G.T. Bray Aquatic Center


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G.T. Bray’s 50 meter pool offers lap and recreational swimming year-round. During long course hours there are 6 lanes available, 50 meters long. When the pool is set up for short course there are 8 lanes available, 25 yards long. Lap swimming is available during our normal operating hours. The pool is heated and maintains 80 degrees during the winter months and covered nightly with thermal blankets. In the summer months the pool is chilled to maintain 80 degrees.

The splash pad and kiddie pool is available from May through September for the smaller attendees.

Our diving well is currently CLOSED until further notice. We apologize for an inconvenience that this may cause.


5502 33rd Avenue Drive West 
Bradenton, FL  34209 

Swim Lessons

The G.T. Bray Aquatics Center offers a variety of different swim lesson options for people of all ages. From group sessions to individual private one-on-one classes, there is something available for every one!  Click here for more information on swim lessons.

Hours -

Lap Swim

Mondays - Friday
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

- 12 noon – 4 p.m.


Recreational Swim

Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday- 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Sunday- Closed

Facility Amenities

  • 6-lane 50-meter x 8-lane/25-yard  pool
  • Dive Well
  • One 1-meter diving board
  • One 3-meter diving board
  • 12-foot/2-flume water slide
  • 2-foot wading pool
  • 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 11 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.

Do you have equipment available for use?

The facility has kick boards, pull buoys and fins available for use by lap swimmers. All personal equipment such as bathing suits, towels, goggles, caps and sunscreen must be brought in by the individual.

Can coolers be brought into the facility?

Yes, coolers may be brought into the Aquatic Center, however all food and beverage must be consumed in the designated concession area. Glass bottles and alcohol beverages are prohibited. Vending machines are available within the complex.

Are lockers available?

Yes, a limited number of lockers are available.


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