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Posted on: April 12, 2021

First Indoor Pools to Reopen in Bayview, Sunset

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA Two of San Francisco’s indoor pools are poised to welcome back lap swimmers with reservations and all pools will reopen by mid-June, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.   

Registration for 60-minute lap swim times and drowning prevention classes at Sava Pool in the Sunset District and Martin Luther King Jr. Pool in the Bayview District will kick off Friday, April 16 at 8 a.m. at sfrecpark.org/register.  Both pools will open Tuesday, April 20. Mission Pool, San Francisco’s only outdoor pool, re-opened March 8. Its next registration session also opens Friday. Programming at all three pools will be available to view Tuesday here. 

Online registration will be first-come, first-served and is extremely limited, as lap swimming is limited to one swimmer to lane at Sava and MLK. Swimmers must be 14 or older to register. 

Group practices are not yet allowed. Classes are limited to drowning prevention. Swimmers should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before their scheduled time and shower and put on their suits at home. Locker rooms will be closed. Temperature checks will be performed before entering the building and masks are required outside of the water. Swimmers can show up no later than 15 minutes past the start of their swim time. 

The recently renovated Garfield Pool in the Mission District is scheduled to open May 1. North Beach Pool and Visitacion Valley’s Coffman Pool is scheduled to reopen May 17. Balboa Pool is scheduled to reopen June 1. Hamilton Pool in the Western Addition is scheduled to reopen June 7. The Richmond District’s Rossi Pool, which has been undergoing a renovation, is estimated to open in mid-June.  

For questions or assistance with registration, call 628-652-2900.

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