Angleton Recreation Center Pool Hours of Operation

September 1 through May 31June 1 through August 31
Monday through FridayADULT SWIM
5:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday through FridayADULT SWIM
5:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.Saturday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Sunday1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Facility Rules and Regulations

ARC Pool Water Temperature: Our water temperature varies from 83 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit (28 to 30 degrees Celsius) year round.This is the most comfortable temperature for typical water fitness classes and general aquatic programming. This allows the body to react and respond normally to the onset of exercise and the accompanying increase in body temperature. Cooling benefits are still felt and there is little risk of overheating.

Shallow Water

Shallow Water Lifeguard Class

The purpose of the Shallow Water Lifeguarding class is to provide entry-level shallow water lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5 feet deep, and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.


  • Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles are allowed.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 55 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke.The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  • Facility: Angleton Recreation Center Natatorium
  • Date: Friday October 18th & Saturday October 19th
  • Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM & 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Age: 16 and older
  • Fee$200 per registrant
  • Registration: Register at the Angleton Recreation Center or online.
Aqua Baby Splash

Aqua Baby Splash

  • Facility: Angleton Recreation Center Natatourium
  • Date: Fridays l October 25 - November 22
  • Time: 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Age: 6 months - 4 years old
  • Fee: Resident $35 per team; Non-Resident $45 per team
  • Registration: Register at the Recreation Center or online.

Swimming Lessons

$55 for Rec Center members per session

$65 for non-members per session

Get ready for another summer of Angleton Recreation Center swimming lessons. This year the ARC will offer three session with three different levels. Register at the Angleton Recreation Center or register online beginning Monday, April 1st at 8 a.m. Participation age is 4 years and older.

  • Tadpoles: Let's learn to enjoy the water! Level 1 introduces participants to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. Also begin to develop positive attitudes and save practices around the water. Basic skills include: supported floating and kicking on front and back, alternating arm action, fundamentals of using a lifejacket, bubble blowing, water safety and bobbing.
  • Goldfish:  Build on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Level 2 marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills.
  • Stingrays: Build on skills learned in Level 2. Participants learn to swim the front crawl and elementary backstroke at rudimentary proficiency levels and are introduced to scissors and dolphin kicks and learn the survival float.
Session 1: June 3rd through June 13th  Session 2: June 17th through June  27th  Session 3: July 15th through July 25th 
Level 1 - Tadpoles  9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Level 1 - Tadpoles  9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Level 1 - Tadpoles  9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Level 2 - Goldfish  10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Level 2 - Goldfish  10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Level 2 - Goldfish  10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Level 3 - Stingray  11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Level 3 - Stingray  11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Level 3 - Stingray  11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.