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UCLA Recreation

The Sunset Canyon Family Pool is an outdoor 25-yard by six lane pool with a shallow leisure area and adjacent deep water diving well. Use of this pool is first and foremost for children and students. Patrons may only use the pool during recreational swimming hours. For more information, please call 310-825-3671.

Updated Policies and Procedures

COVID-19 Safety

  • Masks must be worn at all times, except when in the water.
  • Patrons may not enter before their booking start time and must exit by the booking end time. Booking reservation times include any time for set up or personal needs.
  • Only lap swim bookings are available at this time. There is no other aquatic programming available.
  • 2 persons per lane.
  • Personal equipment is allowed (for example i.e. kickboards, hand paddles, buoys, belts, snorkels) but cannot be shared with others. No balls or pool toys are allowed.
  • Check-out equipment is not available at this time.
  • No balls or pool toys are allowed.
  • Locker services are currently unavailable. Please keep valuables at home.
    • A chair will be available to indicate lane numbers and to store any personal belongings.
  • Locker rooms are accessible for restroom access only.
    • No changing or shower facilities available; come ready to swim.
  • No towel service available.
  • Must exit the facility once you have completed your swim. No loitering on the pool deck.

Facility Policies

  • Swimming is permitted only when an authorized SCRC lifeguard is on duty.

  • Children have priority over adults in the assigned areas of the Family Pool at all times.

  • Children under 12 years of age must be attended and supervised by an adult 18 years or older who is responsible for the supervision and conduct of the child.

  • Each child under 48" tall must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older in the water.

  • SCRC is a non-smoking environment. All smoking is prohibited.

  • Food and drink are allowed only in the grass and picnic areas.

  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

  • Glass objects are not permitted in the pool, on the deck areas, or in the locker rooms.

  • Swimming is prohibited in all diving wells when divers are present.

Participant Policies

  • Swimmers should soap shower before entering the pool.

  • Persons with bandages or open sores will not be permitted in the pools.

  • Swimmers should be dressed in clothing specifically designed for swimming (for example, no cut off shorts, t-shirts, etc.)

  • Instruction by the lifeguards and supervisors must be obeyed at all times.

  • Ball games and other hazardous activities are prohibited in the pools and on the decks and grass areas near the pools.

  • Running, dunking, pushing, piggyback rides, and stunts off the side are considered hazardous activities, as well as others deemed so by the lifeguard on duty.

  • Floatation devices are prohibited in the pools. For lap swimming, use of kickboards, hand paddles, pull buoys, masks, fins, snorkels, and swim belts are permissible.

  • These articles must be used for their designed purpose and in assigned lanes only. Please see the lifeguard for assistance.

  • Circle pattern swimming is required in designated lanes.

  • Stay off the safety lines and lane lines.

  • No prolonged breath holding or prolonged underwater swimming.

Lap Swim at Family Pool

All lap swim bookings will allow 2 swimmers per lane. In order to safely accommodate more swimmers, we will be observing "lane splitting." Each swimmer chooses a side of the lane in which to swim and stays on that side of the black diving line the whole time. Looking from a bird's eye view of the pool, Swimmer 1 would stay on the left side and Swimmer 2 would stay on the right side as seen in the image below.

Lane Splitting for lap swimming. Indicates one side of the lane for swimmer 1 and the other half for swimminer 2

COVID-19 Safety

  • Must have an appropriate bookings reservation to enter the facility. Please arrive for your booking no more than 5 minutes before the booking start time, as waiting space is limited.

  • Must present a current certificate of clearance from the UCLA Symptom Monitoring Survey for facility access.

  • Anyone displaying symptoms of illness may be asked to leave the facility.

  • Masks are required in all spaces at all times when not in the water.

  • Please exit no later than the end of your booking time.

Leisure Swim at Family Pool

Leisure swim is for open recreation swimming in the pool. The lane lines will not be in the pool and lap swimming will not be permitted. Locker services, showers, and equipment rentals (kick boards, hand paddles, buoys, etc) are not available. Patrons may not enter the facility until their booking start time and must leave by their booking end time. Leisure Swim reservations include access to the Amphitheater lawn, however patrons will not be granted access until the start of the Leisure Swim booking time.

COVID-19 Safety

  • Must have an appropriate bookings reservation to enter the facility. Please arrive for your booking no more than 5 minutes before the booking start time, as waiting space is limited.

  • Must present a current certificate of clearance from the UCLA Symptom Monitoring Survey for facility access.

  • Anyone displaying symptoms of illness may be asked to leave the facility.

  • Masks are required in all spaces at all times when not in the water.

  • Please exit no later than the end of your booking time.

Policies:

  • No Lap Swimming

  • Equipment rentals are not available (kickboards, hand paddles, buoys, etc.)

  • Masks are required in all spaces at all times when not in the water.

Family Swimming

Family leisure swimming will only be permitted in the Family Pool during designated times. Return to Rec members can purchase SCRC Pool visit passes for one household adult and up to four dependents per visit. The Return to Rec member gets access included, while each additional pass costs $4/person. An advanced “Family Swim at SCRC Family Pool” Booking is required for family access. All bookings are open 72 hours in advance of the timeslot. SCRC Family passes expire on 9/30/2021.

Due to pool capacity limits, each SCRC family swim booking allows up to 6 family members including the primary Return to Rec member. Additional guests will not be allowed.

Family Swim Booking includes access to the Amphitheater Lawn; however, patrons will not be granted access until the start of the Family Swim booking time.

INSTRUCTIONS TO PURCHASE FAMILY PASSES

STEP 1: Click here and log into your Recreation account: https://secure.recreation.ucla.edu/MultiVisitPass/GetProducts

STEP 2: Click on “SCRC Family Pass”

STEP 3: Select desired pass and add to cart

STEP 4: Continue adding a single-use pass for each individual to your cart

STEP 5: Checkout

COVID-19 Safety

  • Must have an appropriate booking to enter the facility. Please arrive for your booking no more than 5 minutes before the booking start time, as waiting space is limited.

  • Must present a current certificate of clearance from the UCLA Symptom Monitoring Survey for facility access.

  • Anyone displaying symptoms of illness may be asked to leave the facility.

  • Masks are required in all spaces at all times when not in the water.

  • Please exit no later than the end of your booking time.

Policies:

  • Each child under 48” (4ft) tall must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older in the water at all times.

  • All flotations devices are prohibited in the Family Pool

  • All individuals of each reservation group must remain in the same space at all times.

Make a Booking

SCRC Amphitheater Lawn, Tennis Courts, and Family Pool, as well as Drake Stadium, are now available for booking reservations for registered UCLA affiliates. Learn more at the Return to Rec webpage.

Make a Booking Now

Facility Rental

Facility rentals are currently unavailable. Please check back here for the latest. http://reserve.recreation.ucla.edu.

Hours

Fall Finals Hours:

12/3: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

12/4-12/5: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

12/6-12/10: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

12/11-12/12: CLOSED

Winter Break Hours:

12/13-1/2: CLOSED

Due to maintenance, Family Pool is currently closed until further notice.

Lap Swimming Hours

Location

Sunset Canyon Recreation Center