Lap Swim

Lap swim is a low-impact exercise appropriate for swimmers of all levels and abilities.

Lap Swim

Lanes are dedicated to lap swimming in the Competition Pool and the Recreational Pool seven days a week year-round, and are under lifeguard supervision at all times. We observe circle swimming at all times. The number of lanes for lap swimming varies according to scheduled activities in each pool. Lap lanes are marked by the red cones in the Competition Pool. The Recreation Pool has lane signs which detail the lane activity throughout each day. Lap lane schedules for the pools are available by clicking on the links below. For up to the minute pool closure information, follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/rbac_updates.

NOTE: Starting Monday, September 2, 2019, we will begin observing our Winter Hours, which are as follows:
Monday – Friday: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(The Center closes promptly. Please be prepared to vacate the pools and weight room 15 minutes prior to the designated closing time.)

Lane Schedules & Info

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Lap swim is available all day. Lane availability may vary. Special events may impact lap swim availability. Please check the calendars below.

Lanes may be moved for programs up to 10 minutes prior to the designated start time.


Competition Pool

Competition Pool Calendar

View Lap Swim lane availability in the Comp Pool

The Competition Pool calendar shows how many lap swim lanes are available and how many lanes are used for a team practice or event during a given time frame, as well as the pool configuration (LCM or SCY). When in LCM, lanes add up to 8. When in SCY, lanes add up to 20.

NOTE: Competition Pool lane schedules are no longer published in PDF format and are no longer available in hard copy at the front desk. For lap swim information, please use the link above for the calendar.


Recreation Pool

Recreation Pool Lap Swim Calendars (PDF)

View Lap Swim lane availability in the Rec Pool

Recreation Pool Programs Calendar

View Programs in the Rec Pool

Recreation Pool lanes are numbered 1 through 20, starting at the shallow end (#1) and ending in the dive well (#20). Programs are listed by time and which lanes will be used. The Recreation Pool is configured in SCY.


Legend

SCY – Short Course Yards (25 yards)
LCM – Long Course Meters (50 meters)

Pool Deck Map (PDF)


Summer Lap Swim Hours (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
(The Center closes promptly. Please be prepared to vacate the pools and weight room 15 minutes prior to the designated closing time.)

Winter Lap Swim Hours (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
(The Center closes promptly. Please be prepared to vacate the pools and weight room 15 minutes prior to the designated closing time.)

Passes & Fees
Pass Young Adult
(14-17)
Adult (18+) Senior (55+)
Daily Pass $11 $14 $11
Monthly Pass $55 $70 $55
Quarterly Pass $150 $200 $150
Semi-Annual Pass $275 $350 $275
Annual Pass $450 $550 $450

Click on your desired pass above to sign up now!

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. If the lane is crowded, always ease in, using a feet-first entry. You may dive into the pool from the deep end, but only if the pool is completely clear in front of you and notify any swimmers already in the lane you are getting into.

Circle Swimming: Just like driving a car, you swim on the right side of the lane in a counter-clockwise pattern, keeping the middle of the lane open.

Passing: The best place to pass someone is at the wall. A light touch of the foot of the person in front of you will indicate to them to stop at the wall or ‘hug the lane’ and let you pass. If you pass in the middle of the pool, it should be between the backstroke flags, and you should pass in the inside or middle of the lane.

If you are the person being passed, please stop at the wall to let them pass. It is best to stop and go to the right corner of the lane, then they can pass you on the left. If they are passing you in the middle of the pool, just swim as close as you can to the lane line and slow down a bit to allow them room and time to pass.

Number of People in a Lane: Several people (as many as 6 or more) can fit in a lane if proper etiquette is observed and swimmers of like speed are together.

Lane Speed: The best way to find the lane that is best for you, is to watch those who are swimming. If you are the first one in the lane, just abide by circle swimming so others may join you. If you aren’t sure what lane, ask a lifeguard for some assistance. Swimming in the same lane with people at your same pace could help you swim better and have a better workout.

Stopping/Resting: If you are resting on the wall, stay to the right side of the lane to stay away from swimmers coming in.  Stopping in the middle of the pool should be avoided. If the lane is crowded and one person stops, all will have to stop. Be aware of the swimmers around you at all times.

The Diplomacy of Shared Space: If someone makes a suggestion concerning any of the mentioned etiquette topics, try to make adjustments in the spirit of cooperation. If you make a suggestion to another swimmer, try to do it as diplomatically as possible. 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 arrangement of lanes.

Lane Line Changes: Be alert to the lane lines when they are being added or removed from the pool. There may be a delay in the pool schedule between changing activities.

FAQs

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.

Does the Center offer long (50 meter) and short course lanes (25 yard)?

Yes. The Competition Pool provides either 20 short course lanes or 8 long course lanes. To view the competition pool lane change schedule click here. The Recreational Pool is always set up in short course.

For up to the minute pool closure information, follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/rbac_updates.

Are the pools heated?

The Comp Pool is 81 degrees and the Recreational Pool is 86 degrees.

Can I swim laps in the Therapy Pool?

Lap swim and recreation swim are not allowed in the Therapy Pool.

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