13 Area Pool

Bldg 1315, Vandegrift Blvd
(760) 725-4344

Lap Swim Only Hours – *New Hours Starting Sep 5
Mon and Thu, 10am – 6pm
Tue /Wed/Fri, 6am – 2pm
Sat and Sun, Closed
 Rec Swim is authorized yearly from Memorial Day to Labor Day only

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)


New Lap swim and recreation hours to start on June 9th:
Tue – Fri – 6am-8:45am – Lap Swim Only (free)
11am-1pm – Lap Swim Only (free)
1:30-4:30 – Family Recreation Swim Only (see fees)
Sat -Sun – noon-6pm – Family Recreation Swim Only (see fees)

Recreation Swim Fees (from Memorial Day, May 26 to Labor Day Sep 3, 2018)

13 Area Pool Recreation Swimming Only
Daily Fees – $1 (Active Duty), $2 (Dep. Child), $3 (Ret./Dep. Adults/DOD), $4 (Guests).
For more info (760) 725-4344. 

Seasonal Passes (from Memorial Day, May 26 to Labor Day Sep 3, 2018)

A seasonal pass is unlimited access to the pool during Recreation Swimming. Recreation Swimming closes on Aug 13 then shifts to weekends only through the Labor Day Weekend.
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. 
For more info (760) 725-4344. 

Learn To Swim Classes

For Learn to Swim Class start and end times, please review our Learn to Swim brochure online. Registration Cards are turned in at the 13 Area Pool.
Learn to Swim Registration Card   Learn to Swim Brochure
For more info (760) 725-4344. 

Swim Lessons, group and individual

For Swim Lessons, group and individual class start and end times, please review our Learn to Swim brochure online.
$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. For more info (760) 725-5084

Pendleton Youth Swim Club

13 Area Pool / Sep-May / Mon & Thu / 4:15pm-5:15pm / $28 per participant per month

Call (760) 725-4344 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.

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Junior Lifeguard Preparatory Program (Spring)
This program is (2), one-week programs. Monday through Thursday 9am to 2pm. Mar 26-29 & April 9-12, 2018.

Cost – $95 (Authorized Patrons) $105 (Guests).  Registration is the first day at 13 Area Pool at 8am. You can pre-register at Del Mar Beach Lifeguard Headquarters or 13 Area Pool. Call (760) 725-2703 or (760) 725-4344 for more information.

Junior Lifeguard Program (Summer)
This program is 5-weeks in length, Monday through Thursday from 9am to 2pm. June 18 to July 19, 2018.

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- 20 May, 26 May & 3 June (8am to 12pm) at the 13 Area Pool. All candidates will do a timed swim, tread water and brick retrieval.


Surf Camps & Lessons

2018 Private Surf Lessons

2018 Surf Camps


The Marine Corps Swim Trials will be held at the 13 Area Pool from Mar 13-15.

Lap Swim Hours will be as follows:

Mon, Mar 13th:

Tue, Mar 14:

0600-0730 & 1100-1230

Wed, Mar 15:

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

13 Area Pool

Bldg 1313

(760) 725-4344

14 Area Pool
(Lap Swimming)

Bldg 14116

Closed until further notice.
(760) 725-5084

The Scuba Center

Bldg 14116 (14 Area Pool)


(760) 725-5910

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.

MCCS Camp Pendleton