Waterworks Safety Measures


Waterworks' mission has always been to educate and motivate individuals to be safer and learn proper swimming technique. It is important to our company that we re-open in a safe, science-based, and socially responsible manner.

In collaboration with public health officials, the United States Swim School Association, and facility operators, Waterworks has created a safe facility use plan that is compliant with public health directives.

Please take a moment to review the steps we are taking below. Keep in mind, this is not the full list. To view the full summary, please click on the button below.


Safety & Social Distancing Measures:

  • Facemasks are required to be worn by all families and Waterworks team members when approaching the facility, while in the facility, and when exiting. 
  • Touch-free temperature scans will be conducted on our team members and swim families upon arrival. Temperatures at or in excess of 100.3 degrees will be refused entry.
  • Everyone will need to maintain at least 6 feet distance from each other with the exception of family members who share the same household.
  • Initially, we will only be allowing private and semi-private swim lessons.
  • Semi-private swim lessons will be 10 minutes in length. The Instructor will teach each student separately in the semi-private lesson.
  • If there are two siblings (who share the same household) in the same semi-private lesson, they will receive 20 minutes.
  • Swim lessons will be spaced out (6 feet or more) in the pool.
  • Students are encouraged to arrive and leave the swim facility wearing their swimsuit.
  • Swim play areas will be closed until further notice.
  • If you are sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and get well.
  • All employees have been told not to come to work if they are sick.
  • Any employee that comes to work feeling sick and/or shows COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home immediately.


Sanitation Efforts:

  • We will be disinfecting all surfaces multiple times per day. These areas include (not limited to): workstations, countertops, doorknobs, and chairs.
  • We will have a team member dedicated to cleaning all common surfaces during our operating hours.
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed at various locations throughout our facilities.
  • Professional deep cleaning will be performed on nightly basis.
  • Bathrooms, staff break rooms and other common areas will be disinfected frequently.


Chlorine Clean Pools:

  • NOTE: There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools. Visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
  • We will continue to maintain well balanced, chlorinated pools per the CDC and local health department requirements.
  • We have a sophisticated UV light system in place to kill microorganisms in pool water including cryptosporidium (parasite that comes from fecal matter).

One-Way Traffic:

Designated one-way traffic patterns will be set up. Where possible, all families will enter one way and exit one way. Select your location below, to view your location's one-way traffic diagram.



Huntington Beach



San Jose

Sierra Madre

Learning to swim is a life-or-death skill. Drowning is the number one cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 and a leading cause for young people up to 14 years of age.

We understand at this time, there is no definitive end date to Califorornia's 'Stay at Home' order nor Colorado's 'Safer at Home' order. With the help of our congresswoman, Katie Porter, and in partnership with water safety organizations, California-based swim schools and Denver-based swim schools, we have submitted the attached letters to California Governor Newsom and Colorado Governor Polis to safely include swim schools and learn-to-swim programs in the next phase of essential businesses to re-open.