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Swimming for Fitness Challenge

The weather may be turning, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop swimming. Sign up for the Key West Swimming for Fitness Challenge and transport yourself to sunny Key West every time you hit the water.

To find out more information about the Key West Challenge and to register, select "Swimming for Fitness Challenge" below.

Swimming is the number one exercise among American adults.  Our pools are a comfortable 80 degrees and provide you with the opportunity to exercise at your own pace.  Beginners to experts are welcome.  Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited.   Locker rooms will be closed 20 minutes after lap swim concludes unless another program is using the facility.  Lanes are typically available for water walking but are not guaranteed.  

Please check out our Pool Rules to prepare for your next visit to our facilities.  

Can't find the answer you are looking for?  Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information. 

San Ramon Olympic Pool Hours

January 1 - May 10, 2019
6:30am – 8:30am


Monday - Thursday 

May 11 - June 2, 2019
6:30am – 8:30am

Monday- Friday

Monday - Thursday 

11:00am - 4:00pm 

Sunday - Starting May 26
1:00 - 4:00pm 

Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day Hours 
1:00 - 4:00pm 

June 3 - August 11, 2019
6:30am – 8:30am

Monday- Friday

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 

11:00am - 4:30pm 

12:30 - 4:30pm

For more information on dates  Lap Swim will not be available due to a holiday or special event, please visit Pool Closure Dates

Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center Hours
June 3 - August 11

Monday - Friday 


Daily Fee & All Swim Pass

Daily Fee

The All Swim Pass will save you time, money and can be shared by everyone in the family and with friends. The All Swim Pass will remain active for two years.

All Swim Pass

1 - 9 All Swim Pass 
$5.00 each

10 - 19 All Swim Pass
$4.80 each
Savings 5%

20 - 39 All Swim Pass
$4.50 each
Savings 10%

40 - 59 All Swim Pass
$4.25 each
Savings 15%

60 & Above All Swim Pass 
$4.00 each
Savings 20%


Purchase your entry online and experience NO WAIT when visiting the pool. Present your pass at the front desk and you are in the door ready to have fun!

Purchase your All Swim Pass

Your All Swim Pass will be added to your account and available for use immediately. On your next visit to the pool, stop by the Front Desk and they will be able to print a scan card to make entry a breeze!

Swimming for Fitness Challenge

Discover the Benefits of Swimming

Swimming works out different muscles simultaneously. It is fantastic for toning the upper body, arms and shoulders. Swimming is a non-weight bearing activity; the buoyancy provided by water gives you a feeling of weightlessness all while supporting you. Therefore, it is recommended even for people suffering from injuries, back pain, arthritis and disabilities.

The physical benefits of swimming include increased strength and flexibility, enhanced muscular stamina, improved cardiovascular conditioning and posture correction. It helps in weight-loss, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of heart disease and strokes.

Key West Challenge - Winter 2018/2019

Map of Key West Challenge

Sign up for the Key West Challenge and take a scenic tour around Key West, passing by Fleming Key and Dredgers Key right here at the San Ramon Olympic Pool. This self-paced challenge is great whether you are just discovering the amazing health benefits of swimming for fitness or if you have been enjoying the swim life for many years.

You will have 17 weeks to complete the challenge which will begin on December 1st and end on March 31st. The total distance is 12.5 miles, which works out to be 880 Laps or 22,000 Yards. 

New to swimming for fitness? Use our beginners pacing guide to help guide you to success!

Registration is FREE! Participants will earn entries into a random prize drawing sponsored by Sports Basement.


Lake Tahoe Challenge - Summer 2018

Congratulations to all participants who completed the swimming for fitness challenge!  

  • Susan Johnson
  • Elizabeth Lee
  • Jadine Moy
  • George Slater

Participants earned entries into a random prize drawing sponsored in partnership with Sports Basement.  Entries were earned for every 2.5 miles completed and new swimmers earned an entry for purchasing their first All Swim Pass.   Congratulations to our random prize drawing winners, who received a $25 Sports Basement Gift Card!

  • Susan Johnson
  • Won Lee

Swimming for fitness challenge

Lap Swim Etiquette

Lap swim should be an orderly and continuous swim.

In order to receive the full benefits and  enjoyment of lap swim, it is important that all participants respect other swimmers and abide by the following rules:  

Choose a lane that matches your abilities and desired activity level:

  • Swimming at a slow, medium, or fast pace
  • Water walking versus swimming
  • Swimmers/walkers may want to change lanes once the pool is impacted to accommodate like abilities
  • If you are unsure, ask the aquatics staff for assistance  

When necessary please share a lane with other lap swimmers in order to accommodate more participants by:

  • Splitting the lane - When two participants share the lane with each participant only using one side of the lane.
  • Circle Swimming – Can be performed by 2 or more participants swimming laps in a circular keeping to the right.  
  • If other participants are waiting, please limit your time to 30 minutes or invite them to share a lane with you.

Other Considerations:

  • Lap lanes are for exercise purposes only.
  • Please do not use the designated lanes for recreational purposes.
  • An adult must accompany children ages 12 and under. 
  • Children may not be left unattended on the pool deck or in the facility.  It is not necessary for chaperones to be in the pool during lap swim.  However, chaperones must supervise their children.
Circle Swimming Instructions

Circle swimming may be enforced to accommodate more swimmers if crowded.

Circle swimming can be performed by 2 or more participants swimming laps in a circular pattern, keeping to the right side of the lane at all times. 

The following are guidelines for effectively using this technique to accommodate more participants: 

How to get started
Choose a lane that matches your abilities and desired activity level.

How to enter the pool
Upon entering the water, never jump or push off into oncoming swimmers. Please wait until they have made the turn and pushed off.

How to circle swim
Swim in a circle counterclockwise, keeping to the right. PASS ONLY ON THE LEFT.

Slower swimmers must allow faster swimmers to pass.

Slower swimmers should wait at the wall until the faster swimmer turns OR the slower swimmer should swim close to the right lane line.

How to pass if needed
TO PASS, tap the foot of the swimmer ahead of you, indicating you wish to pass.

Wait and pass at the wall to avoid collisions.

How to break while circle swimming
When resting on the wall, please move to the outward corners of the lane.