Registrations for Summer 2018 Lifeguard Training and Jr. Guard are now being accepted!
All outdoor pools offer Family Nights! Admission is $1.75 per person.
(Season passes and frequent user cards are welcome.)
Southeast Pool - Tuesdays
June 5 - August 7
Thompson Pool - Wednesdays
June 6 - August 8
Southwest Pool - Thursdays
June 7 - August 9
Sammy the Seal's Helping Hands Scholarship
The Helping Hands Scholarship program was started to award swim lesson scholarships to children within the city of Amarillo. The goal of the Helping Hands program is to increase the number of children who learn to swim, and take away the financial burden many people face when deciding if their child should take swim lessons. The scholarship covers the cost of swim lessons for the recipient.
- Scholarships will be awarded with preference given to children attending schools with a free and reduced lunch percentage above the citywide average.
- All swim lessons will be at Thompson Pool if paid for by the Helping Hands Scholarship.
- Scholarships are limited to 1 sessions per child, and 2 sessions per family per year.
- If approved for scholarship, your child must attend every class of the session. No make-up classes will be allowed.
(Actual cost of swim lessons is $35 per session, with discounts given for registering for 4 or more sessions. Each session includes 4 hours of instruction.)
To be eligible to receive the scholarship, applicants must live within Amarillo city limits. All information must be submitted to the Parks and Recreation office, City Hall Room 206, by the deadline for each session. Sessions deadlines can be found here, or by calling 806-378-6007.
Want to become a Helping Hands sponsor? Donations to our Helping Hands Scholarship fund can be dropped off at the Aquatics office at 509 SE 7th Street - Room 206, or mailed to:
City of Amarillo Parks and Recreation
PO Box 1971, Amarillo, TX 79105
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Warford Activity Center Pool
Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
For any questions or comments, please call 806-378-6007!