Lap Swimming/ Water Walking

Updates to Fitness Swimming Hours and Reservations at The Wave - Beginning October 2022

October Dates Now Available for Reservation

Beginning in October, fitness swimming at The Wave will be extended from 45-minute sessions to 55-minute sessions. Participants will also be able to reserve their lanes a full month at a time. Schedules for the following month will be published on the 15th day of the previous month at  This will also allow swimmers to take advantage of the normal refund policy, should they need to cancel.  Those needing to cancel can transfer their funds to a different date or receive a refund.  Non-residents can reserve lanes for the following month four days after the schedule is released to residents.  See registration schedule below:

October 2022 – Resident 9/15; Non-Resident 9/19

November 2022 – Resident 10/14; Non-Resident 10/18

December 2022 - Resident 11/15; Non-Resident 11/19

January 2023 - Resident 12/15; Non-Resident 12/19

February 2023 - Resident 1/13; Non-Resident 1/17

March 2023 - Resident  2/15; Non-Resident 2/19

April 2023 - Resident  3/15; Non-Resident 3/19

May 2023 - Resident 4/14; Non-Resident 4/18

The Wave Refund Policy

Weekend Fitness Swimming at The Wave Unavailable, September 10 -25

Due to the City of Dublin's Splatter event taking place at  Emerald Glen Park on Saturday, September 10, followed by two weekends of park buy-outs, weekend fitness swimming will be cancelled September 10 - 25.  Regular hours will return in October.

Adults (14 years and older): 

Dublin Residents: $6 per person 

Non-Residents: $8 per person

Fitness swimming at The Wave is designed for participants age 14 years and older* who wish to swim for fitness by swimming regular/consistent lengths of the pool as an individually directed exercise program. Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise, and is especially beneficial to those who are pregnant, have back problems, or sore joints. People of all abilities are welcome. 

Lane Sharing Policy

During fitness swimming hours at The Wave, two individuals may now have the opportunity to share a lane. During the reservation process, each lane will have two registration spots. 

Fitness Swimming  Water Walking in the Sports Pool & Natatorium

The outdoor Sports Pool and Natatorium are heated to 82-84 degrees. Lane reservations will only be available in 45-minute sessions. Pre-registration is highly encouraged, but drop-in fitness swimming is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on lane availability. Early pool entry is not permitted. 

Guidelines to follow:

  • Fitness swim/water walking is for Dublin residents and non-residents who wish to swim laps for exercise or to water walk.  Recreation Swim is not allowed during the lap swim program. 
  • Two swimmers per lane (can be from different households).
  • Fitness Swim/Water Walking sessions will be scheduled for 55-minute sessions.
    • Participants are asked to arrive at the front desk lobby for check-in before their scheduled swim.
    • If participants arrive early, they must wait until their scheduled fitness swim time to enter the water. 
    • There will be a five-minute transition period between sessions.  Please leave the facility promptly after the session is over through the designated exit gate.
    • Coaching or teaching swim lessons is not allowed during fitness swim hours.
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Sports Pool

Fitness Swimming/Water Walking: Through October 2022 (Reservations are 55-Minute Timeslots)

*dates and times are subject to change
Day Fitness Swim Start Times Location
Monday - Thursday 

6:00 AM
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
6:15 PM
7:15 PM

Indoor & Outdoor Pools
Indoor Pool Only
Indoor Pool Only
Indoor Pool Only
Indoor Pool Only
Saturday 7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Indoor & Outdoor Pools
Indoor & Outdoor Pools
Indoor & Outdoor Pools
Sunday 6:15 PM
7:15 PM
Indoor & Outdoor Pools
Indoor & Outdoor Pools

Lane Depths

Lane  Depth Type
Lanes 1-8 (Sports Pool) 6 ft. to 7.5 ft. Fitness Swimming
Lanes 9-11 ( Sports Pool) 3 ft. to 4.5 ft. Fitness Swimming/ Water Walking
Lanes 1-6 (Natatorium) 4 ft. Fitness Swimming/Water Walking
Bay 3 (Natatorium) 3 ft. to 3.5 ft. Water Walking

Photography Release:

While visiting The Wave, I understand that photographs may be taken of me or my child during the course of said activity, and that these photographs may be used in the City of Dublin’s publications, including but not limited to recreation brochures, the City’s website, and the City’s Facebook page or other City social media sites.