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13 Area Pool / Del Mar Beach / San Onofre Beach are currently closed.
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Notice: Ocean Lifeguard Spring hours of operation at Del Mar and & San Onofre Beach are 8:00 am – 6:00 pm effective March 8 – June 7 2020.

Camp Pendleton Youth Swim Club
Organized swim team workouts designed for stroke development and endurance.
Call (760) 725-4344 to schedule a tryout
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13 Area Pool

Bldg 1315, Vandegrift Blvd
(760) 725-4344

Effective September 3rd, 2019 to Memorial Day 2020:

Lap Swim and Unit PT Only

Monday: 10am -6pm
Tuesday: 6am-2pm
Wednesday: 6am-2pm
Thursday: 10am16pm
Friday: 6am-2pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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. April 6-9 & April 13-16, 2020.
Cost – $100 (Authorized Patrons) $110 (Guests). Ages 7-15. The first day of camp will be held at 13 Area Pool with all following days held at Del Mar Beach, Camp Pendleton.
Please register online at
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 22-July 23, 2020.
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 7-15. Program runs during the summer at Del Mar Beach, Camp Pendleton.
Cost – $360 (Authorized Patrons) $395 (Guests). All candidates must tryout for the program. Tryout dates – 5/3/19, 5/7/19, 5/31/19 (9am to 12pm) at the 13 Area Pool. All candidates will do a timed swim, tread water and brick retrieval.
Tryout Requirements:
Swim 100 meters under the time standard for your age:
9-10 y/o: 2:30
11-12 y/o: 2:15
13-15 y/o: 2:00
In addition to the swim applicants must tread water for 5 minutes and swim 10 meters underwater.
7-8 y/o must swim 50 meters under 3 minutes, tread water for 3 minutes, and pick up an object in shallow water.
Please register online at
Call (760) 725-2703 or (760) 725-4344 for more information.

Surf Camps & Lessons

This program is (10), one-week programs. Monday through Friday 9am to 1pm. Camps will be held from June 10th through August 14th, 2020. Ages 7 – 15.

Please register online at

Call (760) 725-2703 or (760) 725-4344 for more information.


2020 - 100 Mile Swim Club

Registration is Now Open. Swim 100 Miles at 13 Area Pool during our 2020 Season and earn a free finisher T-shirt, name on our leader board (and bragging rights). Beginning Jan 1, 2020: Log your miles/laps with a staff member after each swim, and attend any 2020 Special Event held at 13 Area Pool to earn extra miles towards your total!! This program is ongoing throughout the 2020 season, and open to Active Duty Military/Dep/DOD/Retirees/Reservists. Ask a staff member today for more details!

13 Area Pool
Bldg 1315, Vandegrift Blvd
(760) 725-4344

Effective September 3rd, 2019 to Memorial Day 2020:

Lap Swim and Unit PT Only

Monday: 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday: 6 am – 2 pm
Wednesday: 6 am – 2pm
Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday: 6 am – 2 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Swim Lessons, group and individual

For Swim Lessons, group and individual class start and end times, please review our Learn to Swim brochure online (Coming Soon)

$55(Authorized Patron) / $65(Sponsored Guest) Summer Learn to Swim Lessons (Group) for eight 30 minute classes (June  & July)

$20(Authorized Patron) / $25(Sponsored Guest) Private Swim Lessons (Individual) for one 30 minute Session.

 (call for schedule)

Private one-on-one lessons for stroke development, refinement and specific aquatic needs.

For more info (760) 725-4344

Pendleton Youth Swim Club

13 Area Pool/ Sep-May, Mon & Thu / 4:15pm-5:15pm

$30 (per authorized patron per month) / $35(per sponsored guest 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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Can I do bottom samples and underwater crossovers with this training?

No. That is specific training where a MCIWS is required to be present.

Will equipment be provided?

TBD, we are currently exploring avenues to fund equipment, and will hopefully be able to provide the proper equipment in the future. Blouse and trousers will however be your responsibility to bring.

Can I take MSAT if I am not going for swim qualification?

Yes, these classes are designed to help teach active duty personnel better swimming mechanics in general as well as the swim qualification.

If I am in the Navy can I take MSAT?

Yes, MSAT is available to all active duty, but is designed for Marine Corps Swim Qualifications.

Can I take MSAT to prepare for any aquatic school?

Yes, if you find the class helpful for your specific training. MSAT is designed to increase aquatic stamina.

How do I schedule a class?

Call the 13 Area Pool to Schedule (760) 725-4344.

Will the class schedule be flexible?

Yes, we will try to be as accommodating as possible. Classes are 1-hour in length (estimated).

Do I have to take the entire class?

Yes, but through discussion with instructor accommodations can be made.

Who is going to provide the training?

MCCS Aquatics Coaches specifically trained in the program components.

What is the benefit?

  • Increased aquatics skills for successful completion on the MCWSTP Level.
  • Improved water confidence.
  • Overall water safety and swimming proficiency.

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

Mon 10am–6pm
Tue/Wed 6am–2pm
Thu 10am–6pm
Fri 6am–2pm
Sat/Sun Closed

Closed until further notice.
(760) 725-5084

The Scuba Center

Bldg 14116 (14 Area Pool)

Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-6pm
Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725-5910

For more information on Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Opportunities,

Call (760) 725-4344

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.

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