Aquatics & Pools

Martin Luther King Jr Swimming Pool

Get active! Whether you’re looking to swim a few laps, do water aerobics, or get a little more extreme and conquer the waterslides at Hamilton, make one of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s beautiful pools your destination.

2017/18 Pool Closure Schedule

Purchase Swim Passes & Memberships!

Aquatics Increase Notice

Municipal Code Authorized Fees for FY 17-18 Increases will begin on 8/1/17 Children – (5-17) Children Drop-in Admission – Rec swim and Lap swim:  $1.00 Monthly Swim Pass – not including lessons:  $20.00 Yearly Swim Pass – not including lessons:  $210.00 Adult – (18-64) Adult Admission – Recreation Swim and … Continue reading

MLK Pool Boiler failure – Out of Service M-F 07/24-07/28

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Swimming Pool is currently experiencing pool heater issues for the main pool. The temperature will not be at our normal 82 degrees until further notice. Our calculated pool temperature could fall as low as 77 degrees during this time period. Thank you for your understanding … Continue reading

Balboa Pool Nearing Construction!

Within the next few weeks contractors will be moving onsite and will be staging at the basketball  courts, which will remain closed for the duration of construction due to safety concerns as the building gets seismically retrofitted, and the renovated. Thank you for your patience!

NEW! Memberships & Passes - Starting July 25, 2016

SF Rec & Park is happy to announce we are moving away from the paper scrip booklets and into the new technology of the "pass card." You can now purchase your 10-visit swim pass, AND we will now be offering monthly and annual memberships!

Starting July 25, purchase and renew ONLINE at sfrecpark.org/register, but you can set up your new account today. You can still purchase your passes or memberships at 3 walk-in locations:

  • Hamilton Pool – 1900 Geary Blvd (starting July 25)
  • Coffman Pool – 1700 Visitacion Ave (starting July 25)
  • McLaren Lodge Annex – 501 Stanyan St
  • note: we will NO longer be selling passes at the City Hall Treasurer's Office so head on over to Hamilton Pool or McLaren Lodge for the closest location to City Hall.

If you are currently purchasing Economic Need swim passes, you must have NEW account with Economic Scholarship applied. Once you set up your new account, please inform us so we can flag your new account as approved to purchase Economic Need passes and memberships online.
Contact (415) 831-6800 for more information or go to sfrecpark.org/register and click on Memberships.

Daily Entrance Fee

  • Please bring exact change - no change is available on the premises
  • Children (17 & under) one swim: $1
  • Adults (18 and older) one swim: $6
  • Water Exercise Drop-In: $9

10-Visit Swim Passes

Purchase on our new registration site or at one of our walk-in locations listed above.

  • Adult - $55
  • Adult Water Exercise - $74
  • Senior (age 65+) - $26
  • Senior Water Exercise (age 65+) - $38
  • Economic Need (pre-approval required) - $26
  • Economic Need Water Exercise (pre-approval required)- $44

Monthly Swim Passes

Purchase on our new registration site or at one of our walk-in locations listed above.

  • Adult - $81
  • Senior (age 65+) - $43
  • Economic Need (pre-approval required) - $46
  • Youth (17 & under) - $20

Annual Swim Passes

Purchase on our new registration site or at one of our walk-in locations listed above.

  • Adult - $740
  • Senior (age 65+) - $493
  • Economic Need (pre-approval required) - $493
  • Youth (17 & under) - $210

Pools are generally accessible for persons with disabilities. For further information call (415) 831-2747 or TDD (415) 242-5200.

Facilities at all pools include showers, changing areas, and lockers. You must bring your own lock for the locker. Locks may not be left on over night.

Non-swimmers must remain in shallow water. Deep water test includes: Swim crawl stroke 6-widths of the pool, and tread water 1 minute.

Deck staff are responsible for enforcing rules and regulations relating to the safety of swimmers and have the authority to eject persons for not complying with said rules and regulations.

All valuables must be checked in with the cashiers. The management will not be responsible for valuables left in the dressing rooms. Check in of articles is merely an accommodation. The Recreation and Park Department, and the City and County of San Francisco assume no liability there under.

Shower time is limited to three (3) minutes.

Parents who have children shorter than minimum pool depth must abide by these rules:

  1. parents must accompany children shorter than the minimum pool depth,
  2. parents must not leave children unattended, and
  3. parents must sign a permission slip. Infants must wear diapers with elastic on legs and waist.

All pool programs are subject to change. Poorly attended programs may be canceled.

MAINTENANCE AND CLOSURE SCHEDULE

2015-16 Pool Closure schedule

Tots: The program aims to promote the Red Cross water safety knowledge and skills, aquatic adjustment, and swimming readiness skills, as well as fun enjoyment in the water. The parent is the primary instructor for their child and will accompany the child into the water during instruction. The parent must dress in a swim suit. Toddlers who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers.

Pre-Schoolers: ratio 1 adult per child

Youth-1: Participants will acquaint themselves with the aquatic environment. Topics covered in this class include breathing control, floating, prone glide, back float, arm strokes and kicking, and other elementary skills.

Youth-3: is designed for participants who have developed the elementary skills of swimming. Participants will be able to develop the front crawl stroke and back crawl techniques. This class is designed to improve stamina and coordination.

Youth-5: These levels will coordinate, refine, and polish all the skills learned in previous levels. The butterfly stroke, open turns and surface dives will be introduced. Emphasis is placed on developing efficiency, power, and endurance.

Adult –1: Participants will acquaint themselves with the aquatic environment. Topics covered in this class include breathing control, floating, prone glide, back float, arm strokes and kicking, and other elementary skills.

Pool Parties

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department offers a variety of pool party packages at a few of our pool facilities. The packages include the use of a pool at a designated time and a room for food cake and beverages. Availability can be limited as we run many of our programs in these sites. Below are some key details to note regarding pool parties:

  1. Pool parties must be reserved at least 14 days in advance of the date desired.
  2. Payment of the rental fee and security deposit is due at least 10 days in advance of the reserved date.
  3. Any participant less than 48” tall must be accompanied by an adult at all times, both in and out of the pool. No exceptions.
  4. Participants are required to follow all established pool rules. This includes, but is not limited to; diving and slide rules, proper swimsuit attire and no flotation devices.
  5. Participants may bring in their own food and non-alcoholic drinks, but all food and beverages must be kept in the multipurpose room. No glass containers allowed.

How to Reserve a Pool Party:

Please click one of facility links below to see the details of each package offered. Once you have decided on a date and time, please call our office at (415) 831-5500 ext. 4 for indoor rentals, and we can check the availability for you.

Pool Party Facilities

  1. Hamilton Pool
  2. Sava Pool