Swimming Pool Complex

Al Simmons Swim Center

The Al Simmons Swim Center is an outdoor pool complex located in scenic Emerald Canyon adjacent to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Swim facilities include a heated lap pool, diving pool, children’s wading pool, and spa.

Ladies’ and men’s changing rooms are available, as well as an accessible grassy area for picnics during events.

There is an active junior swim team, the Wahoos, and swim lessons are available year-round.

Morning hours at the pool are reserved for adult lap swimming.

Lifeguards are on duty daily during the summer season.

Pool rules are posted at the facility and can also be found as an addendum in the Rules and Regulations section of the Member Handbook.


At their meeting on March 2, 2021, the Association Board reviewed the COVID-19 Emergency Pool Rules, adopted in response to the imminent threat to the Association Members and employees’ health and safety. When the Association sent you its December 12th letter notifying you that the Pool Emergency Rules had been enacted, Orange County was in a Regional Stay-at-Home Order and its virus metrics remained troublesome. Thankfully, the county’s overall virus metrics are trending positively with the County anticipated to meet the standards to move into what Governor Newsom refers to as the ‘red tier’ soon. Due to these positive changes, the Board voted to repeal the Emergency COVID-19 Pool Rules. As of March 8, 2021, the Association will revert back to, and enforce, the relevant pre-COVID pool rules, which can be found on the EBCA website for download at www.ebca.net. This means reservations will no longer be mandatory for pool use and the normal pool hours of 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. will be resumed.

The Association would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and cooperation during these challenging times. As a reminder, please stay vigilant about protecting your health, and your families’ health, by wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, washing your hands frequently, avoiding being around sick people and staying home if you are sick or awaiting COVID-19 test results.

COVID-19 Considerations

Only swim with members of your own household and maintain social distancing of six feet or more from non‑household members to the extent possible, at all times.

All users are reminded to wash their hands often with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes and avoid using the pool complex if you are experiencing symptoms of illness including a fever of 100F or above, sore throat, runny nose, chills, sneezing, coughing, abdominal pain, or diarrhea.

The CDC recommends people wear a cloth face covering at all times, but especially when social distance cannot be maintained. Swimmers are reminded to remove face coverings when entering water.

JACUZZI: As a courtesy to others, please limit use of the jacuzzi to 15 minutes to allow use for others. To ensure social distancing, only two people or one family (5 people max) at a time.

Pool Rules

  • No lifeguard on duty from Labor Day to Memorial Day.
  • Use pool at your own risk.
  • Pool admittance is by resident key only.
  • The pool gate must be kept closed; you may save a child’s life.
  • Swim Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Guests must be accompanied by the resident host at all times, and signed in.
  • Please shower before entering pool.
  • Children must be potty-trained to use pool.
  • All children 14 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 16 years or older while in pool complex. No one with any contagious disease is allowed to enter pool.
  • Please no running. No horseplay. No glass containers. No pets. No rafts, inner tubes or flotation devices. No use of any tobacco products. No alcoholic beverages or intoxicated persons. No loud music. No diving in shallow areas. No hanging on lane lines.
  • Swim Complex is closed during swim meets.
  • Disciplinary action resulting from infraction of the rules will be at the discretion of the Aquatics staff and the Board.
  • Diving Pool Rules
  • One person on board at a time.
  • Dive straight away from board.
  • Swim to nearest ladder.
  • Make sure no one is under board before diving.
  • Do not swim under diving area.
  • No running on diving board.
  • One bounce on diving board per dive.

Spa Rules

  • Children under 3 are prohibited from spa.
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Do not use spa alone.
  • Elderly persons, pregnant women, infants, and those with health conditions requiring medical care should consult a physician before entering spa.
  • Hot water immersion while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medications may lead to serious consequences.
  • Immersion longer than 10 minutes is not recommended. Long exposures may cause nausea, dizziness, or fainting.