Pool & Herbst Natatorium

Fall Group Lessons

Saturdays: September 16 - October 21
11:00 am, 11:40 am, 12:20 pm, 1:00 pm

Sundays: September 17 - October 22
9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am, 11:30 am

Saturday: November 4 - December 9
11:00 am, 11:40 am, 12:20 pm, 1:00 pm

Sundays: November 5 - December 10
9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am, 11:30 am

Big Fish:  Swimmers who have passed level 6 and would like to continue swimming to prepare for the Hammerhead Swim Team or just to swim under a coached workout are welcome. Practices cover 4 competitive strokes that includes feedback from terrific coaches.  Coaches will advise when swimmer is ready to move up to the Hammerhead Team.
Big Fish swim times: Sat 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Sun 1pm-2pm
$60 per month.

Fall Registration

  • All registration must be done in person during St. Ignatius Pool office hours: Saturday or Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Class Information

  • Students must be six years old for group lessons. 
  • Each class will be 30 minutes in duration / 6 classes per session. 
  • Class fee (6 classes) is $120. Cash or Checks only, Payable to: St. Ignatius or SI. 
  • No refunds or make-up classes once the session has begun. 
  • In the case that class is cancelled for a mechanical reason, refunds for each day will be given.


  • Pool Closed from July 31st – August 7th for maintenance.

Pool Office Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Private and Semi-Private Lessons (30 Minutes)

  • Private class fee $40 per 30 minutes / Semi Private fee $50 per 30 minutes
  • Classes offered:
    Saturday: 3-6pm
    Sunday: 1-5pm 
  • Children must be four years old for private lessons, no diapers.
  • There is a limited amount of instructors for these classes, group lessons are highly suggested.
  • 48 hour cancel notice is required for full credit. Payment in advance is needed for the Private / Semi-private lesson.

Recreational Swim

Fun in the water is the spirit of recreational swimming at the Herbst Natatorium. There is an open pool where people may dive off the one meter and the three meter diving boards, play with friends in the water.

While the staff wants everyone to have fun, the water does hold some danger so children under the age of 8 or less than 44 inches to the chin or who are unable to pass the swim test must be directly supervised in the water by a parent on a one-to-one basis.

The minimum age to swim in the pool is 4 years old.

Weekend Recreation Hours
  • Sunday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Only
Evaluations for new students to determine Swim Class Level or Swim Team can be performed on any Sunday between 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

Lap Swim

Lap swim is available during the hours listed below. Lap swim is for Adults and/or Swim Team members who are 15 years old and older. The number of lanes available vary, depending upon other programs taking place. Swimming is great exercise. The water provides even pressure against all parts of the body and does not stress the joints. For adult swimmers who might want a more organized work out, the Fog City Masters program provides such a structure.

Lap Hours:

  • Saturday: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Sunday:  3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Starting Monday, August 28: Noon lap hours will return (M-Th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm)

Fees for Recreational and Lap Swim

  • $6.00 / Swim
  • $70 for 16 swims for adults (Red Card - no expiration date)
  • $60 for 16 swims for students and seniors (Yellow Card - no expiration date)

Competitive Program

  • Fog City Hammerheads - The Hammerhead Youth Swim Club (age group 8 - 18 years old) emphasizes stroke development, endurance training and preparation for the young swimmer.
  • Fog City Masters - The adult swim program invites all levels of swimmers (must be at least 19 years old).

    Masters Practice Schedule until August 25:

    Tuesday & Thursday: 5:30am - 6:45am
    Friday: 5:30am - 6:30am
    Sunday: 7:15am - 8:30am
    The team will not offer a coached Masters Team after August 25th.  

    Price: $10 drop in fee. $55 per Month


Pool Address:

2001 37th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
Click here for directions
Phone: 415-682-5044
Diane Davis, Aquatic Director

St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Courage to Lead; Passion to Serve

2001 37th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 731-7500
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