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Lap Swim

Looking for a little recreational exercise in the pool? All skill levels welcome. No instruction provided. All swimmers must also purchase a lap swim activity pass online.

Notice: Lap Swim is open by appointment.

Questions? Call the Sunnyvale Swim Complex at 408-590-6173 or the Community Center at 408-730-7350.

Operating Hours

Sunnyvale Swim Complex

M Tu W Th F Sa

6 - 6:50 a.m.
7 - 7:50 a.m.
8 - 8:50 a.m.
9 - 9:50 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

6 - 6:50 a.m.
7 - 7:50 a.m.
8 - 8:50 a.m.
9 - 9:50 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
6 - 6:50 a.m.
7 - 7:50 a.m.
8 - 8:50 a.m.
9 - 9:50 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
6 - 6:50 a.m.
7 - 7:50 a.m.
8 - 8:50 a.m.
9 - 9:50 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
6 - 6:50 a.m.
7 - 7:50 a.m.
8 - 8:50 a.m.
9 - 9:50 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
7 - 7:50 a.m.
8 - 8:50 a.m.
9 - 9:50 a.m.

Closed Sundays and City Holidays.

Pool Use Details

Minimum age to use pool: 16
Note: Pool schedule subject to change based on staffing levels. If you are 16 to 17 your parent/guardian must be present during check-in.

Fees include use of showers and locker rooms. Only participants with appointments can enter the facility. Spectators are not allowed. See Rules for Using the Pool below for additional policies.

Locker Room Policy: Locker rooms, restrooms and showers are open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Plus Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Activity Passes and Pricing

Visit Activity Appointments and Passes to find what you need to know about:

  • Your appointment
  • Activity pass rules and pricing
  • Finding how many visits are left on your pass

Lap Swim Options

The Lap Swim program at the Sunnyvale Swim Complex offers two lane occupancy options:

  • Double occupancy lanes: Some lanes are open to fully vaccinated swimmers.* Fully vaccinated swimmers may share these lanes.
  • Single occupancy lanes: Lanes are open to single swimmers only. Single occupancy lanes are also used to accommodate those with disabilities.

If you wish a challenging workout, ask for the workout program sheet at check-in.

* A person is “fully vaccinated” two weeks after completion of the recommended series of vaccinations (one dose for Johnson & Johnson, two doses for Pfizer or Moderna). When making the appointment you must self-attest you have been vaccinated with a vaccine authorized to prevent COVID-19 by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

Appointment Details and Disabilities Accommodation

Appointment Details

  • View available appointments for start time (either on the hour or on the half hour).
  • You may swim a maximum of 50 minutes within the appointment time.
  • You will be directed to enter the pool from either the west side or the east side. See Sunnyvale Swim Complex Protocol and Arrival Information.
  • Swimmers must demonstrate the ability to swim the length of the lane (25 yards) without showing signs of distress.
  • Specific lane requests are not available.
  • At check-in, a lane is assigned to you at random. For double-occupancy lanes swimmers will be randomly assigned. For Disabilities accommodations, see below.
    • If you and a fellow swimmer selected a double-occupancy lane, you must check-in at the same time. At check-in you may request to swim in the same lane.
    • Lanes will not be held for late arrivals.
    • Note: Not all requests may be accommodated.

Disabilities Accommodation

The City of Sunnyvale encourages persons with disabilities to participate in City of Sunnyvale programs. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans for Disabilities Act. For any other accommodations contact 408-730-7398, TDD 408-730-7501, at least 14 business days in advance of the program or activity.

If you need a specific type of lane access select a single occupancy lane appointment. On the appointment form under ADA Accommodation Request you may select:

  • Shallow water
  • Stair access
  • Ladder access
Rules for Using the Pool

Review and follow the policies:


Additional rules:

  • No changing on deck
  • Come dressed to swim to maximize your time during your appointment. Swimmers may not enter the facility early to change.
  • You must exit the facility no later than 10 minutes after the end of your 50-minute swim appointment.
  • If you fail to comply with swim complex requirements, you may be asked to leave, be denied entrance or forfeit lap swim privileges.

IMPORTANT: By signing up online, over the phone or in-person for classes or activities offered by the City of Sunnyvale, you agree to each of the City's Participation Policies.

Make a Lap Swim Appointment

Due to high demand during the summer months, lap swim appointments are selling out within minutes. If no timeslots are available, check back to see if appointments are available due to cancellations. We are working to add more lanes and staffing. Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021
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