To prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus), the City of San Rafael closed community centers to walk-in service. We are currently offering summer classes and camps while strictly adhering to Marin County health guidelines.  For additional updates, please visit the City’s website.
Swimming Pool


The Terra Linda Community Pool is open with reservations only.

To visit the pool, please use our online registration system. See instructions below.

Terra Linda Community Pool

670 Del Ganado, San Rafael
(415) 485 -3346

The June 5 Public Health Order provides specific guidelines for safely opening outdoor pools. We are now safely offering both lap and recreation swim at the Terra Linda Community Pool.

To abide by the Public Health Order, we are requiring advanced reservations for all visits through an online reservation system. For lap swim, visitors may sign up for 45-minute blocks of time and recreation swim is available in 90-minute blocks of time. This system ensures that our swimmers have sufficient space for social distancing and our staff are able to implement the required cleaning protocols.

Reservations for the Terra Linda Pool are available during the following dates:

  • For August 16-31:
    • San Rafael Residents:  starting on August 3 at10am
    • Non Residents: starting on August 7 at 10am
  • For September:
    • San Rafael Residents: starting on Monday, August 17 @ 10am
    • Non Residents: starting Wednesday August 19 @ 10am


If you haven't used our online system before, please create your account here.

To reserve online please go to our Online Registration System and follow the steps below:

  1. Choose your activity: Lap Swim, Recreation Swim or Water Walking
  2. Choose your date and time for your activity
  3. Continue to answer the questions and complete the waivers
  4. Check out


Our system is experiencing glitches due to a large amount of traffic. The site is showing that a spot is available when it is not and sending incorrect registration confirmations. Our software management company is aware of these issues and working on the system.

If you receive the following message it is because another patron has booked the spot while you were checking out.

Aquatics Reservation Error Message

Reservations are non-refundable and all people entering the pool will be required to complete the health screening at time of entry.

We do not accept walk up reservations.

Please be courteous to your fellow lap swimmers and, if it’s necessary, cancel with plenty of notice so others can fill your spot. Email your non-refundable cancellation request to

Transfer requests will be allowed under the following conditions:

  1. Requests must be in writing to the
  2. Requests are only processed Monday through Thursday. If a request comes in Friday-Sunday, it will be processed the following Monday. We will not accept a request for transfer on same day.
  3. Requests may only be transferred between people on the same account.
  4. Transfers must be made a minimum of two days in advance of reservation.

If you have any additional questions, please email Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the pool.

La piscina abre el lunes 6 de julio.



Si no ha utilizado nuestro sistema en línea antes, cree su cuenta usando este enlace.

Para reservar en línea, vaya a nuestra página web al  y siga los siguientes pasos:

  1. Elija su actividad: “Lap Swim”, “Recreation Swim” o “Water Walking”
  2. Elija su fecha y hora para su actividad
  3. Continúe respondiendo a las preguntas y complete las exenciones
  4. Haga su pago seleccionando “Check-out”

Las reservas no son reembolsables ni transferibles.

Si tiene alguna pregunta adicional, envíe un correo electrónico a Gracias y esperamos verlos en la piscina.

Información de Natación Recreativa

Información Sobre Natación de Vuelta


Since we are offering limited programming as a result of COVID-19, the City will not be selling season passes in 2020. The drop-in fees for this summer’s program are provided below.

Lap Swim$8$10
Rec Swim$10$12


Hamilton Community Pool

203 El Bonito Dr,  Novato
(415) 883-7126

The cities of San Rafael and Novato, who maintain and operate Novato’s Hamilton Pool through a Mutual Services Agreement, have made the difficult decision to keep the Hamilton pool closed for the Summer 2020 season. Due to limited staffing and budget constraints as a result of COVID-19, the cities of Novato and San Rafael are unable to operate both pools at this time in a manner that adheres to the County’s guidelines. We hope to welcome you back to the Hamilton Pool in 2021!

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