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Please note: Mission Pool, an outdoor swimming facility, is currently open for limited lap swim only, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In order to comply with the current health order, we cannot permit more than four people in the water at any time.
Registration and cost
Swimming sessions are $7, and must be reserved and purchased online. Registration opens at 8 a.m. every other Friday for the following two weeks (Monday-Saturday time slots). Each swimmer is allowed only a single one-hour reservation per day. Swim purchases are not refundable or transferable.
Other important Covid-19 requirements
- Participants MUST register for lap swim sessions. No drop-ins allowed.
- Swimmers must be 14 or older.
- Please shower at home and come dressed to swim. There is no locker room, changing area or shower access. A single occupancy restroom is available.
- Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your swim time. Swimmers can show up no later than 15 minutes late.
- Masks must be worn at all times when out of the water. Please keep 6 feet of distance from others.
- We’ll be conducting temperature checks and health screenings. If you are feeling ill, stay home.
- Sharing equipment is not allowed. Swimmers can bring their own goggles, kickboards, and pull buoys.
- Do not congregate with others on deck.
- You will be asked to dress on deck and leave as soon as possible after your swim, following the egress path to the street.
How does this work if I have a membership or swim pass?
Swimmers with current membership or swim passes must still make a reservation online but will not have to pay upon checkout. Instead, they will scan their cards to gain entry when arriving at the pool. If a passholder or member doesn’t show up for the reserved time slot, the account will be charged the $7 drop-in admission fee as a no-show charge. Monthly passes that expired after April 2020 have been given a new one-month pass, good through Nov. 7. Annual passholders have received a 6-month extension. Pass renewal is available online or by calling 628-652-2900.
What if the pool is closed due to poor air quality?
The pool will remain open unless the air quality reaches the RED zone. If it closes, swimmers will receive a credit for their missed reservation.
All other city swimming pools remain closed per the City's Health Order. We look forward to welcoming you back as health restrictions allow.
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