The Huntsville Aquatics Center is a stunning state-of-the-art facility. At 90,000 square feet, the facility includes three large pools, restrooms, locker rooms, conference and hospitality space, offices, concession space, 264 parking spaces and a terrace overlooking the Brahan Spring Park lagoon. The facility hosts different activities such as swim lessons, lap swim, group exercise classes, swim meets, water polo and more.

Aquatics Center – 2022 Summer Swim Lessons

Registration for 2022 Summer Swim Lessons will be May 24-26 from 8 a.m. to noon and 2-6 p.m. at the Huntsville Aquatics Center. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 31 to June 30. Every effort will be made to adhere to the class schedules. In the event cancellations do occur, participants will receive prorated refunds.

The cost is $75 for 10 classes. Registration must be completed in person.

The Huntsville Aquatics Center is located at 2213 Drake Ave., Huntsville. Call 256-883-3700 for more information.

Morning Classes

  • Parent & Child Aquatics – 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
  • Learn to Swim Level 1 – 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
  • Preschool Aquatics Level 1 – 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • *Learn to Swim Level 2 – 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Afternoon Classes

  • Preschool Aquatics Level 1 – 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Learn to Swim Level 1 – 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • *Preschool Aquatics Level 2 – 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • *Learn to Swim Level 2 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • *Learn to Swim Level 3 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • *Learn to Swim Level 4 – 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Adult Beginner – 6:10 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.

(* These classes require a swim evaluation before enrolling. Swim evaluations are not guaranteed during registration hours. Please call and reserve an evaluation time.)

Lifeguarding Class

The Huntsville Aquatics Center will host a lifeguarding class June 10-12, 2022. All registration must be done in person.

Click here to see detailed class information.


  • Friday, June 10: 4-8 p.m
  • Saturday, June 11: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 12: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • All fees must be paid in person at Huntsville Aquatic Center.
  • Red Cross fees are $41
  • Pool fees are $100
  • Required documentation signed either by the student or guardian, if the student is under the age of 19 years old.


Participants must be at least 15 years old before the last day of class and be able to pass a prerequisite skill evaluation on the first day of class by completing the following:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds, that includes the following steps:
  1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  2. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  3. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.


To complete the course, students must attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions/drills, activities and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios and pass the final written exams with a minimum grade of 80%.

Those who successfully complete the course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for two years.

More information, including details regarding online coursework, may be found here.

Call the Huntsville Aquatics Center at 256-883-3700 for more information.


Enforced by Parks & Recreation staff.

  • Swimmers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.


Rates apply at all City of Huntsville Aquatic Facilities.

General Admission………………………………$4


Honored at all City of Huntsville Aquatic Facilities

3 Month Season Pass Rates
(expires 90 days from date of purchase and valid only for nuclear family of purchasing party / up to five children)

Single…………………………………………….. $70
(can only be used by card owner and expires 90 days from date of purchase)

30-Visit Punch Card……………………………..$90
(can only be used by multiple people and expires one year from date of purchase)

By City Ordinance only persons 19 years of age or older can purchase a swim pass.


A 50-meter, seven-foot-deep pool with seating for 1,400 spectators offers a Colorado Timing System and two display boards and Spectrum starting blocks. For public swim, the water temperature is set at 81 degrees. For competition, it is set at 79 degrees. This pool is utilized for lap swim, water polo and swim meets.

  • Hours of Operation
    • Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Long course lap swim
    • Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon: Short course lap swim and youth water polo
    • Sunday: Closed

The pool area has bleacher seating, a hospitality room, diving boards and a retractable roof. The temperature is kept at 82 degrees. The pool is used for lap swim, public swim, swim teams and dive teams.

  • Hours of Operation
    • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
      – 8:30 a.m-7 p.m.: Lap swim
      – Noon-3 p.m.: Public swim
      – Noon-2 p.m.: Diving boards
      – 2-4 p.m.: Huntsville City Schools
      – 4-7 p.m.: Dive team
    • Saturday, noon-2 p.m.
      – Public swim, lap swim and diving boards
    • Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
      – Public swim, lap swim and diving boards

This 75-foot-long pool is 36 feet wide. It is three feet deep at the shallow end, ramping down to seven feet deep at the deep end with handicap accessible ramp and stair entries. It includes a bench at one side of the pool with massage jets. The water temperature is kept at 90 degrees. This pool is open for public swim, group exercise and swim lessons

  • Hours of Operation
    • Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Saturday, Noon-2 p.m.
    • Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

      Adult Swim:

      Monday – Friday, 7:30-9 a.m., 11 a.m-1 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
      Saturday, Not available

      Public Swim:

      Monday – Friday, 9-11 a.m., 1-5 p.m.
      Saturday, Noon-2 p.m.
      Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

      Swim Lessons:

      Monday – Friday, 9-11 a.m., 1-5 p.m.

      Water Exercise:

      Monday – Friday, 7:40-8:30 a.m., noon – 1 p.m.
      Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Noon-1 p.m.

      Water Aerobics:

      Monday and Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.
      Tuesday and Thursday, 5-6 p.m.

Water Exercise Class
Slower-paced class with a focus on slow movement of joints to improve mobility, flexibility and strength.

Water Aerobics Class
Faster-paced class focusing on raising your heart rate, improving endurance and building strength. Water bells and Pecto Fino exercise equipment are used in these classes.

Lifeguard Class
For information on lifeguard certification and re-certification classes, please call 256-883-3700.

  • Phone:


  • Address:

    Huntsville Aquatics Center

    2213 Drake Ave SW

    Huntsville, AL 35805

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  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Sunday, 12 noon – 4 p.m.