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    Simpkins Family Swim Center
    979 17th Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    (831) 454-7946

    After years of planning and construction the Simpkins Family Swim Center opened to the public in the summer of 1998, special thanks to the "Pool of Dreamers." There are four pools, a slide, and community center with kitchen. This site is also the location of the Parks Department main offices.

    The 50-meter, 18-lane lap pool is the largest in Santa Cruz County, holding nearly 600k gallons of water. This pool is used for lap swimming, water polo and water aerobics. The water temperature is 78 degrees.

    The 43k gallon warm water pool is used for therapy and recreational swimming, the temperature is kept at 88 degrees. There is a zero depth entry ramp for easy wheel chair access.

    The Splash-Down pool is used to catch kids (and adults) at the bottom of the two story cork screw slide.

    The fourth pool is the Splash Pool, with its splash features and six inch depth it is perfect for tots.

    "Swim By Ten" is our goal

    for all children in the community!

    Swim Lessons

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    Pool Entry Fees:

    Youth & Seniors (4-12 & 60+)$4.00
    979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    Phone: (831) 454-7946
    Fax: (831) 454-7950


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