Summer Aquatics

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Walnut High School


The Walnut High School parking lots will be closed during the summer (June through August).  Only a drop off lane will be available (no parking or stopping since it will serve as a fire lane). Please click here for a parking map.


The City offers a wide range of quality swimming lessons and programs for all ages and levels of ability at Walnut High School. The aquatics program will begin Monday, June 3, 2019 and will close Friday, August 9, 2019. Classes run in two week sessions. 

Click here for information on Summer 2019 Swim Lessons and other Aquatic Programs.

Be sure to also review the Class Transfer Fee, Refund, and Other Aquatic Policies 

Register here beginning 12:01 am on Monday, May 13 for Walnut residents (Monday, May 20 for all others).

Swim lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety instructors who are also certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer. The American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” program provides instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills.

Private and Adaptive Lessons:
Private and adaptive lessons are available.  Please call 909-444-7959 for more information.

Group Lessons
The City of Walnut aquatic classes emphasize aquatic safety skills in a logical progression. The objective is to teach people to swim and to be safe in and around water.

Group Lesson Schedule:
Group lessons are offered Monday through Friday and are 30 minutes each day. Morning classes begin at 9:30 am and continue until 11:45 am. Afternoon classes begin at 12:30 pm and continue until 2:45 pm.
There are five, two-week sessions offered during the summer beginning on the following dates:
 Session 1  June 3 to June 14
 Session 2  June 17 to June 28
 Session 3  July 1 to July 12 (No classes on July 4)
 Session 4  July 15 to July 26
 Session 5  July 29 to August 9

Group Lesson Level Descriptions:
Tiny Tots (Semi-private - up to 3 children per class) 
Water orientation for children 2 to 4 years old. Class fee: $65

Guppies - Level 1
An introduction to swimming skills that helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Class fee: $50

Eels - Level 2
Fundamental aquatic skills, building and expanding on aquatic and safety skills. Class fee: $50

Minnows - Level 3
Works on stroke readiness and builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Class fee: $50

Dolphins - Level 4
Develop confidence in the strokes and improves other aquatic skills. Class fee: $50

Sharks - Level 5
Stroke refinement course which provides further coordination and refinement of all strokes. Class fee: $50

Please note that due to the deep water configuration of the Walnut High School pool, no Recreation Swim will be available.

The City will also be offering Adult Lap Swim time as well as Lifeguard and Jr. Lifeguard Camps, Sharks Swim Team, and Swim Stroke Clinics.

Important Aquatic Policies

  • The City of Walnut Recreation Services reserves the right to cancel any class that falls below the minimum required enrollment.

  • Pool Closure: Occasionally the pool may have forced closures due to unexpected accidents or inclement weather. Staff will do it’s best to inform participants immediately of all closures. In the event of a pool closure, we will be unable to make up any missed classes. There will be no proration of class fees for missed classes due to unexpected pool closures.

  • Smog Policy: The South Coast Air Quality Management team states that all strenuous physical activities which require mouth breathing should be discontinued with 1st stage smog alerts. The City of Walnut Community Services will strictly adhere to this policy and close the swimming program at any time there is a 1st stage smog alert.

  • Refund Policy: There will be a $10 service charge per class per person on ALL REQUESTED REFUNDS AND TRANSFERS. Refunds will only be considered if requested seven days in advance of the first class meeting. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER THAT TIME UNLESS INITIATED BY THE DEPARTMENT.


Lifeguard Camp
Monday through Friday
June 17 to June 21 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am
This one week camp is both challenging and fun for youth ages of 8 and 12 interested in learning basic skills  required to be future lifeguard. Campers must have passed the City of Walnut Level 4 swim lessons (or the equivalent). Fee is $75 for the week and includes a visor.

Jr. Lifeguard Camp
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
July 8 to August 2 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am
The perfect camp to set the foundation for future lifeguards! This camp is for ages 12 to 16 years old. Four weeks of training, includes one week of shadow work with a certified lifeguard and CPR/First Aid Training. Camp fee is $125 per camper which includes a T-shirt and CPR/First Aid certification.