Aquatics

  1. Youth Swim Programs
  2. Adult Swim Programs
  3. Swim Parties
  4. Recreational & Lap Swim
Swimming is a fun way to get your child active. Through swimming, your child will:
  • Learn a new skill or improve an existing one.
  • Increase water safety.
  • Build confidence.
  • Increase interest in healthy activities.

We offer a number of different swim programs for children and youth. All of our swim lessons are taught by certified instructors who know how to make learning fun and safe.

Explore our Youth Swim Programs online at www.SanMateoRec.org

Preschool & Youth Swim Lessons

Learning how to swim and further developing swimming skills when young not only keeps your child active and healthy, but also helps to increase their water safety for life. We offer swimming instruction based on the American Red Cross (ARC) Learn to Swim Program, which promotes both water safety and swimming skills in a safe and fun environment. Learn more about Preschool & Youth Swim Lessons

Pool Rules & Regulations


  • Everyone entering the facility must pay the admission fee.
  • Bathing suits must be worn into the pool. Street clothes are not permitted. White t-shirts only. No colored t-shirts allowed.
  • Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult (16 ) in the water. One adult per child.
  • Flotation devices must be securely attached to the body and coast guard approved.
  • No inflatable devices permitted.
  • Children in diapers must wear a swim diaper in the pool. Swim diapers can be purchased at the pool.
  • Advanced reservations required for groups over 10 people.
  • All Youth 15 years and younger are required to take a swim test prior to entering the water during rec swim.