Pool & Herbst Natatorium

Group Lessons

  • Classes are on Saturday or Sunday
  • Each class is 30 minutes in duration / 6 classes per session

Saturday Classes: March 4 - April 8
11:00am / 11:40am / 12:20pm / 1:00pm

Sunday Classes: March 5 - April 9
9:30am / 10:10am / 10:50am / 11:30am

Class Information

  • Students must be six years old for group lessons. 
  • Each class is 30 minutes in duration / 6 classes per session
  • Class fee is $120 for 6 classes. Cash or Checks only: Payable to: St. Ignatius.
  • 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.

New Class for Level 6 swimmers and above (begins March 1)

  • Saturday 3:30-4:30pm and Sunday 1:00-2:00pm
  • 50-60 minute practice on both days
  • $60 per month

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.

Pool Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

Weekend Recreation Hours
  • Sunday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Only

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.

Weekend Lap Hours

  • Saturday: 4:30pm - 6:00pm 
  • Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Weekday Lap Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday Morning: 7:00am – 8:30am,
  • Monday through Thursday: 12:00 Noon – 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:
    M-W-F Mornings:  5:30am - 7:00am
    Sunday morning:  7:15am - 8:30am 
    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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