Blue Bell Aquatic Center

PARK Central: 979-337-7250 | Rain-out Line: 979-337-7233 | Office: 1800 E. Tom Green St., Brenham, TX 77833

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Fall/Winter/Spring Hours

Indoor Pools - Drop-in or appointment times available | Outdoor Leisure Pool - Closed for the season

Closure notices: All pools will be closed Saturday, May 22, for a Brenham Dolphin Swim Meet

Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 1:00 pm (both Therapy and Competition Pools)
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Therapy Pool)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Competition Pool)
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

View and Schedule Appointment - or call 979-337-7250


Blue Bell Aquatic Center Pandemic Operational Policies

We are re-opening our facility on a limited basis. Our operating guidelines will follow all social distancing guidelines and follow all protocols for Preventing Disease Transmission as outlined by the American Red Cross. Our policies will include the following: 

  1.  All spectators and guests will be required to follow distancing guidelines as required by Washington County and the State of Texas at all times (currently at 6’).
  2. All patrons are asked to come dressed for swim.
    1. Patrons will be given plenty of space between each other.
    2. Patrons can reserve Time Blocks for Lap Swim & Therapy Swim
    3. We will limit Swimmers per Pool:
      1.  Competition Pool – Maximum 2 swimmers per lane.
      2.  Therapy Pool – 12 people at one time
  3. Registration can be done online through
  4. Swim Lessons are CANCELLED at this time.
  5. Commonly shared equipment will be properly sanitized at the beginning of every shift and shall not be shared during a shift.
  6. Aquatics lifeguard staff will follow all personal protective guidelines, which include the use of gloves, pocket masks, and barriers when providing any care for patrons.
  7. Staff shall clean all door handles and commonly touched surfaces a min of twice a day.

Located at 1800 E. Tom Green St., Brenham, TX 77833. The Aquatic Center is a beautiful three-pool complex composed of an indoor six-lane competition pool, a heated therapy pool, and the outdoor leisure pool. Each offers a wide variety of benefits to the community. The Blue Bell Aquatic Center offers a number of programs and swimming classes throughout the year

Our Pools

Lanes 6
Length 25 Yards
Temperature 80°-82°
Depth 3'8" - 5'9"

The Competition Pool - open year-round
The competition pool is used for both lap and recreational swimming and aerobics classes. It is home to our Brenham High School Swim Team, the Dolphins, and the Brenham Swim Club.

Temperature 91°-93°
Depth 3'6" - 4'0"

Therapy Pool - open year-round
The therapy pool is intended for rehabilitation and gentle water exercise. It is equipped with a wheelchair ramp, and a chair lift.

Temperature 68°-95°
Depth 0" - 3'6"

Leisure Pool - open seasonally Memorial Day - Labor Day
The outdoor ice cream themed pool is perfect for families with small children. Attractions include a Popsicle Walk, Sundae Slide, multi-spray and slides, and our Big Yellow Slide.

Swim Lessons, Fitness Classes & Special Programs

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Renew Active by UnitedHealthcare poster - details below. learn more at

Renew Active™ by UnitedHealthcare members: The Blue Bell Aquatic Center is a participating location for Renew Active™ For more information, go to

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Make a Splash with a Birthday Bash
Download: Fall/Spring Party Brochure | Summer Party Brochure Inflatable Brochure | Inflatable Video

Parties During Regular Operating Hours

Book a pool party! You can party at the Blue Bell Aquatic Center all year round! We have a party hostess on staff to assist you with your party planning needs. Food packages and party guidelines are listed below. Stop by the Blue Bell Aquatic Center or call 979-337-7250 to learn about party options and to book your party today!

Private Parties After Hours

Private parties must be reserved at least two weeks prior to the event; $100 deposit is required. Fee includes guests' admission and lifeguard coverage. No alcohol or glass containers are permitted inside the facility. All rules which apply to the general public must be observed.

Private Party Times

  Spring/Fall Hours (Indoor Only) Summer Hours
Friday: 7:30pm - 9:30pm 9:00am - 11:00am; 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: NO SUNDAY 5:15pm - 7:15pm; 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Rates: Therapy - $200    Competition - $250  Outdoor Leisure - $300


Bring your own food: $50 (Summer Parties Only; Fall/Spring - Bring your own food FREE)

Parties During Operating Hours:

All parties must be reserved at least two weeks prior to the event; a $25 non-refundable deposit is required to hold the date & time. You may bring cake and decorations. Single-serve juice boxes are allowed. No other outside food or drinks are allowed. The birthday child is FREE.

Spring/Fall (Comp Pool Only)

Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Packages:  Splashtacular $75 - 3 hours room rental; $4/additional person


Friday: 11:00am - 1:00pm; 2:00pm - 4:00pm; 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00pm; 2:00pm - 4:00pm; 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Splash $125 - Room/pavilion 2 hours; $5/additional person
  • Surfside $150 - Room/pavilion 2 hours; 8 Snack Packs*; $8/additional person
  • Tidalwave $175 - Room/pavilion 2 hours; 8 Meal Packs**; $10/additional person

  • *Snack Packs include: 20oz drink & ice cream cup
  • **Meal Packs include: your choice of food (hotdog, corn dog, or Frito pie), 20oz drink & ice cream cup
  • Packages Include:
  • Admission for 8 people
  • 6 tables & 16 chairs (Pavilion has 8 Picnic Tables)
  • Setup of Tables
  • Teardown of tables
  • 30 minutes of prep time


  • Bring your own food: $50 (Summer Parties Only; Fall/Spring - Bring your own food FREE)
  • Extra time: $60 - 3 hours
  • Extra Tables $5/table (if available)

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Special Events

Second Saturday Inflatables

Come in and enjoy some off-season family fun at the BBAC. On the Second Saturday of each month from October to March, we will have our inflatable obstacle course out for you to enjoy!
Date: 2nd Saturday in January - March & October - December
Location: Blue Bell Aquatic Center
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: Pool Admission

Splish Splash Spring Break

The Blue Bell Aquatic Center is open for recreation swim and BBAC Inflatables all week. $10.00 will get you a wrist band for the entire week. What a deal!
Date: March 15-19
Location: Blue Bell Aquatic Center
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $10.00/week or $4.00/day


Learn more
Hundreds of pounds of catfish are dumped into the outdoor leisure pool and anglers of all ages can attempt to hook the big one. Bring your pole or use the ones on site. KidFISH promotes fishing, the outdoors, and simply spending time with family. Children can compete to reel in the largest catfish. Trophies are awarded to the top catchers. This event is brought to you each year from our generous sponsors: Brenham Elks Lodge 979, Blue Bell Creameries, Bluebonnet Electric, Max Donuts, Kountry Boys, and some additional generous donors. The competition portion of this event is for children ages 2-16.
Date: October 23
Location: Blue Bell Aquatic Center
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: Free

Friends, Family & Fun Inflatables

Get ready for Thanksgiving by running through our inflatables obstacle course. It is a great time for the whole family! $10.00 will get you a wrist band for the entire week.
Date: November 22-24
Location: Blue Bell Aquatic Center
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $10.00/week or $4.00/day

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Pool Rules

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Pool Rules