Community swimming pools are located throughout Merced County. Programs include swimming lessons, recreational swimming, and pool rentals.
A variety of local swim leagues provide the opportunity for youth to improve their swim skills and compete in swim meets. Scroll down to explore the possibilities.
- Dos Palos
- Los Banos
- Local Swim Leagues
Swimming is also possible at the following reservoirs, state, and county parks
- Don Pedro Lake
- Eastman Lake
- George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area
- Hensley Lake
- Lake McSwain and Lake McClure
- Lake Yosemite County Park
- McConnell State Recreation Area
- Modesto Reservoir Regional Park
- San Luis State Recreation Area
- Turlock Lake State Recreation Area
Recreational swimming is offered Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 PM and Saturday from 12 to 4 PM. Swim lessons for children are also available.
Location: 2201 Fruitland Avenue, Atwater, CA 95301
For current information, including swim lesson schedules, call Atwater’s Department of Parks and Community Services at (209) 357-6320.
Located at Delhi High School, the Delhi pool offers recreational swimming, family swim nights, and swim lessons during the summer months. During the summer of 2016, the pool will be open from June 28th through August 6th.
Swim hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 4 PM. Admission is $1. A special family swim night is offered every Friday, with the pool open from 5 to 7:45 PM. Admission on family swim nights is $0.75 per person.
Location: Delhi High School, 16881 W. Schendel Road, Delhi.
For more information, contact the Delhi Unified School District at (209) 656-2000.
The pool at Dos Palos High School offers swimming lessons and recreational swim hours during the summer months.
Recreational swim hours: 12-4PM M-F, $1/person
Adult lap swim: 7-8:30PM, $1/person
Location: Dos Palos High School, corner of Mabel Avenue and Palo Alto Street.
For current information call City of Dos Palos Parks and Recreation at 392-2178.
The Gustine Aquatics Center at Henry Miller Park offers the following programs during the summer months: water aerobics, open swim, night swim, and pool rental.
Location: Henry Miller Park, corner of 3rd Ave. and 6th St., Gustine, CA
For more information call Gustine City Hall at (209) 854-6471.
The pool is open from 9 to 10 AM Monday through Thursday for adult lap swim. Open swim is held Monday through Friday from 12 to 4 PM.
NIght swim is offered on Tuesday andThursday nights form 6 to 8 PM. Admission is $3/person or $2 for senior citizens.
You can save money by paying in advance and for those who want to swim frequently, unlimited visit passes are available.
Water aerobics and swim lessons are also offered - see the City of Gustine webpage for more information: http://www.cityofgustine.com/newsView.aspx?nid=2963.
Located in the Hilmar Park, the pool offers swimming lessons, recreational swimming hours, water aerobics, and lap swimming.
Location: Hilmar Park, corner of Lander Avenue and Falke Street.
Morning lap swim: 6:30-8 AM, Monday-Friday
Combined lap swim and water aerobics: 12-1 PM, Monday-Friday
Evening lap swim: 6:30-PM, MWF
Recreational swim: 1-4 PM Tuesday - Friday, 12-3 PM Saturday
Water boot camp: 7:30-8:30 PM, Tuesday and Thursday
Swim Lessons 4:30-6:30 PM Monday through Thursday in 2-week sessions
To sign up for swim lessons or for more information call the pool at 667-6947 between 1 and 4 PM on a weekday.
The Livingston High School pool is usually open to the public during the summer months for swimming lessons and recreational swimming. Currently it is undergoing repairs and is expected to reopen in mid July.
Location: 1617 Main Street, Livingston, CA 95334
For more information call Livingston City Hall at 394-8830.
Swimming lessons and open swim hours are offered at the Los Banos County Park during the summer months.
Location: 1414 South 7th Street, Los Banos, CA 93635
For more information call the Los Banos School District at (209) 826-3801
The City of Merced operates city pools at
Ada Givens Park
Stephen Leonard Park.
These pools are available to rent for private events. Swim lessons are offered for children of all ages starting with a “parent and me” class for toddlers as young as six months.
Merced College offers a variety of swim programs during the summer and throughout the year.
City of Merced Swim Lessons: Four two-week sessions are offered from June through early August. Five levels of instruction include:
- Parent and Me (Ages 6 months to 3 years)
- Tiny Tots 1: (Ages 3 to 5 years)
- Tiny Tots 2 (Ages 4 to 6 years)
- Beginner Prep: (Ages 6 to 10 years)
- Stroke Technique: (Ages 7 years and up)
Call the city at 385-6978 for more information and current schedules.
City of Merced Recreational Swim Programs
The City of Merced offers swimming during the summer at McNamara Park, Golden Valley High School and Merced High School.
Swim lessons are offered for children of all ages starting with a “parent and me” class for toddlers as young as six months. Merced College offers a variety of swim programs during the summer and throughout the year.
City of Merced Swim Lessons: Three two-week sessions are offered from June through July. For the summer of 2016, there are still some lessons available at MacNamara Park in the mornings. Five levels of instruction include:
Parent and Me (Ages 6 months to 3 years)
Tiny Tots 1: (Ages 3 to 5 years)
Tiny Tots 2 (Ages 4 to 6 years)
Beginner Prep: (Ages 6 to 10 years)
Stroke Technique: (Ages 7 years and up)
Call the city at 385-6978 for more information, schedules, and to sign up.
City of Merced Recreational Swim Programs: The Memorial Plunge at McNamara Park and the Golden Valley High School pool are available for recreational swimming on summer afternoons.
Recreational swim hours:
- Golden Valley High School: Saturday and Sunday, 3-6PM
- MacNamara Park: Thursday-Sunday, 3-6 PM
The cost for admission is $1 for those under 18 and $2 for all others.
Youth under age 18 swim free on Fridays at MacNamara Park.
City of Merced Pool Rentals:
For more information, call the city at 385-6978.
Rentals are available from May through August.
Location of City of Merced Pools:
Memorial Plunge at McNamara Park: Corner of 11th and K Streets, Merced
Golden Valley High School Pool: 2121 E. Childs Ave., Merced, CA 95341
Merced High School Pool: 205 W. Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348
Merced College Pool: Merced College’s Community Service Department provides recreation classes for all ages. Programs for children include swimming lessons, diving lessons, and water polo.
Adult recreational lap swimming is offered throughout the year.
Location: North end of Stadium Lane near Parking Lot B1, Merced College campus
For more information go to: http://www.mccd.edu/programs/community/index.html or call (209) 384-6224.
Merced College Pool: Merced College’s Community Service Department provides recreation classes for all ages. Programs for children include swimming lessons, diving lessons, and water polo. Adult recreational lap swimming is offered throughout the year.
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or call (209) 384-6224.
Local Swim Leagues
The Merced County Swim League is made up of ten teams from Merced County and surrounding communities. Merced is also home to the Merced Skimmers Swim Team, which practices regularly at Merced College.
Skimmers offers youth programs and masters swimming for adults.
Merced County Swim League
Dos Palos Dolphins
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