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Galimore Community Pool

Pool Reopens, effective 9/7/19

The Galimore Community Pool will reopen on Saturday, September 7 after having to close due to repairs, followed by the anticipation of Hurricane Dorian.

The pool’s season is still extended by one week to October 6.

2019 Summer swimming season kicks off in May


Most would agree that Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the start of summer, and what better way to mark summer’s beginning than by the opening of a new season for the Galimore Community Pool on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 24, 2019.

Marking the seventh season of the Galimore Community Pool since its complete renovation and upgrade by the city in 2013, the pool has proven to be one of the community's most popular summer gathering spots for families and friends. Operated by the St. Augustine Family YMCA, the pool is part of the Willie Galimore Community Center at 399 Riberia St.

Hours of Operation

The 2019 pool schedule, from May 24 through September 29, includes hours for family and lap swimming ever day of the week with consideration given to certain YMCA programming, including swimming lessons and swim camp. For a complete schedule, see below; and, for answers to specific questions regarding schedules of swim lessons and swim camp, call the YMCA at 904.471-9622.

Please note that groups of six or more children will need to secure a time slot from the YMCA by sending an email to  

Galimore Community Pool Schedule

May 24 - August 11 Pool Schedule
May 24 – August 11   
Family swim  Monday, Wednesday: 7:00am-6:00pm
   Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm
   Friday: 7:00am-2:00pm
   Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
   Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Lap swim  Monday, Wednesday: 7:00am-6:00pm
   Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm
   Friday: 7:00am-2:00pm
   Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
   Sunday: 1:00pm-4:30pm
Galimore Camp Swim   Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm
  Tuesday, Thursday: : 9:00am-12:00pm
Swim Lessons Monday-Thursday Preschool: 11am
  Monday-Thursday School Age: 12:00pm
Memorial Day & July 4th: 10:00am-2:00pm

August 12 - October 6 Pool Schedule
August 12 – October 6  
Family swim  Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00am-10:00am
   Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00am-2:00pm
   Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
   Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Lap swim  Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00am-10:00am
   Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00am-2:00pm
   Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
   Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm
No Camp Swim  
No Swim Lessons  
Labor Day: 10:00am-2:00pm

Lap Swimming
 is based on pool capacity. Times listed are times that the facility is able to offer an extra lane. At all other times, the aquatic staff will work with all programs to free up a lane for lap swimmers. Please see a lifeguard for assistance.

Family Swim availability will vary throughout the day depending on pool usage from programming. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this busy season.

*Schedule subject to change, we are constantly working to make your aquatic experience better. We will evaluate the schedule every 30 days and post any updates as soon as possible*


The fees for the pool’s use are the same as those for the Solomon Calhoun Center, a St. Johns County facility whose program is also managed by the YMCA.

Daily Swim Rate:   
     Adult (Age 13-59)  $2.00 Flat Fee
(Swimming $1.88 + Sales Tax $0.12) 
     Child (Under 13)?Senior Citizen (60+)  $1.00 Flat Fee
(Swimming $0.94 + Sales Tax $0.06)
 Summer Pool Pass:  
     Adult (Age 13-59)  $39.00 Flat Fee
(Swimming $36.62 + Sales Tax $2.38)
     Child (Under 13)?Senior Citizen (60+)   $24.00 Flat Fee
(Swimming $22.53 + Sales Tax $1.47)

Credit cards, debit cards, and bills larger than $20 will not be accepted, but checks payable to The City of St. Augustine will be accepted.  Passes can be purchased at the pool starting Memorial Day weekend.

For more information about summer swimming at the Galimore Community Center, call the city’s General Services Department at 904.825-1010.