6 – 17,
    9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    BAC
    Session 2 June 20 – July 1,
    9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    BAC
    Session 3 July 11 – 22,
    9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    BAC
    Session 4 July 25 – Aug. 5,
    9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    BAC

    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:
      $400
    • Course Location:
      Bryan Aquatic Center / Aggieland Scuba
    • 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.

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


    Water-Fit: This is NOT Water Aerobics!

    The City of Bryan’s Water-Fit class is designed to push anyone, of any fitness level. This four-week class meets twice a week at the Bryan Aquatic Center and 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 also a great option for those who are limited by orthopedic issues when it comes to traditional land-based fitness programs.

    Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Bryan Aquatic Center. Runs tentatively until early November.

    There are two options to register:

    1. Register at any time for a full four-week session, and receive a $5 discount on class fee.
    2. Sign up for classes on an individual day of your choosing.

    New season begins March 22, 2022!

    Register Here

    For more information call (979) 209-5222.


    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!)

    Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Bryan Aquatic Center. Runs tentatively until early November.

    There are two options to register:

    1. Register at any time for a full four-week session, and receive a $5 discount on class fee.
    2. Sign up for classes on an individual day of your choosing.

    New season begins March 22, 2022!

    Register Here

    For more information call (979) 209-5222.


    Bryan Barracudas 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 their physical and mental stamina while setting their own personal goals and finding out how to reach those goals.

    • Ages: 5 and up
    • Fees: $115 per swimmer (plus additional meet entry fees)
    • Meet the Coaches: Monday, April 11 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Bryan Aquatic Center
    • Registration: Register here

    Practice Schedule

    Each swimmer is encouraged to attend one practice a day. Coaches will give guidance to swimmers to set the best fit.

    • April 25 – May 27:
      • Session One: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
      • Session Two: 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • May 30 – June 24:
      • Session One: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
      • Session Two: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Special Events

    Download the Brochure

    For those who prefer a paper copy of all the great info about our Aquatics programs, you can now download and print out our 4-page Aquatics brochure.

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