Pool & Herbst Natatorium

Spring Group Lessons

Saturdays: March 10 - April 21
11:00 am, 11:40 am, 12:20 pm, 1:00 pm

Sundays: March 11 - April 22
9:30 am, 10:10 am, 10:50 am, 11:30 am

Pool Is Closed Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st and Monday 2nd for the Easter Holiday

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.
Class Times:

  • Saturday - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Sunday - 1pm-2pm. 

Cost $70 per month, includes Saturday and Sunday 60 min class.


  • All registration must be done in person during St. Ignatius Pool office hours: Saturday and/or Sunday 1:00pm until 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 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 (2 students)
  • Classes offered:
    Saturday: 1:30pm-6pm
    Sunday: 12pm-5pm
  • Children must be 5 years old for private lessons, no diapers.
  • 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.

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
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 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.


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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