Swim Lessons

Learn To Swim Program

Hilliard Pool 

3020 Le Tulle

Bay City Parks and Recreation wants you to Learn to Swim!  We offer lessons for residents ages 6 – months and up.  Swim Lessons are offered at the Hilliard Pool in June, July and August.  All classes are held Tuesday – Friday for 8 days.

 The benefits of learning to swim don't stop with fun and safety. Learning to swim by age 5 increases a child's self-confidence, but most parents are unaware that it can also aid in the development of mathematical skills. In addition, only a few understand it can help develop oral expression, and less than half understand that it can boost children's social skills.

 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages one to four, and the second-leading cause for children under 14. Furthermore, according to research conducted by the USA Swimming Foundation, 64% of African-American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, and 40% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability.  With the summer swimming season quickly approaching, it is vital to spread the message about the importance and benefits of learning to swim.

 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:

Session I                         June 6th – 16th                           evening classes

Session II                       June 20th  – 30th                        morning classes

Session III                      July 11th – 21st                          evening classes

Session IV                      July 25th – August 4th                morning classes

  Registration begins Tuesday, April 11th at 8 a.m.

 There are 2 ways to register: 

  1. On-line at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/city-of-bay-city-tx/catalog (then click on the Aquatics button) or 
  2. In person at the Parks and Recreation Offices at 1209 10th Street, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 For more information on swim lessons, how to become a lifeguard contact Mark Carter at 979-323-1660 (Parks and Recreation) or via e-mail at mcarter@cityofbaycity.org or parks-rec@cityofbaycity.org.  Follow us on Facebook @BCPAR, Instagram @BCPARD and Twitter @baycity_parks.

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Swim Lesson Schedule