In order to further reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19 in our community, the City of San Luis Obispo is announcing temporary, precautionary changes to City facilities and operations that will help to protect the public and City employees.

Effective Tuesday, March 17, the SLO Swim Center will be closed to all aquatics programming until such time that appropriate measures are in place to ensure public health and safety.

Other public pool facilities in the SLO County area and other public pool facilities around California is taking this same approach to reduce the community spread of COVID-19.


SLO Swim Center Guests Here is the Swim Center’s staff list for movies, books, and music to keep you entertained while the SLO Swim Center is closed!

Movies to Watch:

  • Pride - PG
  • The Sandlot - PG
  • Chasing Mavericks - PG
  • Surfs Up - PG
  • Lilo and Stitch - PG
  • The Guardian – PG 13
  • Soul Surfer - PG
  • North Shore - PG
  • Blue Crush – PG 13
  • Gidget - G
  • Wild About Safety with Timon & Pumbaa: Safety Smart In The Water - G

Books to Read: (Water Safety)

  • Llama Llama Learns to Swim
  • Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim
  • Spot Goes to the Swimming Pool
  • Maisy Learns to Swim
  • Froggy Learns to Swim
  • Dora the Explorer – Swim, Boots, Swim
  • Peppa Goes Swimming
  • Danger Rangers in Cool By the Pool
  • Otter Let’s Go Swimming
  • My First Swim Class

Music to Listen:

  • The Beach Boys
  • Jack Johnson
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Baby Shark


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The SLO Swim Center, open year-round, features an outdoor 50-meter by 25-yard Main Pool with temperature controls keeping the water between 78 and 82 degrees. A Therapy/Tot Pool is maintained at 88 degrees with depths ranging from 1 to 4 feet.

SLO Swim Center Amenities:

  • Olympic-sized main pool with attached diving area
  • Therapy pool with large covered area
  • Fully accessible ADA lift in both pools
  • Bathhouse equipped with bathrooms, showers, and changing areas
  • Two diving boards for use during recreational swim
  • Located next to the Sinsheimer Park/Playground


Fall-Spring Hours

2020 Pool Closures - Updated 1/13


Olympic Pool Hours



 Rec Swim



 Long Course Lap Swim
6:00 am - 8:00 am

Short Course Noon Lap Swim
11:30 am - 1:30 pm



Short Course PM Lap Swim
5:30-7:00 pm




 Therapy Pool Open
11:30 am - 1:20 pm*
 5:30 - 6:50 pm*

*11:30 AM – 1:20 PM & 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: The 4 foot deep sec5on of the therapy pool is reserved for adults from 11:30 to 1:20 pm and 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Monday - Friday. During the weekends the deep sec5on of the therapy pool is reserved for adults only from 11:30 to 12:30 pm.


Daily Use: Adult: $3 // Youth/Senior: $2.50
Rec Swim Daily Use: Adult: $4 // Youth/Senior: $3.50

30 Day Pass: Adult: $45 // Youth Senior: $35
10 Day Pass (Swim Scripts): Adult: $27 // Youth/Senior: $22.50
Rec Swim 10 Pass: Adult $37 // Youth/Senior: $31.50
Warm Water Exercise Pass for 20: $100

Lessons and Classes

Swim Lessons/Classes
• Swim Level Enrollment Information

Warm Water Exercise


Aqua Pilates

Deep Water Exercise

Therapy Pool

7-8 am
8-9 am
9-10 am

Olympic Pool
11:40 am- 12:30 pm

Therapy Pool
5:40 pm - 6:30 pm

Olympic Pool

12:40 pm - 1:30 pm
Olympic Pool

12:40 – 1:30 pm


Monthly Rates and Swim Passes

Fee’s for Aqua Aerobics and Lap Swimming may be paid monthly: $45 per month for adults, $35 for youth/seniors. Booklets of 10 swim passes are available for Aqua Aerobics, lap swimming may be purchased for $27/adults, or $22.50/youth and seniors. Booklets of 10 swim passes are available for Recreational Swim and may be purchased for $37.00/adults, or $31.50/youth and seniors.


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Lifeguarding Participant Manual

The City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing recreational opportunities to all ability levels. We welcome people with disabilities into our recreation programs through specialized programs and inclusion opportunities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination of for individuals with disabilities, if you need specialized assistance to participate in any City sponsored classes, events or activities, please contact the front desk staff (805-781-7300 & In order to best accommodate your individual needs, we ask that you let us know of any accommodations needed at the time of registration and or at least 48 hours in advance of any City sponsored program. For further information on accommodation requests contact the front desk staff (805-781-7300 & 711 California Relay Service (which is also capable of handling TTY calls) is also available. The 711 service is available for those calling from within California.