The Redwood City High School Pool is mainly available to members of resident teams- Redwood City High School Swimming & Water Polo teams, some age group club swim teams & master’s groups, but is a great option if you are seeking to get involved with any of these types of programs.
The pool itself is huge- when the course is set to 25 yards, there are 16 (!) lanes, 12 of them with large starting blocks. The pool is also able to be converted to an 8 lane, 40-meter course- with flags permanently set up to switch easily between both courses. 40 meters is a course I have never seen before, but is a solid option if you are training for 50-meter racing and don’t have access to a LCM pool.
The pool deck is spacious- there is a large scoreboard and small set of spectator bleachers, indicating there are swim meets and water polo tournaments hosted here. There is all of the equipment you would need to train as a competitive swimmer (likely only for swim team access) and two diving springboards on the deep (12ft) end of the pool. Parking is super easy with a spacious lot for the high school that pool-goers can use free of charge.
Only caveat is the lack of proper locker rooms. There is a single outdoor shower station on pool deck, suitable to rinse off before or after your swim, but nothing more. There are restrooms that are clean, but that’s all they are- restroom stalls and a single sink. No lockers, suit dryers, indoor showers or private changing areas. I wasn’t necessarily put off by this, but also didn’t have anywhere that I needed to be after my swim. If you need somewhere to style your hair, or the list of locker room amenities weighs heavily in your decision on where to swim, look elsewhere. Otherwise, Redwood High has an awesome pool beautifully situated in Marin, near the Corte Madera creek & surrounded by the greenery Marin is world famous for & the name Redwood high suggests.