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Pool Location

Empire Pool
Stanislaus County Regional Water Safety Training Center

10 I Street (Corner of I Street & Yosemite Blvd.)                                       
Empire, California 95319
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Hours of Operation/Fees

There are two sessions daily for Open Recreational Swimming. All members & guests utilizing the Recreation Pool shall receive a wristband for each Session. If a member or guest chooses to attend both Sessions, a new wristband must be purchased at the Front Desk/Snack Bar to obtain entry for swimming during Session II. See below for dates and hours of operation.

Open Swim Days

We are now closed for the 2019 season

General Information

Stanislaus County PAL cordially invites everyone to enjoy some fun in the sun this summer at The Regional Water Safety Training Center located in Empire, CA.

The Regional Water Safety Training Center is the newest facility in Stanislaus County, built in 2009. This facility can accommodate approximately 125 patrons and offers the following amenities:

  • 3ft-ft swimming pool with guard rails located at the shallow end for easy access.
  • Separate youth water play structure.
  • Outdoor Showers.
  • Drinking Water Fountains.
  • Snack Bar (Sale of Pre-packaged snacks, drinks, ice cream and swim diapers)
  • Covered Picnic Area equipped with tables and benches. (non-reservable)
  • Public dual restrooms complete with changing areas.
  • Grass/Lawn area.
  • ADA Compliant Facility.

Some Rules to consider when visiting our pool:

  • NO COLORED SHIRTS ALLOWED! Only white or light grey shirts are permitted.
  • Swim Diapers must be worn by all youth that are NOT potty-trained.
  • No jean cut-offs or cut-off shorts allowed.

Our Lifeguards
All lifeguards employed by the Stanislaus County Police Activities League are currently certified in the following:

  • First Aid Certified, by the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.
  • CPR & AED Certification for the professional rescuer, by the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.
  • Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Certified by the American Red Cross.
  • Tuberculosis Clearance.
  • Other clearance: Fingerprint/Background Check by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.

Swim Lesson Information

Swim Lessons


Stanislaus County Police Activities League is happy to offer youth swim lessons. Our goal is to teach basic personal water safety information and skills to help each individual feel comfortable in the water. We offer levels 1-4 so students will have an opportunity to progress through our Learn to Swim Program and build knowledge and water skill. See below for additional information.

Learn to Swim Lessons- $35.00 per Session
Swimming lessons will be offered Monday- Thursday. Cost is $35.00 per child for 8 lessons. Scholarships available ONLY to those families unable to pay regular fees. Must be able to provide income verification. You can register any day at the Empire Pool during our regular day of operations. However, we will be having two sign up dates prior to pool opening, those days are:

  • Saturday May 18, 2019 from 11:00A-2:00P at the Empire Pool.
  • Saturday May 25, 2019 from 11:00A- 2:00P at the Empire Pool.

Session 1: June 10 - 20 (Mon-Thurs)
Session 2: July 1 - July 11 (Mon-Thurs)
Session 3: July 22 - August 1 (Mon-Thurs)

To register please visit the Empire Pool during hour regular hours of operation Tue- Sunday from 12:00P to 6:00P. In efforts to keep cost down per session online registration is not available at the present time.

Skill LevelTimeObjectiveSkills Taught
Preschool (2-5yrs)6pmDevelop confidence in the water while learning fundamental skills. Introduction to basic breathing skills.Blowing bubbles, Floating, Kicking.
Level 16pmDevelop front and back floating, kicking and breathing skills.Blow Bubbles, Assisted Floats, Assisted Kicking, Feet First Jump, Safety.
Level 27pmIntroduction to rotary breathing, freestyle and backstroke, and diving.Kick with Board, Freestyle Intro, Streamline Swim, Safety.
Level 37pmDevelop freestyle and backstroke technique. Focus is on mastering rotary breathing and building endurance.Freestyle, Backstroke Intro, Side Stoke, Safety.
Level 4/511amDevelop knowledge and form for all four strokes: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. Introduction to flip turns and racing dives.Freestyle 2 Laps, Backstroke 2 Laps, Breaststroke Kick, Butterfly Kic

Pool Rental Information

We offer two options to host a children's birthday party, private party, or other special event.

Option 1- Exclusive Use Rental

The exclusive use rental is for anyone interested in renting the entire facility of a private party. This option requires for event to be booked at least 2 weeks in advance, reservations must be made at the Empire Pool in person. Payment is due at time of reservation.

Rental requirements & Cost

  1. Minimum rental period is 2 hours.
  2. Rental times are as follow: Saturday & Sundays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (2 Hours) or 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (2 Hours)
  3. ALL pool rules applies at all times during rental.
  4. Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed at any time.
  5. No smoking inside pool area is allowed.
  6. Cancellation of reservation must be made NO later than 3 days in advance by the person that made original reservation and original receipt must be presented.
  7. Please ensure your guest as well as renters respect ALL rules to include pool personnel at all times.
  8.  Any children in diapers must wear swimming diapers at all times while inside of pool water.
  9. Any food caters must leave facility in good and clean condition.

To start your process please call the pool to check availability.

Total cost of rental $275.00

Option 2- Open Swim Rental

The open swim rental takes place during our regular open swim times. Under this option we will set up 2 awnings for a group of 25 (including children), on a designated area inside the pool. This option will provide the following:

  1. 2 awnings
  2. 4 tables/ 25 chairs
  3. 5 hours of swim time for everyone in group of 25.
  4. No waiting outside the pool in between sessions.
  5. ALL Pool rules applies at all times.
  6. NO alcohol of any kind allowed. If renters guests brings alcohol inside the facility, we reserved the right to remove anyone from the facility (no refunds).
  7. Children in diapers are required to wear swimming diapers at all times while in the pool water.
  8. Food caters are NOT allowed to cook/prepare any food inside facility.

Total cost of rental $175.00

To make reservations please call Stanislaus County PAL at (209) 238-0870 or visit the Empire Pool during its regular business hours. We accept cash, money orders, debit/credit cards (We do not accept personal checks or American Express).

Please note under both options parties are allowed to bring their own food for their gathering. Further, ALL pool rules fully enforced and applicable to all rental times.

Additional Questions/Comments/Concerns

Please contact Empire Pool for any questions regarding rentals, swim lessons, or open swim.

Regional Water Safety Training Center
Empire Pool
10 I street (Corner of I and Yosemite Blvd.)
Empire, CA 95316
E-mail: [email protected]

Otherwise, contact the Stanislaus County PAL main office if there are any questions regarding other general information.

Stanislaus County PAL
Police Activities League
1325 Beverly Drive
Modesto,CA 95351
TEL: (209)529-9121
E-mail: [email protected]

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Stanislaus County Police Activities League (PAL)

1325 Beverly Drive 
Modesto, California 95351

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 209-529-9121
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