St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Aquatics Program offers quality classes, year-round, to the general public and to our SMSC students.

Swimming is an enjoyable social and/or recreational experience that also provides a broad spectrum of health benefits. Swimming promotes cardiovascular and respiratory fitness, range of motion, coordination, balance, flexibility and fun!

We offer small group or private adaptive swim lessons for adults and children with special needs and adaptive swim team training. Our aquatic fitness program includes The Arthritis Foundation’s Aquatic Exercise Class and our own moderate intensity Aqua Fitness Class. These programs are open to the general public and to our students in the SMSC Senior department.

Learn to Swim Classes for Children and adults with special needs

Year-round adaptive swim lessons for participants with physical, emotional, developmental and learning disabilities. 

Our classes are taught by a certified Adaptive Aquatic Specialist and certified experienced swim Instructors.  We offer a low student to teacher ratio!  Children (from 6 months) through adults, all ability levels, can learn to swim and improve their strokes in our beautiful warm water, outdoor pool.







First Time Beginner to Competitive levels, all are welcome!

The fee is $95.00 for 8 (1/2 hr) lessons. Payment is due on the date of the first lesson.  Classes are taught twice a week on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs.  Student to teacher ratio will be determined upon assessment of the student.  There will be no make ups for missed lessons unless we cancel due to a necessary pool closure.

For class information and space availability please contact our Aquatics Manager at 619-442-5129 ext. 114

Adaptive Swim Team

Adaptive swim team training for swimmers who want to train and compete.

Our own SMSC Triton’s Swim Team (ages 8 – 75) competes in a variety of local swim meets. The cost is $200.00 per year.

For further information, please call our Aquatics Manager at 619-442-5129   ext. 114

Water Exercise Classes


The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Exercise Class
A warm-water, range of motion, aquatic fitness program sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation that is designed specifically for individuals who have Arthritis or experience other physical pain.

Class times are Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 – 11:25 a.m. The cost is $6.00 per class or $50.00 for a ten-visit pass. The first class is free. (Each participant must complete a registration form before entering class.).

Aqua Fitness
A moderate-intensity, low-impact, aquatic exercise class designed for individuals that enjoy exercising in the water. Class participants will work on cardiovascular fitness, joint range of motion, muscle strengthening and stretching.

Class times are Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30-12:25 p.m.Class Fee is $6.00 per class or $50.00 for a ten-visit pass. The first class is free. (Each participant must complete a registration form before entering class.)

For information, contact our Aquatics Manager at 619- 442-5129 ext. 114

Public Recreational Swim

Please call the Aquatics office for days and times at 619-442-5129 ext. 114

Cost: $4.00 per person (Children under 2 years old are free.) Children 6 years and under must be accompanied by an adult in the pool unless they pass our swimming test.  All children must pass our swimming test to swim in the deep end.

Year Round Pool Rentals

Rent our beautiful, warm water, garden setting pool by the hour. 
Perfect for birthday parties, receptions, staff parties, aquatic getaways or just for fun.

For more information, contact our Event Coordinator at 619- 442-5129 ext. 115.

2013 Pool Closures

Our Pool facilities will be closed for the following holidays in 2013
Day                       Date                                   Holiday

Tuesday                January 1, 2013                New Year’s Day

Monday                 January 21, 2013             Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday                 February 18, 2013             Presidents’ Day

Monday                 March 25, 2013                Dome Removal – Tentative

Tuesday                March 26, 2013                Dome Removal – Tenative

Monday                 April 1, 2013                     Cesar Chavez Day

Monday                 May 27, 2013                   Memorial Day

Thursday               July 4, 2013                     Independence Day

Monday                 September 2, 2013            Labor Day

Monday                 October 14, 2013              Columbus Day

Friday                    November 1, 2013            Dome Install – Tentative

Monday                 November 4, 2013             Dome Install – Tentative

Monday                 November 11, 2013           Veteran’s Day

Thursday               November 28, 2013           Thanksgiving Day

Friday                    November 29, 2013           Day after Thanksgiving

Tuesday                December 24, 2013           Day Before Christmas

Wednesday            December 25, 2013           Christmas Day

Thursday               December 26, 2013           Day after Christmas