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Welcome to the Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatics website!  The Aquatics Coordinator, Stephanie Darimont, manages the 6 swimming pools operated by the City of Georgetown and all the programs and events that happen there, as well as each pool’s staff (lifeguards and instructors).  We offer swim lessons, fitness classes, swim teams, pool rentals and much more.  Please visit the pages listed on the left for details!


ATTENTION PARENTS: Adult / Guardian of children ages 6 and under MUST be in a swimsuit and actively participating in the water with the children at all times!

No one may have a pool party without prior notice.  Please check out the Pool Rental section of this site and submit request at least 2 weeks in advance. Absolutely no party food or paraphernalia will be permitted without an approved Pool Party request.


General Information

What happens if the weather is bad?

All our pools close for 30 minutes every time the lifeguards see lightning or hear thunder. When this occurs, everyone will be asked to get out of the water immediately, and the 30-minute countdown will start over each time lightning strikes or thunder is heard.  This may result in lessons / classes being canceled for the day.  While one missed lesson or class will not be made up, if there is a second cancellation due to bad weather arrangements may be made to make up the lost time, depending on the course.

Unfortunately, we are unable to update this site every time there is weather that forces a pool closure.  If you suspect this may be the case, please feel free to call the facility directly and check!

Georgetown Recreation Center (GRC) Inndoor Pool and Splash Pool, 930-3596
River Ridge Pool, 930-3533
Williams Drive Pool, 930-3529
Tennis Center Pool, 930-3508
Village Pool, 931-2758


How do I register for Aquatics programs, courses, events and passes?

If you have never done anything with us before, please come into the GPARD Administration Office, the Recreation Center or the Tennis Center to set up an account for your family and sign a waiver.  Once this process has been completed, you can register in person, over the phone or online.

PLEASE  NOTE:  In order for us to provide the highest quality instruction and to allow our instructors to prepare for their classes, clients must preregister for all Aquatics programs and classes.  Registration for all classes will close 1 week / 7 days prior to the beginning of class in order to assign teachers and set class sizes.


Individual pools sell daily visits to that particular pool only.

Payment Accepted at Pools
Cash (bills larger than $10 not accepted)
Checks (payable to City of Georgetown; must include the drivers license number of person signing check)

Registration for programs, courses and events or Unlimited Summer Pool Passes must be done at the GPARD Administration Office, the Recreation Center or the Tennis Center. Most are available over the phone or online, as well.  Unlimited Summer Pool Passes are available for sale at the beginning of May each year.

Payment Accepted at GPARD Offices
Checks (payable to City of Georgetown; staff will record the drivers license number of person signing check)
VISA, MasterCard and Discover

Payment Accepted at By Phone
VISA, MasterCard and Discover

Payment Accepted at Online
VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

What if the course I want is full?

Due to instructor/participant ratios, each class and program will have a maximum number of spots available.  Once the class maximum has been reached, subsequent registrants will be notified that the class is full and you will have the option to be placed on a waiting list.  Should spots become available, program openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis from registrants that appear on the waiting list.

What if I change my mind and need to withdraw from a program, course, event or pool pass?

You may withdraw from an Aquatics program, course or event for a full refund more than 1 week / seven days prior to the start date by calling the Aquatics Office, (512)930-3541.  All Unlimited Summer Pool Pass sales are final; no withdrawals or refunds will be permitted.


How can I get a job with Aquatics?

All Aquatics hiring is through the City of Georgetown’s online application process.  Please click on City Portal in the black bar at the top of this page, then click on Jobs in the gray bar.  All applicants must be at least 16 years of age at time of hire and hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification.



Our Award-Winning Staff


Georgetown Lifeguard Teams Win 1st and 2nd in State
Lifeguard teams from the City of Georgetown took the top two spots in the state lifeguard competition in College Station yesterday. The state lifeguard team competition was part of the 2014 Summer Games of Texas sponsored by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation.

Team Dauntless from Georgetown took first place in the competition. Pictured in the photo (left to right) are Curtis Dauntless team-640Morgan with TAAF and members of Team Dauntless including Trevor Carey, Cameron Speegle, Hunter Boyd, and Baylee Hill with Stephanie Darimont, aquatic coordinator for Georgetown Parks and Recreation. Team Dauntless qualified for the state finals after placing first at the Texas Superguard regional competition in July.

ReGuardless team-640Placing in second at the state competition was Team ReGuardless from Georgetown. Pictured in the photo (left to right) are Curtis Morgan and members the ReGuardless team Saige Culbertson, Mason Sheppard, Sydney Sorensen, and Kate Krause with Stephanie Darimont.

The two top teams from Georgetown were among 12 teams statewide that qualified for the state finals competition. The top three teams from four regional competitions this summer qualified to compete in the state finals. Each team in the state finals yesterday competed in four events. In the events, teams demonstrated proficiency in first aid, CPR, and other rescue skills.

A third team from Georgetown that qualified for the state competition and participated in the finals was Team Four Bravery, including Bailey Vandegrift, Emily Sargeant, Jack McLean, and Trevor Springer.

The three Georgetown lifeguard teams were composed of lifeguards who work for the City of Georgetown in the Parks and Recreation Department at the City’s outdoor and indoor pools.


Brett Gindler, Kate Krause, Kyle Miller, Chris Prater, Shelby Prater, Madison Smith, Grace Thomas and Graham Thompson competed at the 2012 Central Texas Lifeguard Competition.  Graham Thompson and Shelby Prater received the Aquaman and Aquawoman award for rescuing an active victim the fastest in the individual competition. Other awards our team received were: 1st place in Obstacle Course, 3rd Place in Team Scenario, and 3rd Place in Spinal Scenario.



The Central Texas Lifeguard Competition was one of four regional competitions in Texas, with over 120 teams competing statewide.  The top three teams from each region advanced to the state lifeguard competition at the Texas Amateur Athletics Federation 2012 Summer Games of Texas. Georgetown’s scores qualified our lifeguards for this competition for the first time.


Grace Thomas, Shelby Prater, Kyle Miller and Graham Thompson participated in the state lifeguard competition at the TAAF Games of Texas in Corpus Christi on Monday July 30, 2012. This Olympic-style event showcases many sports, and athletes from all over Texas participate.  In Lifeguarding, the teams competed in events such as Spinal Scenarios, CPR/First Aid, and Passive Rescues. The City of Georgetown team placed 4th overall in the state!  CONGRATULATIONS!





The City of Georgetown took two teams of City Lifeguards to compete at the Central Texas Lifeguard Competition held in New Braunfels on July 18, 2011.

There were 13 different cities/groups from all over Central Texas represented at the event, and each group was allowed to bring two teams. The City of Georgetown lifeguards boasted an incredibly strong showing, placing 7th and 8th out of 19 teams, respectively. The teams  that ranked 1-6 were from only 3 different groups, which made the City of Georgetown’s ranking even more impressive.

Team Pink and Yellow from Georgetown was comprised of Ian Reeves, Jansen Brown, Autumn Allen and Alie Hermann; Chris Prater, Taylor Steele, Shelby Prater and Grace Thomas made up the second team from Georgetown, Team Rescuers in Disguise.

There were five team events, including first aid, team scenario, rescue relay, spinal scenario and obstacle course. Team Pink and Yellow won first place in the obstacle course. Team Rescuers in Disguise won the overall Spirit Award that was voted on by the judges and volunteers.

All 19 teams were asked to choose their best male and female lifeguard to participate in the Aquawoman and Aquaman contest where they sprint down the 300 yard spring fed pool and then sprint back and look for a mannequin that has been submerged on the bottom. Chris Prater won the Aquaman contest and Shelby Prater (both team mate and sister) won the Aquawoman individual competition (pictured above).

Congratulations to the City of Georgetown Lifeguards!

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