- June 25-27: COPS Swim Meet
- July 21-25: American long course championship
- July 29-August 1: USA Water Polo Junior National Championship
Our Natatorium serves as an instructional, training and competitive venue for our district. The Natatorium was a part of our 2014 bond and planned by a team including a three-time Olympian, a man that once held the title of world’s fastest swimmer and a company that has designed five school district natatoriums. Our facility is capable of hosting district, regional, national and collegiate meets.
Our Natatorium has several state-of-the-art features:
*All U.S., international and Olympic Championship meet pools use Myrtha pool shells
Our natatorium provides many learning opportunities for our students.
Potential future offerings include lifeguard certifications, club swimming, club water polo and masters swimming.
The district Water Safety Program teaches students aquatic safety using customized weeklong sessions. Our curriculum is a blend of information from the American Red Cross and Whale's Tales. We use videos, dry land instruction, and in-water assessment in our instruction.
The community swim program allows for our community to use the swim lanes for self-paced training.
The facility is specialized for lap-swimming, training, competition and instruction. Our instructional lap pool will be used first and additional lanes will be open in the competition pool if available. Swimmers can use the two on-deck changing rooms next to the instructional lap swimming pool during their visit.
Facility rentals such as swim meets, water polo matches or high school events will have priority over community swim. The opening day for Community Swim will be Monday, June 7.
Punch cards are necessary for admission.
Each punch card will be for 15 visits (buy 10, get 5 free).
All tickets will be paid for online starting June 1, 2021, through our Online ticketing system.
There are two ways to pick up your punch card at the Natatorium:
Note: In order to receive the GISD employee/student & Senior Citizen discount, you will need to show proof at the Natatorium.
Please note that the pool will be closed on July 5 and the last day for community swim will be July 20. The pool will stay closed until late August for pool maintenance.
The following dates have changes to community swim hours:
We have rules in place to ensure health and safety standards are met:
Students at all seven high schools have the opportunity to participate in varsity and junior varsity swimming and diving. Tryouts are held at the beginning of each school year. All of our district swim teams will make use of the facility when available.
Interested in joining the swim or dive team? See the HS team info below and fill out the interest form:
To join a team, students must complete the paperwork in Rank One and turn in their athletic physicals. Students can begin filling out applications after April 1 for the 2021-22 school year.
All swim classes will have double-blocked classes. Students will try out for placement in either the varsity swim team, junior varsity swim team, or the diving classes. Class placement will be determined by the coaches.
Any incoming 9-12 grade students that would like to swim in the fall are welcome to sign up for summer conditioning. Summer conditioning allows students to practice swimming and keep fit during the summer break.
Summer conditioning will start on June 14th and will continue until the start of school. Sessions will be held Monday-Thursday from 8-10 a.m. Students must sign up and be cleared in Rank One before attending. Students should bring:
All swim students will participate in tryouts for assessment and placement.
The tryout dates for the 2021-22 school year are July 26-27 from 6-8 p.m.
Our main priority is the safety of our students, staff and spectators. The natatorium will follow all district, local and state guidelines and policies. More information on safety, policies and our calendar is coming soon.
We ask everyone visiting the natatorium to follow the spectator code of conduct.
GISD clear bag policy will be enforced at all GISD athletic events.
Address: 2585 Firewheel Pkwy, Garland, TX, 75040