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Recreational Swimming begins July 1 at HAC

July 6, 2020


The Holmes Aquatic Center is now open for recreational swimming involving use of the large pool, the baby pool and splash pad areas, as well as the diving boards and slide.

Note:  Because of the Governor's Executive Order, facial covering must be worn at the facility by people 10 and older who are not swimming, who are not with immediate family members, and cannot maintain social distancing from others. 

To maintain a safe environment for residents and staff please note the following:
 

  • Reservations will be required for all swim times, and no walk-ins will be allowed. This will help ensure that no more than a designated number of swimmers are in our facility at any one time, and give us time to sanitize the facility between time blocks.  We will start with (100) openings for each two-hour time slot.  Hopefully, we can increase our occupancy numbers as the summer progresses.
  • The reservation process will begin online on Sunday, June 28.  Each pass holder can book only one recreation swim time slot per day.  Time slot reservations can be made up to 72 hours in advance.  Reservations can also made with the Parks and Recreation Department, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 214-987-5488.
  • Recreation swimming is only available to pass holders.  You may not bring guests.
  • Please have your reservation receipt, or photo ID upon entering the facility.

 
Available Time Slots
 
Mondays – Saturdays
10 a.m.- Noon | 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sundays
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
 
Pass and Reservation Process
 
A pool pass is required for all individuals 1 year and older who would like to reserve time to swim. Passes are $25 per person.  This summer, due to social distancing efforts and capacity guidelines, only UP residents and Dallas residents who resides within HPISD can use the facility.  
 
Each swimmer will be allowed to use their pool pass for one booking per day. Reservations can be made up to 72 hours in advance.  Once you have purchased your pool pass, you will be given instructions on making reservations.  2020 Pool Pass Order Form
 
Waiver Requirement
 
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, all swimmers must sign a waiver before entering the facility for the first time. Once you have purchased your passes, we will email a waiver to you to sign and email back. This waiver will cover all members of your household.  This signed waiver will remain valid for the entire 2020 pool season. Wavier Form

What to bring with you
 
To enter the facility during your reserved time slot, please bring a photo ID, such as your driver license.  Although restrooms will be open, for your convenience and ours, please come to the pool already in your swimsuit. You can bring your own chair, and you are encouraged to bring towels, goggles, swim equipment and sunscreen, because these products will not be available at the pool for purchase. Our concession stand will not be available this year for the purchase of food and drinks. Outside food and drinks are allowed, but please remember that we do not allow alcoholic beverages or any items in glass containers. Facial coverings for those 10 years or older must be worn to enter the facility.  For patrons that age or older, who do not intend to get into the water, when social distancing is not possible, facial coverings should continue to be worn.
 
Note:  All aquatics programs for the 2020 pool season have been canceled.  These include: swim lessons, swim team, senior swim, Dive In movies, library story time, Doggie Splash Day, and all onsite parties.