The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Aquatics Program staff encourage residents to build a life-long passion for swimming while enjoying the water. We offer general swim, lap swim, swim lessons and swim league. The department is dedicated to providing high-quality instruction in a fun and friendly environment.
Swim Lessons - August 2021
► August 2021 Classes
Learn to swim at the H-E-B Pool. Sign up for class offered on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays. Group and Private Lessons are available. Registration will open on July 26 and close on August 5, so act quickly.
Through our swim lessons, we teach swimmers of all ages and skill levels to master swimming while also teaching the importance of water safety. Please view ‘Swim Lesson Levels’ for more details on the structure of our learn-to-swim program. Group swimming lessons are designed for children ages 3-12. Teen/Adult, as well as Parent & Toddler classes, are also available. Level placement is based on the student’s swimming ability, age, and date registered. Swimmers ‘graduate’ to more advanced levels once they are competent in all the skills covered in the previous level.
► SUMMER 2021 PROGRAM
VIEW DETAILS & SCHEDULE HERE
(Season runs June 7–July 29, 2021)
Youth Swim Teams
We are excited to offer this competitive swim program again! We are opening registration for three competitive swim teams to train at Oso Pool, Collier Pool and the Corpus Christi Natatorium this summer! This fun introduction to competitive swimming is ideal for young people ages 6-16 with little to no experience competing in a pool. While this training will not be a long-term team commitment it will involve three final swim meets between our three City pool teams to immerse themselves in the experience and thrill of competition.
This FREE program is for the following age groups: (6-9); (10-12); and (13-16). Participants will need to be able to swim 25 yards unassisted to be selected for one of the teams. Team tryouts will be scheduled by Aquatics staff. Team members will be required to commit to practice two times per week during the program period. The team training schedule for this six-week program will run June 14–July 23, 2021, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10am–12pm at the Corpus Christi Natatorium (3202 Cabaniss Parkway), Collier Pool (3801 Harris Drive), and Oso Pool (1109 Bernice Drive). We will hold a swim meet at each pool during the last week of the program.
REGISTRATION: Space is limited on each team, so early registration is strongly encouraged. Swim cap, goggles and team shirt will be provided to swim team members. Registration will close on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Two Year-Round Pools
(Winter-Spring Season is January through May) - Schedule
YEAR-ROUND POOLS: Collier Pool and Corpus Christi Natatorium
The Natatorium is our indoor OLYMPIC-STYLE POOL facility designed to host competitive swim meets. The pool has many lanes for lap swimming which also makes it ideal for conditioning. It now has a large, tiled-pool floor with lane stripes to guide the path for swimmers. Enjoy the warm activity pool or jump into the deep end from one of two 1-meter diving boards available! We invite you to come for a tour and book a fun party for your guests to have an extraordinary experience.
Collier Pool is our outdoor pool which features the BIG BUCKET DUNK! Enjoy the beach-inspired entry, experience the splash of the big bucket, fun water features, picnic tables and relax under the gulf streams, or jump into the deep end! The pool also includes six lanes and is heated during cold weather for year-round lap swimming.
(Summer Season is Memorial Weekend through mid-August) - Schedule
SUMMER POOLS: Greenwood Pool, H-E-B Pool, Oso Pool, and West Guth Pool
We have some exciting new concept pools with fun features for you to consider. Our H-E-B Pool is a wonderful choice for younger and inexperienced swimmers with its zero-depth entry pool, fun water features, cabanas, and a party-concession area. The fun water features encourage children to splash in the water and are perfect for play! Collier Pool is an outdoor pool that offers lap swim and several play features. The West Guth Pool features a zero-depth entry pool, climbing wall, and splash water features. We invite you to come and check out these new pools and enjoy time in the pool with family and friends!
Splash Pads are Now Open!
(Operate May to October)
Three splash pads popped up throughout Corpus Christi during 2020. Children and their parents shared ideas that were used to design them. Each facility offers different interactive water features, so check them all out. The children are absolutely thrilled! All the splash pads are FREE for everyone to enjoy! The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department invites you to come out, get wet, and let the fun begin!
► Splash Pads are located at Lindale Park, Salinas Park, and Bill Witt Park.
► Learn more about our Splash Pads.
► Make us your party zone!
We offer you many exciting options to choose from for your special event. Splash Parties are only available during hours the pool is closed. We are currently not offering group parties during public swim hours. ► Learn more about our Splash Parties. ► Book your private pool party with us today!
► FEATURED VIDEOS:
Collier Pool Renovation (May 22, 2018)
West Guth Pool reopened in summer 2018.
Four-Legged Friends Enjoy Annual Doggy Dip at H-E-B Pool (September 19, 2017)
POOLS & INFORMATION
Phone: (361) 826-1749
► FREE ADMISSION at all City Pools!
HOURS OF OPERATION
► Winter Spring 2021 Schedule
(January 3–May 28, 2021)
► Summer 2021 Schedule
(May 29–31, reopen June 5–August 9, 2021)
► Fall 2020 Schedule
(August 10, 2020–December 31, 2020)
3801 Harris Dr.
Big Bucket Dunk + Fountain Features
Corpus Christi Natatorium
3202 Cabaniss Pkwy.
Greenwood l 4305 Greenwood Dr.
H-E-B l 1520 Shely St. l (Splash Water Features)
Oso l 1109 Bernice Dr.
West Guth l 9705 Up River Rd. l (Splash Water Features)
(Operate May to October)
Lindale Park l 3133 Swantner Dr.
Salinas Park l 1354 Airport Rd.
Bill Witt Park l 6869 Yorktown Blvd.
► Learn more about our Splash Pads.
JOIN OUR TEAM
The Aquatics Program hires the most dedicated individuals committed to providing high-quality instruction and water safety as well as enjoy working with persons of all ages in an exciting and fun environment. Please check back to this page periodically for available positions.
► Summer 2021 Positions (Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, Aquatic Leads) - Flyer
► Aquatics Lead - Pool Manager (Job ID 6171 link)
► Aquatics Instructor - Summer (Job ID 6170 link)
► Lifeguard I - Summer (Job ID 6169 link)
► City of Corpus Christi Job Postings - Apply Online