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2015 Swim Lesson and Aquatic Program Grants
The City of Bakersfield Department of Recreation and Parks is pleased to offer $5 discounted swim lessons for children; we will begin accepting applications and registering participants on May 1, 2015 at 8 a.m. The Department has partnered with Kaiser Permanente, First 5 Kern, and the USA Swimming Foundation to offer various discounted aquatic programs.

To learn more about the 2015 Aquatic Grants and to verify if you qualify for these valuable grant programs, review the information below:

Discounted Swim Lessons Registration Information Sheet

Visit the 2015 Summer Brochure, Pages 16-24

Discounted Swim Program Application

For questions or comments, please contact McMurtrey Aquatic Center at (661)852-7430.

USA Swimming FoundationKaiser PermanenteFirst 5 Kern

Recreational Swim
Public recreational swim is offered at four City locations June through August.

Locations:  Jefferson Pool, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pool, McMurtrey Aquatic Center, and Silver Creek Pool

Hours:  Silver Creek: Monday – Friday: 1 – 4 p.m. & Saturday & Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jefferson & McMurtrey: Monday – Friday: 1 – 4:30 p.m. & Saturday & Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.


Swim Fees
Jefferson, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Silver Creek Pools: $1 per person

McMurtrey Aquatic Center: $4 per person or $13 for a group of 4 people

Lap Swimming
Lap swim and water walking are offered year round in the competition pool at McMurtrey Aquatic Center. Lane availability may vary based on scheduled activities in the pool.

Lap Swim Hours

2015 Spring Holiday Hours

Fees: $4 per visit; $105 for 30 visit pass, or $400 for annual pass (additional non-resident fees may apply)

Water Safety


Reach 100 miles and earn a 100 Mile T-Shirt and a Free Lap Swim Pass. Receive additional prizes as you reach further milestones.

100 Mile Club Milestone List

100 Mile Club Rewards

100 Mile Club Statistics


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McMurtrey Aquatic Center (661) 852-7430