Recreation Facilities

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Ariell Folks, Aquatic Supervisor II & Karina Craig, Aquatic Supervisor III

Built in 1955 the Parkway Aquatic Center has long been the center of aquatic activity in Chula Vista. The heated pool is 33 meters by 25 yards. 


Office Hours


Monday – Friday       3:00 – 7:00pm

Adult Lap Swim Information

Adult lap swimming is an excellent workout for everyone from the aquatic enthusiast to the occasional swimmer. Adults and seniors are welcome to swim laps or aqua jog. The locker rooms are available for 15 minutes after the posted closure time.


DAY                                          TIME FRAME

Monday-Friday                                  9:00am-11:00am*

Saturday                                           10:00am-12:00pm


Recreation Swim Information

Recreation swim is available for anyone to enjoy the water in a safe environment. Families are encouraged to recreate by joining in the fun and splashing.

PARKWAY AQUATIC CENTER -Returning Summer Break 2018 (June 5 -July 19)

DAY                                          TIME FRAME

Tuesday                                   12:30pm-3:00pm
Thursday                                  12:30pm-3:00pm
Saturday                                   12:30pm-3:30pm

NEW! Silver Splash Water Aerobics -class begins May 2nd

 aerobics class

A combination of gentle, yet effective exercises, for muscle toning, strengthening, stretching, and posture improving.  A great choice for people over 50, or with joint pain, recovering from injury, or pregnant.  Conducted in shallow water.  Pool is heated year round!!

Wednesdays and Fridays


Fee:  $3 per Class / $18 per 10 classes


Junior Lifeguards: Junior Lifeguards provides an introduction to the water rescue, first aid and life saving techniques that are needed to pursue a career in lifeguarding. An emphasis is placed on developing responsibility, professionalism, work ethic and fitness. Junior Lifeguards is for ages 9 - 14 and participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle.

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Swim Lessons 

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor trained teachers create a fun learning environment in which students of all ages and abilities can develop a love for aquatics. Parent & Tot and Preschool and Toddler Aquatic classes focus on water adjustment and teaching fundamental skills that will facilitate learning more advanced strokes. Students are taught skills through a logical progression of levels that requires building on previously mastered abilities. For this reason, students are not permitted to advance to the next level until they are proficient in all of the skills of the current level. All swimmers in Level 1 to Level 6 are tested on the first day of class to determine their appropriate level. Due to enrollment some levels are combined.

Register or view available classes

Refund/Transfer Policy

Refunds are not issued unless the class is cancelled by the City of Chula Vista. Transfers and credits are issued limited circumstances up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. To request a transfer/credit contact an Aquatics Supervisor at the facility the class is scheduled, or for requests more than 2 weeks prior to the start of the class, you may email the request (please be sure to include your receipt number). 

Swim Lesson Class Description

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Parent & Tot

Ages 6 months - 3 years

Parents join their children in the water for basic water adjustment and safety skills in a warm, enjoyable environment. Having a parent in the water allows our younger aquatic fanatics to gain comfort and confidence.

Children in these classes must wear swim diapers or tight fitting rubber pants.

Pre-School Aquatics

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Ages 4 - 5 years

Water adjustment safety skills and basic introductory swimming skills are presented in a fun environment. This class introduces children to aquatic instruction without a parent.

Toddler Aquatics

Ages 2 - 3 years

Toddlers will learn skills such as submersion, survival floating, and are introduced to the fundamentals of swimming. Maximum of 3 participants per instructor. Each class has a duration of 30 minutes.

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Learn to Swim Level 1 to 5

Ages 6 - 17 years

Swimming skills and personal safety skills are taught to beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Children registered for levels 1 to level 5 will be assessed on the first day of class to determine the most appropriate level to enhance their aquatic development. Enrollment in these classes can sometimes require that more than one level be combined.


Swim Clinic

Ages 6 - 17 years

Designed to bridge swim lessons with competitive swimming, this program provides focused instruction on the racing strokes, starts, turns and finishes. A perfect introduction to swim team.



Adult Swimming Lessons

Adults of all ages and experience are encouraged to register for this class. Instructors work with each student on a variety of aquatic skills. This class is perfect for the advanced swimmer who wants pointers on the racing strokes or the beginner who is learning how to float on their back.


Private Swimming Lessons

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Private (ages 4-adult) swim lessons are an affordable opportunity for your child to receive one-on-one attention.

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FREE AQUA FUN AND FIT (ages 9 to 15)

Students will learn to exercise and have fun in the water. Registration is FREE.

This class is sponsored by Kaiser Foundation.

Renting Pools for Privates Functionsrent pool

All City of Chula Vista swimming pools can be rented for birthday parties, company gatherings, special events, or school activities. The pools are available for shared or exclusive rentals. Consider renting the pool as an affordable option for you next special event in San Diego. Events with more than 50 guests may require additional lifeguard fees. Please contact the pool of your choice directly for more information, or to confirm availability.


Rental Fee:


Contact Pool (619) 409-1985


Application For Facility Use

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