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City of Carlsbad pools are now open for lap swim, recreation swim, private swimming lessons and water fitness. All activities will be a modified and/or reduced capacity format necessary to uphold guidelines set by the County of San Diego.  

Check carlsbadconnect.org for available lane reservations.


Updates for all aquatics patrons

  • Patrons encouraged to arrive and depart in their swim attire or plan to rinse off/change within their program’s allotted time inside the facility.
  • Restrooms will be available in a limited capacity.  Locker rooms will be closed.  Outdoor showers will be available to rinse off before/after pool use swim (as long as it is within their program’s allotted time to be in the facility).
  • Facial coverings will be required for all guests until they enter the water and upon exit from the water
  • All guests must maintain 6 ft of social distance at all times (in line outside the facility and while inside the facility)
  • Shared equipment bins are unavailable—no shared equipment allowed. All equipment must be brought from home and leave with you upon exit.
  • Chairs, bleachers and tables and starting blocks have been removed from the facility to limit touch surfaces.
  • Spectators will not be allowed on the deck. Only swimmers and staff permitted.
  • Drinking fountains: NOT available for use. Please bring already filled, non-glass water bottles

Program registration information

Programs and amenities temporarily suspended

  • Group swim lessons
  • Aquatics and junior guard camps
  • Birthday parties
  • Inflatable zone
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Splash pad
  • Locker rooms
  • Diving boards

Agua Hedionda Lagoon permits can be purchased at the Harding Community Center.