There are a variety of reasons to consider purchasing Irvine real estate, including access to some amazing public swimming facilities. Whether you’re a skilled swimmer who wants a regular place to do some laps, seek improvement, or just want to have fun, Irvine is the place to be. At these public pools, you can do all three. Here’s how to enjoy these world-class facilities.
WOOLLETT AQUATICS CENTER (WAC)
Address - 4601 Walnut Avenue, Heritage Park
Telephone - (949) 724-6717
Hours - Monday-Friday from 6am-8am, 10am-2pm, and 6pm-8pm. Saturday and Sunday from 8am-10am
WAC includes two 50-meter pools and a 25-yard instruction pool. The City of Irvine sponsors a variety of educational, recreational, and competitive programs. Some local nonprofits also contribute. Amenities include locker rooms, family changing rooms, viewing bleachers, drinking fountains, and a concession stand.
During the hours shown above, the pools are open for lap swimming. Per visit fees are $4 for adults, $2 for seniors 55+, and $2 for youth aged 17 and under. A pool membership offers discounts based on 10 visits, 30 visits, monthly use, and yearly use.
The Novaquatics Swim Team provides training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and abilities. By joining the NovaIntro Program, you’ll improve swimming technique with twice-weekly sessions and team competitions. To become a member, visit WAC between 4:30-5:30pm, Monday-Thursday, for an evaluation.
NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL AQUATICS CENTER (NHS)
Address - 4515 Portola Parkway
Telephone - (949) 724-6938, (949) 724-6717
Hours - Monday-Friday from 4:30pm-8pm
Affiliated with WAC, this facility houses a 50-meter pool. Per visit lap swims are $4 for adults, $2 for seniors age 55+, and $2 for youth age 17 and under.
The Nova Masters Swim Team gives practice sessions here, teaching body mechanics and technique. Classes are both fun and challenging, available with a Nova Masters membership.
To be eligible, participants must be at least 18 years old and able to swim one pool length in 7-foot water. For insurance purposes, members must also join the US Masters Swim Club at a cost of $70 per year. Various Nova Masters memberships are available, such as monthly, quarterly, and annually. Discounts are given to residents, seniors, military, police, firefighters, and students.
As a member, you can access 30 sessions per week, held at three pool locations. You’ll swim in lanes with other people having the same ability. Classes emphasize conditioning and technique according to a specific theme. The team environment is very supportive, with members cheering your progress.
WATERWORKS AQUATICS (WA)
Address - 25 Waterworks Way
Telephone - (949) 450-0777
Hours - Monday-Friday from 8am-8pm, Saturday from 8am-6pm, and Sunday from 8am-5pm
WA is ideal for both lessons and recreational swimming. For the past eight years, the school has won awards for the best swimming classes in Orange County, conferred by Parenting OC Magazine. Classes are provided for age 3 months through adult age.
The aquatic complex includes both indoor and outdoor pools. State-of-the-art filtration systems ensure clean conditions. Three indoor pools host swimming lessons, community activities, and wellness programs. The Junior Olympic outdoor pool has six lanes.
The outdoor pool stays at 86°F during summer, and the indoor pool is set at 89°F during winter. Pool swimming doesn’t get more idyllic than this.
What’s especially unique about this swim school is its personalized instruction. Students are matched with an instructor qualified to discern their potential and help them advance. Though lessons follow a structured format, the hands-on approach is tailored to each individual. Using a specific muscle memory method, people learn quickly.
In addition to the public swimming facilities, there are many other amenities your family can enjoy if you’d like to find a home in Irvine. Reach out to local real estate agents at 714-454-6304 today to learn about additional local attractions.