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

Following Governor Newsom’s Regional Stay-at-Home Order which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2020, the Association’s Board of Directors examined its current restrictions related to COVID-19 at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The pool appointment system was set to expire on December 31, 2020. However, due to the updated Order and imminent threat to everyone’s health, the Board voted to continue the pool appointment system as an emergency rule change until further notice, but no longer than 120 days after its adoption, specifically April 7, 2021.


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. Those without appointments may be admitted to the complex on a first come, first served basis, if there is available capacity as determined by the lifeguard on duty.
  5. Appointments can be made online any time at http://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.


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.


Lap Swim

  • 6:00 am – 11:00 am (Single swimmers for lap swim and water exercise only)

Family Swim

  • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (A maximum of 5 family members, limited to a specific section of the pool only)

Jacuzzi Use

  • To ensure social distancing, only two people or one family at a time.
  • As a courtesy to others, please limit your use of the jacuzzi to 15 minutes to allow use for others.


Please note that lifeguards will not be on duty during their break from 11:00 am – 11:30 am.


Attention: Those without appointments may be admitted to the complex on a first come, first served basis, if there is available capacity as determined by the lifeguard on duty. Swimmers admitted as a walk-in must adhere to the current 45-minute appointment schedule, regardless of when they arrived.


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.