G.T. Bray Aquatic Center


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G.T. Bray Recreation Center
5502 33rd Avenue Drive West
Bradenton, FL  34209

Registration for Private Swim Lessons now available - call (941) 742-5923, ext. 6021.
Group Swim Lesson registrations are suspended until further notice.

Lap Swimming 

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday / 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday / 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (only 2 lap lanes available 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Saturday / 12 noon - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday / CLOSED
Family Swim
  • Monday - Friday / 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday / 12 noon - 3 p.m.
  • Life jackets will not be provided. Bring a Coast Guard approved life jacket for children under the age of 13 (especially if there is a chance the child will not pass the swim test.)  If they do not pass the test and the parent did not bring a jacket, the parent must be within arm's length of the child the entire time they are in the facility. Failure to comply will result in an automatic removal from the pool area.
Splash Pad
  • CLOSED for the season. will reopen spring 2021.

Facility Amenities

  • 6-lane 50-meter x 8-lane/25-yard  pool
  • Dive Well - closed until further notice
    • One 1-meter diving board
    • One 3-meter diving board
    • 12-foot/2-flume water slide
  • 2-foot wading pool- open seasonally
  • 4,000 sq.ft. splash pad
  • Handicap access available
  • Complete locker room facilities
  • Sunbathing/Lounge areas
  • Picnic area 


Daily Guest Pass: $3 per individual (includes tax)
Includes: pool, gymnasium, fitness center, wellness orientation, game-room/teen center, racquetball, tennis (hard courts only), and pickleball.

Recreation Membership: $25 per month per individual. 
Includes all of the above, plus selected exercise classes and Child Watch.

Rules and Warnings

  • Pool closes for heavy rain, thunder, and lightning.
  • The pool may close for predicted serious storm condition weather.
    All children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18.
  • No inflatable flotation devices allowed in any pool (water wings, pool floats, noodles, etc.)
  • The entry fee applies to everyone entering the facility, NO exceptions, except no fee for infants up to 6 months of age.
  • Anyone needing a life-jacket must have an adult in the water with them at all times, always within arms reach.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 are allowed?

We allow all Coast Guard Approved life jackets at our facility. Inflatables, water wings and pool noodles are prohibited. The Aquatic Center does not provide life jackets.

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 the for the daily guest pass?

Yes, our fee is an entrance fee to the G.T. Bray Recreation Center, not a swimming fee and therefore all those entering the center must be accounted for by paying the fee.


The G.T. Bray Aquatic Center is closed on the following holidays:

Memorial Day
Independence Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Day