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.

Pool Reservations

Please keep in mind that you are booking a 45 min pool use period which includes restroom use, showers, etc. At the end of your 45-minute period, you will be asked to vacate the pool area immediately which means no extra time for locker room/shower use. If you would like to use the locker rooms, please allow time out of your allotted 45-minute period.

  • 6:00 am – 11:00 am – Adults only for lap swim and water exercise only.
  • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Family Swim Time. Maximum of 5 family members and you will be limited to a specific section of the pool only.

COVID-19 Pool Rules

  1. Residents must agree to NOT swim if they have any symptoms or exposure risks as listed by the CDC Guidelines.
  2. Individuals visiting the pool complex must comply with social distancing as mandated by the State of California and Orange County Department of Public Health.
  3. All swimmers must be Emerald Bay residents and must agree to NOT congregate around the pool complex.
  4. The Pool Complex is open for swim seven (7) days a week, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment only; 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. is reserved for lap swim only.
  5. Appointments can be made online any time at http://staging.ebrecreation.com/covid-19-pool-access/ or by calling 949-376-8232 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. *Please note that calls and voicemails received outside of these hours will not be accepted and are not a valid form of registration.
  6. Appointments are on a limited use basis to support social distancing measures.
  7. Appointments are restricted to 45-minute time slots to allow a 15-minute window for cleaning before the next session begins. *Please note that if you arrive later than your scheduled start-time, you are still required to vacate the pool by your scheduled end-time.
  8. Appointments are restricted to residents only and are limited to one per day, as availability allows.
  9. Once an appointment has been booked, an email will be sent with confirmation. Only those with confirmations will be admitted into the complex.
  10. Individuals with confirmed appointments must be present five minutes before and practice social distancing while queuing to be allowed into the complex.
  11. Booking privileges will be revoked from any individual who fails to show up to their appointment without prior notification or fails to comply with the pool complex rules. Nuisance citations, which carry a fine of up to $5,000 if levied, may also apply.


  1. These rules are intended to temporarily supplement existing pool complex rules. Where there is a conflict between the existing rules and the temporary rules, the temporary rules prevail.
  2. The Board has passed these temporary rules in order to allow residents to conditionally use a portion of the Association’s amenities. With that stated, it is the Board’s expectation that all residents will comply with these temporary rules. If any resident is found to be in non-compliance with any of these, or any other Association rules, the Board reserves the right to enforce said rules as it deems appropriate within its authority.

*Private swim lessons will be taking place each week, Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm in the shallow end of the lap pool.*

To complete a pool reservation, select your desired time slot below and follow the prompts.

Reservations are only complete once you have received a confirmation email.

To cancel a swim session, please email bhodges@ebca.net or call the pool directly at (949) 376-8232.