Pool Access Update

Changes to Swim Reservations as of June 15th

  • There will be drop-in recreational swim during regular operating hours.
    • Weekdays: Two lanes for open recreational use from 1 PM – 5 PM
    • Weekends: Four lanes for open recreational use from 11 A.M. to closing
  • Lap lane/diving well reservations will still be available for lap swimmers and for family use for any reason.
  • Reserved lanes no longer have limitations as to the number of swimmers in a lane.  Swimmers from mixed families are also allowed. 
  • Swim reservations have been set to the full hour, as there is no longer a requirement for wipe downs between shifts.
  • Please respect time limits on both sides of your reservation and exit the pool promptly, especially if the next swimmer is present.  The large display red-numbered pace clock can guide you on when time is up. 
  • Lifeguards will return to Fairbrae this summer.  As a reminder, lifeguards are a member benefit. Parents & guardians remain responsible for their children at the pool at all times and especially when visiting outside of lifeguard hours.
  • When finalized, the 2021 summer lifeguard schedule will be posted for membership viewing.
  • Swim guests will be allowed in reservable lanes/diving well only to join the Fairbrae member in their reserved lane.  Swim guests may not reserve lanes on their own.
  • Please make a reservation when using the pool.

Off-season Lifeguard Hours

Please closely supervise your family members and guests while on Fairbrae premises. Please respect the pool rules, and make sure to wear your sunscreen!

Summer Lifeguard Hours

Typically, summer swim season begins on Memorial Day and goes through Labor Day each year. On weekdays, we will have Lifeguards on deck from 12 PM – 8 PM. Weekend coverage is from 1 PM – 8 PM, and will see higher guard density.

Fairbrae is in the planning stages of bringing lifeguards back due to the re-opening of California. Please stay tuned for more information soon.

Wading Pool Supervision

As a general rule, one foot of water is just as dangerous as 4 feet or even 9 feet! Please remember to supervise your children at ALL times when using the wading pool! Unsupervised children will be asked to leave the baby pool until they are accompanied by an adult.


The Fairbrae Manta Ray Swim Team provides an opportunity for swimmers age 5 through 18 to develop their swimming skills, sportsmanship and fellowship. With the Manta Rays you will find a supportive team environment, low-key competition and positive attitudes.

In a non-Covid year, the swim season runs from late April (when group practice starts) through late July. A practice meet kicks off league competition in early June followed by four or five meets during the season.  The season culminates with a championship meet and an end of season awards banquet the same evening. Training is also provided for parents to teach time keeping, scoring, judging, and other tasks associated with running a swim meet.

Manta Ray families also enjoy a number of social events throughout the season. Events include team dinners, a team overnight, and a team outing. “Fun Friday” socials are hosted by swim team families throughout the season and are a nice way to relax and get to know each other while the kid’s workout.

If you are a Fairbrae member, please email the Manta Rays Registrar at mantarays.registrar@gmail.com

If you are not a Fairbrae member, you are welcome to put your child on the waitlist for the 2022 season. Please fill out this short form: https://forms.gle/q59in16m1eSm5Buf6

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Swim Meet Locations:

Fairbrae Swim & Tennis Club 
408-739-3833
696 Sheraton Dr.
Sunnyvale CA 94087
Click here for directions.
Killarney Farms Swim Center 
408-241-3609
Pomeroy Av & Duke Ct.
Santa Clara CA 95050
Click here for map.
Forest Park Cabana Club 408-244-1884
2911 Pruneridge Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Click here for map.
Fremont High School Pool
1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Click here for map.
Rancho Rinconada Recreation & Park District
18000 Chelmsford Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Click here for map.
Sunnyvale Middle School
1080 Mango Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Click here for map.

Private swim lessons are currently a member-only privilege. While we typically have a group swim lessons program open to non-members offered each summer, we may re-launch this program and the best way to stay up to date is by checking our webpage often for any updated information.


For Members Only:

Fairbrae works with independent contractors that are well qualified and work extremely well with all age groups.

For inquiries, please contact swim@fairbrae.com or one of our preferred instructors below. Please keep in mind that all instructors at Fairbrae are third party, and that the you will be discussing payment and scheduling individually.

Aaron Johnson: Hello I’m Aaron, a swim instructor based in Sunnyvale. I have over 28 years experience teaching swimming to kids and adults. My students typically improve very quickly,   whether they are complete beginners or need refinement with their swimming technique. 

I customize each lesson to the needs of you. I’m a teacher in my professional career with lots of experience with special needs students. I know swimming can be a fearful  experience for many, but with my patience and encouraging teaching style I always see lots of improvement. I emphasize proper swimming technique, as that is how one  excels in the water. I prefer one-on-one swim lessons, but under certain circumstances I can teach a joint lesson. I like to start teaching around age 4 and up. That includes  includes adults. 
Contact: I prefer people to text me at my cell number: (408) 529-8700

If you are interested in becoming a preferred instructor at Fairbrae, please contact the office directly at office@fairbrae.com.

POOL RULES

Warm weather means pool weather! Let’s all follow the rules to make sure that we can continue to enjoy Fairbrae for generations to come!

GENERAL POOL RULES

  1. No running on the pool deck.
  2. No horseplay.
  3. No hanging on the lane lines.
  4. No glass in the pool area.
  5. No “rough housing” or “horseplay”. This includes no pushing or dunking.
  6. “Swim diapers” must be worn by all children who are not toilet trained. This
    policy applies to both pools.
  7. No food or gum in the pool.
  8. Children should be supervised by an adult if lifeguards are not present.
  9. No supporting floatation devices (i.e: water wings or lifejackets)
  10. No headfirst diving permitted anywhere in the pool.
  11. No open sores/wounds in the pool.
  12. Please shower before entering the pool.

DIVING BOARD RULES

  1. The diving board is off-limits unless a lifeguard or other Fairbrae staff is present.
  2. Only one person on the diving board at a time.
  3. Only one bounce is permitted on the board.
  4. No flips of any kind are allowed off of the diving board.
  5. Only jump off the front of the board facing toward the water.
  6. Wait for the lifeguard’s signal before diving off of the board.
  7. When the diving board is in use, the diving well is off-limits to swimmers.

POOL COVER POLICY

  1. Fairbrae is a self-service facility! If necessary, please carefully remove ALL pool covers before using the pool.
  2. If possible, please replace the pool covers at night, as this helps keep the utility bills down!

The lifeguards and club management team have complete authority – vested by the Board of Directors – in the pool area. Please respect the rules and be safe!