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Recreation & Lap Swim

  Lap Swim Availability

Swim Lessons

Adult Fitness Swim Class

Wet Water Workout

  Specialty Classes:

  Sharks Swim Team

  Water Polo

  Synchronized Swim

Entry Fees*



Water Safety Instructor

Guard Start

Employment Opportunity



Financial Assistance



Pool Allocation Guidelines

Permit Application

Birthday Permit Application


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Local Pools Info

Water Safety

Camp Information

Pool & Diving Rules*

Annual Maintenance Closure

The Santa Monica Swim Center will be closed beginning Monday, December 8, 2014 and will reopen on Monday January 12, 2015. We have scheduled this closure to complete repairs and make improvements to the facility.  Here are some of the items to be completed during the closure:
Clean out the surface gutters on both pool decks
Pressure wash pool deck drain lines
Replace/repair tiles around both pools
Perform annual maintenance on pool boilers
Water proof seal muriatic acid and chlorine tank pits (floor and
Replace sand media in all three filters of the Splash pool
Seal the area where the tile and the drains come together in the
    public locker room showers due to deterioration
Annual preventative maintenance on all pool equipment

 The pools do not have to be drained to complete any of this work!  

This is in addition to Custodial Services thorough cleaning of the facility.

Thank you for your support!

Swim Center Management


New Weekend Hours

Its that time of year when we start closing earlier on the weekends. Beginning Saturday, November 8 our hours are 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 9 our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Happy swimming!
Winter 2014 Shark swim team Registration

Register now by clicking

Registration for Santa Monica residents will begin on Wednesday November 12th at 6 a.m. Registration will be online only from November 12th through November 18th. Non-Resident registration begins November 19th.

An online account is required to register online. Create your online account now at

Click here for class dates and times.
updated 11/1/11   

Groups or individuals desiring to provide coaching or instruction at the Santa Monica Swim Center must obtain a permit. Private instruction (one-on-one) is not permissible. Permit guidelines and applications can be obtained on this website or at the Santa Monica Swim Center.

The following characteristics are examples of instruction in progress and are not permissible:
~ A swimmer in the water at the wall the majority of the time and sending off another swimmer and giving corrective feedback on swimming techniques.

~ A swimmer is intently focused on the swimming partner they are with and the skills they are performing.

~ Progressive structure involved in the swimming activities given with little or no play or lap swimming

~ Detailed and technical descriptions of activities are given prior to a swimmer performing a skill, as well as corrective feedback delivered after the skill is completed.

~ Spending more than 5 minutes drilling a swimmer in the same skill with little or no play or lap swimming involved, and using multiple teaching techniques and methods.
Today at the Swim Center

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Pool Closure
Monday, December 8, 2014
Sunday January 11, 2015

Special Events               

Pool Closure
Monday, December 8, 2014
Sunday January 11, 2015


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Santa Monica

Swim Center

2225 16th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90405


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