We are a Fort Worth family swim association.
Membership at RPA is open--anyone may join. Pool use is for members, guests and third parties that have contracted rental arrangements. Our members come from all over Fort Worth, and beyond in nearly all directions. While most of our member units are families, we welcome and have membership options for couples, singles and senior swimmers. Annual dues cover open swimming 6 days a week when school is not in session, group lessons for member children, dedicated adult swim hours 6 days a week, and special events. Members may join the swim team(ages 5 through adult)at a discounted rate.
Our members-only format allows us to enforce the rules that help maintain a safe, family-friendly environment that generations of swimmers have enjoyed for over 65 years.
About Our Facility...
Ridglea Swimming Pool Association(or RPA for short) is the last of the 50’s era private neighborhood swim clubs in Fort Worth. It’s located conveniently on the west side, just off of I-30, in the North Ridglea neighborhood.The main pool is Olympic-size, with a diving well. We also have a generously-sized junior pool. Both are surrounded by extensive deck, shaded patio and lawn areas. Swimming and safe enjoyment of our pools and grounds are the order of the day at RPA. On a typical summer day you'll find kids splashing and laughing, adults playing along or enjoying a lap swim, something sizzling on the grill, a lively game of volleyball or one of our lawn games taking place on the lawn, maybe a child's birthday party taking place on one of the patios. Members may bring guests, host parties(guest fees apply for non-member swimming occasional or party guests), use our grills, enjoy their own picnic, or have food delivered(no glass, no alcohol). Our concessions counter offers a variety of drinks and packaged snacks for purchase. The basic bathhouse provides restrooms, dressing and shower facilities as well as changing tables. Swimming and safe enjoyment of the water are the order of the day at RPA. Swimmers are under the watch of lifesaving/first-aid/CPR-certified lifeguard staff at all times. There is a hydrolift for individuals who need it for entry in and exit from the pool, and wide steps for those who have difficulty with pool ladders. Other accessibility amenities include parking and ramps, as well as an alternate entrance, as needs require.
RPA Member Packet...
The membership packet contains our full calendar, schedule of dues and fees, and more.
Member Enrollment typically begins around March 1. A link will appear here for viewing
the entire packet.
To enroll, use the Enrollment button above to proceed to the Enrollment page.
We accept enrollment online, by email, and by mail. Payment may be made online,
by email with a completed form, or by mail. Please be sure to provide a completed
and signed/acknowledged single page enrollment form. or complete response to the
Google form(link on the Enrollment page).
Ridglea Swimming Pool Association, Inc.
2022 RULES UPDATE --please note that rules were updated
AGAIN near the end of the season, per state/city requirements. Posted rules signs
at the pool are current for the update and we'll get this list updated asap.
-Only regulation swimwear is allowed in the pool.
No street clothes, shoes, gym shorts, undergarments, etc.
-Diapered swimmers must wear swim diapers in the pool. Diaper changing is not allowed
at poolside. There are changing tables in both women’s and men’s dressing rooms.
-No smoking, vaping, alcohol or glass containers are allowed on pool property.
-Pets are not allowed on pool property.
-Profanity, improper behavior and vulgar remarks or conduct are prohibited.
-No horseplay or unnecessary roughness allowed(including chicken fights, pushing, dunking,
throwing others into the pool, etc.)
-Do not swim if you are, or have recently been ill, or have open sores.
-Engaging in exercises that involve extended breath holding or similar dangerous activity
-No eating or drinking at the pool edge or in the pool(including chewing gum).
-Ball use is regulated at staff discretion and always with consideration for the type of game,
number of people in the pool, etc. Hard balls are not allowed on pool property.
-Floats larger than an individual may not be used in the pool, and no floats may be used
beyond the 6-foot mark, except for kickboards.
-No standing on, jumping onto or away from, floats or kickboards.
-No jumping or diving backwards from the pool edge, and no diving in areas where
indicated by signage.
-Steps and ladders are for pool entry and exit only. Do not sit on or block ladders.
-Children over 8 years of age are not permitted in the Junior Pool unless accompanying
younger siblings, and then only with Parental Supervision.
-No talking to lifeguards while they are on duty, except in an emergency.
Please direct questions to the manager or head guard via the front desk.
-No running on cement areas within the pool property, including covered patios, all sidewalks and pool deck, and in the lobby/restroom/breezeway areas.
-Lifeguards must be obeyed at all times.
-Lifeguards may exclude anyone from swimming in deep water or using the diving boards who has not demonstrated sufficient ability to swim.