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

Closed 11/13-11/20. All programming will move to Washington Park Pool this week.
131 West Woodward Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

*Pool hours vary based on the programs listed below.

Washington Park Pool
501 North Rose Street
Escondido, CA 92027

*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 students will now be required to attend a skill assessment before they can enroll in classes for Dolphin, Starfish, Seahorse, and Seal levels. The Instructor will then assign the student a skill on their Amilia account that will allow the student to enroll in classes at the appropriate level.
  • Assessments will be held Saturdays  9-11:45 a.m. 8/5-10/14, at Washington Park pool only.
  • Students will be evaluated on the last class of each session, and will only be allowed to move on to the next level if the critical benchmarks are met. 
  • 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 
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

Lap Swim is temporarily moving to moving to Washington Park Pool 11/13-11/20.

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 

Season Dates:

Fall 9/1-12/31/2023

Tuesday and Thursday 7 -10 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday 8-10 a.m.


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.

Location: Washington Park Pool

Fees: 10 Entry Family Pass - $40 - Click here to purchase online 

           Single Drop in - $5 per person
Season Dates:  
Open Swim will resume in May 2024.