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No. All swimmers must wear proper swim attire, which includes male/female swim suits considered appropriate by staff. Water shirts or "rash" guards are allowed for sun protection and safety. Street clothes including: jean shorts or cut-offs, unapproved shorts, sweatpants, leggings, tank tops or other non-water shirts are not permitted in the pool.
Passes go on sale the first day of summer registration (refer to the activity guide) and can be purchased at the Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex or Elk Grove Aquatics Center. Discounts are available, please inquire at time of purchase.
Yes! Season passes are sold at the Wackford Aquatic Complex and are accepted during all recreation swim hours at the Wackford Aquatic Complex and Jerry Fox Swim Center. Passes purchased at Elk Grove Aquatics Center are only accepted at Elk Grove Aquatics Center.
Children age 10 and older may enter the Jerry Fox Swim Center, Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex, and Elk Grove Aquatics Center without being accompanied by an adult; any child under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult. During Swim for Fitness hours, participants must be 16 years or older to enter the facility without being accompanied by an adult.
All CSD Aquatics Facilities are heated pools and the temperature is set between 78° and 82° F. This is a temperature range that follows United States Swimming regulations.
While our swim lesson levels do have age requirements associated, you should enroll your child in the class that best fits your child’s ability. You can find and overview of the skills learned in each level here. For additional assistance, please contact us at 916-405-5600 to answer further questions or to assist with registration.
Unfortunately, due to limited time and space, we are not able to offer any make-up days for missed swim lessons. However, instructors review skills with participants each day to help retain knowledge and build their skills.
It is highly recommended that swimmers under the age of 10 be accompanied by a responsible adult while swimming in this area and that swimmers feel comfortable in deep water. This area is not for beginning swimmers or swimmers in lifejackets. Please use caution when swimming in deep water.
For the Elk Grove Aquatic Center and Wackford Aquatic Complex, the slides are single rider water slides and the rider must be at least 48 inches tall to ride. For Jerry Fox Swim Center, the single rider water slide, riders must be 42 inches tall to ride. A detailed list of rules is available at the entrances to Typhoon Tower, Jungle Falls, Coconut Cannon and Clyde’s Plunge and is the riders responsibility to read.
Coolers/ice chests will be inspected upon entry to the facility. Personal pizzas or sodas are not allowed inside the Wackford Aquatic Complex or Elk Grove Aquatics Center, as you can purchase them at the Aqua Cafe and Grover’s Grotto, as well as many other snacks. NO GLASS or ALCOHOL is allowed! Umbrellas and easy-ups are permitted as long as they do not stake into the ground. BBQ’s are not permitted inside any of our facilities.
Goggles and masks are allowed in the pool, as long as they do not cover the nose, but most be removed before riding the slide or using diving boards. Fins, kickboards, and snorkels are only allowed during lap swim program hours.