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The Denton Natatorium is opening for limited adult programming on Monday, Oct. 5. for lap lane swimming (by reservation only) and water walking.

Must be 16 years or older to visit the NAT. Masks are required when walking through the building. Please bring your own water and hand sanitizer. 

Modified Hours

10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Monday-Friday
1-5 p.m. | Saturday-Sunday

Water Works Park and Civic Center Pool will reopen in 2021.  
See the reopening schedule here.

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denton dolphins swim team

  • Denton Dolphins Swim Team
    Winter 2020 is TBA
    Swimmers, ages 6+, must demonstrate the following on the first day of practice and swimmers who can't will be issued a refund or credit.
    • Swim 25 yards freestyle with continuous side breathing
    • Swim 25 yards of backstroke

     

Denton Natatorium (NAT)

  • NAT COVID-19 Rules and Updates
    The Natatorium will be reopening for limited hours on Monday, October 5 for lap lane reservations and water walking. If you have any questions please call 940-349-8800.
     
    COVID-19 Guidelines:
    • Please use correct entry and exit doors for the facility.
    • Please practice 6 feet social distancing.
    • Face masks are required in common areas and the pool deck. Face masks are not required while in the water.
    • Aerobic buoys, kickboards, fins, and pull buoys will not be available to the public. Patrons who wish to use this type of equipment are encouraged to bring their own.
    • One shower in the locker rooms and the family changing room will be available for use. Swimmers are encouraged to come dressed in their swim suits.
    • Bathrooms will be available for use.
    • A COVID-19 waiver will need to be signed in-person before access to the pool.
    • Participants must be 16 years of age or older to use the facility until further notice.
    Competition Pool Guidelines:
    • Lap lane swimming or swimming in the competition pool will require a reservation until further notice.
    • Natatorium memberships are required for reservations. This can be either a one month, three month, yearly or All-Access membership.
    • All active memberships at the time of closure were put on accounts as a prorated credit, unless we were contacted about a refund. Everyone will need to re-enroll in a new membership whenever we reopen. The account credit can be applied towards a new membership. Those with Tivity Health or Renew Active memberships will still be enrolled in their membership upon return.
    • Reservations will open one week in advance and can be made online here, in person, or by calling the Natatorium front desk at 940-349-8800.
    • If you reserve a lane and there is an open space after your reserved hour you are welcome to stay and swim.
    • Reservations will be for 50 minutes with a 10 minute window for people to exit the pool, sanitation of the area, and for the next group to enter the pool.
    • Competition Lap Lane 1 and 10 can be reserved for upright aquatic activity while lanes 2-8 will be for lap swimming.
    • Two people max per lap lane. Swimmers should rest at opposite ends of the pool between laps to maintain social distancing.
    Leisure Pool Guidelines:
    • Swimming in the leisure pool does not require a reservation.
    • Six feet Social Distancing will need to be maintained during water walking activities.
    • Max capacity of the leisure pool will be reduced in order to maintain distancing.
  • NAT Admission and Memberships
    The NAT is located at 2400 Long Rd., off Sherman Drive near Loop 288. It's a joint-use facility between Denton Independent School District (DISD) and Denton Parks and Rec. DISD uses the facility for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches. 

    The NAT reopened on Oct. 5 for limited use. Must be 16 years or older and have a membership to visit the NAT. 
     
    ADMISSION - nat membership options
    Sold individually; nonresidents add $5 per pass.

    One-Month Membership    
    Purchase 1-3, $20 each
    Purchase 4+, $15 each

    Three-Month Membership
    Purchase 1-3, $45 each
    Purchase 4+, $36 each

    12-Month Membership 
    Purchase 1-3, $120 each
    Purchase 4+, $90 each
     
    All-Access Aquatic MEMBERSHIP
    One-year membership with access to the NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool; nonresidents add $5 per pass.

    Purchase 1-3, $150 each
    Purchase 4+, $120 each
     
    Punch Passes
    A punch pass is valid six months from the date of purchase and includes NAT admission and NAT water aerobics classes. One punch equals one visit; nonresidents add $5 per pass.

    10 Punch Pass: Ages 3-15, $25; Ages 16+, $30
     
  • NAT Schedules
    Schedules and closures

    The NAT reopened Oct. 5. 

    Monday-Friday
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lap swim (by reservation only), water walking
     
    Saturday-Sunday
    1-5 p.m. | Lap swim (by reservation only), water walking

  • NAT Swim Lessons
    summer Swim Lessons - Will resume in 2021
    Swim lessons are offered year-round at the NAT and during the summer at the NAT and Civic Center Pool for ages six months and older. Lessons for all skill levels are provided at each class during each session. The registration deadline for swim lessons is at closing on the Friday before the first day of class. 
     

    Registration
    Register online here, in person at the NAT, or call (940) 349-8800.

    Levels and Descriptions
    Our classes are designed to allow students to learn at their own pace and master the skills at each level before attempting the next challenge. If you have questions about which class best fits you or your child's needs, call (940) 349-8800.

    Water Tots, ages 6 months to 3 years
    Parent and child aquatics builds swimming readiness through games and songs. Parents learn how to teach their children various skills to increase their child's confidence, coordination, and safety in the water. Class ratio is 10:1.

    Preschool, ages 3-4 
    This level is a fun introduction to water with an emphasis on comfort, safety, and basic water skills. Preschoolers learn floating, kicking, alternating arm action, bubble blowing, and safety rules. Class ratio is 5:1. 

    Level 1: Intro to Water, ages 5+ 
    This level builds from beginner skills through the introduction of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke while providing a greater sense of confidence and independence in the water. Class ratio is 6:1.

    Level 2: Fundamental Skills, ages 5+ 
    This level builds from Level 1, and teaches alternating arm action, rhythmic bobbing, front and back glides, and safety. Prerequisites include the ability to walk five yards in chest-deep water, retrieve an object underwater, and float supported or unsupported. Class ratio is 6:1.

    Level 3: Stroke Development, ages 6+ 
    This level teaches rotary breathing, dolphin kick, and safety, as well as freestyle and elementary backstroke. Prerequisites include the ability to float (front and back) unsupported, perform front and back glides unsupported, and demonstrate alternating arm action. Class ratio is 6:1.

    Level 4: Stroke Development, ages 6+ 
    This level increases endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front and back crawl) for greater distances. Participants add arms to the scissors kick for sidestroke and begin learning back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly. Class ratio is 6:1.
     
  • NAT Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons
    Currently Cancelled: Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons, ages 3-adult
    Designed to meet specific needs and provide individualized attention to enhance learning abilities. For more information, call Learn to Swim Coordinator Tyler Smith at (940) 349-8814 or send him an email.

    Private (1-on-1)    
    (4) 30-minute $100
    (8) 30-minute $160

    Semi-Private (2-on-1)
    (4) 30-minute $80 per person
    (8) 30-minute $130 per person
  • NAT Aquatic Exercise
    Currently Cancelled: indoor Aquatic Exercise

    Deep Challenge
    Monday and Wednesday, 6:05-7 p.m.

    This non-impact, vigorous deep-water aerobics class in the competition pool includes interval and circuit training, strength resistance training, and stretching. Deep-water flotation devices and resistance equipment provided.

    Shallow Water Workout
    Monday-Thursday, 7-7:55 p.m.‚Äč

    This low-impact, cross training class in the leisure pool combines kick boxing, water walking, yoga, pilates, and tai chi to improve cardio fitness, strength, and flexibility. Water shoes are recommended. 

    Senior Water Exercise, all ages
    Strength Training

    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-9:55 a.m.
    Water Exercise
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

    Not limited to seniors, these classes are designed for those who need to work out 
    at a slightly slower pace compared to our other classes. The class is held in the competition pool during the colder months and in the water park lazy river during the summer months. Strength training is free to members and is a land class.

    Aquatic Therapy
    Water therapy, aka aquatic therapy, is offered through Denton Sports and Physical Therapy. For assistance, call (940) 566-5714.
     

  • Master Swim Club, SCUBA, & Therapy
    Currently Cancelled: Programs and Activities

    Island Divers Scuba Classes
    Scuba classes are offered through Island Divers and taught using the PADI System, aka the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI courses are designed to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile with instructors who are trained and held to diving’s highest standards, backed up by a solid, proactive quality management system. Dive in and call (940) 383-3483.

    Denton Area Masters Swim Club
    The DASC Masters Swim Club is rapidly growing with swimmers of all abilities including novice swimmers looking to feel more comfortable in the water, triathletes wanting to have a faster swim time, and competitive swimmers preparing for the next swim meet. Our goal is to provide members an opportunity to improve their skills and achieve success while having a great time! For membership information, call (940) 239-7770 or email coach.michael@daswimclub.com.

    Aquatic Therapy
    Water therapy, aka aquatic therapy, is offered through Denton Sports and Physical Therapy. For assistance, call (940) 566-5714.

Civic Center Pool
  • Civic Center Pool
    Closed until 2021: Civic Center Pool
    Civic Center Pool is adjacent to Quakertown Park, behind Denton Civic Center, at 515 N. Bell Ave.   

    Daily Admission
    Ages 18 and older, $4
    Ages 3-17, $3
    Ages 2 and under, free

    Season Passes
    Purchase 1-3 for $40 each
    Purchase 4+ for $35 each
    (nonresidents add $5 per pass)

    All-Access Annual Aquatic Pass
    Includes the NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool; nonresidents add $5 per pass.
    Purchase 1-3 for $150 each
    Purchase 4+ for $120 each

    Father's Day Discount
    Dads get in free with a paid admission.

    Independence Dollar Day Discount
    July 4, $1 admission
     

    Party Rentals
    Birthday Party Rentals
    Available beginning May 26 for $110. This package includes one hour under the shaded party area, invitations, paper goods, cake, and drinks. Pizza is available for an additional fee. Limited to 15 guests; each additional guest pays daily admission price. To book, call (940) 349-8806.


    After Hours Private Rentals
    The pool is available for private rentals on weekdays beginning at 7:30 p.m. and on weekends beginning at 6:30 p.m. Lifeguards are provided. All rental fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Rental fees vary starting at $225. To book your next party, call (940) 349-8802.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I purchase a membership to all three aquatic facilities?
    Yes, we offer an individual All Access Annual Pass at a discounted resident rate of $150 per person. The nonresident rate is $155. We also offer an additional discounted rate for the purchase of four or more at $120 per resident and $125 for nonresidents. Four or more passes must be purchased in the same transaction. Please see each facility page for other pass and punch card options.
  • When does Water Works Park open?
    There is no opening date scheduled for Water Works Park in the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Is Denton NAT a public pool?
    Yes, the NAT is a public pool that operates under a joint-use facility agreement with Denton Independent School District, therefore making the NAT accessible to DISD for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches.
     
  • Can I bring my own blow up floats to the pools?
    No, the only flotation devices permitted are US Coast Guard approved life jackets and puddle jumpers.
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