Instruction. competition. training. family.

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Dad’s Club Aquatics is Houston’s most historic swimming and aquatics facility. Founded in 1948, we offer an unparalleled tradition of excellence in swim programming for every level and age, from new learners to competitive athletes.

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dad's club aquatics is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023!

The collaborative spirit which formed Dad's Club decades ago continues today through the support of long-time patrons, swim team parents, and area residents and neighbors. These individuals recognize the longstanding connections Dad's Club has to the community and its commitment to offering a wide variety of programs for youths, adults, and seniors. Dad's Club aims to consistently advance its mission and long-term viability so it can continue serving the community in the way it has for 75 years.

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A lane for
every level

We’re nationally recognized for our highly successful Dad’s Club Swim Team, and locally known for comprehensive programming that provides a path for every swimmer, including all-ages lessons, developmental training, and specialty fitness, instructional and certification programs.

We offer programs year-round from our permanent location, where a 50-meter long-course pool, a 33-yard pool and a family pool form the heart of our facility.

Instruction for all ages

Dad’s Club Swim Start is dedicated to teaching children and adults the love, joy and lifesaving benefits of swimming. Our programs are designed for all ages and swimming abilities, including swimmers with special needs.

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swim team competition

As a member of USA Swimming, the Dad’s Club Swim Team is dedicated to providing swimmers ages 6-22 with the opportunity to reach all of their swimming goals in an environment that fosters life lessons. Admission onto the team begins with an evaluation, and registration is open and ongoing throughout the year.

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adult training

Our Adult Training coached workouts are designed for adult swimmers 18 and over who want to improve their swimming skills for triathlons, masters-level competitions, cross-training and overall general fitness. Options include group, private, and semi-private coaching sessions.

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Aquatic programs

From seasonal clinics to lifeguard certification, we offer a range of programs for training and learning.


A six-week swimming technique clinic for children 5 and up created to prepare kids for Summer League.

Water Aerobics

Water exercise classes geared to adults of all ages.

Spring Valley Dolphins 2024: REGISTRATION opens march 22 @ 10:00am

A two-month swim team program for kids 5 and up, serving as the perfect introduction to the sport.

Safety Academy

Lifeguard and CPR training and certification for swimmers 15 and up.

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Dad's Club News

Nationally recognized.
Community driven.

Why are we called “Dad’s Club”? Our facility was first founded as a youth center in 1949. A few years later, in 1952, a group of dads proposed the construction of a pool on the site, which officially opened in 1953. We’ve been in operation ever since.

As a membership-based, non-profit organization, we provide a safe, diverse and welcoming environment for individuals and families alike, and members are key to our community and the ongoing support of our facility. Our passionate and tenured staff of expert instructors, coaches and aquatic professionals are dedicated to upholding our reputation for swimming excellence and to providing innovative programs for generations to come.

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Get involved through giving

While membership and program fees help cover our operational costs, we’ve got big plans in store. Your generous donations to our [Facility Improvement Campaign Fund] will enable us to meet our goal to build a premier facility for future generations. Our swim marathon, scholarship fund, general fund and passive fundraising partnerships also provide opportunities to provide financial support to our swim community.

We invite you to make a donation and share our fundraising efforts with your friends and family, or consider corporate sponsorship. With over 500 swimmers a day at our facility and countless visitors to our website, we would love to highlight your business!

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