General Aquatics Questions
How much is Open Recreational Swim?Open Recreational Swim is $4 per person per day.
How can I rent the facility?Facilities can be rented online or in person at all pool facilities during operating hours or the Community Center. Click here for more information about renting the pool.
Is there anything to purchase at the pools?
Each pool has a small supply of swim diapers for children in need of swim diapers available for purchase.
Las Posas Pool has two vending machines.
Guests can purchase Splash Passes or register for Aquatics Classes at all pool facilities.
Are swimming lanes available? Is there a designated lap swim time?
Las Posas Pool offers swimming lanes during Open Recreational Swim.
Swimming lanes are available for rent when the pool is not otherwise already in use.
What water toys can we bring to the pool?
When used appropriately and not causing any problems, permitted water toys or flotation devices include:
- coast guard approved life jackets/vests
- pool noodles
- small figurines
Can we bring in alcohol?Alcohol, drug paraphernalia, smoking of any kind, and glass are prohibited in the facility.
Can we bring our own chairs?Guests are allowed to bring in their own chairs but not shade due to wind factors. The City of San Marcos is not responsible for any personal belongings brought on site.
Can we bring in food/drinks and where is it appropriate to consume them?Food and drinks are allowed within the facility but must be kept away from the pool area. No alcohol or drug paraphernalia is allowed. No cooking or glassware is allowed on site.
Do I have to wear a swimsuit? What qualifies as proper “swim attire?"All guests entering the water must wear proper swim attire that is suitable for wearing in a family-friendly environment, is made to withstand pool chemicals and is clean.
Do you have any membership, monthly passes or rewards program?Annual Splash Passes can be purchased online or in person at the pools, or the Community Center during regular business hours. No rewards programs are currently offered. Click here to view information about our Annual Splash Passes.
Swimming Lessons FAQ
How can I register for a swim lesson
What should I bring to a swim lesson?All swimmer should bring a swimsuit, goggles and a towel. It is recommended that sunscreen be applied 20 minutes prior to the lesson.
How many children are in swim lessons?
- Group Lessons have between three and eight participants.
- Semi-Private lessons have two to three participants.
- Private classes have one participant.
How much are swim lessons?
- Group Swim Lessons: $60 for 8, 30 minute classes. Saturday sessions are half price because they consist of 4, 30 minute classes.
- Semi-Private Lessons: $130 for 8, 30 minute classes. Saturday sessions are half price because they consist of 4, 30 minute classes.
- Private Lessons: $200 for 8, 30 minute classes. Saturday sessions are half price because they consist of 4, 30 minute classes.
- Splash Pass holders: Splash pass holders receive $5 off per class. Residents receive a 10% discount per class.
Aquatics Employment FAQs
What do I need to do to become a lifeguard?In order to become a lifeguard, you must become certified in Lifeguarding through the American Red Cross or a comparable approved training program, you must pass the in-water assessment, interview, background check and physical. Please see the Aquatics Jobs page for more information.
When will the city's Aquatics program be hiring?Typical the city's aquatics hiring season is late January through March of every year for the summer season.