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City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks operates four public pool facilities of which three are seasonal and one is the year-round McMurtrey Aquatic Center. The department strives to offer safe, fun, affordable, and healthy aquatic programs for all ages.
Current programs and schedules are in the Activities Brochure.



  • 2018 Recruitment for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors has began.                                              Applicants must pass a pre-assessment swim test prior to being invited into the Lifeguard Academy. For more information about this great opportunity Download the Lifeguard Academy Flyer​To apply online now, visit the Human Resources page.
  • McMurtrey Aquatic Center current lap swim schedule Download Schedule

Aquatic Office Location
1325 Q Street, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: (661) 852-7430
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Staff Contacts
Ja'Nette Beck
Recreation Supervisor II

Pilar Colunga
Recreation Specialist