City of Friendswood, Texas

Friendswood City Pool

Located at 900 Cedarwood Ave, directly behind City Hall

POOL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 25, 2019
Admission is FREE on Monday, May 27

For any additional information, please call 281-482-0936 or 281-996-3220 during pool operation hours, or email pool@friendswood.com

Pool Capacity: 235 Guests

Maximum Pool Depth: 5 feet

Open to all ages

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Now Hiring Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, and Pool Managers!

Check out open positions HERE!

Register HERE starting Tuesday, April 23 at 10:00AM

Friendswood City Pool is piloting a new, streamlined, swim lesson registration process for Swim Lessons this summer. No longer will you need to select the specific skill level for children ages 2 to 12 years old. Now you will simply select the session dates and time you would like to attend, and our talented team will do the rest!

*Swimmers will arrive 10 minutes early for the first day of each session to be sorted into levels based on benchmarks*

**Waitlisted swimmers will be contacted as more instructors and/or spots become available.**

Swimmer Benchmarks

All swimmers who do not meet the benchmarks for level 2 will be placed in level 1.

To advance to level 2 lessons, students will be expected to demonstrate the skills below:

  • Can comfortably grab item from bottom of the pool in shallow end; face in the water
  • Can demonstrate kicks on barbells
  • Can demonstrate the motion of how to do freestyle arms

To advance to level 3 lessons, students will be expected to demonstrate the skills below:

  • Can demonstrate freestyle with no assistance for 5 yards.
  • Can demonstrate the basics of backstroke
  • Can grab item from bottom of the pool in deeper end (4.5 feet)

To advance to level 4 lessons, students will be expected to demonstrate the skills below:

  • Can demonstrate freestyle without assistance for 15 yards (1/2 the pool)
  • Can demonstrate backstroke without assistance for 15 yards (1/2 the pool)
  • Can demonstrate the breaststroke kick with kickboard

Extended Team Training (Separate registration from the above classes)

This advanced level is designed for swim team swimmers who wish to continue to practice after the season is over or those wishing to work on perfecting strokes. This class not advised for swimmers under 5 years of age due to endurance abilities. Please call Heather Whitty at 281.996.3276 for exceptions.

Swimmers should be proficient in all strokes; freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breastroke, and butterfly. This level will focus on endurance, stroke perfection, flip turns, and race dives.

Want to work for the City of Friendswood as a lifeguard?

Submit your application here before you sign up to get certified!

*To attend the course, participants must have an active Lifeguard or Swim Instructor application with the City of Friendswood.


Class is April 27 & 28 from 8:00am-6:00pm.

New Certifications: $175

Recertifications (within 3 months of certificate expiration): $125

All participants must complete an online portion at least 3 days prior to the first day of class, pass a prerequisite swim test**, & attend the entirety of the class. The online portion of the class will be sent to the participant's email on April 12, 2019 and takes about 7 hours to complete.

**Prerequisite swim test must be completed on first day of class: 300 yard swim, 10 foot brick test, and 2 minute water tread. If the participant cannot complete this portion, they will be issued a full refund.

Lunch will be on your own from 12-1pm each day.

Attire:
Women: One piece swim suit, towel, change of clothes.
Men: Swim trunks, towel, change of clothes

To sign up for the class, please call or email Heather Whitty at hwhitty@friendswood.com or 281.996.3276.

The Junior Lifeguard program is designed to prepare potential lifeguards for the skills and tasks they would need to perform when they become eligible to be hired (16 years and older). Participants will get hands-on experience and see first hand what lifeguards do on a day-to-day basis. The junior lifeguards will also learn the basics of CPR and first aid, swim lessons, and teaching water safety skills. Each junior lifeguard will participate in the lifeguarding staff weekly training on Mondays from 12:00 - 4:00pm. In addition, each junior lifeguard will be required to submit a "schedule request" at least one week prior to the first day so individual schedules can be built to meet the participant's availability.

Junior lifeguards will not be scheduled for more than 16 hours per week.

Potential hours are Monday - Friday between 9:00am and 9:30pm and Saturday and Sunday between 1:00pm and 7:00pm.

Session 1: June 10 - June 28

Session 2: July 8 - July 26

Register Today!

POOL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 25, 2019

2018 Season Hours:

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POOL RULES

  1. All persons entering the pool must pay the admission fee and have a pass or ID card.

  2. Please walk.  No running.

  3. Diving is prohibited.

  4. Inflatable toys are not allowed.  Certain personal flotation devices will be allowed (check with Lifeguard).

  5. Children 12 years and under must be directly accompanied and supervised by their parent or legal guardian.

  6. Please take a warm soapy shower before entering the pool

  7. The City is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  8. Coolers and ice-chests are not allowed on the pool deck.

  9. Smoking and glass containers are not allowed in the facility.

  10. Food and drinks are restricted to the picnic tables and grass areas only.

  11. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the facility or pool area.

  12. All radios must have headphones or be kept at a low volume.

  13. Running, dunking, horseplay, pushing, profanity or lewd behavior is prohibited.

  14. Children under 3 years must remain within arms reach of an adult while in the pool.

  15. Cloth and disposable diapers are not allowed in the pool.Children needing diapers must wear rubber pants with tight fitting legs.

  16. Swimsuits only - No shorts, shirts or long pants.

  17. Beach balls only, restricted to non-crowded times.

  18. Anyone caught swimming after hours will forfeit their swim pass and will be arrested for TRESPASS.

  19. Pets are not allowed.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

The pool and facility will be cleared upon the first sound of thunder or sight of lightning. Patrons will not be allowed to re-enter the facility until 30 minutes after the last evidence of the storm.  The facility will also close during a rainstorm if the pool bottom cannot be seen.

Exclusive Pool Rental Lifeguard Rate for
Exclusive Parties
Deck Rental During
Open Swim Hours
Friendswood Resident Rate $40 per hour +
Lifeguard Rate
$10 per hour,
per lifeguard
$10 per hour +
$2 per guest
Non-Resident Rate $50 per hour +
Lifeguard Rate
$10 per hour,
per lifeguard
$20 per hour +
$2 per guest

*Effective January 1st, 2014, the Friendswood City Council and the Parks and Recreation Board have approved new fees for park rentals and reservations.

View rental availability at the pool

Important Rental Information

  • Exclusive pool rentals:
    • Rental Times: Saturday and Sundays from 11:00am - 1:00pm or 7:00pm - 9:00pm. An additional hour may be added before 11:00am or after 9:00pm upon request.
    • 2 hour minimum rental
    • Lifeguard Payments: Lifeguards are to be paid directly in cash upon entering the facility before the party begins, no exceptions. The number of lifeguards is determined by the number of guests that will be in attendance at the scheduled party.
  • Deck Rentals:
    • 2 hour minimum rental
    • Guest Payments: It is up to the discretion of the party holder to decide if the daily fee for those attending the party will be paid by the party holder or the attendee. Price for those attending the party is $2 per person regardless of residency.
    • Deck Space: The deck space is only private during the time of the rental. Once the party is over, the deck returns to a first come first serve location. The party may stay on the deck once their party is over ONLY if there is no reservation scheduled after them. All decorations and/or signage must be removed before the end of the allotted time.

STEVENSON PARK SPLASH PAD
Currently Closed. Will be turned on once the weather is consistently warm.
Daily Operating Hours: 8:00am - 8:00pm

 

Splash Pad Rules:

1) All persons using the splash pad do so at their own risk. No lifeguard on duty.

2) All children must have adult supervision at all times.

3) No running or rough play or foul language will be tolerated.

4) Infants must wear swim diapers.

5) Persons with open cuts or sores, infection or diseases that may be transmitted are prohibited.

6) Pets are not allowed on the pad.

7) Do not carry or wash off sand onto the pad.

8) No glass or food containers on the pad.

9) Skateboards, rollerblades and bikes are not permitted.

10) Do not use the pad during severe weather conditions.

11) No electrical appliances within 5 feet of the pad.

12) Do not cover water fixtures or drains.

13) Splash pad may be closed at any time due to maintenance.

14) Climbing on splash pad is strictly prohibited.