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Last Updated: Apr 19, 2014


The City of Palo Alto Aquatics program offers a variety of ways to enjoy the pool including lap swim, recreation swim, swim lessons for all ages, fitness classes, camps, pool parties, and special events. Enjoy swimming!

Please note that Recreation Swim for the Wading and Lap Pools doesn't start until Saturday, May 10!

Pool Schedules

Fall 2013 - Winter 2014 Pool Schedule (PDF)

(Effective September 23, 2013 - May 9, 2014)

Expected Pool Closures
4/20/14: 7am - 9:30am for Easter Sunday

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Lap Swim
Lap swimming is a great low-impact exercise for swimmers of all levels. The City of Palo Alto offers Lap Swim services several hours each day for your convenience. For admission rates, please see below.

Recreation Swim
Recreation swim is a fun, casual exercise for swimmers of all ages. The City of Palo Alto offers Recreation Swim between the months of May through September, every year. For admission rates, please see below.

Swim Lessons & Classes
The City of Palo Alto offers a wide array of swim lessons and water fitness programs for everyone to enjoy. To inquire about classes currently being offered, please refer to the Enjoy! catalog.

Private Pool Parties
Hosting a party at the pool is a great way to celebrate any occasion. The Rinconada Wading Pool is available for rent and is suitable for kids aged 8 and below and their companions. For schedule and fees, please see our brochure and FAQs on the right. Pool party reservations are accepted beginning in February before the April through September season.

Rinconada Pool
Rinconada's Wading Pool offers features like "lemon drop" geysers, a circular waterfall, “Aqua-ducks” (water bicycles that squirt water), a zero depth “beach” area ideal for infants, as well as a small slide. The maximum depth is 3 feet.

Rinconada’s Lap Pool includes two diving boards and 14 lap lanes (25 yards in length.) In addition to our Recreation Swim program in the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons, we offer early morning, midday and evening lap swim sessions for your convenience.

Both Rinconada's Wading and Lap Pools are heated to 80 degrees year-round.

Rinconada Pool Gets Lockers!
Lockers are now available for daily use at no additional fee. Located outside and to the right of the men's locker room entrance; swimmers may safely store their valuable items including wallets, keys, and cell phones, while swimming. At the end of their swim and before departing, swimmers can grab their valuable items and leave the locker door open for the next swimmer to use.

The City of Palo Alto disclaims financial liability and responsibility for lost or stolen property placed in any Rinconada Pool area locker. Lockers are cleaned out nightly.

Click here to view step-by-step instructions for using lockers at Rinconada Pool!






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Discount for Regular Swimmers! How it works: Accounts can be set up at:
Swimmers purchase swims in advance at discounted price in packs of 10 swims. Card is swiped at the pool and a swim is deducted. Swims don’t expire. Fees per swim are listed above.

Aquatics Coordinator:
Tyler Stetson
Phone: 650-463-4929
Fax: 650-321-5612

Aquatics Updates:
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Pool Information:

Aquatics Hotline: 650-463-4914
Fall 2013 - Winter 2014 Pool Schedule (PDF)
Pool Rules (PDF)
Directions to Pools (PDF)

Rinconada Pool
777 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Classes and Programs:
Enjoy! Online

Private Pool Party Information:
Pool Party Brochure (PDF)
Rental Application (PDF)

Employment Opportunities:
Brochure (PDF)


Rinconada Masters
Palo Alto Swim Club

Last Updated: Mar 17, 2014