Harris County Precinct One has a long and proud tradition of excellence in aquatics education. Dating back to 1986, Precinct One has offered a variety of free swim lessons, water aerobics and other programming aimed at teaching residents of all ages how to be safe in and around water.



Harris County Precinct One operates a variety of swimming programs year-round for youth and adults.

To apply for Youth Programs, please complete this enrollment form

To apply for Adult Programs, please complete an enrollment form.  Additionally, you must also complete a Physician release form.

If you have questions or need more information, contact our Aquatics Staff at 713-748-7333.

Youth Aquatics Program

One of the best things that we can give families is the peace of mind that their children know how to be safe in the water.

Our Learn-To-Swim Program, which operates year-round at locations in Precinct One, is a progressive course offered to children ages 6 to 18.The program, taught by experienced instructors, aims to introduce and then solidify performance of basic swim strokes and water safety tools in a supportive environment.

Our Learn-to-Swim classes are taught in four-week sessions where the students attend class twice a week. Each lesson is approximately 30 minutes. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to apply early! Once an application is properly submitted, families can enroll in classes and will receive updates when new classes are available.

There are three swim seasons each year:

SPRING: February–April

SUMMER: June–July

FALL: September–December

Year-round locations:

Harris County Aquatics Center 2731 El Camino St., Houston, TX 77054
Attucks Middle School 4330 Bellfort St., Houston, TX 77051
Julia C. Hester House 2020 Solo St., Houston, TX 77020
Kashmere High School 6900 Wileyvale, Houston, TX 77026
Davis High School 12525 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77067


Seasonal Locations:

Carver High School 2100 S. Victory, Houston, TX 77088
Nimitz High School 2005 W.W. Thorne, Houston, TX 77073
Dekaney High School 22351 Imperial Valley, Houston, TX 77073
Westfield High School 16713 Ella Blvd., Houston TX 77090






The Mighty Dolphins

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For advanced young swimmers, Harris County Precinct One also fields a competitive swim team. The Mighty Dolphins compete in local, state and national swim meets, and many former Mighty Dolphins have gone on to swim at the collegiate level. For more information on the Mighty Dolphins, visit their site at TeamUnify.




Adult Aquatics Program

For adults and seniors who want to improve their health in a social and welcoming environment, our Adult Aquatics Program offers challenging workouts for people of all abilities, including lap swimming, water aerobics and aqua Zumba classes. Whether you are an experienced swimmer or newcomer, our programs can help everyone achieve their fitness goals.Water-based workouts can build strength while being easier on joints, reducing risks for injury.

Precinct One offers group classes year-round from two locations:

Harris County Aquatics Center 2731 El Camino, Houston, Texas 77054
Julia C. Hester House 2020 Solo St., Houston, Texas 77020