The Aquatic Division operates 45 public aquatic facilities, which includes 7 Regional pools, 3 Community pools, 22 Neighborhood pools, 1 Wading pool, Barton Springs Pool and 11 splash pads.  In addition to coordinating open water events and swim team competitions, we also offer instructional programs such as masters swimlifeguard and water safety training and youth and adult swim lessons.

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Aquatics Assessment - What's Happening with Austin Pools?

The Aquatic Division began an assessment of the City's pools in 2013. Find out more about the Aquatics Assessment.  

Pool Schedule

Pool Features

Pool Map

Pool Fees


Pool Safety Guidelines/Rules  |  Spanish

One Day Visit/Bringing a Group to the Pool

Additional Rules for Bartholomew Pool

Swim Team Parent Handbook

Locations and Hours of Operation

View the Pools and Splash Pads Schedule to find pools currently open.

Swim Lessons

The Aquatics Division offers instructional programs for all ages. A wide variety of swim lessons are available for students 6 months to adult.  Registration begins April 1, 2020.

Please check back here soon for our 2020 Aquatic Programs Guide.


Scholarships Available!

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department offers scholarships to those who qualify.  This scholarship can be used for swim lessons or many other Austin Parks and Recreation classes.  For more info and to download the application, please visit

The Aquatic Division also offers a scholarship that may cover up to the entire cost of one class or program.  To find out more, download the applications here: English(PDF) | Spanish(PDF)

Bring either form to the office or follow the direction on the form to send it in.  Please remember that these forms may take up to 3 weeks for processing.

Get Hired! Get Trained! Get Working!

Lifeguard training classes are available for persons 15 years of age and older, while water safety instructor training classes are available for persons 16 years of age or older who wish to apply to work for the Aquatic Division. For employment information, please visit Lifeguarding in Austin.