Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When can I register for a time slot?

Lap swim reservations open for the following week every Friday at 9:00 AM. 

Q: What if all the lanes are full?

Occasionally people cancel reservations. The best time to check for possible openings is at 3:00 PM the day before either online or by calling (949) 425-5114. 


Q: What should I do if I must cancel my reservation?

  1. Cancel online before 4:00 PM the day before your reservation, is very helpful.
  2. Call (949) 425-5114, before 4:00 PM the day before your reservation between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  3. Email ( Chelsea Caldecott, Recreation Coordinator, before 4:00 PM the day before your reservation. 

Q: What are my lane choices during lap swim?

1.) *Private Lane - 1, 2, 3, 4 Cost: Adults (14 - 59) $8.00, Senior (60+) $6.00.     

2.) *Shared Lane - 4, 5, 7, 10, 12   Can extend swim time into next hour if in same lane. Limited to 2 swimmers.


3.) Drop-in Lane - 8, 9, 13 - Open to any number of individuals for circle swimming.  


*Reservations are highly recommended due to limited supply

Q: Do you allow drop-ins?

Yes, we do! Lanes 8, 9, & 13 are open during adult lap swim times.

Q: What if I am not good with the computer?

Call (949) 425-5114 between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Staff are happy to assist you!


Q: How much does it cost to swim?

Adults: $4.00

Seniors: $3.00

Private Lane:

Adults: $8.00

Seniors: $6.00

Q: How do I pay?

Upon arrival, debit and credit cards are accepted at the gate. No cash accepted. 

Q: What if I am a YMCA member?

YMCA members can make reservations directly with YMCA staff by calling (949) 495-9622. If reservations are full, YMCA members have the option to make a reservation through the City website. Pool fees apply to YMCA members when reserving via the City website. 


Q: When is Rec Swim? 
Rec Swim takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Fee: Adult - $4.00, Senior - $3.00, Child - $3.00