Aquatics Programs

People swimming at Mayfair Pool

Lakewood Aquatics

The City of Lakewood operates two public swimming pools and six wading pools throughout the summer season. 

The season typically begins in late May, with pre-summer swim lessons and recreation swim starting Memorial Weekend.

Check the current schedule and deadlines in the interactive recreation catalog.

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Host a pool party!

Consider hosting your next celebration at Mayfair or McCormick Pool.

Mayfair Pool

Pool rentals are available from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The pool will be exclusively for your event. 

McCormick Pool:

Pool rentals are available from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The pool will be exclusively for your event. 

Pricing and information:

Call City Hall at 562-866-9771, extension 2408 for details. 


Swim Lessons

Lakewood swim classes coincide with the Red Cross Certified Swim Classes and offer instruction in these categories:

  • Youth: For infant/preschool children ages 6 months to 5 years, and Levels 1-6 for ages 6-15 years
  • Adaptive: Introduction to water and swimming lessons for those with special needs (ages 3-17), such as hearing or visual impairment, developmental disabilities and special physical needs.
  • Semi-private swim lessons: Maximum three students per class. Limited time slots scheduled. Offered only during post-summer in the month of September.
  • Private swim lessons: One instructor and one student. Offered only during post-summer at Mayfair Pool (8 classes of 20-minute instruction).
  • Adult: For ages 16 and older. Four one-hour lessons are typically offered for a two-week session.

Pool Rules

  • Come ready to swim in your swimsuit.
  • A swim test is required for use of the diving board. Detailed requirements are posted at each pool location.
  • Unaccompanied swimmers are required to be at least 48 inches tall or have a valid Minnow (Level 4) Red Cross swimming card. Youngsters not meeting this requirement MUST be accompanied into the water by an adult (18 years or older) on a one-to-one basis and remain within arm's reach at all times.
  • Swim diapers must be worn by all children four years and younger and are available for purchase at the pool.
  • Approved swimsuits are required. No cut off pants, leotards, sweats, baseball shorts or shirts are allowed (rash guards only). Suits and towels are not provided.
  • Only those in proper swimwear may remain on the pool deck. All others must stay on the grass area.
  • Swimmers with long hair must tie their hair in a ponytail.
  • No toys, inflatables, water wings or life jackets (except Coast Guard-approved) allowed in the pool.
  • As part of ongoing training, City of Lakewood pool personnel may participate in emergency drills during recreational swimming, lap swim, swim lessons and rentals.
  • Minimum enrollment required for each class.
  • Each session includes 9 days of instruction and 1 fun day. Students may be moved to the most developmentally appropriate level.
  • Classes are subject to cancellation and class schedule is subject to change.

Recreation Swim at Mayfair and McCormick Pools

Mayfair Pool:

  • Memorial Weekend: May 25-27
  • Daily: June 15 - Aug. 25
  • Weekends only: Aug. 31 - Sept. 29

McCormick Pool:

  • Daily: June 15 - Aug. 25
  • Labor Day Weekend: Aug. 31 - Sept. 2

Daily session times (Monday through Sunday):

  • 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.


  • Residents: $1 for kids and $1.50 for adults (18+).
  • Non-residents: $2 for kids and $3 for adults (18+).

Check the catalog for information on Adult Lap Swim (ages 16+) and Lap Swim (50+). 

Wading Pools

Wading pools are free and are typically open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for youngsters ages 3-7, from mid June to early September.

Open daily:

  • Mayfair
  • Palms – Handicapped accessible

Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

  • Del Valle
  • San Martin

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday:

  • Bloomfield
  • Mae Boyar

Wading Pool Wednesdays

The wading pools at Del Valle, Mayfair, Palms and San Martin parks are typically open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings from late June to late August. 

See the catalog for details.