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Splash into Shape! 


Open Swim Program

The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and safe with guards on duty at all times.  We encourage students, staff, faculty, and alumni to come out to the pool and enjoy the water.  While it is a lap pool and meant for swim workouts, all are welcome to come to the pool and get in the water and try their hand at swimming or catch some rays out on the deck. 


Open Swim & Adjusted Pool Hours

Spring Hours: January 28th - May 19th 

Monday - Friday Saturday

Staff Only Swim

Monday - Thursday

Upcoming Pool Closures and Adjusted Hours

6:00am - 7:30am; 

3:00pm - 7:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm  12:00pm - 1:00pm

Friday March 30th - Cesar Chavez 


Open Swim Pass Information 

Passes must be presented upon request at the pool and pass holders are subject to rules and regulations established for all campus recreation participants and users. Costs are subject to change without notice. Passes are neither transferable nor refundable. Proper ID is required for any pass purchased including valid photo ID and if applicable, proof of valid Alumni Association membership. All children require a valid pass and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.                                              

  Sac State ID- Students, Faculty, Staff, Emeritus

Must present valid Sac State ID (One Card) to lifeguard for pool access. No additional pass purchase is necessary.

Gold Pass- Alumni Association, Family Member(s) of Sac State ID Holder or Alumni Association member

A semester term will be defined as a four month period and passes are not prorated.

  • Annual Pass - $200 Individual ($325 - Family) Expires 365 days from date of purchase. 
    • Family Pass includes immediate family up to 4 persons. 
  • Daily Pass- $4 per person
  • Semester Pass- $80 ($125 - Family)
    • Family Pass includes immediate family up to 4 persons. 
    • Summer: May, June, July and August
    • Fall: September, October, November and December
    • Spring: January, February, March and April
Green Pass- Community Members  
  • Daily Pass- $5 per person*  Offered Only April - September  
  • Summer Pass- $140 (valid May, June, July, & August. Passes are not prorated.) 
    • We do not offer community semester passes during fall and spring semester. 



About the Pool 

The Long Pool at Sac State is the perfect place to get in shape while still enjoying the outdoors.  The pool facility is operated and maintained by Sacramento State but The WELL provides opportunities for open swim to the campus community.   

Pool Facts and Reminders
  • The pool is 25 yards long with six lanes as well as backstroke flags.
  • The water is kept around 80 degrees and the pool is cleaned weekly.
  • Equipment such as kickboards, paddles, and leg pull buoys can be checked out through the guards on deck.
  • There will always be one guard on duty in the morning and two in the afternoon.
  • In order to swim at the Long Pool you must have either a valid OneCard or a valid pool pass.
  • All patrons must sign a waiver at the WELL when purchasing a pool pass, and again at the pool after which names will be recorded on a master list.
  • EVERYONE will sign in with the guards EVERYTIME they swim 



Swim to Earn!

A free program for all swimming abilities

Swim and Stay Fit

Earn points for each minute you swim at The Long Pool and earn prizes! Earn double the points on Saturdays! Drop by The Long Pool and ask the lifeguards to sign up, or e-mail us at All participants must sign a WELL waiver prior to participanting.


Swim Lessons 

We currently offer learn to swim lessons during the summer for children and adults. 

Swim Lesson Overview