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View of Los Baños Del Mar PoolSwimming at Los Baños Del Mar

401 Shoreline Drive, Santa Barbara CA 93101
(click here for map and directions through Google Maps)

Los Baños Del Mar, our beautiful, beach side, historic 50-meter pool, is one of the stars of our Aquatics program.

Here's what's happening at Los Baños this season:

Lap Swimming for Adults

Lap swimming hours are as follows:
April 3, 2017 through June 11, 2017

Weekdays (M-F) 7:30-9am; Noon-2pm, 7:15pm-8:15pm
Weekends and Holidays* Noon-2pm

EVENING LAP SWIM INFORMATION: The Junior Lifeguard Program will be conducting a swim clinic on Tueday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting on April 4th and ending on May 26th. Please be aware that two of the short lanes and two of the long lanes will be reserved for this program.

* Important Note: Pool is always closed on July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day; on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, we're open, but only from 12pm to 2pm.

Swim Passes

Swimming Passes Non-Resident Resident
Per Visit $6.00 $5.00
10-visit Adult Swim $43.00 $39.00
10-visit Senior Swim $33.00 $30.00
Unlimited Adult Monthly $64.00 $58.00
Unlimited Senior (60+) Monthly $44.00 $40.00
Locker Rental Per Month
Small Locker (2ft) $11.00 $10.00
Large Locker (3ft) $13.00 $12.00


Summer Recreation Swim at Los Baños

2017 Summer Season: June 12 - August 19
Recreation Swim is open Monday - Saturday from 2:15 pm-3:45 pm. Admission is $1 for children and $5 for adults. 

Los Baños Fans

Want to find out more about supporting Los Baños? There's a dedicated nonprofit group, Friends of Los Baños del Mar Pool who'd love to tell you more. You can get in touch with them through their website.

Ortega Park Pool

600 N. Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara CA  93101 (map and directions)

Open during the summer season. Swimming lessons and free recreations swim for children 13 years of age and younger. Children under the age of 7 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 18 years of age and older.   2017 Summer Season: June 12 - August 18. Open Monday - Friday from 1 - 3 p.m. Admission is FREE

Oak Park Wading Pool

300 W. Alamar, Santa Barbara CA  93105 (map and directions)

Open for free recreational swim during the summer season for use by children 7 years of age and younger. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 18 years of age or older.  

 Open seven days a week from 12 - 5 p.m during the summer season.  Admission is FREE.

West Beach Wading Pool

401 Shoreline Drive, Santa Barbara CA  93101 (map and directions)

The West Beach Wading Pool is closed until further notice

Private Lessons

Learn to swim or refine your stroke with one of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation's experienced Aquatics Team instructors! Private swimming lessons are suitable for all ages. Four 30-minute swimming lessons cost $110 (discounted to $100 for City residents).

Group Lessons

Group swimming lessons are offered during the summer season at Santa Barbara's beautiful Los Baños del Mar and Ortega Park swimming pools. Our American Red Cross swimming lesson programs for children 6 months to 12 years incorporate the development of basic swim techniques, water safety skills and most importantly, how to have fun in an aquatic environment. Ten 30-minute swimming lessons over a two-week period cost just $65 (discounted to $60 for City residents).

Helpful Links

Ocean Lifeguard Service at Santa Barbara Beaches

Daily Ocean Lifeguard service is provided at East Beach, West Beach and Leadbetter Beach from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. during the summer months.  Prior to the summer season, weekend only lifeguard service is provided Memorial Day weekend through the start of the summer season. 2017 Summer Season: June 10 - September 4.

All Ocean Lifeguards are United States Life Saving Association trained with Professional Rescuer CPR and Advanced First Aid training.

Santa Barbara Ocean Swimming from the Cabrillo Bathhouse

1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (map and directions) Phone (805) 897-2680

Part of the City of Santa Barbara's facilities since 1927, the Bathhouse at East Beach provides a paid drop-in use weight room, locker amenities and hot showers. This beachfront facility serves as home for the Parks and Recreation Departments Aquatics Office. Contained within the facility is the East Beach Grill where you can start your day with their famous wheat germ pancakes and a great cup of Peets coffee.

About Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation: Aquatics Section


To provide safe and high quality aquatic programs and services that encourage skill development and promote swimming as a lifetime sport for swimmers of all ages.


Aquatics offers families, community members and visitors many healthy, affordable and safe aquatic activities at our public pools, beaches and through participation in our recreational programs and camps for participants of all ages.

Join the Aquatics Team!

The Aquatics Sections has seasonal and year-round employment opportunities for pool lifeguards, swim instructors, beach lifeguards, junior lifeguard instructors and camp counselors. 2017 Beach Lifeguard & Junior Lifeguard Instructor Tryouts will be held on April 8th and April15th at East Beach. Registrations starts at 9:00am and the qualifying swim starts at 10:00am.

For detailed information contact:

Pool Positions                    Beach & Camp Positions

(805) 966-6110                     (805) 897-2680

Last Updated: Apr 5, 2017