About Lap Swimming

Lap Lane Pool: 25 yards, supports 14 lanes, kept at 80 degrees F

Lanes are dedicated to Lap Swimming in the Lap Pool seven days per week year-round with a lifeguard on duty at all times. We observe circle swimming when there are more than two swimmers per lane. The number of lanes for Lap Swimming varies according to scheduled activities in each pool, but during the times below, you will find designated lap lanes. Look for the yellow cones on deck.

Open Swimming for Lap Swimmers
If you are registered to pay for laps monthly, you can come to Open Swim any time. Choose to swim laps or play with your kids — your time in the pool is already paid for. Even drop-in fees are good all day for both Laps and Open Swim.

Safety Protocols for COVID-19
Rinconada Pool is fully reopened as of July 5th. At this point, all current Covid-19 restrictions and safety protocols will no longer be in effect. To view these Safety Protocols and Guidelines, please follow this link.

Schedule & Pricing for Lap Swim

Lap Swim (January 2 – March 31)

Monday – Friday 6:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 6:00am – 9:00am
12:30pm – 5:00pm
Saturday/Sunday 6:00am – 5:00pm

To view a daily breakdown of our programming at Rinconada Pool, please view this PDF.
Winter Schedule at Rinconada: January 2 – March 31


Drop-In: $9
Senior (60+): $8
Monthly Membership: $64
Senior Membership (60+): $54

Drop-In: $10
Senior (60+): $9
Monthly Membership: $69
Senior Membership (60+): $59

If you would like to cancel your Lap Swimming membership completely, please fill out the online Cancellation Form. Cancellation requests may also be taken in person through the Service Center. Cancellation requests must be submitted by the 15th of current month to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following month.

Policies & FAQs

Reoccurring Payments
All payments are non-refundable. All payments are billed automatically on the first day of the month/quarter for the entire month/quarter. There are no pro-rated refunds for mid-month/quarter cancellations.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests must be submitted by the last day of current cycle (month/quarter) to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following billing cycle (month/quarter). Please fill out this form if you’re looking to cancel your membership. You may also cancel your membership in person with a Service Center representative.

Conduct Safety
Please help ensure a great experience for everyone. Before you send your young swimmers to the pool, be aware that we wish to maintain high standards for conduct with emphasis on safety. We encourage behavior that is respectful and mature, and our guards will enforce safety rules with regard to running on deck, roughhousing and courtesy.

Check-In at Rinconada Pool
Rinconada Pool at Palo Alto Swim & Sport features a check-in system requiring either a check-in card or our smartphone app to gain access to our facilities. You can download the iPhone App for Apple & the Google Play App for Androids by clicking the respected links above.

Locker Rooms
The Locker Rooms close 15 minutes after the pool is closed for the day. Please be aware of the time during the schedule.


Q: How many lap lanes do you have?
A: 14 lanes at 25 yards each.

Q: What temperature is the pool kept at?
A: 80 degrees Fahrenheit

Q: Are the pools salt water or chlorine?
A: All of our pools are chlorine

Q: Do you have lockers where I can store my belongings?
A: Yes. We have several lockers located in our changing rooms and out on the pool deck. It is recommended you bring a lock for your belongings.

Q: When is the best time to swim?
A: Mid-morning to mid-afternoon is typically the least busy for lap swimming.

Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Our hours of operation can be found on our Pool Schedule page. For specific Lap Swim hours, please click on the “Schedule & Pricing” tab.

Q: I am a monthly member. Do I need to do anything to carry my membership into 2021?
A: Your monthly membership is recurring so there is no action needed from you to continue your membership into 2021.