Due to the global concerns regarding the Coronavirus and the potential health implications in conjunction with large gatherings and the need for social distancing, the Learn to Swim program has been postponed until further guidance is received from health officials. We apologize for any inconveniences this has created for our families and the disappointment for children, but the health and safety of all patrons is our top priority.

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Contact / Hours:
13 Area Pool
BLDG 1315 | (760) 725-4344

Mon/Thu 10am-6pm
Tue/Wed/Fri 6am-2pm

Interested in Improving your Aquatic Skills?
Learn Water Survival: Basic, intermediate, and advanced skills to strengthen your aquatic training in preparation for swim qualifications.
Classes are designed to help teach active duty personnel better swimming mechanics in general as well as the swim qualification.

Workshops / Classes

For Summer Swim Lesson information and other aquatic programming please visit: Camp Pendleton Aquatics.

Additional Info

Swim ClubsOpportunitiesSwim Survival Skills Training S3T

2022 – 100-Mile Swim Club

Receive a FREE finisher T-shirt (1 per year) with completion of 100 miles at 13 Area Pool during the 2022 calendar year! Log miles/laps with a staff member at the check-in window. This program is ongoing throughout the 2022 calendar year and open to authorized patrons. Ask a staff member today for more details.
3rd-Year Finishers: 3rd-year finishers will receive a 100-Mile Swim Club towel.
2021 Participants: In order to participate in 2022 please re-register. All mileage from 2021 will not count toward 2022.

Pendleton Youth Swim Club

Sep–May, Mon & Thu: 4:15pm-5:15pm
Call (760) 725-4344 to schedule a tryout.
Qualifications: Participants ages 7 and 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

For information on Lifeguard and Swim Instructor opportunities, please call (760) 725-4344.
The Benefits of Marine Swim Advanced Training:

  • Increased aquatics skills for successful completion of the Marine Corps Water Survival
  • Training Program (MCWSTP)
  • Improved water confidence
  • Overall water safety and swimming proficiency
Who provides the training?
MCCS Aquatics Coaches specifically trained in the program components.
Do I have to take the entire class?
Yes, but through discussion with the instructor, accommodations can be made on a case by case basis.
Will equipment be provided?
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 required.
Will the class schedule be flexible?
Yes, we will try to be as accommodating as possible. Classes are 1-hour long (estimated).
Can I take Swim Survival Skills Training S3T to prepare for any aquatic school?
Yes, if you find the class helpful for your specific training, Swim Survival Skills Training S3T is designed to increase aquatic stamina.
If I am in the Navy can I take Swim Survival Skills Training S3T?
Yes, Swim Survival Skills Training S3T is available for all active duty, but is designed for Marine Corps Swim Qualifications.
Can I take the Swim Survival Skills Training S3T if I am not going for swim qualification?
Yes, classes are designed to help teach active duty personnel better swimming mechanics in general as well as the swim qualification.
Can I do bottom samples and underwater crossovers with this training?
No, that is specific training where a Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival (MCIWS) is required to be present.
How do I schedule a class?
Call the 13 Area Pool to schedule (760) 725-4344.


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