About Lap Swimming

Instructional Pool (the warm pool): 87 degrees, 6 lanes at 25 yards
Performance Pool (the cool pool): 80 degrees, 11 lanes at 25 yards

Lanes are dedicated to Lap Swimming in the Performance Pool and the Instructional Pool seven days per week year-round with a lifeguard on duty at all times. We observe circle swimming when there are more than two swimmers per lane. The number of lanes for Lap Swimming varies according to scheduled activities in each pool, but during the times listed on the Schedule & Pricing page, you will find designated lap lanes. Look for the yellow cones on deck.

Open Swimming for Lap Swimmers
If you are registered to pay for laps monthly, you can come to Open Swim any time. Choose to swim laps or play with your kids — your time in the pool is already paid for. Even drop-in fees are good all day for both Laps and Open Swim.

Safety Protocols for COVID-19
Burgess Pool is fully reopen as of July 5, 2021. At this point, all current Covid-19 restrictions and safety protocols are no longer be in effect.

Pool Rules
Updated – 5/20/23 – English

Schedule & Pricing for Burgess Pool Lap Swim

Important Dates
Burgess Pool will be hosting 3 swim meets this summer. During these events (June 22, July 6, July 13) the Performance Pool will be closed at 3:00pm.

Spring Schedule 2023 (through June 11th)
Summer Schedule 2023 (starting June 12th)

Performance Pool:

Monday – Friday 6:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday/Sunday 6:00am – 5:00pm

Instructional Pool:

Monday – Friday 6:00am – 3:20pm
7:15pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 6:00am – 12:00pm
1:15pm – 5:00pm
Sunday 6:00am – 5:00pm


Drop-In: $9
Senior (60+): $8
Monthly Membership: $65
Senior Membership (60+): $52

Drop-In: $10
Senior (60+): $9
Monthly Membership: $72
Senior Membership (60+): $61

Check-In at Burgess Pool
Burgess Pool at Menlo Swim & Sport features a check-in system requiring a check-in card. Please ask the front desk any questions you might have.

Swim Pro Lessons and Summer Open Swim Space
Lap swimmers may be affected by Swim Pro lessons because a lap lane is reserved for our Swim Pro students. During summer, we extend our Open Swim hours to create more room for recreational swimming. Lap swim lanes may be reduced during busy Open Swim hours. Thank you for understanding that our entire community is anxious to share limited and valuable pool space.

If you would like to cancel your Lap Swimming membership completely, please fill out the online Cancellation Form. Cancellation requests may also be taken in person through the Service Center, (650) 781-5525. Cancellation requests must be submitted by the 15th of current month to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following month.

Policies & FAQs


Reoccurring Payments
All payments are non-refundable. Each billing period is 30 days from the day the membership starts. There are no pro-rated refunds for mid-month cancellations.

Pool Rules
Updated – 5/20/23 – English

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests must be submitted by the last day of current cycle (month) to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following billing cycle (month). Please fill out this form if you’re looking to cancel your membership. You may also cancel your membership in person with a Service Center representative.

Conduct Safety
Please help ensure a great experience for everyone. Before you send your young swimmers to the pool, be aware that we wish to maintain high standards for conduct with emphasis on safety. We encourage behavior that is respectful and mature, and our guards will enforce safety rules with regard to running on deck, roughhousing and courtesy.

Children 5 years and under must have a parent/guardian in the pool, within arm’s reach at all times.
Children 6 – 12 years must have a parent/guardian on the pool deck supervising them, unless they are attending a registered class or program.

Lap Swimming during Open Swim
Adults who pay for Open Swim are welcome to swim laps during Open Swim times without paying extra fees. Alternatively, you can register and pay for Lap Swim membership on a monthly basis which automatically gives you all day access to the pools.


Q: How many lap lanes do you have?
A: The Performance Pool has 11 lanes at 25 yards and the Instructional Pool has 6 lanes at 25 yards.

Q: What temperature is the pool kept at?
A: The Performance Pool is kept at 80 degrees Fahrenheit . The Instructional Pool is kept at 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

Q: Are your pools salt water or chlorine?
A: All of our pools are chlorine.

Q: Do you have lockers where I can store my belongings?
A: Yes. We have several lockers located in our changing rooms and out on the pool deck. We recommend you bring a lock.

Q: When is the best time to swim?
A: Mid-morning to mid-afternoon is typically the least busy for lap swimming.

Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Our hours of operation can be found on our Pool Schedule page. For specific Lap Swim hours, please click on the “Schedule & Pricing” tab.

Q: I am a monthly member. Do I need to do anything to carry my membership into 2023?
A: Your monthly membership is recurring so there is no action needed from you to continue your membership into 2023.