FIT Athletic Club

Carmel Mountain, CA, UNITED STATES

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
FIT Athletic Club
12171 World Trade Drive, Carmel Mountain Ranch
Carmel Mountain, CA 92128
(858) 674-4480

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Full facility access $20.00 per day. Pool only access (times are limited) $4.00; SC(55) $2.00. [December, 2018]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y x 25m, 10 lanes, outdoors, heated, 80º - 82ºF (27º - 28ºC)


San Diego County
32.984804, -117.073152

Teams That Use This Facility

Youth Swim
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Facility Notes

The pool is both a public pool and a part of the Fit Athletic Club, with a joint-use agreement between the club and the City of San Diego. You won't find it listed anywhere on the city's website, but there is a sign on one side of the entrance to the parking lot that says "City of San Diego Community Pool - Carmel Mountain Ranch - Sabre Spring". Admission charges for use of the pool only are the same as all City of San Diego Community Pools.

Facility Reviews

There are ten 25-yard lanes, plus a large wading area. I've used the pool on summer Saturday and Sunday mornings. My first use, on a Saturday, every lane was in use by 7:15 AM, but only one person per lane. My second use, on a Sunday, only five of the lanes were in use. Note that on both weekend days, the two deepest lanes were reserved for a SCUBA diving class 8 - 10 AM, and the shallowest lane was reserved for swim lessons.

Officially, the pool opens one hour after the club (on weekends, the club opens at 7 AM but the pool opens at 8 AM); however, no one seemed to pay attention to that, as members headed to the pool right when the facility opened. (You can tell who is a member versus public or guest access because members have towel service.)

I was cautioned that, especially because of the public access, the pool gets very crowded during peak hours, such as summer afternoons and evenings.
[August, 2017]

Recently, the FIT front desk team leader told me that the pool is owned by the City of San Diego and leased to FIT, which explains why they offer a drop-in rate for the pool only. The staffer insisted that the city contract prohibits them from letting the public swim before 8 AM.
[September, 2017]
The FIT pool is a great facility with clean water and pretty hillside views. The women's locker room for FIT members offers warm towels, a suit dryer, many products, lockers with resettable combinations (no need to bring a lock!), and a sauna. I've gone mid-day on weekdays and usually got my own lane. Kickboards, pull buoys, and paddles are available for use. Masters workouts are offered between 5:30 and 6:30 AM and noon to 1 PM every weekday. (The schedule is available HERE.)
[January, 2019]