Nevada City, CA
Swimming Pool

Summer 2023 at the Nevada City Swimming Pool
Location:  Pioneer Park (423 Nimrod St.)
The staff at the Nevada City Swimming Pool are excited about the upcoming summer and are getting ready to teach swim lessons, play games with birthday groups and lead water exercise classes.  Basic information about our programs is provided below and full descriptions and details are available in the 2023 Summer Program Guide

Click Here to Access the Registration Page.

Water Polo lessons for kids 9 and older.  This is an introduction to the sport and will take place during our swim lesson times.  See page 4 of the Program Guide for more details.  
Designated Lap Swim times.  We have new lap lanes donated by the Penguins Master Swimming Program.  This will make lap swimming at the Nevada City Pool easier.  See page 2 of the Program Guide.
We are bringing back the Birthday Bash.  Have your party at the swimming pool during public swim times.  See page 3 for details.
The past two years we have been open 5 days each week as we rebuilt our Facility Safety Team.  We are now ready to be open 7 days a week all summer long (with the exception of the 4th of July).
For everyone who works during normal business hours, we have added a Public Swim time on Monday evenings from 3:30-7:30p.  

Public Swim
Public Swim times are for the whole family. 
Days  Times
End of School Year 
Sun (Jun 4 & 11) 12:00-4:00p
Summer Schedule  Tues-Sun (Jun 13-Aug 13) 12:00-4:00p
Mon (Jun 12-Aug 7) 3:30-7:30p
When School starts in the Fall
Sat & Sun (Aug 19-Sept 3) 12:00-4:00p
Mon (Sept 4) 12:00-4:00p


Infant (1-12mth) $2.25
Child (1-17) $3.25
Adult (18-64) $4.25
Senior (65+) $2.25
Military Discount (July 1-3) $1.00

Please Note:

The pool will be closed on July 4th.

FAQ's about Public Swim
What is the swim test?
Children need to pass a swim test to swim in the deep end of the pool.  The test involves swimming the width of the pool.  Swimmers must swim across the pool and back, without stopping or touching the bottom.  They have to use big, freestyle arms and have a steady breathing pattern.  
A lifeguard must administer the swim test and will let you know if you pass.  

Why is a swim test required?
Our job as lifeguards is to ensure patron safety and prevent injuries and drowning.  If someone is swimming in the deep end and they are not a strong enough swimmer, there is a good chance that our lifeguards will have to perform a water rescue to retrieve that weak swimmer.  

Do adults swim during Public Swim times or is it too crazy with a bunch of kids?
There are two lanes in the middle of the pool that are reserved for adults only.  They run the width of the pool, which is 50 feet (approx. 16 yards).

Can I bring my own food into the pool?

Yes, patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drinks.  No alcohol or glass containers are allowed though.

Do you sell food at the pool?
Yes, we have a snack shack with ice cream, chips, and candy.  We only sell packaged items, no "meals" or warm food.

What is Happy Time?
Midway through Public Swim (typically 2p), we have Happy Time.  This is an adult only swim time.  This gives kids a break.  It's a good time for a bathroom break or to eat a snack.  Our Junior Lifeguards or Birthday Party participants might also be in the water at this time.

What are the Pool Rules?
Click here for a list of the rules at our swimming pool.

Season Passes
If you will be coming to the swimming pool frequently, this is a great deal.  Season passes are for attendance to Public Swim. The Family & Adult passes also allow adults on the pass to attend water exercise and lap swim times.  Passes are valid for the 2023 Season only.
Family Pass: $285 ($303.08)
Adult Pass: $143 ($152.07)
Child Pass: $91 ($91.57)
(price with 6.344% registration fee applied)

Season Pass Policies

Private Rentals
Did you ever want to have the whole pool all to yourself?  If so, Private Rentals are for you.  The swimming pool is reserved for you and your guests.  Lifeguards are on duty.

Private Rental Guidelines

Birthday Bash
If you would like to have a birthday party at the pool, you can register with us and we will reserve picnic tables for you, decorate, play games with the kids and clean up the mess!

Birthday Bash Policies

Swim Lessons
Our swim lessons are for children of all ages.  If you are a teenager or adult who needs lessons, Private Lessons might be the best choice for you.  Talk with swimming pool staff about your options.
The full schedule, fees, and all details about swim lessons are available in the Summer Program Guide.

Junior Lifeguard Camp
This fun and active camp will focus on skills needed to be a lifeguard: communication, decision making, basic responsibilities of a lifeguard, basic knowledge required of lifeguards, and how to be a swim instructor. Our staff will keep program time dynamic and fast paced. There will also be free time for participants to swim. Participants must be 11-14 years old & should be able to swim 30 yards, tread water for 1 minute and swim underwater for 10 feet.

Information Packet

Water Exercise and Lap Swimming information is available in the Summer Program Guide.

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      View the 2023 Summer Program Guide for descriptions, dates and other details about our programs.
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