Aquatic Programs


Baby Sharks
Don’t worry, it’s safe to go into the water! In the Baby Sharks class, babies from ages six months to 24 months learn to love the water while adults savor the joys of bubble blowing, floating and bonding with their little swimmers. Caring and non-threatening, this class allows your child to develop aquatic readiness skills without leaving your side.


2018 Sessions

Baby Sharks is held on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. and includes four, 50 minute long classes. Three sessions will be offered for Summer 2018. Session 1 - June, Session 2 - July, and Session 3 - August.  Program fee is $100. 

2018 Printable Registration Form - Baby Sharks

Swim Lessons
Jump into summer with our Learn-to-Swim Lesson Program!  Join Shark School for group lessons, focusing on the development and refinement of swim strokes, water safety, and lake and boating safety. Shark school offers two-week sessions starting June 4th and running through August 2nd. All classes start at 9 a.m. and end at 9:50 a.m. Program fee is $150.

2018 Sessions

Session 1 June 4th - 14th

Level 1 FULL
Level 2 FULL

Session 2 June 18th - 28th Level 4 & 5 UNAVAILABLE
Session 3 July 9th - 19th All Levels Open
Session 4 July 23rd - Aug 2nd All Levels Open


  • Each session includes eight, 50 minute swim lessons, held Monday-Thursday of each week.
  • Make-up lessons will be offered on Fridays if needed due to inclement weatherm or pool closings.
  • Registrations WILL NOT be accepted after the cut-off date listed for each session.
  • Lessons begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 9:50 a.m. 
  • Children must be 3 years of age or older and be COMPLETELY potty trained. 

Levels & Fees
Costs are per session, per child. Each child will receive a Shark School t-shirt and a sling bag upon
completion of their session. (One t-shirt/bag per child, PER SEASON) 

For a complete description on class levels, please see the registration form. 

Zebra Sharks (Level 1) Water Comfort & Buoyancy $150
Leopard Sharks (Level 2) Building Skill Foundations $150
Black Tip Reef Sharks (Level 3) Skill Development $150
Hammerhead Sharks (Level 4) Skill Improvement $150
Great White Sharks (Level 5) Skill Refinement $150

Class Size
Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 6 students per class. If  a class does not have enough registrants, it will be canceled. If available, your child may transfer to another session. Otherwise, a full refund will be issued.

Registration for Shark School 2018 is now open!

2018 Printable Registration Form - Shark School 

For additional questions about our Shark School Program, please contact the Parks & Rec Department at 214-987-5488.

Makos Swim Team
Take your swimming to the next level by joining the Makos Swim Team. The Makos compete against local country club and municipal swim teams in a fun, no pressure environment! To be eligible for the team, your swimmer must be 5 to 17 years old, able to swim 25 meters in both Freestyle and Backstroke and be a resident of UP or be enrolled in HPISD.

  • Swim team is open for swimmers ages 5-17
  • Swimmers must be able to swim 25m in Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Swimmers must be UP residents, and reside within HPISD
  • Practices will be held from 7:00am - 8:00am or 9:00am - 10:00am  
  • Swimmers will register for one practice time slot for the entire season
  • Additional information, and meet dates are listed on the registration form

Season & Fees
The season runs from May 29 through July 13. Program fee is $300 and includes team suit, cap, t-shirt, meet entries and meet and championship awards, and the end of season team party.


2018 Printable Registration Form - Makos

For more swim team information or questions, please email