Swimming in Georgetown, Texas

by Susan Elliott Google
Swimming pools are great for beating the Texas heat.

Swimming pools are great for beating the Texas heat.

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Georgetown, Texas, is a bustling metropolitan area along Interstate Highway 35 in the heart of Texas. This beautiful wooded city has many parks, lakes and public swimming areas. Pecan trees, giant live oaks and century-old buildings add to the charm of this central Texas town. It is a desirable vacation spot for both locals and tourists alike.

Outdoor Swimming Pools

In almost every corner of town residents can find a public swimming area. Georgetown's numerous public swimming pools are available for private parties and large groups. Outdoor swimming areas typically open for the season around the last weekend in May and close during the second to last week of August, generally following the Georgetown ISD school schedule. The general public may enter the pools using a day pass or a season pass, which provides access to all of Georgetown's outdoor swimming pools. The Splash Pool located at the Georgetown Recreation Center is open daily except Sundays from morning till evening. It is the perfect place to take youngsters who are not able to swim and for those who want to enjoy a little water fun. The Williams Drive pool is located at 3201 Williams Drive and the Tennis Center Pool is located at 400 Serenada Drive. Both the River Ridge Public Pool at 414 South Ridge Circle and the Village Pool at 370 Village Commons Road open several days a week in mid-afternoon.

Indoor Swimming Pools

The only indoor swimming pool in Georgetown is located at the Recreation Center. Entrance to this pool requires either a Rec Center membership or a private party rental agreement. It is open daily except Sundays from early morning to evening. The Rec Center pool features eight swim lanes, a three-foot shallow end, a cooling-off area and water features. The Rec Center offers water classes and swim lessons. The pool holds area aquatics meets during the month of June and is closed to visitors during swim meets.

Lake Georgetown

Lake Georgetown, located roughly four miles north of Georgetown offers a large swim beach at Russell Park. The park is open to the public for free from April 1st until September 30th from early morning until dusk. This swim area is well known in the Georgetown and Austin area, so it fills up quickly; it's best to go early during the busy summer months.

South San Gabriel Park

South San Gabriel Park, located just past the downtown Georgetown area, is a manicured park with picnic benches, natural springs and several play areas. It also has a great natural swimming area. The South San Gabriel River flows slowly through the park. Its cool clean water often draws crowds. Large live oaks and pecan trees provide natural shading from the blistering Texas sun.

About the Author

Susan Elliott teaches studio art and creative writing to home schooled students. She is a graduate of Northwest Arkansas Community College and the Memphis School of Preaching Student Wives Program. She has written for Christian Woman Magazine and Virtuous Magazine. When she's not writing, she is painting or making costumes.

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