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Aquatics

Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center

Welcome to the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center (DBAC), Pleasanton’s newly renovated premiere aquatic facility, featuring a 50-meter pool, shallow pool with slide, and 25-meter ‘L shaped’ lap pool with attached diving well. Pools are heated to a balmy 80 degrees, and open year-round. The facility is also equipped with locker room and shower facilities. 

Our programs include Lap Swimming, Water Exercise, Learn to Swim programs, Swim Teams, Summer Camps, Summer Recreational Swimming and Red Cross Courses including Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instruction, and Basic Water Rescue. 

Spring Swim Lessons & Red Cross Certification

Please check the Spring Pleasanton Activities Guide (pages 25-28) for information about current Learn to Swim programs and Red Cross Certification (Basic Water Rescue, Junior Guard Program, Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor). 

Summer Competitive Swim Team - DBAC Piranhas

DBAC also has a competitive swim team for youth ages 6-17 years old.  Click to find more information on the DBAC Piranhas Swim Team.

Lap Swimming 

Experience the amazing health benefits of lap swimming in our 50-meter pool (heated, year round). All ages are welcome; however, swimmers must be able to swim the width of the pool without stopping. Lanes may be assigned and space sharing is required. Spectators fees apply to all who plan to stay and watch from within the aquatic facility. Personal coaching is prohibited.

Fees

Fees
Single
Punch Pass (15)
Adult (18+)
$4.00
$52R / $57N
Youth (-17)
$3.50
$46R / $51N
Senior (60+)
$3.50
$46R / $51N
Spectator
$3.00
$36R / $39N

R = resident / N = non-resident

Lap Swim Times

Session
Day
Time
Morning
M/W/F
6:00-10:00am
Mid-day
M-F
11:30am-1:00pm
Evening
M-Th
5:30-8:00pm
Weekends
Sa/Su
8:00-11:00am
Holidays
 
8:00-11:00am

No lap swim on 2/15-17, 3/28-30, 4/12-13

 

Water Exercise

Water exercise classes support the body and reduce the risk of muscle or joint injury through the buoyancy of water and mitigation of gravity. 

Fees

Fee
Single
Punch Pass (15)
Adult (16+)
$7.00
$93R / $102NR

R = resident / N = non-resident

Water Exercise Class Times

Class
Days
Time
Shallow Water Workout
M/W/F
9:15-10:10am
Deep Water Workout
M/W/F
6:00-6:55am
M/W/F
7:45-8:40am
M-Th
5:30-6:30pm

Holidays (No Class):  2/17, 3/28

Health Benefits of Water-Based Exercise

According to the Center for Disease Control, swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the United States and a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity. Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, can decrease the risk of chronic illnesses.

In addition, water-based exercise can help people with chronic diseases. For people with arthritis, it improves use of affected joints without worsening symptoms. People with rheumatoid arthritis have more health improvements after participating in hydrotherapy than with other activities. Water-based exercise also improves the use of affected joints and decreases pain from osteoarthritis.

Lastly, water-based exercise has been shown to improve mental health. Swimming can improve mood in both men and women. For people with fibromyalgia, it can decrease anxiety and exercise therapy in warm water can decrease depression and improve mood. Water-based exercise can improve the health of mothers and their unborn children and has a positive effect on the mothers’ mental health. Parents of children with developmental disabilities find that recreational activities, such as swimming, improve family connections.

 

Employment Opportunities - Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructors & Seasonal Cashiers

The City of Pleasanton Community Services department is currently in search of Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors, as well as seasonal cashiers. To learn more about the positions or to apply, please visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/pleasanton/default.cfm.

Lifeguard Training Course - Spring 2014

Get a jump-start on your future by training to become an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard!

 

Pre-course Date: Saturday 3/1 11:00am – 1:00pm

 

Class Dates: 3/31, 4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4 8:00am – noon

 

This blended learning course allows students the opportunity to receive in-person first aid, CPR/AED, and water training paired with online learning sessions. Note: class times do not reflect required 8-10 hour online learning sessions. An additional $35 non-refundable fee, payable to the American Red Cross will be due following the first class session.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 15 years of age.
  • Swim continuously 300 yards demonstrating breath control, using a combination of front crawl or breaststroke.
  • Tread water 2 minutes using only legs.
  • Complete timed event in 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Start in water swim 20 yards, no goggles allowed.
    • Dive 7-10ft, retrieve 10 pound brick.
    • Return to surface with brick.
    • Swim 20 yards with face above water, both hands supporting brick.
    • Exit water with brick without using steps or ladder.

Click here view a video of Lifeguard Course Prerequisites. Register at: www.Pleasantonfun.com, class code #56543.

Office Hours

Days
Times
M/W/F
6:00am-1:00pm
Tu/Th
11:30am-1:00pm
M-Th
5:30-8:00pm
Sa/Su/Holidays
8:00-11:00am

 

Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center (DBAC)

Office (925) 931-3420

Your DBAC Staff

Recreation Supervisor

Michelle Stearns

mstearns@cityofpleasantonca.gov

Recreation Coordinator

Kara Yost

kyost@cityofpleasantonca.gov

                

                  

                               

                        

                                          

 

 

 

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