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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

MARCH 11 - JUNE 3 
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
6:30am – 8:30am

Monday-Friday
11:00am—2:30pm

Monday-Thursday
7:00pm—8:30pm

Saturday
11:00am – 2:00pm

Sunday (starting May 27 - June 3)
1:00-4:00pm

Memorial Day - Monday May 28 
1:00-4:00pm


JUNE 4 - AUGUST 12
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
6:30am – 8:30am

Monday-Friday
11:00am—2:00pm

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
7:00pm—8:30pm

Saturday
11:00am-4:30pm

Sunday 
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 4 - August 5

Monday - Friday 
11:00am-2:00pm 

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
7:00-8:30pm 

Sunday
12:00-3:00pm 
Daily Fee & All Swim Pass

Daily Fee
$5.00

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%

DON'T WAIT IN LINE!

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  HERE
New users must first create an account.

Swimming for Fitness Challenge

Lake Tahoe Challenge - Summer 2018 
Challenge yourself to swim the distance! Sign up today for the Swimming for Fitness Challenge and swim across Lake Tahoe right here at the San Ramon Olympic Pool and Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center during Lap Swim hours. The challenge is designed for both beginner and experienced swimmers to work towards a fitness goal while improving your overall health. Registration is free. Participants will earn entries into a random prize drawing. 

Challenge Dates: 
June 1 - September 30, 2018 

Location:
San Ramon Olympic Pool &
Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center

FREE

CLICK HERE - TO REGISTER 

Farallon Islands - Golden Gate Bridge Challenge - Winter 2017/18
Congratulations to all participants who completed the swimming for fitness challenge!  

  • Richard Buc
  • Kirk Doberenz 
  • Andy Enzminger
  • Jennier Enzminger 
  • Elizabeth Lee 
  • Greg Overholtzer
  • Josh Porter 

Participants earned entries into a random prize drawing sponsored in partnership with Sports Basement.  Entries were earned for every 10 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!

  • Megan Sweeney
  • Jennifer Enzminger 
  • Richard Buc
  • Elizabeth 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.