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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2015


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!

Effective October 31, 2014 - March 6, 2015:

Winter Pool Schedule (PDF)

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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 or visit Enjoy! Online.

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. Pool party reservations are accepted beginning in February before the May through September season. For availability and to reserve your next party, click here.


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 late summer seasons, we offer early morning, midday, and evening lap swim sessions year-round for your convenience.

Both pools are heated to 80 degrees.

Rinconada now has 48 wallet-sized lockers available for storing valuables (wallets, keys, cell phones, jewelry, etc.) while you swim. Lockers are available at no additional charge and are emptied at the close of each day. For instructions on how to use our lockers, click here.



JLS Pool
JLS Pool open from the second week of June through the last week of July. Conveniently located off Alma road, JLS is located at 480 East Meadow Drive. JLS pool is 4'6" in its shallowest end and 9' in its deepest end.






Senior (60+)




Adult (18-59)




Youth (3-17)




Infant (0-2)


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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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General Information:

Aquatics Hotline: 650.463.4914
Pool Rules (PDF)
Directions to Pools (PDF)

Rinconada Pool
777 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

JLS Pool (Open June 9 - July 31)
480 East Meadow Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Classes and Programs:
Enjoy! Online

Private Pool Party Information:
Pool Party Brochure (PDF)
Availability & Reserve (Link)

Employment Opportunities:
Brochure (PDF)
Lifeguard Trainings & Application (Link)


Rinconada Masters
Palo Alto Swim Club

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2014