Lifeguards On Duty

Del Mar Beach Resort/San Onofre Beach

Lifeguards routinely patrol the area each season

Winter: 8am – 4pm – End of Daylight Savings Time (1st Sunday in November) to the beginning of Daylight Savings Time (2nd Sunday of March) 
Spring: 9am – 5pm – Start of Daylight Savings Time until Memorial Day Weekend
Summer: 9am – 7pm – Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day – towers are open
Fall: 9am – 5pm – After Labor Day until the end of Daylight Savings Time

Portable towers will be open and routine patrols will take place (Summer Only)

Junior Lifeguard Preparatory Program (Spring) 
This program is (2), one-week programs. Monday through Thursday 9am to 2pm. March 28 – 31 & April 4 – 7, 2016.

Cost – $95 (Authorized Patrons) $105 (Guests).  The first day each week is at 13 Area Pool. Show up at 8am if you haven’t pre-registered.
2016 Junior Lifeguards Preparatory Program Guide

Junior Lifeguard Program (Summer)
This program is 5-weeks in length, Monday through Thursday from 9am to 2pm. June 20 to July 21, 2016.

Provides a positive environment for teaching youth ocean safety skills, basic first-aid skills, respect for the coastal environment and discipline while promoting physical fitness, self-esteem and team building. Ages 7-17. Program runs during the summer at the Del Mar Beach Resort.

Cost – $330 (Authorized Patrons) $360 (Guests). All candidates must tryout for the program. Tryout dates- 22 May, 29 May & 5 June (8am to 12pm) at the 13 Area Pool. All candidates will do a timed swim, tread water and brick retrieval.

Junior Lifeguard Summer Program brochure

Surf Camps & Lessons

2016 Surf & Paddleboard Lessons

2016 Surf Camps

Paddleboard & Private Surf Lessons

Call (760) 429-8236


Fee structure starting May 1, 2015

Recreation Swim Fees

13 Area Recreation Swimming Only
Daily Fees – $1 (Active Duty), $2 (Dep. Child), $3 (Ret./Dep. Adults/DOD), $4 (Guests).

Seasonal Passes (from Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Individual – $30 (Active Duty), $50 (Dep. Child), $60 (Ret./Dep. Adults/DOD)
Family – $80 (Active Duty), $90 (Retiree/DOD) (Family defined as two parents and 3 kids, each additional child is $10)
Names will be printed on seasonal passes for quality assurance

Learn To Swim

Learn to Swim Registration card   Learn to Swim brochure

Walk in Registration

13 Area Pool
June 13th – Ongoing registration for new participants Tues-Sun during operating hours
14 Area Pool

Closed till further notice

Swim Lessons

$50 Summer Swim Lessons (Group) for four 30 minute Sessions
$80 Private Swim Lessons (Individual) for four 30 minute Sessions
Private one-on-one lessons for stroke development, refinement and specific aquatic needs. Call (760) 725-5084
 for more information.

Pendleton Youth Swim Club

13 Area Pool / Sep-May / Mon & Thu / 3:30pm-4:30pm / $28 per participant per month

Call (760) 725-5084 to schedule a tryout.

Qualifications: Participants ages 7 & up should have basic knowledge of each stroke and have ability to swim 100m freestyle continuously with rhythmic breathing in under 2 min. 45 sec.

Pool Punch Card Pricing – 13 Area Only

Purchase a Punch Card for ten visits and receive the eleventh-visit free!

  • Active Duty – $10
  • Dependent Child – $20
  • Retiree / Dep. Adult / DOD – $30

14 Area (Lap Swimming) Pool

Bldg 14116

Closed till further notice.
(760) 725-5084

13 Area Pool

Bldg 1313

Open again on Memorial Day Weekend 2016.

Beach Lifeguard Contact Information

Del Mar Beach Lifeguard Station

(760) 725-2703
(760) 725-2078

San Onofre Lifeguard Station

(760) 725-7979
(760) 725-7437

Lifeguard Chief

(760) 725-0457

Call the Lifeguard Chief to schedule safety briefs or safety stand-downs.

The Scuba Center

Bldg 14116 (14 Area Pool)
(760) 725-5910