Pool Schedule and Fees
Public Hours: June 20–August 21, 2016
NOTICE: RAMP CLOSURE
Parking: Summer Passes $25
During the summer we are open for many many more lap swim hours than any time of the year! Please be aware other programs including swim lessons, water aerobics, Master's practices, staff trainings, and other swimming and water polo clinics may be happening through the summer across all lap swim times. All other free lanes will be available for lap swim.
Please join one of our other programs at the pool! Check out our group and private swim lesson information, as well as American Red Cross classes and other aquatics opportunities.
Public Hours: August 22–October 30, 2016
Parking: Fall Permit $30
See parking for details.
*Please see the Lap Lanes Available Table for number of available lanes at each time of day we are open for Lap Swimming.
**Open until 8:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
Please note: "S"—shallow end available for lap swim and water walking.
*Open until 8:30 Tuesday/Thursday.
Please be aware other programs including swim lessons, water aerobics, Master's practices, staff trainings, and other swimming and water polo clinics may be happening through the fall across all lap swim times. All other free lanes will be available for lap swim. We will be closed for Mills College classes, Mills College swim team practice and meets.
Please join one of our programs at the pool! Check out our group and private swim lesson information, as well as both deep water and shallow Water Aerobics, American Red Cross classes and other aquatics opportunities.
Thank you for your patronage of the Mills College Pool. The Trefethen Aquatics at Mills College is owned, operated and maintained physically and monetarily by Mills College.
Our mission is to provide safe, quality, educational, sustainable programs to Mills College students, staff, faculty, alumni, as well as the surrounding communities in Oakland. We want to provide these programs in a manner that is simple, logical and fun.
Our primary focus, as responsible staff members of the Mills College pool is to know and enforce the rules with standard delivery to create an environment that promotes safety and enjoyment of ALL pool users. Some of the pool users include Mills College swim team, Mills College classes, Mills College student events, award winning safety and swim lesson programs, youth swim meets and other events, as well as recreation and lap swimming. All of these programs factor into the published schedule. We are pleased to offer such an important service to the community and to so many types of users.
Mills College reserves the right to refuse service to any person or modify our schedule at any time. Our programming and scheduling align with the Mills College academic calendar. Every attempt will be made to inform pool users in advance when there will be changes, staffing issues, pool maintenance problems, weather and other safety issues which may necessitate closing the pool.. However, the pool may also be closed without notice. Mills College does not offer memberships to the pool.
For the safety and enjoyment of ALL pool users, EVERY pool user needs to know and follow the Pool Rules, Code of Conduct, and Lap Swim Etiquette. Please review all the Pool Rules, Code of Conduct, and Lap Swim Etiquette before visiting the Mills College pool.
Please note: The rules are posted, reviewed, revised, and enforced for your safety and enjoyment, as well as everyone who uses the pool. Every guest at the Mills College Pool is asked to sign in at the front gate upon entry in the facility. Your signature is your agreement that will follow all rules, Code of Conduct, Lap Swim Etiquette, and adhere to the rules immediately and completely as enforced by the Mills College pool staff including lifeguards and other employees at the pool.
Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must be in the facility.
Mills College ID required for current Mills College students, staff and faculty to enter the pool for free. Without your ID, you will be asked to pay the non-refundable one day entry fee of $7.
Children under 14 years of age are welcome during recreational swim hours only.
Children under 13 years of age must be directly supervised by an adult.
Children under six years of age must be directly supervised by an adult in the water within arms length of the child at all times.
The shallow end is open for play only during recreational swim hours.
*Spring and Summer 2016 prices. Fall 2016 Alumnae $125, FOTC $200.
Fall Semester Pass
*Spring and Fall Semester passes are prorated. Summer passes are NOT prorated due to extended hours.
*Semester passes are prorated.
Summer Semester Pass
Annual/School Year Parking Permit: