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LAP SWIMMING AT THE CITY OF SAN RAMON

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. 

Lap Swim Program

Lap Swim Program Information:

  • Lap lanes are for exercise purposes only. Please do not use the designated lanes for recreational purposes. It is not necessary for chaperones to be in the pool during lap swim. However, chaperones must supervise their children ages 12 and under while they swim laps.
  • There is no longer a restriction on the number of swimmers per lane.
    • When necessary and based on participant’s comfortability, please share a lane with other lap swimmers in order to accommodate more participants.
      • 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.
  • Participants can attend the program at any time during scheduled lap swim hours.
  • Participants will pay at the front desk by swim pass, credit card, or cash.
  • Showers and locker rooms are now open.
  • Kickboards will be available for use during lap swim. Goggles, pull buoys, fins, and other equipment will not be provided by the City.
Daily Fee & All Swim Pass

All Swim Pass

Fee

Savings

Daily Swim

$6.00

None

10 Visit Swim Pass

$57.00

5%

20 Visit Swim Pass

$108.00

10%

40 Visit Swim Pass

$204.00

15%

60 Visit Swim Pass

$288.00

20%

 Note: One swim required per person, per visit.

All Swim Passes 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.  

Beginning July 1, 2020, a 2.88% convenience fee will be added per total credit card transaction.

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.