Lap Swim

Lap Swim

Lane Splitting Now Available

Lap swim will be available with two swimmers allowed per lane. Two swimmers may split a lane, each stopping at opposite sides of the pool to maintain physical distancing.

Lanes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and subject to availability. If a lane is full, you must wait for a lane to become available. We ask that swimmers limit their workouts to one hour during peak times.

Please note lap swimming lane availability varies daily, based upon scheduled programming and events. During peak times, generally 3 – 9 pm Monday – Friday, lap swim lane availability is very limited, and wait times may exceed 30 minutes. Lane availability schedules can be found here for the Competition Pool and here for the Recreational Pool. 

The queue line for the Recreation Pool will remain on the middle deck, and the queue line for the Competition Pool will remain on the west deck.

Please check our pool schedules below for updated lane availability. If a lane is full, you must wait for a lane to become available. We ask that all workouts are limited to one hour. Aqua walking in the shallow end is allowed, during times that the shallow end is not reserved. Masks must be worn and you must maintain a distance of 8 – 10 feet from others at all times.

The minimum age for lap swim is 8 years old. All lap swimmers must be able to swim the entire length of the lane and may be subject to a swim test at the direction of Lifeguard staff. For swimmers under the age of 14, adult supervision is required.

Passes valid for Lap Swimming:

If you are an existing pass holder, you may use your pass to access the facility. If you are not an existing pass holder or your pass expires, you may purchase a monthly or quarterly lap swim pass online or in person, or purchase a day-use pass in person. Annual and semi-annual passes will not be sold at this time. Team memberships and water fitness passes are also valid for lap swimming.

At the Center:

Upon arrival, your temperature will be taken in the lobby of the Clubhouse and we ask that you self-screen for symptoms prior to arrival. We ask that do not come to the Center if you show any signs of illness or are under quarantine or isolation orders.

Locker rooms are temporarily closed. Everyone must rinse off using the deck showers prior to their swim. Family changing rooms will be available for restroom use only. Masks must be worn to and from the showers and restrooms.

A chair will be placed at the end of each lane for you to place your belongings on, as well as provide a visual reminder of your side of the lane and where to rest. Please do not move these chairs.  During inclement weather, bleachers will be set up under tarps for personal items.

Please continue to come to the Center dressed appropriately for the weather with your swimming attire underneath.

Safety Precautions:

Please be mindful of wearing your masks whenever you are not in the water and remain socially distanced as much as possible. Also, please do not spit into the gutters while swimming.

Lap swimmers should bring their own kickboard, buoys, and goggles. Shared pool equipment is prohibited.

Each user should bring their own water bottles; the bottle water filling station will be available, but the water fountain will be closed.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy as we are back in the pool and swimming.

 

Last revised: 4/19/2021

Lane Schedules & Info

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Competition Pool

The Competition Pool will remain in short course yards (SCY) until we can reopen in a normal operating capacity. There are 20 SCY lanes.

Lane splitting is permitted.

The Competition Pool Calendar shows times that are available for general lap swim, as well as times that are dedicated for team members.

Competition Pool Calendar


Recreation Pool

The Recreation Pool will remain in short course yards (SCY) until we can reopen in a normal operating capacity. Lanes are numbered 1-20.

Lane splitting is permitted.

The Recreation Pool Calendar shows times that are dedicated for team members and other programs and uses.

Recreation Pool Calendar

Click below to view general lap swim lane availability in the Recreation Pool.

Recreation Pool Lane Availability

Swimming Etiquette

To ensure that all swimmers enjoy their time in the pool, we ask that you adhere to the following lap swim etiquette.

Entering the Water: Always use a feet-first entry into shallow water. You may dive into the pool from the deep end.

Stopping/Resting: While resting on the wall, remain in the corner of the lane.  Be aware of the swimmers around you at all times.

Number of People in a Lane: Two

The Diplomacy of Shared Space: Please be courteous and responsive if you are asked to move lanes by the lifeguards. The lifeguard on duty will have the final say in the arrangement of lanes. Please wear a mask when you are not in the water.

Spitting/coughing: Please do not spit, cough phlegm, etc.. into the gutters.  All coughing must be done into one’s elbow. Always cover your mouth when you cough.

FAQs

Can I shower at the Center?

Everyone is expected to shower PRIOR to your swim. Showers are available on deck.

Which restrooms can I use?

The Accessible/Family changing rooms are available upon request for restroom use only.

Can I use the locker rooms?

Locker rooms are not available at this time.

Where do I put my stuff?

Please leave your items on the chair at the end of your lane. You may also place your belongings on the bleachers.

Where can I change my clothes?

We ask that you arrive at the Center ready to jump in the pool with a cover up, sweats, or parka over your bathing suit. Please leave with your bathing suit on.

Can I tread water or do aqua jogging as a part of lap swimming?

Yes. Aqua walking is available in the shallow end of the Rec Pool as space allows. No more than 3 people may aqua walk at a time.  Masks are required while aqua walking.

Can I use the spas?

No, spas are closed per the City of Pasadena’s health order.

Can I reserve a lane with the stairs/ladder?

No. Lanes will be used on a first-come, first-served basis, but you may utilize the ladder/stairs when someone else is in the lane, as long as you maintain a 6-foot distance at all times.

Can I bring my own chair?

No, the chairs provided will be sanitized between uses per the health department’s directives. 

Can I use the gym?

No, the gym is currently closed.

Can I share a lane with someone in my household?

Yes. Up to two swimmers may split a lane.

What is the minimum age for lap swimming?

8 years old. All lap swimmers must be able to swim the entire length of the lane, and may be subject to a swim test at the direction of Lifeguard staff. For swimmers under the age of 14, adult supervision is required.

Is lap swim only available in the Competition Pool?

No. In addition to the Competition Pool, lap swim is available in the Recreational Pool. The number of lanes will vary throughout the day. Please refer to our pool schedules above.

Are the pools heated?

The Comp Pool is typically heated to 81 degrees and the Recreational Pool is typically heated to 86 degrees.

Can I swim laps in the Therapy Pool?

Lap swim is not allowed in the Therapy Pool.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Masks are required while on site unless you are in the water or in the shower.

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