Swimming at Stonegate Country Club Swimming is an excellent full body workout for toning, though some say that it's not the best way to lose weight because it makes you hungry afterward. Davis has several pools where you can get in a good swim workout or just splash around with the kids. Some gyms and training programs partner with the City of Davis or private pools to better serve their members. For example, The Davis Aquatic Masters coordinate workouts for adults at city pools, with additional adult practices offered by the Davis Athletic Club, and the Davis Swim and Fitness Club. The Aquamonsters and the Davis Aquadarts age group team also works out at Schaal. The AquaStarz Synchronized Swimming Team workouts at city pools. There is also the Swim Club at UC Davis for students and faculty.


Also see Pools.

Public Pools

The City of Davis pools are open seasonally for lap swimming and recreational swimming for a fee.

University Pools

The Hickey Pool on the university campus and the Rec Pool are both open for general lap swimming at specific times, though Hickey Pool has more lanes. UC Davis students can get in either facility for free by showing a student ID card.

Private Pools

Hot Tubs (private)

For more information see Hot Tubs

Swim Clubs

Swimming Au Natural

see also Beaches


  • Lake Berryessa
  • Lake Solano -- Great for a quick cool-off after a sunny Cold Canyon hike, but note that the water is straight from the bottom of Lake Berryessa and so is very cold... much too cold for sustained swimming.


Cache Creek is about an hour from Davis Shanghai Rapids on the Feather river is about 40 minutes from Davis Consumnes River is about 1.5 hours from Davis Union Valley Reservoir is about 1.5 hours from Davis


Water Parks

Olympic Swimmers