Pool Locations

The City of Escondido operates its Aquatics programs out of two pool facilities conveniently located through out the City. Each facility is home to our Open Swim and Learn to Swim programs.      

James A Stone Pool
131 West Woodward Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

760-839-4810
*Pool hours vary based on the programs listed below.

Washington Park Pool
501 North Rose Street
Escondido, CA 92027

760-839-4660
*Pool hours vary based on the programs listed below.

 

                   

Swim Lessons:

Registration is now open!

Cost:   Youth Lessons - $40 for four 30 minute lessons    

            Adult and Teen Lessons-  $60 for for four 30 minute lessons     

Info/ Policies:

  • All participants are now required to receive an assessment before the are able to enroll. Assessments are held at Washington Park Pool each Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. except for 12/24/2022 and 12/31/2022.
  • To eliminate distractions and create a safety zone for certified lifeguards to patrol, families are not permitted on deck
    • An observation area is available at each pool.
  • Life jackets are not permitted. It creates a false sense of security for participants when not wearing one and hinders swim skills development that are being taught.
  • All participants should use the restroom and shower prior to entering the pool.
    • An opportunity will be given before class begins to do so.
  • A swim diaper must be worn for youth participants of Me & My Shadow classes.
  • Only preregistered participants are allowed, drop-ins are not permitted.

The City of Escondido has aligned itself with Starfish Aquatics Institute. The Starfish Swimming curriculum is designed for students ages 6-months to adult.  Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combine both swimming and safety skills.  Students participate in experiential learning activities that allow them to explore the water in a creative and comfortable environment. Correct swimming techniques are taught from the very beginning, providing an easy transition to swim team. To view which benchmarks required to pass at each level view our flow chart image to the right.

         

 

 

 

Learn-to-Swim Scholarship Information: 

We are not offering Learn-to-Swim Scholarships for the 2023 season. Any future offerings will be promoted on this page. 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lap Swim 
 
Our Lap Swim hours have expanded this Summer Season!

These outdoor activities are the perfect way to support physical distancing and improve health and wellbeing. So whether you've been swimming for years, or are looking to incorporate something new into your fitness routine come visit us at James Stone Pool!

 

Location: James Stone Pool

131 Woodward  Ave. Escondido CA, 92025 

Fees: $5 drop in - cash only, due at the pool

          $40 Punch pass of 10 swims -Click here to purchase online or $40 cash due at the pool 

Times:

Tuesday and Thursday 7 -10 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday 8-10 a.m. CLOSED 12/24, 12/25, 1/31/2022 & 1/1/2023 

Info/ Policies:

  • Lap Swim is now available on a first come first served basis
  • A maximum of 24 lap swimmers are allowed in the water at once
  • Lanes are non-reservable and must be split if necessary
  • You may stay for any duration of the lap swim times stated above
 
 
Open Swim 
 
Our Open Swim program is designed for recreational swimmers of all ages and abilities! Children under eight years must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the deck, in locker room, and in the pool. Children who are not toilet trained must wear vinyl pants or a swim diaper. Swim diapers are sold at the pool for $3.
 
Fees: 10 Entry Family Pass - $40 - Click here to purchase online 
           Single Drop in - $5 per person
 

Season Dates:  Closed until Spring 2023