G.T. Bray Aquatic Center


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G.T. Bray offers lap swimming and recreation swimming year-round in our lap pool, which is is 6-lanes/50-meters; by 8-lanes/25-yards. Lap swimming is available during all of our regular operational hours. Our pool is heated to 80 degrees during the winter months and covered nightly with thermal pool blankets.

From May through September, the splash pad and kiddie pool is available for the smallest of swimmers.  Also open is a separate diving well, with a 1-meter diving board, a 3-meter diving board, and a 12-foot/2-flume water slide. 

ATTENTION: As of October 1, the dive well and splash pad is closed for the season. It will reopen for both regular use and rentals in April 2019. Main 50M pool still open for lap swim.


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 1 on 1 classes, there is something available for every one!

Click for more information on swim lessons.


Open Swim (50m)

  • Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • ​Saturday:  ​12  p.m. - 4 p.m.

Splash Pad / Dive Well

  •  Closed for the Season

 Daily Swimming Fee

Individual: $3 (includes tax)

Includes: pool, gymnasium, fitness center, wellness orientation, game-room/teen center, racquetball, tennis (hard courts only), and pickleball.

Facility Amenities

  • 6-lane 50-meter x 8-lane/25-yard  pool
  • Dive pool
  • 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


  • 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.


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 floatation devices are allowed?

We allow all Coast Guard Approved lifejackets at our facility.  Inflatable rafts, 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.


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

  • Memorial Day -
  • Independence Day -
  • Veteran's Day -
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 22, 2018
  • Day after Thanksgiving - Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24, 2018
  • Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1, 2019