Parks and Rec- COVID 19 Updates 6-29-2020

Bridgeport City Pool is closed for the 2020 Season

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

There will be no swimming lessons for the Summer of 2020.


Swimming Lesson Flyer (PDF)

Instructor: Debra Barnett

The City of Bridgeport will once again be offering 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 Street, until May 25. After May 25th, enrollment will occur at the Bridgeport City Pool. Space is limited. All classes are subject to charge.

Students may be moved from one level to another to better 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.


Session I - June 5th - June 15th
Session II - June 19th to June 29th
Session III - July 10th - July 20th

Classes in each session

Dolphins (L-IV) 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Blowfish (L-III) 8:30 am - 9:00 am or 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Minnows (L-II) 9:00 am - 9:30 am or 10:45 am - 11:15 am
Tadpoles (L-I) 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Parent and Guppy (Session 1 & 3 only) 11:15 am - 11:45 am
Parent and Guppy (Session 2 - with Tadpoles) 9:30 am - 10:00 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.