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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
McMurtrey Holiday Lap Swim Closure Schedule

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.
FALL Deep Water Intervals Flyer

High School Swim Conditioning

This Program is offered during the end of fall to help prepare high school students for their upcoming swim season.

High School Swim Conditioning Flyer

Kayaking Class

Kayaking classes will not be offered this fall. Check back for the Winter/Spring 2016 Brochure. 

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

The City of Bakersfield offers American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” lessons during the summer months of June, July, and August at all four City pools. Swim lessons are offered to swimmers of all ages and abilities to support progression of skills. Registration for classes begins in April 2016. For schedules and more information, check back for the Winter/Spring 2016 Brochure.
Fee per session: $50 for residents; $60 for non-residents
Ages: 6 months to adults

Swim Team

Elementary & Jr. High Swim Program
The Department offers coed recreational swim team programs in the summer and fall seasons. Swim team is a great way to promote fitness and teamwork in youth.
Elementary & Jr. High School Program Flyer