Bay City Pool Times for Summer Season 2018

   Valiant (16th Street) Pool Hilliard Pool 
Open Swim

 (Tue-Fri) 12 noon - 5 p.m. 

(Sat-Sun) 12 noon - 7 p.m.

 (Tue-Sun) 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Lap Swim  (Tue-Fri) 5 - 7 p.m.  
Sensory Swim    (Sat) 11 a.m. - 12 noon
Address   2624 16th Street  3020 Le Tulle


Both the Valiant and Hilliard pools have restrooms with showers and are staffed with certified American Red Cross Lifeguards.

Swim Lessons

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Swim Lessons - As Spring begins, now is the time to get started or get back into swim lessons to be ready for summer. The Bay City Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of classes for all ages and availabilities.

Youth lessons are broken down into age groups, spanning from children only 6 months old through age 2 (a parent or guardian is required in the water with this age group), the cost for this 8 session 30-minute class is $35. Ages 3 through 5-year old’s, and youth age 6 through 12. Lessons are only $45 for 8; 45-minute sessions Tuesday through Friday. Adults and teenagers aren’t left of out the lesson pool – a course specific to teens and adults is also available. These lessons are offered for all skill levels, from very beginner to advanced. Course emphasis is on individual skill improvement and endurance. This course costs $45. Classes will be also offered for children with special needs. A caregiver may be required in the water during these classes.  Lessons are only $45 for 8; 45-minute sessions Tuesday through Friday.

Registration begins April 30th at 8 a.m. at the Municipal Services Building (1217 Avenue J), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Swim Lesson Schedule

Sensory Swimming - In addition to swim lessons, we will be offering a special sensory swimming time for those individuals who are bothered by large crowds, loud noises and other distractions. The swim time will be held at Hilliard Pool Saturdays from 10am-12pm. This time will be offered at our regular swim rate of $1 for children and $2 for adults. Participants with special needs will be allowed one care giver to accompany them in the water free of charge.

For more information on Swim Lessons, contact the Angela Kennedy at 979-323-1660 or

World's Largest Swimming Lesson



Bay City Hosts The World’s Largest Swim Lesson at the Hilliard Pool on June 21st.

Bay City, Texas – On Thursday, June 21st, 2018, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the ninth year in a row to make noise that Swimming Lessons Save Lives.™ More than 41,000 swimmers in 27 countries on six continents participated in 2017. Each location and tens of thousands of participants help spread the message each year with the goal of educating the public about the importance of teaching people to swim and water safety. Since its inception, more than 230,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons.

The purpose of the lesson? Provide kids and parents exposure to life-saving water safety skills and build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. Research shows:

The problem is life threatening for children: Per the CDC, drowning remains the leading cause of injury related death for. children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause for children under 14. Internationally, the World Health Organization estimates drowning is one of the top five causes of death for people aged 1-14 in 48 of the 85 countries it monitors.

Many lack basic swimming skills: In 2014, a survey completed by the American Red Cross found more than half of all Americans (54 percent) either can't swim or don't have all of the basic swimming skills.

Parents don't recognize supervision is key: According to a 2016 Safe Kids Worldwide report, despite the fact that lack of supervision played a role in the majority of drowning deaths, less than half of parents (49 percent) indicate they remain within arms' reach of their child in the water.

Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, yet many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training.

Hilliard Pool, 3020 Le Tulle, will be serving as an official Host Location Facility for the WLSL 2018 event. The swim lesson begins at 12 noon. Registration starts at 11 a.m. This event is free to the public.

Parents are invited to learn more about this phenomenal event by visiting

For more information on this event or on the City’s Learn to Swim Program, contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 979-323-1660 or follow us on Facebook – Bay City Parks & Recreation.


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