Aquatics: Swim Instruction, Pools, Centers & Parks

In addition to an abundance of lakes, streams, rivers, creeks and ponds, the North State is home to numerous aquatic facilities & programs that can help your family keep cool this summer.

For swim teams, see section Sports & Fitness: Swim Teams

Butte County

Beyond Fitness; ; Paradise. Indoor & outdoor pools. Year-round swim lessons & aqua classes (ages infants–adults). Summer supervised swim M-F, 12:30-3:30pm, $12/day rate for non-members. Two locations:
6854 Pentz Rd., (530) 872-2582 & 7224 Skyway (530) 877-7500.

Chico Sports Club; Chico. Two outdoor pools open year-round. Summer swim lessons for infants-adults, all levels. Aqua classes. $10/day rate for non-members. 260 Cohasset Rd. Ste. 190. (530) 345-9427. 

Chico Water Sprites; Chico. Year-round program. Swim lessons for ages infants-18yrs. Friday Family Swim Nights, 5-8pm, $2/person. Special needs group & private lessons. 2280 Ivy St. #110. (530) 342-2999.

Dwight Brinson Swim Center; Durham. Swim lessons infants-adults. Parent-Tot class for ages 6mos-3yrs; group & private lessons for ages 3 & up. Open swim M-F, 1-4:30pm, Sat/Sun, 1-5pm. T/Th/Sat Evening Swim 7-9pm; $2/person entrance fee, family pass avail. Open June-early Aug. 9451 Midway. (530) 345-9510.

Forbay Aquatic Center; Chico. Offers kayaking, canoeing & stand-up paddle boarding, hydro bikes, rowing lessons & pedal boats. Rentals, classes, special events, camps, birthday parties, guided moonlight paddle tours, rowing head races. Open May-Sept., Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm; book special events year-round by appointment. (530) 538-4332.

In Motion Fitness; Chico. 3 outdoor pools, including 8-lane lap pool & splash pool for little ones. Open swims & year-round swim lessons for all ages. Pools open M-F, 6am-10pm & Sat-Sun 6:30am-10pm. Non-member day-use fee $30 (includes access to entire facility) or $15 when accompanied by a member. 1293 E. First Ave. (530) 343-5678. 

North Valley Swim School; Chico. Year-round program for ages 6mos-adults. Start anytime. Heated pool. Lessons from infant/toddler through pre-swim team. (530) 345-6707.

NS Fitness; Chico. Year-round open swims. Outdoor heated pool. Day rate $10 for non-members.
1026 Skyway. (530) 898-8348.

Palermo Pool; Oroville. Mon-Sat 1-4pm. $3/person. 2350 Ludlum Ave.
(530) 533-2011.

Paradise Recreation Aquatic Park; Paradise. Seasonal open swims, parent-tot classes for ages 6mos-2yrs, & group & private lessons ages 3 & up. Outdoor pool. Register in person or online at 5600 Recreation Dr. (530) 872-6393.

Pleasant Valley Pool; Chico. Swim lessons for ages 3mos–17yrs. Two outdoor pools. 2320 North Ave.
(530) 895-4711.

Shapiro Pool; Chico. Outdoor pool. Offers swim lessons & swim clinics (6 mos–adults), & hosts the CARD Sharks recreational swim team (age 8-17 yrs) from June to mid-Aug.Private groups pool rental (additional pre- & post-season times available). Hosts underwater hockey May-Oct (see Hockey in our Sports Section). Oleander & Memorial Way. (530) 895-4711.

Sycamore Pool; Chico. Cemented outdoor pool on Bidwell Creek created by a dam. Lifeguards on duty Fri-Wed, 11am-7pm from Memorial Day through mid-Aug.; then just on Sat & Sun, 11am-7pm thru Labor Day. Located at Bidwell Parks One-Mile Area, Oleander & Memorial Way. (530) 895-4711.

YMCA Pool; Oroville. Year-round outdoor pool. Seasonal swim lessons for all ages. Open swims year-round on Tu/Th, 12-3pm; Fri, 4-6pm; & Sat, 9am-12pm. $2/child, $5/adults. 1684 Robinson St. (530) 533-9622.

Shasta County

Anderson High School Pool; Anderson. Open June & July. Lessons offered through the City of Anderson Community Services. Two outdoor pools. 1471 Ferry St. (530) 378-6656.

Redding Aquatic Center; Redding. Open spring & summer. Two outdoor pools: Olympic-size competition class swimming pool & recreation pool. Swim & water safety lessons, children’s water-play feature, 60-foot water slide, public & family swims & special events. Caldwell Park, 44 Quartz Hill Rd.
(530) 245-7247.

Shasta Athletic Club; Redding. Year-round open swims, indoor-outdoor pool. 1988 Park Marina Dr. (530) 241-7711.

Shasta Family YMCA; Redding. Indoor-outdoor pool. Group & private swim lessons seasonally throughout the year, ages 6mos-adults. Stingrays Swim Club for ages 6-14; Barracuda Swim Club for ages 14-18 prepares kids for a completive team.
Open swims. 1155 N. Court St. (530) 246-9622.

Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness; Redding. Members & member guests only. Year-round 8-lane indoor pool, outdoor 3-lane, 25-yard seasonal recreation pool, & toddler pool. 3452 Argyle Rd. (530) 221-4405.

WaterWorks Park; Redding. Pools, waterslides & toddler area. 151 N. Boulder Dr. (530) 246-9550.

South Siskiyou County

Dunsmuir Community Pool; Dunsmuir. Outdoor pool. Swim lessons in July for ages 3-adult. Open swims M-Sat, 1-5pm. Evening swims, lap swims, classes, adult swims & swim team. 2015 schedule: Mid-June to
mid-Aug. 4841 Dunsmuir Ave. (530) 235-4740.

Mountain Fitness; Mt. Shasta. Year-round lap pool. 1630 South Mt. Shasta Blvd. (530) 926-3589.

The Wellness Center – Mt. Shasta Physical Therapy; Mt. Shasta. Year-round therapeutic pool. $10/adults, $5/children day use, call for hours. 633 Lassen Lane. (530) 926-6010.

Weed Community Pool; Weed. Open mid-June to mid-Aug. Toddler wading & 25-meter 6-lane seasonal pools. Swim lessons for all ages. 450 College Ave. (530) 938-4701 (summer months) & (530) 926-2494.

Tehama County

Corning City Pool; Corning. Parent-toddlers swim class & group lessons for ages 2 & up. Open swims M-F, 1-5pm & Sat, 10am-5pm, $1.50/ages 3-18, $2/adults. Adult water aerobics T/Th, 5-6pm, $2/class or $25/season. Night swim T/Th, 6:30-9:30pm. Open June–Mid-Aug. Outdoor pool. 1414 Colusa St. (530) 824-7062.

McGlynn Swimming Pool; Red Bluff. Open June 18th through August 8th. Outdoor pool.
119 Sycamore St. (530) 527-7211.

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