SAMLARC strives to provide safe, beautiful, and enjoyable aquatic facilities for Members and their guests.

The SAMLARC Pools opened on June 13 following Orange County's allowance of the re-opening of community pools. The Pool operations have been modified to support social distancing and comply with government requirements. Previous to July 6, 2020, a reservation system was used to monitor capacity.


As of July 6, 2020, a live occupancy counter streamlines Members’ pool usage. This occupancy counter displays real-time capacity at each pool as visitors enter and exit, allowing Members to determine when they wish to visit the facility. The maximum capacity at each pool is 50% at any given time.

In order to continue supporting social distancing and sanitation protocols, as outlined by the County and State, pool operations have also been modified. Please click the button below to read the COVID-19 SAMLARC Aquatic Facility rules, which are to be observed in addition to the standard Pool/Lagoon rules (available by clicking the button below).

For questions or more information, please contact the Beach Club Office at 949-858-1390.

Current Pool Capacity

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Lap Swim: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM.

Additional lap swim hours at Monte Vista and Altisima Pools from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Recreational Swim: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Additional recreational swim hours at Solana and Arroyo Vista Pools from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Altisima Pool
Arroyo Vista Pool
Monte Vista Pool
Solana Pool

Please note: Occasionally, aquatic facilities must be closed for maintenance. This ensures the safety of Members and professional service providers. For updates on pool closures, please review the grid to the right. The grid is refreshed approximately every ten (10) minutes.

Open year-round, the SAMLARC pools offer a place for Members to exercise, relax, and enjoy Rancho Santa Margarita's beautiful weather. During the summer season, all four pools are heated to a range between 80-84°F. During the winter season, two pools remain heated and two pools are permitted to heat and cool naturally.


30082 Melinda Road


Heated Jr. Olympic Pool


6:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lap Swim

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Recreational Swim

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Extended Lap Swim

22342A Avenida Empresa, Suite 102A, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

(949) 709-0010

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