Officials with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department announced in a news release May 16 that registration is now open for swim teams and swim lessons.

The gist

A variety of swim lessons are available for those ages 6 months to adults, officials said in the news release. Those interested in registering for either can do so online at In-person registration is also available during weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the aquatics office.

The cost

Swim lessons are $57 for residents and $66 for nonresidents for the season. Financial support is available from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department for those who qualify. Officials said participants must reside within the city of Austin and either receive or be eligible to receive reduced or free lunches in their school district. Those interested in applying can do so at For swim teams, residents must pay $80, and nonresidents must pay $92.25 per person for the season.

Diving in deeper

Classes for swim lessons are offered in a grouping of levels, and those registering should make sure to choose the correct age and skill level, officials said. Sessions will be on weekdays for two weeks, with the exception of each facility's weekly nonprogramming day. Registration for swim teams must take place on or before June 7, according to the Austin Parks and Recreation Department website. Participants in swim teams must be between 5-17 years old, and able to swim 25 yards continuous freestyle and backstroke while exhibiting proficient kick and body position. The Austin aquatic division operates 45 public aquatic facilities, including seven regional pools, three community pools, 22 neighborhood pools, one wading pool, the Barton Springs Pool and 11 splash pads, according to the Austin Parks and Recreation Department website. For more information, email [email protected].