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Aquatics FAQ
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General Info
Is the pool heated?

Both pools are heated to be within a few degrees, above or below, of 80ºF (27ºC).

How long is the lap pool?

Our lanes are 25 yards.

Can my child wear a life jacket?

We allow US Coast Guard approved life jackets in our aquatic facilities.

How old does my child have to be to come alone?

The child must be at least eight (8) years old. Anyone under the age of eight (8) must be with an adult. Participants 14 years and older are eligible to Lap Swim.

What age is considered to be an adult?

Adults are participants who are 16 years and older and may be accompanied with children under the age of 8. Participants 14 years and older are eligible to Lap Swim.

What kind of pool toys can we bring in?

Most pool toys are allowed. No water guns, hard balls, inflatables, or noodles. Toys and swim equipment will be restricted at the discretion of the lifeguards.

Can we use an inflatable in the pool?

Inflatables are not permitted in either of our aquatic facilities; we allow US Coast Guard Approved life jackets.

Pool Party/ Group Entries
Can we bring in outside food?

Yes. No glass, alcohol or open flames (BBQ, chafing dish, etc.) Birthday candles are okay.

When can I have a pool party?

During summer recreation swim. You are allowed to bring in a pop up no larger then 10x20 feet, by the fence line.

Where can I have a pool party?

Robert Livermore Aquatic Center
4448 Loyola Way (map)
Livermore

What cleaning am I responsible for?

Our expectations is for our applicants to leave the party area as you found it. Anything you bring in either throw in trash which we will empty or take with you. 

Where do my guests enter for the party?

All group and parties entering the facility must go through the front entrance.

Do all guests need a wristband even if they are not swimming?

All guest are required to have a wristband if they are a guest at the party. 

Swim Lessons
How do I register for swim lessons?

We accept registration in person and over the phone during business hours, and online by clicking here

What if I do not know my child’s swim level?

If your child is ages 6 months–3 years, register for Parent and Child Classes.

If your child is ages 3-5 years, register for Preschool Levels 1-3

If your child is 5 years and older, register for Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-3

If you believe your child should be in levels 4, 5, or 6, please contact the aquatics office at (925) 373-5750 to set-up a swim assessment appointment.

How many lessons will it take until my child can swim?

Each child learns how to swim differently; providing and giving positive praise will increase their confidence and willingness to do their best. For an accelerated learning experience we recommend back to back lessons or a minimum of three lessons a week. The more practice a swimmer has, the faster they will progress. At the end of each lesson the instructor will inform the parents on what can be reviewed at home. 

Do we offer make-up swim lessons?

In order to maintain the integrity of our classes when it comes to content and to size, we do not offer make-up swim lessons. We believe that adding swimmers to classes for make-ups interrupts the rhythm and safety of the class. If you do miss a class for a medical reason or illness, please turn in a doctor’s note and we can refund the missed classes.

What should I expect on the first day?

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of your class. Check in with the aquatics front desk and they will direct you as to the location of the class on the pool deck.

What do I bring?

Please bring a swim suit, towel, and goggles. If their hair is long we recommend a hair tie or a swim cap. If you are enrolled in a parent and child class, your child will need a disposable swim diaper under the swim suit.