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Your Speed, Your Lane, Your Time, 

Welcome to Lap Swim. Reservations are recommended but not required.  We are always hiring lifeguards and continue to expand hours as we have new staff hired and trained.   We will continue to provide updates via email, social media, and share here as they become available.  

Spring Semester Pool Hours (Starting January 23):

  • Monday: 6am-8am & 12pm-7pm
  • Tuesday 6am-8am & 12:30pm-7pm
  • Wednesday: 6am-8am & 12pm-7pm
  • Thursday: 6am-8am & 12:30pm-7pm
  • Friday: 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 2pm
  • Sunday: Closed


Tentative Summer Pool Hours (Starting Tuesday, May 30) 

  • Monday: 12pm-7pm
  • Tuesday: 6am-8:15am & 12pm-7pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
  • Thursday: 6am-8:15am & 12pm-7pm
  • Friday: 12pm – 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 2pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Lap Swim will be unavailable on the following dates Monday June 19 (Juneteenth) & Tuesday July 4 (Independence Day)

*Pool hours subject to change.

Make a Reservation 

Additional Information for Lap Swim: 
  • Reservations are for 50 minutes. One reservation per person per day.
  • Reservations are capped at a maximum of one swimmer per lane - there are no exceptions. 
  • Follow staff direction and facility signage at all times.
  • Please be courteous to fellow members and allow for proper distancing.
  • Equipment Checkout and Locker Room access are not available at this time. Restrooms are available.
  • Days and times subject to change or cancellation. 
  • Swimmers are responsible for obtaining a valid parking permit on campus.

Splash into Shape

At the Long Pool, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with lifeguards on duty during all Open Swim hours. We encourage students, staff, faculty, and alumni to come out to the pool and enjoy the water! The Long Pool is a lap pool and meant for swim workouts, however, all swimming levels are welcome. We are located behind Yosemite Hall. Stop by to try your hand at swimming or catch some rays out on the pool deck. 

three student lifeguards standing in front of an outdoor pool


Pool Facts & Information 

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.   

  • The pool is 25 yards long with six lanes and 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. However not currently available due to COVID19 restrictions.  
  • There will always be two lifeguards guards on duty. 
  • 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 must sign in with the guards EVERY TIME they swim.

Swim Lessons 

Due to a variety of staffing challenges, including a nationwide lifeguard and aquatics staff shortage, swim lessons have been CANCELLED for Summer 2023 - If you have already registered, please check your email for instructions, and if you have any questions please email