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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

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


This free program offers incentives for completing fitness goals. Fill out a tracking sheet and receive weekly updates on your progress. The first 100 miles earns: 1 free lap swim pass and a 100 mile club t-shirt. Earn additional prizes as you reach additional milestones. Contact McMurtrey Aquatic Center at 661-852-7430 for details.

Aqua Classes

Sign up for Deep Water Intervals or Aqua Conditioning and build cardiovascular fitness and strength. These low-impact classes are suitable for all fitness levels.
2015 Deep Water Intervals Flyer

Kayaking Class
Kayaking classes are offered each Fall and Spring in the Activity Pool at McMurtrey Aquatic Center. Learn about kayak features and selection, paddling strokes, safety, and equipment.

cobFree Child and Infant CPR & First Aid Classes

Thanks to a grant from First 5 Kern, the City of Bakersfield’s Make A Splash Program will be offering Standard First Aid, Pediatric CPR, and Water Safety courses for expectant parents, parents, grandparents, and childcare providers of children ages 0 to 5.

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are offered during the summer months of June, July, and August at all 4 City pools.

For schedules and more information, please see the Summer Brochure.

The City of Bakersfield offers American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” lessons. These swim lessons feature many levels of instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their skills. Lessons run Monday through Thursday for two weeks and are 35 minutes in length.
Fee per session: $50 for residents; $60 for non-residents
Ages: 6 months to adults