About Us

Mission: To help everyone achieve their personal best by providing the finest aquatic educational, competitive, therapeutic and recreational programs.


The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, opened in 1990 and is located in Pasadena’s beautiful Brookside Park, just south of the famous Rose Bowl Stadium. This world-class aquatics facility offers year round aquatic and fitness programming to children, youth, families and seniors so that all generations can achieve the benefits of healthy living habits, regular exercise, and sports training. Today we serve more than 450,000 patrons annually.

Pool Facts and Center Facts

The Center’s two Olympic pools, diving well, Therapy Pool and dry land facilities provide a full range of programs including:

    • Lap Swimming (long & short course)
    • Swimming Lessons
    • Swimming Team
    • Masters programs in swimming, water polo and diving
    • Recreational Swimming
    • Special needs and adaptive swimming programs
    • Therapy and rehabilitation programs
    • Diving lessons
    • Diving Team
    • Water Polo Team
    • Water Aerobics
    • Anderson Adventure Camp H2O
    • Dry land fitness classes
    • Personal weight and fitness training

Current Temporary Operating Hours
Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Summer Hours of Operation (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Monday – Friday: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Winter Hours of Operation (Labor Day – Memorial Day)
Monday – Friday: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*Pools close 15 minutes prior to the closing time of the Center

Holiday Schedules
Open: Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Christmas Eve (close at 12pm), and New Year’s Eve (close at 12pm)
Closed: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

During inclement weather such as rain, the pools are open. If there is lightning and thunder, we must evacuate the pools and the pool deck for 30 minutes. For up to date closure information, you can follow our twitter at http://twitter.com/rbac_updates.

Ample parking is offered free of charge directly in front of the Center in parking Lot I. Handicap parking is available.
Traditional swimwear is required. All babies must wear an approved swim diaper that fits tightly around the legs. (Example: Huggies, Little Swimmers) Patrons are welcome to wear rash guards, wetsuits and other swim apparel. Patrons are NOT allowed to wear jeans, cut-off jean shorts, t-shirts and cotton clothing including tank-tops in the water. No noodles, toys, personal flotation devices, or swimsuits with built-in flotation devices.

The Center provides men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers, lockers, changing area and restrooms. There are smaller men’s and women’s restrooms available for parents/caretakers with children of the opposite sex under the age of 3.
The RBAC lifeguard staff includes over 40 members who have successfully completed the 31-hour lifeguard certification, CPR certification and First Aid Responder Training. Multiple guards monitor the pools and facilities.

All the pools are heated year-round.
Competition Pool: 80 degrees
Recreational Pool: 86 degrees
Therapy Pool: 91 degrees
The Center accepts cash, Master Card, Visa and personal checks. Please make checks payable to the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center (RBAC).

The Therapy Pool was constructed in 2004 and opened in February 2005 and 1,500 patrons use the Therapy Pool weekly.
Open from dawn to night, the RBAC provides over 100 hours of programming weekly.
Nearly 1000 and counting young people train and compete for our swim, dive and water polo teams!
There are 1,600,000 gallons of water in our three pools. The pump and filtering system operates 24/7, providing the safest environment possible for our aquatic programs.

The Center is home to:

  • Two Olympic size (50 Meter x 25 Yard) pools with water depth up to 17ft.
  • One 55, 000 gallon warm water pool
  • Two hydro therapy spas
  • Diving platforms at five, seven and ten meters
  • Six spring boards, including two three meter boards
  • A spacious exercise and weight room
  • Clubhouse building with:
    • Men’s and women’s locker rooms, showers and restrooms
    • Aquatic Pro Shop
    • Food and Beverage Center
    • One large conference room overlooking the pool area with access to a kitchen. Seating for 100 provided.
    • One smaller conference room with sweeping views of the Rose Bowl Stadium and Brookside Park

Address & Directions

Rose Bowl Aquatics Center 
360 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA, 91103

Phone: (626) 564-0330

Going West on I-210 exit Orange Grove as the freeway transitions to the 134 freeway. Go straight through the lights onto W. Holly Street. Turn left onto Arroyo Drive, then right onto Arroyo Blvd., and right into the first parking lot. (Lot I)
Going East on 134 freeway exit Orange Grove, and turn left onto Orange Grove. Turn left on W. Holly Street. Turn left onto Arroyo Drive, then right onto Arroyo Blvd and right into the first parking lot. (Lot I)
Going South on I-210 exit Mountain, turn right onto Mountain. Proceed straight onto Seco Street. Turn left onto Arroyo Blvd and left into parking Lot I.

The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is located in Pasadena’s beautiful Brookside Park, just south of the famous Rose Bowl Stadium. The Center is in close proximity to the Arcadia, Burbank, Eagle Rock, Glendale, La Canada, Los Angeles, Monrovia, San Marino, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena communities.

Virtual Tour

Click below to take a Google virtual tour of our facility!

Virtual Tour (Upstairs)

Virtual Tour (Pool deck)


The RBAC is wheelchair accessible. Please no pets, though documented service animals are welcome. The RBAC may provide individualized accommodations upon request in accordance with the ADA. To request an accommodation for a disability-based need, please contact us at webmaster@rosebowlaquatics.org.

The RBAC’s café cross contaminates with wheat, dairy products and wheat. Bees can also be found on deck. For anyone with allergies, please be cautious and come prepared. RBAC staff is available if you need any assistance.

Food and Beverage
Patrons are invited to visit the RBAC Café for refreshments. Patrons are welcome to bring in food and beverages though glass bottles and containers are prohibited.

Nursing Areas
Mothers are welcome to nurse children wherever they feel comfortable at the RBAC, however nursing in the Pools is prohibited.

Scooters & Powered Devices
Scooters, skateboards, inline skates, shoes with built-in wheels, as well as other recreational devices such as drones and remote control toys are prohibited.

Smoking & Alcohol
The RBAC is a tobacco-free environment. Cigars, pipes, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, vapor cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or any tobacco related product is strictly prohibited on or around the RBAC property.  Alcoholic beverages and any controlled substances are not allowed on the premises.

Restrooms & Changing Tables
Locker rooms are located on either side of the lobby. Seven family changing rooms are available around the pool areas as well. Changing tables are located in the locker room and in each family changing room. Due to health regulations, all diaper changing must be done in the restrooms.

Pool Toys
Pool toys, personal flotation devices and baby/toddler flotation devices (such as puddle jumpers or arm floaties) are prohibited.

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