Built in 1955 the Parkway Aquatic Center has long been the center of aquatic activity in Chula Vista.
The pool is 33 meters by 25 yards. This outdoor pool offers a wide variety of programs for youth, adults and senior citizens. Its intimate nature makes it a favorite of lap swimmers.
The water is heated to a comfortable temperature throughout the year. The pool features indoor heated dressing and shower areas. Lockers are not available.
Parkway Aquatic staff is available to process registrations and answer calls during office hours.
You may also register for classes on-line or at any Recreation Center.
Monday – Friday 3:30 – 6:45 pm
NEW- Junior Lifeguards: Junior Lifeguards is back! Thanks to Kaiser this wonderful program will be back at Parkway Aquatic Center (385 Park Way) this coming summer. Junior Lifeguards provides an introduction to the water rescue, first aid and life saving techniques that are needed to pursue a career in lifeguarding. This class does not provide the certifications required for employment as a lifeguard, but is an excellent bridge to the Lifeguard Training course. An emphasis is placed on developing responsibility, professionalism, work ethic and fitness. Junior Lifeguards is for ages 9 â€“ 14 and participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle. The class will be held June 30th - July 11th Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Fee: $60 Resident / $75 Nonresidents Registration starts online May 19th @ 8 am
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 Tiny Tot 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.
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Please Note: There is a nominal, nonrefundable additional fee charged in addition to the class fee for the online service provided by a registration vendor. All registrations are on a first come, first served basis. We cannot "hold" or "reserve" class space without payment.
Refund Policy: Refunds are not issued unless the class is cancelled by the City of Chula Vista. Transfer and credits are issued under limited circumstances up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. There is a $6 processing fee for any transfer, credit or refund. To request a transfer/credit contact an Aquatic Supervisor at the facility that the class is scheduled, or for requests more than 2 weeks prior to the start of class you may e-mail the request (be sure to include a receipt number) Email Contact
Swim Lesson Class Description
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.
Swimming skills and personal safety skills are taught to beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Children registered for levels 1 to level 6 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.
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. Students should come prepared to provide the instructor with their specific goals for the class. 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 Private swim lessons are an affordable opportunity for your child to receive extra attention and practice from of the most experienced instructors in San Diego County. Register 1 or 2 children for the same low price (both children must have similar swimming ability).
FREE AQUA FUN AND FIT (ages 8 to 14)
This class is part of the award winning Fun to Be Fit Program that is offered exclusively by the City of Chula Vista. Students will learn to exercise and have fun in the water. Registration is FREE.
Session Dates: Tuesdays/Thursdays
• June 16th -June 27th 12:30-2:30 pm
•June 30th- July 11th 12:30-2:30 pm
• July 14th - July 25th 12:30-2:30 pm
This class is sponsored by Kaiser Foundation.
Renting Pools for Privates Functions
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.
$118 per hour for residents
$134 per hour for non-residents
Two-Hour Minimum. Maximum 50 people (fees for additional guests are $18 per hour per 25 guests)