Starting on Monday, May 18, the City of Carpinteria will open the Community Pool for very limited swimming in a manner consistent with State and County Public Health Orders. A maximum of five swimmers will be allowed to use the pool at once, and reservations must be made in advance at Swimmers can reserve one-hour time slots and will be allowed 45 minutes of swim time. Patrons must come showered and dressed for swimming; locker rooms are closed and a restroom will be available only for restroom use.

Please see the safe swimming guidelines below for using the Community Pool. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through pool water. Proper operation and disinfection of pools should kill the virus that causes COVID-19. The guidelines listed below may change according to State or County Health Department orders. Contact Matt Roberts with questions at (805) 755-4449 or

1. Pool hours are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., with the last session beginning at 5 p.m.

2. Online session reservation required, 45-minute sessions, five patrons per session, one swimmer in every other lane. One reservation per patron, per day.

3. Patrons may arrive up to 10 minutes prior to reserved pool time and wait at designated spaces outside of the Community Pool.

4. Patrons shall arrive at the Community Pool showered and ready to swim.

5. Restroom and shower facilities are available, but patrons are encouraged to arrive without need for those facilities.

6.  Patrons must bring their own hand sanitizer and desired pool equipment, such as: towels, kickboards, pull buoys, hand paddles, and fins.

7. Patrons shall enter through the west gate entrance and check-in at the cashier window, individually.

8. No congregating on the pool deck. Admission to facility is for swimmers only.

9. At the conclusion of the reserved session, patrons must exit the pool, gather all belongings, and exit the facility through the west gate to the parking lot.

10. Pool Safety Guidelines are not optional, and any violations will result in removal.