The Pool Is Closed

Recreation and Swim Complex is Closed

When conditions improve and we move back to Orange Tier status we will plan to re-open at that time. Any changes will be posted on this website and included in our automated voice message at 530-542-6056. 

For additional information about this decision, you can reference California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a roadmap for reducing COVID-19 with criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities at  

Thank you for your understanding during these trying times and please stay safe ~

Until we meet again ~ Your Recreation Services Team

Public Pool

The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex has the only year-round public pool in South Lake Tahoe. This six-lane 25-yard pool is indoors during the winter months and outdoors during the summer months. Both public recreation and lap swim times are available each day. When the pool is indoors, the air temperature is maintained at 70 degrees and the water temperature is 81 degrees.

Rec Center Pool


Swim suits are required. No t-shirts, cut-offs, or inflatable toys or flotation devices are allowed. Any child not potty trained must wear plastic pants over their swim diaper. 

All non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult. Children must be 3 feet 6 inches tall at the shoulder or pass the 45-foot swim test to be able to swim without an adult in the water with them. Non-swimmers may use loaner Coast Guard approved life jackets as long as an adult is in the water.

Staff forming a circle in the swimming pool