Pool

Pool & Herbst Natatorium

Swimming lessons at the SI Pool are scheduled and arranged directly through the SI Pool Office.

Group lessons are offered for students who are at least six years old. Private lessons are available for students who are at least five (5) years old.

See below for more details, fees, and registration information. If you have any questions, please contact the SI Pool directly:
415-682-5044

Summer Youth Swim Lessons

Session 1: June 11 - June 21
9:00 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:00 noon

Session 2: June 25 - July 6
9:00 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:00 noon

Session 3: July 9 - July 19
9:00 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:00 noon

Session 4: July 23 - July 26 (one week)
9:00 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:00 noon

Sunday Classes: June 17 - July 22
9:30 am, 10:20 am, 11:15 am (40 minute class)

Pool Is Closed on July 4

Class Information

  • Students must be six years old.  
  • Classes are held Monday through Thursday.  
  • All class sessions (8 classes – 30 minutes) for $120. 
  • Sunday Classes (6 weeks - 40 minutes) cost $120.   
  • Fourth of July week:  Classes held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
  • Evaluations for new students to determine Swim Class Level or Swim Team can be performed on any Sunday between 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

Registration

  • Registration begins April 21st and 22nd.  
  • All registration must be done in person at the St. Ignatius Pool office.  
  • Cash or Checks only, Payable to: St. Ignatius or SI.  
  • No refunds once the session has begun. 
  • In the case that class is cancelled for a mechanical reason, refunds for each day will be given.

Big Fish 

Swimmers who have passed level 6 and would like to continue swimming to prepare for the Hammerhead Swim Team are welcome. Practice covers the 4 competitive strokes, starts & turns. 

Class Times: 

  • Saturday & Sunday - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost $70 per month

Pool Office Hours:

  • Before June 4: 
    Monday - Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
     
  • June 4 - July 27: 
    Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    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 (2 students)
  • Children must be 5 years old for private lessons, no diapers.
  • Classes offered:
    Saturday: 1:30pm-6pm
    Sunday: 12pm-5pm
  • There is a limited amount of instructors for these classes, group lessons are highly suggested.
  • A 48 hour cancel notice is required for Private and Semi Private Lessons to receive full credit. Payment one week in advance is required for the Private / Semi-private lessons.

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.

Lap Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Saturday: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Recreational Swim

Fun in the water is the spirit of recreational swimming at the Herbst Natatorium. 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: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Only

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

 

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.
     

 

Pool Address:

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

 
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