Summer time is most often associated with time in the water for kids and the kids-at-heart. If you’re looking for a place to beat the summer heat in Santa Clara, take a look at one of these public swimming pools. Cool off with the kids, swim a few laps for exercise, or just splash around and have fun!
The city of Santa Clara operates five swimming pools and is proud to offer swimming lessons, exercise and lap time, and recreational swimming to residents and visitors of the city. In addition to the Senior Center Natatorium, Santa Clara’s pools provide swimming instruction to nearly 4,000 area children and adults each year, and are a favorite when the summer heat arrives.
Santa Clara offers swimming lessons to children and adults of all ages throughout the summer. Red Cross-certified swim instructors teach classes ranging from parent and tot classes, expert swimmer and water safety training courses at three of the community pools. All pools are outdoors and pool temperatures are subject to a bit of fluctuation due to weather conditions. To ensure your child is getting the instruction they need, the instructors will perform a pre-test with each child to evaluate their abilities and place them in the proper swimming class.
To register for swim lessons in Santa Clara, click here.
Recreational Swimming Time in Santa Clara
We've put together a list of public pools where you and your kids can go to cool off, have fun, and make a splash this summer!
George F. Haines International Swim Center
2625 Patricia Dr. (at Central Park), Santa Clara, CA 95051 (408) 243-7727
Known for being the home of the program that produced the most competitive swimming champions in the world, this swim center and public pool is also a neighborhood favorite when the hot summer months come around. With adult exercise swimming at noon and a senior swim time year round, this facility also offers all-ages water play during the summer.
Mary Gomez Park and Pool
615 Bucher Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95052 (408)615-2200
Named after Mary Gomez, a Santa Clara Unified School District teacher who was instrumental in the foundation and development of Santa Clara’s Parks and Recreation Department, this park and picnic favorite features a public pool for the neighborhood to enjoy. With swimming lessons and recreational swim/pool time available all summer long, this is a Santa Clara favorite.
3750 De La Cruz Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408)988-3202
This pool is open to the public during the summer months only and has swimming lessons and recreational pool time available to the general public. It also features a wading pool for small children, disabled pool access, and a grassy sunbathing area for those looking to catch some rays instead of swimming.
Warburton Park and Pool
2250 Royal Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408)241-6465
Named in honor of “Mr. Santa Clara” himself, Austen Warburton, this park is complete with all summer recreational activity spaces including a neighborhood and kid-friendly pool. Swimming lessons and recreational swimming are available throughout the summer for the public.