Pools Update & COVID-19 Rules



SAMLARC opened its Pools on June 13, 2020 thanks to the long-awaited County Health Agency’s order. Since that time, hundreds of SAMLARC Members have been able to enjoy both lap and recreational swimming. As the County navigates through the state-wide Road to Resilience, the Board of Directors hopes to continue broadening access in a manner that supports the enjoyment of SAMLARC facilities, while maintaining social distancing.


In order to monitor pool capacity, the Pools have been operating under a reservation system. On July 6, 2020, a streamlined system will launch that simplifies Members’ pool usage – a live occupancy counter. 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.

Additionally, the Board Executive Committee has evaluated community usage and has adjusted the pool schedule. Beginning July 1, 2020 the following schedule has been implemented:

  • 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.