Aquatic Wellness Program

Update:  The last day for lap swimming will be on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Staff  will  begin installing a new filter system at Sams pool on September 18th..

Evening Water Fitness classes and Evening Lap Swimming at Sams Pool is scheduled to begin on August 7th, 2017. 

Water Fitness classes include Aqua Zumba and Water Aerobics. The classes are held Monday - Thursday at 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm and at 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm. The cost of admission is $2 per class. Evening Lap Swimming at Sams Pool is available Monday - Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm. The cost of admission is $2 to lap swim. 

For more information, please contact Jerry Garza at 956-547-6856

AM Water Aerobics at Sams class Summer 2017

City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Aquatic Wellness Program is designed to improve overall health and encourage a more active lifestyle. 

The program is divided into two sessions:

The AM Aquatic Wellness Program and the PM Aquatic Wellness Program.

Both sessions provide the public with access to lap swimming, Aqua Zumba and Water Aerobics.  Both sessions are excellent source of low-impact total body workouts. 

Aquatic Wellness Program classes such as Zumba and Water Aerobics require patrons to pay regular hour pool entrance fee.

Fee information

Lap Swimming begins May 30th, 2017

Adult Lap Swim
Lap Swim Info 2017 Image COB
Program: Days: Time:
Adult Lap Swim Monday- Friday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Adult lap swimming is available at Sams Memorial Pool at Dean Porter Park, 501 Ringgold Street.
  • Aerobic exercise that works 2 major muscle groups (arms and legs) simultaneously, minus the strain on the body.
  • Less strain on muscles, joints and the skeletal system.
  • Other aerobic activities like running, aerobic dancing and brisk walking impact the body more, and may be associated with greater likelihood of injury.
  • People recovering from injuries, or who feel particularly prone to injuries, especially to knee or foot problems, may be far better off swimming.

AM Wellness Program

AM aquatic wellness program classes are  designed for swimmers that are interested in living a healthier lifestyle.  

Water Aerobics classes will consist of light warm-up exercises in shallow water, working up to more vigorous aerobic activity. 

Aqua Zumba classes will incorporate several world dance styles such as merengue, salsa, reggaeton, mambo, rumba, flamenco, calypso and salsa into the water fitness class. Through dance, you get a warm-up, great cardio workout and warm down in the pool.

PM Wellness Program

PM classes will be offered after 5PM, and they will require a regular admission fee.  Click for fee info
Program: Days: Time: Cost:
Water Aerobics Monday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 6:45 a.m. FEE info
Aqua Zumba Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. FEE info

Please Note

Always consult with your physician before beginning ANY new exercise program.

Proper swimming attire must be worn in the pool. Cut-off shorts, cotton attire, and street clothing are not allowed. White t-shirts in pool only. Colored shirts of any kind will not be permitted unless authorized by the pool supervisor. All swimmers are required to shower before entering the water.  Do not bring valuables to the pool. The City of Brownsville is not responsible for loss, theft or damages to personal belongings. There will be no refunds for bad weather.