Lap Swimming

The City’s goal is always to make the Plunge as safe as possible and provide a welcoming environment for the hundreds of patrons we serve each day.  As we head back towards pre COVID-19 operations some new and exciting things are in store for us! See below Lap Swim Procedures and Guidelines for our latest operational updates!   

Lap Swim now allows 3 people per lane, per time block.  All swimmers must continue to pre-register for 50-minute blocks of time. Swimmers may sign up for only one time block per day. Please see COVID-19 Guidelines and procedures below.

 

 

Plunge Lap Swim Times

General Lap Swim Hours

DAYS                                         TIMES                                                                           
Monday & Wednesday

6:00am- 2:50pm; 8:00pm-8:50pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 6:00am- 2:50pm; 7:00pm-8:50pm
Saturdays  7:00am-1:50pm
Sundays 9:00am- 2:50pm 

Plunge Closures

DATE  DAY   REASON TIME
9/06/2021 Monday  Happy Labor Day!  Pool Closed All Day
11/25/2021  Thursday  Happy Thanksgiving!  Pool Closed All Day 
 11/26/2021 Friday  City Holiday  Pool Closed All Day 
 12/24/2021 Friday  Happy Holidays! Limited Hours  
7:00am-2:00pm
 12/25/2021 Saturday   Happy Holidays!  Pool Closed All Day 
 12/31/2021 Friday Happy Holidays!  Limited Hours  
7:00am-2:00pm
 1/01/2022 Saturday Happy New Years!  Pool Closed All Day 
 1/17/2022 Monday  Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day!  Pool Closed All Day 

Individual Lap Swim Time Slots

Fall 2021

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY   TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY SATURDAY   SUNDAY
6:00am-6:50am  6:00am-6:50am 7:00am-7:50am   
7:00am- 7:50am 7:00am- 7:50am 8:00am-8:50am  9:00am-9:50am
8:00am- 8:50am 8:00am- 8:50am 9:00am- 9:50am 10:00am-10:50am
9:00am- 9:50am  9:00am- 9:50am  10:00am- 10:50am   12:00pm-12:50pm
10:00am- 10:50am  10:00am-  10:50am  11:00am- 11:50am 1:00pm-1:50pm
11:00am- 11:50am  11:00am- 11:50am  12:00pm-12:50pm  2:00pm-2:50pm
12:00pm- 12:50 pm 12:00pm- 12:50pm 1:00pm-1:50pm
1:00pm- 1:50pm  1:00pm- 1:50pm    
2:00pm- 2:50pm 2:00pm- 2:50pm    
8:00pm - 8:50pm 7:00pm - 7:50pm    
   8:00pm - 8:50pm      
       

 

 

Fees and Registration Information

Lap Swim Fees

FEE TYPE  FEE PER PERSON
Adult (Ages 18-49)    $4
Youth (17 and Under) Seniors (50 and up) and Persons with Disabilities  $3

Lap Swim Registration Information

Registration Dates

LAP SWIM DATES RESIDENT REG OPENS NON RESIDENT REG OPENS
6/28 - 7/04  Monday 6/21 @ 7:00am  Wednesday 6/23 @ 7:00am
7/06 - 7/11  Monday 6/28 @ 7:00am  Wednesday 6/30 @ 7:00am 
7/12 - 7/18  Monday 7/06 @ 7:00am  Wednesday 7/08 @ 7:00am 
7/19 - 7/25  Monday 7/12 @ 7:00am Wednesday 7/14 @ 7:00am 
7/26 - 8/01 Monday 7/19 @ 7:00am Wednesday 7/21 @ 7:00am 
8/02 - 8/08 Monday 7/26 @ 7:00am  Wednesday 7/28 @ 7:00am
8/09 - 8/15 Monday 8/02 @ 7:00am Wednesday 8/04 @ 7:00am
8/16 - 8/22 Monday 8/09 @ 7:00am Wednesday 8/11 @ 7:00am
8/23 - 8/29  Monday 8/16 @ 7:00am   Wednesday 8/18 @ 7:00am
8/30 - 9/05  Monday 8/23 @ 7:00am  Wednesday 8/25 @ 7:00am 

 

Register Here

 

How to Set up an ActiveNet Account

  1. Click here to set up an account.
  2. Click on the "create account" link in the upper right corner
  3. Enter your email address in the box
  4. Click on the green box that says "Next"
  5. Enter your First name, last name , date of birth, create a password and confirm your password
  6. Check the two boxes
  7. Click on the green box that says "Next".
  8. Enter your gender, address and phone number
  9. Create your security question, fill in your answer and then confirm your answer
  10. Check the I’m not a robot box.
  11. Click on the green box that says "Submit" and you are ready to go

 

How to Register for an Activity 

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click on the "Activities" Link- the second word on the gray bar below the green logo/picture.
  3. Enter "Lap" in the activity box. All the open Lap Swim Activities will pop up by date. (The number under the third column labeled open will show you how many spaces are open that day.)
  4. Select the date you would like to swim and click on the blue button to the right of that date that says "more".  All the times available on the day you selected will pop up. (The number under the third column labeled open will show you how many spaces are open time.)
  5. Select the time you would like to swim by clicking the green button on the right that says "add to cart". (Note: If the button to the right of the time you would like is blue and says "Wishlist" it means that the registration for that date has not begun. You may add it to your "wishlist" to speed up the registration process when the activity does open. Check above for registration dates)  

 

Cancellations

Please be mindful of your fellow Plunge patrons and ensure that if you can not make your time that you call either (310) 253-6650 or (310) 253-6680 to cancel your reservation by 6:00pm the evening preceding your swim. This way staff can open up the space on line for other participants to register on a first come first served basis.

Standby Procedures

In response to the overwhelming number of "No Shows" for rented lap swimming lanes the City will implement a standby process to fill any empty lanes.  The City’s Standby Registration process will be on a first come first served basis.  We ask that you please carefully review the City’s guidelines below:

  • Upon arrival stand by participants must approach the Plunge business desk to request a ticket.
  • At 15 minutes to the hour participants will be checked in on the standby list. Participants with tickets will be checked in first and those without tickets will be checked in on a first come first served basis after all tickets have been collected.   
  • At 10 minutes past the hour and if space is available City staff will call standby participants in the order they appear on the list for that time period.  
  • If a participant does not get in on standby for the time period they registered for and they wish to try standby for any subsequent time/s they must request a ticket and the complete the check in process again for each time they wish to attempt. 
  • Standby participants that accept the space will be registered by City staff for the lap swim time slot. 
  • Standby participants must then log into their ActiveNet account via phone or tablet and pay the balance immediately or pay the balance at the business desk prior to being allowed on deck.

 

 

Lap Swim Procedures and Guidelines 

Check in Process (NEW)

  • Check in will begin outside the plunge at 15 minutes to the hour.   
  • If lanes remain empty 10 minutes after the hour they will be allocated to Standby Participants on a first come first served basis according to the Standby Procedures.
  • Participants must check in at the check in table.  
  • At 5 minutes to the hour staff will make any needed announcements.   
  • Once lifeguarding staff is ready participants will be let in to the facility to choose their lanes. 
  • Crates will be available for personal belonging storage on deck on a first come first served basis.
  • Locker rooms are open.
  • Lanes are chosen on a first come first served basis.
  • All participants must shower at the newly installed outdoor showers before entering the pool.
  • There will be a 5-minute warning (3 short whistle blasts) 5 minutes prior to the end of the swim session.   
  • Participants must exit the facility (including the locker rooms) through the south west gate by the top of the hour.

Lap Swim Guidelines

  • Only preregistered participants are permitted to enter the facility.   
  • Spectators, guests or visitors are not permitted.     
  • Lap Swim: limited to 3 participants per lane for short course.
  • Water fountains are available.
  • Locker rooms are available.
  • Prolonged breath holding is not permitted.
  • Private instruction is not permitted.
  • Organized and/or structured group workouts (three or more individuals) are not permitted within the lap swim lanes. Should anyone wish to conduct a group workout please inquire at the Plunge business desk as to the availability for a small group rental or call (310) 253-6680.
  • The Plunge is a Bully Free facility. Bullying will not be tolerated and may be cause for removal from the facility without refund.
  • Patrons must exit the facility by the top of the hour.

Lap Swim Etiquette

The City’s goal is always to make the Plunge as safe as possible and provide a welcoming environment for the hundreds of patrons we serve each day. To ensure that all swimmers enjoy their time in the Plunge, we ask that you adhere to the following lap swim etiquette:

Entering the Water
Always use a feet-first entry into shallow water. If the lane is crowded, always ease in, using a feet-first entry. You may dive into the pool from the deep end, but only if the pool is completely clear in front of you.

Circle Swimming
Just like driving a car, you swim on the right side of the lane in a counter-clockwise pattern, keeping the middle of the lane open.

Passing
The best place to pass someone is at the wall. Please do not touch anyone at any time when signaling them that you are passing. If you pass in the middle of the pool, it should be between the backstroke flags, and you should pass in the middle of the lane as long as there are no on-coming swimmers and it is safe to do so.

If you are the swimmer being passed, please stop at the wall to let them pass. It is best to stop and go to the right corner of the lane, then they can pass you on the left. If they are passing you in the middle of the pool, just swim as close as you can to the lane line and slow down a bit to allow them room and time to pass.

Number of People in a Lane
Several people can fit in a lane if proper etiquette is observed and swimmers of similar speed are together with 3 maximum swimmers permitted per short course lane and 6 swimmers maximum per long course lane. 

Lane Speed
A good way to find the lane that best suits your swimming abilities, is to observe those who are swimming. If you are the first one in the lane, just abide by circle swimming so others may join you. If you unsure about which lane to use, request assistance from the lifeguard. Swimming in the same lane with swimmers at your same pace could help you swim better and have a more effective workout.

Stopping/Resting
If you are resting on the wall, stay to the right side of the lane to stay away from oncoming swimmers. Stopping in the middle of the pool should be avoided. If the lane is crowded and one person stops, all will have to stop. Be aware of other swimmers around you at all times.

The Diplomacy of Shared Space
If someone makes a suggestion concerning any of the mentioned etiquette topics, try to make adjustments in the spirit of cooperation. If you make a suggestion to another swimmer, try to do it as diplomatically as possible. Please be courteous and responsive if you are asked to move lanes by the lifeguard(s). The lifeguard(s) on duty will have the final determination in arrangement of lanes.