Expanded Morning Pool Hours

Updated Pool Hours:
Monday – Friday 5:30 AM – 8:30 PM and Saturday & Sunday 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM.

Effective Monday, October 19th we are expanding the morning pool lane hours for reservations to 5:30 AM Monday - Friday and 7:30 AM Saturday and Sunday. We are removing the 45 minute booking option to maximize the reservation system.

Please arrive promptly at the time of your reservation to ensure that you get the full benefit of your swim.

Please email info@harborbayclub.com if you would like to schedule a tour to see the club.

Instructions for Reserving
a Lap Lane Online

1.    Complete online waiver at least 24 hours prior to your first swim time. You must fill out the Waiver before you sign up for your first swim. (if you have already completed a waiver you do not need to complete another one).

2. Login to your HBC Online Profile.
Enter your email and password in the “Sign In” box at the left side of the page. All members already have a profile, so don’t add a new profile in the box at the right. We suggested in our previous emails that you confirm that you can login to your profile.

3.    Go to the Lap Swim tab

4.   Which Lap Swim?
Choose a 30 minute or 60 minute Lap Swim appointment. Note, please book on the hour or half hour to help maximize the reservation system.

5.    With Whom?
Click on drop down for Select Instructor. Choose which Lane you want from the drop down.

Lane 1 is closest to the club.
Lane 6 is closest to the fence (estuary).

6.   When?
You can choose a specific date or search by a date range.
You can choose a specific time or a time range.

7.  Click "Search"

8.  From the Search Results click "Book" for the reservation you desire.

9. This will take you immediately to "My Schedule". Check your schedule to make sure you booked the time you desired.

10. If you click on "Browse Appointment Schedule", use it for browsing only. You will see more open appointment times by following the instructions above.

11. You will receive a confirmation email/text.

12. You will receive a reminder email/text 2 days before your Lap Swim appointment. If you do not get a reminder, login to your profile and go to My Info tab then My Schedule to check your Lap Swim dates and times.

To cancel a reservation:
  1. Login to your profile in HBC Online
  2. Go to My Info tab
  3. Go to “My Schedule”
  4. Click cancel at the far right next to the appointment you would like to cancel.
  5. Double check “My Schedule” to make sure it was canceled.

Guidelines for Lap Swimming
effective September 8, 2020

1.    Lap Swimming will be Online reservation only (no drop-in’s, no guests – only members who have reserved a lane are allowed). You may reserve a lane for one 30 minute session or one 60 minute session, one per day, up to 7 days in advance and must be booked at least 12 hours prior to swim time. Lanes are for Lap Swimming or Water Walking only.

2.    Pool Hours: Lap Swim/ Walking Walking will be open Monday – Friday 5:30 AM – 8:30 PM and Saturday & Sunday 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM.

3.    Lanes will be limited to one person per lane unless all swimmers in the lane are from the same household or living unit. Always maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance between each other at all times per Alameda County Health Dept. All swimmers must be at least 18 years of age (see exception).

*Exception: Swimmers ages 14 - 17 may Lap Swim if they are on a Family Membership. Guardian must accompany teen at check-in.

** Any swimmer needing a caregiver, aide or guardian while swimming must include name their name in the Lane Reservation Notes. That person may bring their own furniture (chair, umbrella) as long as it is not shared and is removed from the premises when they leave.

4.    Lanes can be reserved for one swimmer for one 30- minute session or one 60- minute session and in a specific lane. No back to back reservation may be made. You must enter the lane exactly at the reserved time and exit promptly when your time is up, allowing sufficient time for the next arrivals. Failure to exit promptly will result in a forfeiture of future reservations privileges.
(Lanes will be Marked with a Blue Cone 1- 6).

5.    All Lanes must Enter and Exit at side without blue cone. 

6.    Do not enter the pool until the previous swimmer is out. If it is your time to swim, announce your presence to the current swimmer.

7.    Family Swim: One member will make the reservation online in their name and enter all names of the other family members who will lap swim with them in the reservation notes.
* All family members must be on the HBC Family Membership.

8.    Circle Swimming is not permitted unless all swimmers are from the same household.

9.    Harbor Bay Club requires all members to wear a face covering from your vehicle to check-in and when entering and leaving the pool. Face coverings must be worn when out of the water whenever 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained, unless exempt under the face covering order.

10. Entrance to the club for Lap Swimming will be at the main Fitness Center Door. You will be checked in by the Service Desk staff to confirm your reservation lane and time. You will exit the Fitness Center to the pool deck to wait for your lane.

11. Please do not arrive at the club more than 10 minutes before your lane reservation start time.

12. Follow all entrance and exit signs for entering and leaving the pool. Maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance between each other while waiting for your lane and when leaving the pool area.

13. Sharing equipment is prohibited per Alameda County Health Dept. Equipment will not be provided by the Harbor Bay Club.

14. Bring your own water bottle, swimming equipment and towel. Club towels will not be provided. Drinking fountains & water jugs will be unavailable. Members must dispose all trash in trash bins before leaving or take with you.

15. Hot Tub is closed per Alameda County Health Dept.

16. Lounges & chairs are not available. Each lane will have a designated table for you to place your personal belongings on.  

17. Restroom facilities in the JR. Locker Room will be available. Observe social distancing while waiting.

18. No showers are available. No changing areas are available. No changing on deck or on the club property.

19. Cancellation policy: Since we are only allowed to have 1 member per lane, each spot is very important to all members. Therefore, you must cancel your reservation online at least 24 hours prior to reserved time. If you NO-SHOW or cancel less than 24 hours prior to swim time reservation, there will be a cancellation fee of $10. 

Additional General Guidelines:

  • After Swimming leave the pool area as soon as reasonably possible.

  • Shower at home.

  • No extra-curricular or social activity should take place. No congregation after class.

  • All Swimmers should leave the facility immediately after lap swim time ends.

  • Avoid touching gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can.

To review all the latest e-blasts sent regarding the different activities that has re-opened please visit www.harborbayclub.com
200 Packet Landing Road
Alameda, CA. 94502 (google maps)

Phone: (510) 521-5414
Fax: (510) 521-5535
Mon-Fri: 5:00am - 10:00pm
Sat-Sun: 7:00am* - 8:00pm
*(Tennis opens at 8:00 am)