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Harris County Aquatics Program

Harris County Aquatics Program (HCAP), created in 1992, teaches discipline, leadership and teamwork skills for youth through the sport of swimming. HCAP emphasizes teaching water safety skills so that children can enjoy the water while being aware of the risks.

Our Aquatics Program is led by experienced swim coaches and professionals.

Learn to Swim

The Learn-to-Swim program offers instruction year round, primarily serving children from low-income families. The program provides basic instruction for beginning swimmers, swim stroke development for intermediate swimmers, and an introduction to competition for advanced swimmers. The program also promotes water safety awareness.

Locations for Learn-to-Swim classes:

Harris County Aquatics Center 2731 El Camino St Houston, TX 77054

Julia C. Hester House 2020 Solo St. Houston, TX 77020


“Splashdown” is a component of the Summer Games. Splashdown is a friendly swim meet designed to introduce Learn-to-Swim students to competition. Every child is a winner because he/she learns the life-saving skill of swimming.

Our Sponsors

The Aquatics Program is incredibly grateful to have the support of partner organizations that make our work possible:

  • Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis
  • USA Swimming Foundation’s Make-A-Splash Program
  • Harris County Community Services Department
  • Aldine Independent School District

Our Partners

Thank you to our partners!


Rodney Rodgers Aquatics