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Saturday, March 14, 2020 through Sunday May 3, 2020

Effective immediately all City-sponsored programs and classes, including lap swim and all swim team use, are cancelled through May 3.

If you have any questions, please call the Community Center at (925) 973-3200.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Swimming is the number one exercise among American adults.  Our pools are a comfortable 80 degrees and provide you with the opportunity to exercise at your own pace.  Beginners to experts are welcome.  Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited.   Locker rooms will be closed 20 minutes after lap swim concludes unless another program is using the facility.  Lanes are typically available for water walking but are not guaranteed.  

Please check out our Pool Rules to prepare for your next visit to our facilities.  

Can't find the answer you are looking for?  Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information. 

San Ramon Olympic Pool Hours

January 6 - May 2, 2020

6:30am – 8:30am

Monday- Saturday

Monday - Thursday 

May 4 - May 16 

6:30am – 8:30am

Monday- Friday 

Monday - Thursday 

11:00am - 4:00pm 

May 18 - May 31 

6:30am – 8:30am

Monday- Friday 

Monday - Thursday 

11:00am - 4:00pm 

1:00 - 4:00pm 

June 1 - August 9 

6:30am – 8:30am

Monday- Friday 

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday  

11:00am - 4:30pm 

12:30 - 4:30pm 

For more information on dates  Lap Swim will not be available due to a holiday or special event, please visit Pool Closure Dates

Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center Hours
June 1 - August 9

Monday - Friday 


Daily Fee & All Swim Pass

Effective May 4, 2020, the daily swim entry fee will be increased to $6.00 per visit.  The All Swim Pass prices will also be increased as follows:

All Swim PassFeesSavings
Daily Swim$6.00None
10 Visit Swim Pass$575% 
20 Visit Swim Pass$10810%
40 Visit Swim Pass$20415%
60 Visit Swim Pass$28820%

All Swim Passes purchased through May 3, 2020 will be honored for the duration of their validity period (2 years from date of purchase).  The All Swim Pass is flexible to meet your needs for recreation swim and lap swim, and offered at a great savings.  

We will continue to provide you with the best quality service.  The City of San Ramon appreciates you and thanks you for being loyal and valued customers.

 Purchase your All Swim Pass today!

San Ramon Olympic Pool Parking Permits

Starting on August 13th the San Ramon Olympic Pool will start using a new parking permit and the previous permit will no longer be valid. If you have a previous parking permit and would like to exchange it for a new permit, you may bring in the previous permit or provide the permit number and we can issue you a new permit.

If you do not currently have a parking permit, you may purchase one at the front counter for $1.

Parking permits will be needed for the San Ramon Olympic Pool parking lot starting Tuesday, August 13th. The permits must be visible from the front windshield during the hours of 8:30am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this by calling the front counter at 925-973-3240.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the aquatics program!

Lap Swim Etiquette

Lap swim should be an orderly and continuous swim.

In order to receive the full benefits and  enjoyment of lap swim, it is important that all participants respect other swimmers and abide by the following rules:  

Choose a lane that matches your abilities and desired activity level:

  • Swimming at a slow, medium, or fast pace
  • Water walking versus swimming
  • Swimmers/walkers may want to change lanes once the pool is impacted to accommodate like abilities
  • If you are unsure, ask the aquatics staff for assistance  

When necessary please share a lane with other lap swimmers in order to accommodate more participants by:

  • Splitting the lane - When two participants share the lane with each participant only using one side of the lane.
  • Circle Swimming – Can be performed by 2 or more participants swimming laps in a circular keeping to the right.  
  • If other participants are waiting, please limit your time to 30 minutes or invite them to share a lane with you.

Other Considerations:

  • Lap lanes are for exercise purposes only.
  • Please do not use the designated lanes for recreational purposes.
  • An adult must accompany children ages 12 and under. 
  • Children may not be left unattended on the pool deck or in the facility.  It is not necessary for chaperones to be in the pool during lap swim.  However, chaperones must supervise their children.
Circle Swimming Instructions

Circle swimming may be enforced to accommodate more swimmers if crowded.

Circle swimming can be performed by 2 or more participants swimming laps in a circular pattern, keeping to the right side of the lane at all times. 

The following are guidelines for effectively using this technique to accommodate more participants: 

How to get started
Choose a lane that matches your abilities and desired activity level.

How to enter the pool
Upon entering the water, never jump or push off into oncoming swimmers. Please wait until they have made the turn and pushed off.

How to circle swim
Swim in a circle counterclockwise, keeping to the right. PASS ONLY ON THE LEFT.

Slower swimmers must allow faster swimmers to pass.

Slower swimmers should wait at the wall until the faster swimmer turns OR the slower swimmer should swim close to the right lane line.

How to pass if needed
TO PASS, tap the foot of the swimmer ahead of you, indicating you wish to pass.

Wait and pass at the wall to avoid collisions.

How to break while circle swimming
When resting on the wall, please move to the outward corners of the lane.