Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Bay City Parks and Recreation Aquatics is offering lessons for residents ages 6 – months and up.  


Lessons are broken down into age groups starting at 6 months old.   


Infant lessons (ages 6 months – 3 years) require a parent or guardian in the water with the child at all times.  The cost for this 8-session, 30-minute class is $35.


Youth lessons for ages 4 – 12 years old are broken down into two categories 3 – 7 year olds and 8 – 12 year olds.  The cost for this 8-session 45-minute class is $45.

Session dates:

August 17th – 27th and September 14th – 24th.


Classes offered:

August 17th – 27th 

Octopus                                               5 – 5:45 p.m.

Sea Otter                                             5:30 – 6 p.m.

Clown Fish                                          6 – 6:45 p.m.

Star Fish                                              6 – 6:45 p.m.


September 14th – 24th

Clown Fish                                          5 – 5:45 p.m.

Seal                                                     5:30 – 6 p.m.

Octopus                                               6 – 6:45 p.m.

Blue Tang                                           6 – 6:45 p.m.

All classes are held Monday through Thursday for 8 days at the Hilliard Pool (3020 Le Tulle). 


Register on-line at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/city-of-bay-city-tx/catalog.  Click on the Activities  or in person at the Municipal Services Building at 1217 Avenue J, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


For more information on Swim Lessons, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 979-323-1660 or parks-rec@cityofbaycity.org.

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2020 Swim Lesson Information

Kids & Adults

Skills TaughtPreschool (3 to 5) ClassYouth (6 to 13) ClassAdults (14 and Older) Class
A course that turns beginners into swimmers using a progressive, but student-focused, approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills: breath control, kicking, and floating.OctopusClown FishSting Ray
A progressive strokes course that teaches entry-level swimmers the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke.Star FishBlue TangBeluga
A progressive advanced strokes course that teaches breaststroke and butterfly to swimmers who have already mastered freestyle and backstroke.Sea TurtleDamselWhale Shark
A progressive advanced strokes course that teaches the lifesaving strokes of side-stroke, elementary backstroke, and treading.Sea HorseYellow TangBlue Whale

Parent & Tot (Ages 6 Months to 36 Months)

Skills TaughtClass
Water Acclimation, Flutter Kick, Breath Control, Back KickingSea Otter
Breath Holding, Basic Surface Swimming, Progression Pop-Up BreathSeal

Special Needs (All Ages)

Skills TaughtClass
Based on student’s abilitiesManatee