General Aquatics Questions
What are the requirements for riding the slide or using the diving board?
Both the water slide and diving board require a swim test to show competency for swimming in deep water as well as in a current (water slide exit). The diving board height requirement is 36" and the water slide height requirement is 48".
To successfully pass the swim test, swimmers must swim across the pool without aid or stopping.
Aquatics staff may eliminate use of the slide or diving board based on swimmer performance throughout the day as a safety precaution.
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?
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 and lap swim at the following times:
Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am
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
- pool noddles
- 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.
Swimming Lessons FAQ
How do I know what pool my swim lesson is at?
Las Posas Pool swim lessons will have an LP somewhere in the name.
Woodland Pool swim lessons will have WP somewhere in the name.
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 participants.
- Private classes have one participant.
How much are swim lessons?
Swim lessons are grouped in sessions and can be either 8 or 4 classes long. The session length is predetermined for each season.
- Group Swim Lessons: $60 for 8, 30 minute classes. $30 for 4, 30 minute classes.
- Semi-Private Lessons: $130 for 8, 30 minute classes. $65 for 4, 30 minute classes.
- Private Lessons: $200 for 8, 30 minute classes. $100 for 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.