The Farmers Branch Aquatics Center has been awarded Agency of the Year:  Class II from the North Texas Aquatics Association (population of 40,000 – 74,999) in 2020 and previously won in 2019. Running the Frog Pond Water Park in a pandemic was nothing the staff could have imagined doing. Without the diligence and dedication of each Lifeguard and Instructors, the 2020 summer would not have been possible.

Farmers Branch Aquatics Center Staff

“In Farmers Branch, we pride ourselves on growing our own by investing the time and education and reaping the benefits of their dedication. The staff came up with the term “Frog Squad” as our version of family (based off our Frog Logo, and name of our Frog Pond Waterpark). We are not just co- workers or team members, we are a Frog Squad. We are family- oriented and relate all of our trainings back to our City’s Core values R.E.A.C.T., which stands for Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Care, and Trust. This has created a culture that breeds excellence, communication, and a fun environment for patrons and staff alike!” Paul Macias, Aquatics Manager  

The recruiting theme this year was Friends, “I’ll be there for you.” The staff recreated
a Friends opening video, which played at high school recruiting trips. The song
says, “When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year. I’ll be
there for you.” 2020 does not feel like our year. This year’s summer quote was, “We
are in this together just six feet apart.” The staff came together as one team to
achieve the goal of keeping everyone safe and the facility clean.

NTAA provides a tight-knit community of Aquatic Professionals and Vendors.  The mission of the North Texas Aquatics Association is to maintain a knowledgeable, productive and cohesive organization. This organization strives to promote, maintain and be creative in educating the public as well as other aquatic professionals in programming, service and management. In addition, the North Texas Aquatics Association works to develop and maintain the health and safety of all types of aquatics facilities with the area and around the state.

“Staff are friendly and helpful, COVID guidelines being followed, the whole facility is very clean and I feel comfortable and safe visiting during this challenging time. Thank you for all you’re doing to make the pool available and safe for us to visit. It’s a true blessing during these days of turmoil – a wonderful place for a physical and mental break to refresh and keep healthy.”

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The Frog Pond Water Park opens on Memorial Day Weekend for the start of the summer swim season. The Frog Pond features an activity pool with a kid-friendly play structure with 29 water features, a 350-gallon dump bucket, sprayers, slides and an array of interactive play! Those seeking relaxation can tube the day away in the 500-foot-long lazy river or lounge on the tanning ledge and soak up the rays at the 4-foot-deep lagoon pool. In addition, there are two 30-foot-tall water slides for the thrill seekers in your group.

Farmers Branch Aquatics Center Awarded Agency of the Year Class II in 2019

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