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Swimming Lessons

Swim lessons for school-aged children will be offered throughout the summer at Marine Park Aquatics Center and Forest Park Pool.

Each session consists of eight classes focusing on the fundamentals of swimming based on the participants ability and experience. A minimum of five participants is required and class size is restricted to 10. In addition, total participant enrollment for all four sessions may be limited based on the total number of instructors available.

Fee for each session: $30 (Financial assistance is available.)

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Registration will be online only. For additional information, contact the Fort Worth Athletics Department at 817-392-7693.

Class times

  • 9-9:50 a.m.
  • 10-10:50 a.m.
  • 11-11:50 a.m.

Children’s Classes (Tuesday-Friday)

Session Registration Dates Class Dates
1 June 9-17 June 19-29
2 June 23-July 8 July 10-20
3 July 14-22 July 24-Aug. 3
4 July 28-Aug. 5 Aug. 7-17

Adult Classes (10 a.m.-noon, Saturday and Sunday only)

Session Registration Dates Class Dates
1 June 9-17 June 23-July 1
2 June 23-July 8 July 14-22
3 July 14-22 July 28-Aug. 5
4 July 28-Aug. 5 Aug. 11-18

Drowning Prevention Programs

Drowning prevention programs for ages 3-10 are an excellent way to get started in the water and a perfect lead up to swim lessons.

Programs are provided by the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition, a city partner, throughout the summer including two sessions hosted by the city (one session at Marine Park Pool and one session at Forest Park Pool). For dates, locations, registration info and more about preventing drowning, visit the Coalition’s website.

Pool Rules

The following Pool Rules and Regulations are in effect at all municipal aquatic facilities. Enforcement of these rules are up to the discretion of the pool staff.

Pool Rentals

Forest Park Pool and Marine Park Pool are available for rental from 7-9 p.m., on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. (No rentals on holiday weekends, Monday-Thursday or days when the pool is closed.)

Learn more.


The City of Fort Worth has teamed up with the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition to offer scholarships for our "Learn to Swim" program.

Make a donation

Your support through the FWDPC will help pay for swimming lesson scholarships.


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