Whether you want to get fit by swimming laps or just play in the water with the kids, the Clairemont pool is a great deal right here in our neighborhood. Here are some fast facts and links to more information.
- Main Pool: 25 yards long x 25 meters wide, 11 lanes, 3½ ft. deep to 12 ft. deep with additional 2 ft. deep entry area
- Spectator Area: Shaded bleachers and a grassy area
- Showers: Outdoor
- 1 meter diving board
- Walk-in ramp for ADA access
- Starting blocks (high school rentals only)
Recreational and Lap Swimming
Families, groups, and individuals are encouraged to swim during designated recreational swim times in a supervised, unstructured atmosphere. Lap lanes are also available during designated times for those seeking fitness and conditioning. (Note: Specific lanes and areas will be designated for Lap and Recreational Swimming during these times, however, pool may be utilized for other programs as well.)
Facility Admission Fees: All persons entering the facility during Recreational and Lap Swimming times MUST pay the following admission fees:
- Adults (16 years & older): $4/visit or $35/10 visits or $100/30 visits
- Children/Disabled/Seniors (62 years & older): $2/visit or $15/10 visits or $45/30 visits
- Discount passes may be used at all City pools
- Passes expire one year from the date of issue
- Scholarships and Fee Waivers: A limited number of scholarships and fee waivers (based on financial need) are available. Please contact the Pool Manager for more information.
Children under seven years of age or less than four feet tall MUST be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult in a swim suit at all times (including in the water, on the deck, and in the restroom).
While in the water, a parent or responsible adult must remain within arm’s reach of the child.
The City of San Diego Swimming Pools may close without notice during inclement weather conditions. All Aquatics programs, schedules, and fees may be changed and/or cancelled without notice.
The Learn-to-Swim Program is designed to teach children, teens, and adults to swim in a positive, fun, and safe environment. The City of San Diego offers year-round swim lessons emphasizing logical skill progression, water safety awareness, and endurance.
Please see our prerequisites page for classes. Instructors will also assess students’ individual skills and abilities on the first day of class. Students may be transferred to a different class level or be required to repeat a class level.
The Pool Manager should be informed of a student’s special needs before the first class session begins. Fees provide instruction for 5 hours for group rates and 2.5 hours for private lessons.
Please contact the pool of your choice for specific information.
Large Group (6+)
Small Group (3-5)
Refund Policy: Patrons should put extra care into the selection of classes. There are NO REFUNDS. Class transfers or credit toward another aquatic program may be requested and must be authorized by the Pool Manager. A full refund will be granted only if the class is canceled by the Pool Manager.
Emergency Testing & Safety Checks
All City pool personnel are subject to emergency testing at any time. Patron patience and cooperation during these drills is greatly appreciated. There may also be ten-minute safety checks conducted every half hour or every hour during Recreational Swim hours.
All City pools are available to rent for exclusive or shared use (birthday parties, school activities, athletic teams, company parties, special events, and more). Contact the Pool Manager for more information on scheduling and pricing.
The following businesses and organizations support the Park and Recreation Department Aquatics Program:
San Diego Surf Lifesaving Association
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
American Red Cross: San Diego-Imperial Counties Chapter
Vanguard Charitable Foundation