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Masters Swim -- Additional Info and Monthly Rates

The Masters Swim is a coached adult swimming fitness program. The coach provides a structured and supervised workout in a lane with swimmers of similar ability.

Upon joining, individuals will be screened by the coach into one of four levels according to speed and conditioning. Participants swim 2,000- 4,000 meters per workout. Each workout is designed with a warm-up period, a main set of intense intervals and a cool-down activity. Each segment is necessary for a safe, effective conditioning program and individuals should not enter the workout once the warm-up period (the first 10-15 minutes) has ended or leave the workout without cooling down.


The pool provides lane lines, pace clocks, kickboards and pull buoys. Each person must provide his own suit, cap, goggles and towel.

Due to the possibility of injury, hard plastic (or other material) hand paddles are not allowed in the pool without the coach’s prior approval. To train using increased resistance, flexible fabric or neoprene gloves are recommended.

The facility

Lockers are available daily at no cost. Please bring a lock and remove it after working out. PLEASE USE THE FREE bag check service, available during the weekday NOON workout. DO NOT LEAVE ANY PERSONAL ITEMS IN THE LOCKER ROOM. Please keep bicycles clear of gates and doors. Owners are responsible for his own bicycle’s security.

NOTE: The city does not assume responsibility for any personal property. Lost-and-found items are placed in containers on the north pool deck and removed weekly.

The schedule

    • Monday-Friday: 6 - 7:15 a.m. and 12 noon – 1:15 p.m.
    • Saturdays: 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

NOTE: The schedule may change due to special events at the pool. Please read the workout board, any signs on the front doors of pool or call 602-4685 for schedule adjustment information. The pool may also be closed during severe weather conditions (i.e., lightning and/or extreme winds).

Lane space and maximum participation

The Masters Swim Program shares the pool with lap swimming and/or the North Coast Aquatics swim team. The lanes designated for masters are:

    • Monday-Friday: 30 swimmers, lanes 1-5
    • Saturdays: 36 swimmers, lanes 1-6

To participate in the program you must complete and sign a “Hold Harmless” waiver and pay either the monthly or per-workout fee. The fee is only for scheduled Masters workout; to participate in recreation or lap swimming before or after a workout, separate payment for those programs is required.

Fees need to be paid prior to participating in the program; there is no “grace period.” Residents may pay the monthly fee for any upcoming month at any time prior to that month. Residents have priority. Non-residents may register for upcoming month beginning the 15th of the current month. If no monthly fee was paid before the beginning of the month, participants are required to pay the per-workout fee to be able to swim.

Refund policy: Absolutely NO refunds or credits will be issued after the first workout of the month unless the Pool is closed for more than four days.

Non-resident fees are charged to offset the amount of revenue brought into the city’s general fund by resident’s property taxes. To pay the resident fee, show proof of a permanent home address in Carlsbad. Business addresses, P.O. Boxes and stays in a rental property, hotels or motels of less than one year are not acceptable.

Monthly fees

    • $40 Carlsbad residents
    • $60 Non-residents

THE MONTHLY FEE WILL NOT BE PRO-RATED AND NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER THE MONTH HAS BEGUN. Individuals who are not certain of swimming enough workouts to receive the full value of the monthly fee should pay the per work-out fee.

Per-workout fees

    • $4 Carlsbad residents
    • $6 Non-residents

Paying for 10 workouts, results in a credit of a full monthly payment and a pass to swim additional workouts at no additional charge.

Jeff Pease is an independent contract instructor with the Recreation Department. He has been a full-time professional coach since 1975 with a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University.

Contact Information


Monroe Street Pool
3401 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008