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Aquatics

Play it cool year round at Denton NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool. All three are family-friendly and offer a variety of activities to keep you afloat.

  • Denton NAT
    Denton NAT is joint-use facility is used by Denton Independent School District (DISD) and Denton Parks and Rec. DISD uses the facility for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches. The NAT is located at 2400 Long Rd., off Sherman Drive near Loop 288. 

    Pool Schedules

    Competition Pool Schedule 
    Leisure Pool Schedules

    Lane Closures: Lanes 8-10 will be closed July 28-29 from 7:45-9 a.m.

    Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-noon
    Adult lap swim, classes
    Water walking in the leisure pool until 9:30 a.m.
    Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m.
    Open swim, both pools
    Monday-Thursday, 5-8 p.m.
    Adult lap swim, classes
    Friday, 5-8 p.m. (through Sept. 2)
    Open swim in leisure pool
    Adult lap swim in competition pool
    Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   
    Adult lap swim, classes
    Saturday, 12:30-6 p.m.
    Open swim, both pools
    Sunday, noon-6 p.m. (through Sept. 4)    
    Open swim, both pools

    ADMISSION AND MEMBERSHIP RATES

    Daily Admission
    Buy one admission, get one of equal or lesser value for free every Friday from 4-7 p.m.
    Ages 16 and older, $4
    Ages 3 to 15, $3
    (Nonresidents add $1)
    Ages 2 and under, free

    Membership Pass Options (individual only)
    Includes water aerobics; nonresidents add $5 per pass.
    One Month Pass, $20 (up to 3), $15 (4 or more)
    Four Month Pass, $60 (up to 3), $50 (4 or more)
    12 month Pass, $120 (up to 3), $90 (4 or more)

    All Access Annual Aquatic Pass
    Includes the NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool; nonresidents add $5 per pass. $150 (up to 3), $120 (4 or more)

    Punch Cards
    Valid six months from purchase date and includes admission and water aerobics. One punch equals one visit. Nonresidents add $5 per card.
    Ages 16 and older, $30 (10 punches), $60 (20 punches)
    Ages 3 to 15, $25 (10 punches), $50 (20 punches)

    WATER EXERCISE CLASSES

    Aquatic Boot Camp: Wednesday, 6-6:55 p.m.
    Deep Challenge: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 6-6:55 p.m.
    Shallow Water Workout: Monday-Thursday, 7-7:55 p.m.
    Strength Training: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-9:55 a.m.
    Water Exercise: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
     

  • Civic Center Pool
    Civic Center Pool is adjacent to Quakertown Park, behind Denton Civic Center, at 515 N. Bell Ave.
       
    Open Season

    Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m.and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
    Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29
    Open daily, June 3-August 20
    End of Season, August 26-27
    Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4
     

    ADMISSION and season PASSES

    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
    Sunday, June 18 dads get in free with a paid admission.

    Independence Dollar Day Discount
    Tuesday, July 4, $1 admission
     

    SUMMER SWIM TEAM

    Denton Dolphins Swim Team, ages 6+
    Participants must be at least five years old and are required to swim 25 yards continuously. A parent-only interest meeting will be on May 22 at 6 p.m. at the NAT. We’ll host team tryouts and placements for NEW swimmers on May 16 or May 18 from 5:15-8 p.m. To schedule, email swimdentondolphins@gmail.com. $175 per swimmer.

    Denton Dolphins Swim Camp, ages 6+
    July 18-August 3; $45 per swimmer
    Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-10 a.m.
     

    Party Rentals
    Birthday Party Rentals
    Available beginning May 27 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.

  • Swim Lessons
    2017 summer Swim Lessons

    American Red Cross Learn to Swim lesson course codes can be viewed here and can be used to register online or by calling (940) 349-8800.

    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. 

    Deadline and Class Ratio

    The registration deadline for swim lessons is at closing on the Friday before the first day of class. Preschool lessons have a participant to teacher class ratio of 5:1 and levels 1-4 has a class ratio of 6:1. 

    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 Swim Lessons (ages 6 months-3 years)
    This parent and child class builds readiness through games and songs. Parents will learn how to teach their kid various skills to increase their confidence, coordination, and safety in the water. 

    Preschool Swim Lessons (ages 3-4)
    This class introduces water skills that will help your kid feel comfortable and enjoy water safely. We will teach floating, kicking, alternating arm action, bubble blowing, and safety rules. Kids are divided according to their skill level. The class ratio of participant to instructor is 5:1.

    Level 1: Introduction to Water
    We'll teach skills ranging from beginning to intermediate and work on freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.

    Level 2: Fundamental Skills
    We will teach alternating arm action, rhythmic bobbing, front/back glides, and safety. You must be able to walk five yards in chest-deep water, retrieve an object underwater, and float supported or unsupported. 

    Level 3: Stroke Development
    We will teach freestyle, elementary backstroke, learn rotary breathing, dolphin kick, and safety. You must be able to float (front and back) unsupported, perform front and back glides unsupported, and show alternating arm action.

    Level 4: Stroke Development
    For this class, your kid will increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front and back crawl) for greater distances. They will add arms to the scissors kick for sidestroke and start to learn back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly.
     
  • Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons
    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 or to register, call Jenna Stevenson, Learn to Swim Coordinator, at (940) 349-8814.

    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

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 and Civic Center Pool open?
    Water Work Park opens on the weekends beginning May 20, then opens daily beginning June 3. Civic Center Pool will be open for Memorial Day weekend, then daily beginning June 3. The NAT is open year round and closed during City holidays.
  • 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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