Pool Closing Sunday, August 13th

  1. Swimming Lessons
  2. Jr. Guard
  3. Private Pool Parties
  4. Stroke Development


Swimming Lesson Flyer (PDF)

Instructor: Debra Barnett

The City of Bridgeport will once again be contracting with Debra Barnett and Blue Water Aquatics for swimming lessons. The Swim School will offer three two week sessions during June and July.  Each session will consist of eight 30-minute classes. Classes run Tuesday-Friday mornings for two weeks.

 Enrollment will be accepted at the Bridgeport City Hall, 900 Thompson St., or online at  All classes are subject to change. Space is limited.

 Students may be moved from one level to another to better meet their needs.  Repetition is the key to learning. Safety skills will be introduced and reaffirmed in each class. 


Class fees are non-refundable.  Classes canceled due to weather will be rescheduled whenever possible.  If there is inclement weather, please call the pool to see if we have cancelled classes for that day. After the class has started, no refund, rescheduling of sessions, or pro-rated fees will be allowed.

 For further information, call (940) 683-3480 or call Debra at (940) 389-0984; leave a message.

Registration:  $80

Early Bird:  $75 (register by May 12)


Session I - June 6th - June 16th
Session II - June 20th to June 30th
Session III - July 18th - July 28th

Classes in each session

Dolphins (L-IV) 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Blowfish (L-III) 8:30 am - 9:00 am or 9:30am - 10:00am
Minnows (L-II) 9:00 am - 9:30 am or 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Tadpoles (L-I) 10:45 am - 11:15 am
Parent and Guppy 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Which class does your child need?

Parents & Guppies
(intro to water)

Recommended Ages: 1-4

Parent and Child class. 1 adult must be in the water with each child.
Tadpole (Level I)

Recommended Ages: 3-5

May be fearful of water, lots of games, songs, and water exploration. Parents may be asked to assist their child in water.
Minnows (Level II)

Recommended Ages : 3-6

Fearless; usually has had one previous session. Should learn to save self.
Blowfish (L-III)

Recommended Ages: 4-7

Can save self but little or no stroke technique; introduce side breathing.
Dolphins (L-IV)

Recommended Ages: 7+

Needs detail instructions, apply correct breathing, learn all five strokes and develop lap swim.