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Swim With HART Bus Pass Gets You Into Pools For Free

The City of Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Hillsborough Transit Authority are launching Swim With HART – a program that lets HART riders gain free admission into City of Tampa pools.

The pilot program will run through the end of the summer pool season, Saturday, August 10. Showing your bus pass at City pools will get you in for free during open swim and lap swim hours at Parks and Recreation’s 11 open pools.

“This partnership between Parks and Recreation and HART will enable more residents to enjoy our City of Tampa pools,” Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said. “It’s great that we can count on HART to help Tampa’s residents become more active and have more fun.”

Although you do not need to take a bus to the pool, HART created a custom map showing the best routes to get to four pools and three splash pads.

"We are excited to partner with the City of Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department to provide free pool access to HART riders this summer,” HART Manager of Marketing Frank Wyszynski said. “This initiative lets riders beat the heat and also encourages residents to utilize public transportation for fun and recreational activities.”

You can find the map, and the hours for open swim and lap swim, at

For additional information, contact
Lawrence Hollyfield, Parks and Recreation Communications Coordinator
Office: (813) 274-7227
Cell: (813) 205-3685