Cuesta College Swimming Pool

San Luis Obispo, CA, UNITED STATES

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Cuesta College Swimming Pool
Chorro Valley Road, Camp San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 546-3950 for the Pool Hotline; 546-3132 for the Community Programs Office

Adult Admission Price & Policy

$4.00. [August, 2021]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y x 50m, 16 lanes, 4f - 14f depth, outdoors, heated, 80ºF (27ºC).
Pool 2
25y x ~20f, 3 lanes, 4f maximum depth, outdoors, heated, 88º - 90ºF (31º - 32ºC).
Two 1m diving boards and two 3m diving boards.


The Cuesta College Campus is off Highway 1 about 5⅔ miles north of the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 101 in San Luís Obispo.
San Luis Obispo County
35.328004, -120.740266

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Youth Swim
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Water Polo
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Facility Notes

NOTE:  Parking is not free, make sure and pay for a school permit.
Bring your own lock, soap, and towel.
Although Pool 1 is 50-meters long, it is not striped for long-course swimming and there is a bulkhead that separates the eight shallowest lanes from the eight deepest lanes.

Facility Reviews

I like the pool but it is a long walk to the dressing room in the cold.
[August, 2011]
This is a nice facility and newly updated. The water temperature was 80ºF. Fins, pull-buoys, and kick boards are available. The lockers are in the gym above the pool. It is a short walk so bring parka and sandals. Don’t let this put you off. It's a nice facility.

Parking on the campus is $3; a pass is available from the kiosk at the Administration Building.
[March, 2020]
The reviews above are still accurate. Since COVID, now requires advance registration on the Cuesta Pool site (you don't need to be a student; you do need an account, which you can set up online). It's about $4 per day. The reservation is for a time range (e.g., between 9 and 11 AM); it's not a fixed time; it's not a fixed lane; it is circle swimming. Parking is now $4.00, there's a kiosk in the parking lot that takes credit cards. Parking Lot 6 is the closest to the pool.
[September, 2021]