Willie J. "Bro" Clemons, Jr. Pool

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 East Bradenton Park
1119 13th Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 742-5805


Family Swim & Splash Pad 

Pool and Splash Pad are closed for the season. Check back Spring 2022 for our reopening date.

Lap Swim

Facility Amenities

  • 25-meter Pool (4 ft. to 10 ft. deep)
  • Diving Board - not guaranteed to be open, availability may change with pool space available
  • Complete Locker Room facilities
  • 3,000 square foot Splash Pad
  • Kiddie Pool
  • Shaded Picnic Area with Tables
  • Handicap access available
  • Life jackets available on a first come, first serve basis

Family Swim

  • All children under the age of 13 must take a swim test with a Lifeguard before entering the pool. During the swim test, Lifeguards will ask children to swim one length of the pool without touching the pool wall or bottom, and tread water for 30 seconds while keeping their head above water. If they do not pass the test, the child will be given a life jacket or the parent must be within arm's length of the child the entire time they are in the facility. When the child is inside the pool the parent must be in the water with the child. Failure to comply will result in an automatic removal from the pool area with no refund issued.
  • It is recommended that patrons bring their own life jackets if able to do so. All life jackets must be coast guard approved.


Daily Fee:  $2.00 (includes tax)

Children under 6 months free

Facility Rental

  • 25 Meter Pool: Resident/Social = $40/hour - Commercial = $60/hour
  • Splash Pad: Resident/Social = $40/hour - Commercial = $85/hour
  • Splash Pad & 25 Meter: Resident/Social = $75/hour - Commercial = $125/hour

For availability or to make a reservation, please email Steve Munyer at Stephen.Munyer@mymanatee.org


Lifeguards are present and on duty during all hours that the facility is open to enforce the rules and maintain safety and order for all patrons. Failure to follow facility rules or listen to Lifeguards on duty may result in removal from the facility with no refund issued.

  • Pool closes for heavy rain, thunder, and/or lightening.
  • The pool may close for predicted storm conditions or dangerous weather conditions. 
  • All children under 13 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18.
  • No inflatable flotation devices allowed in the pool (water wings, pool floats, noodles, etc.)
  • Anyone wearing a life jacket must have an adult in the water with them at all times, always within an arms reach.
  • The entry fee applies to everyone entering the facility. Only children under 6 months are permitted free entrance.
  • Eating is permitted in designated picnic areas only.
  • No running on the pool deck.
  • No diving outside of designated areas.
  • No horseplay or unsafe behavior.
  • Staff is not responsible for personal belongings left in the locker room or on the pool deck.


When is the Willie J. "Bro" Clemons, Jr. Pool open?

The Willie J. "Bro" Clemons, Jr. Pool is a seasonal facility that is opened during limited Summer months.

Are food and beverages permitted within the facility?

Yes.  Food and drinks are permitted within the facility however they must be consumed in the designated picnic area.

Are swim suits required?

Yes, proper swimming attire is required of all guests entering any of our pools.  Street clothes, long pants, undergarments, thong bathing suits and see through bathing suits are strictly prohibited.

Do infants have to wear a swim diaper?

Yes, swim diapers are required for all infants and children who are not toilet trained.  They are available to purchase for a nominal cost at the front desk.  Children wearing regular diapers are not permitted in any of our pools.

What types of flotation devices am I allowed to bring?

We allow all Coast Guard approved life jackets. Inflatables, water wings, and pool noodles are prohibited. Life jackets may be available to borrow on a first come first serve basis.

At what age may children be allowed to swim at the pool without adult supervision?

Children 13 years and older may be left unattended at the Aquatic Center. 

Do individuals who are not swimming need to pay for the Daily Guest Pass?

Yes, all patrons who enter the facility are required to posses an active membership or pay for a daily guest pass. Only children 6 months and under are permitted free entrance. 


If you are interested in visiting Clemons Pool with a large group of children, please email Stephen.Munyer@mymanatee.org at least one week in advance. Those who do not book ahead may not be allowed entry.