Swim Lessons & Swim Instructor Policy

At this moment, Talega is currently maxed out with approved authorized Swim Instructors. We are currently not accepting additional applications for instructors.

Once authorized and approved, swim lessons may be provided to TALEGA RESIDENTS ONLY and may only take place at the Talega Clubhouse pools. Swim lessons are not permitted at the Saluda and Tierra Grande Pools. Only the Talega Tiger Sharks will have permission to continue the swim team at Saluda

Each authorized instructor will have their picture posted at the gate so that all homeowners know who is allowed to be instructing. All others will be asked to discontinue the instruction and/or to apply for authorization if they wish to continue teaching. Approved contracts are good for a one-year calendar term.

In order for a person to apply to become an authorized instructor at the Talega pools, they must be requested by at least one homeowner of Talega; this information is requested on page 5 of the contract.  

Additional stipulations can be found on the attached Application and Agreement for Instructional Services and Use of Facilities. Please return this packet to the Talega Swim and Athletic Club or via email to TALEGA@ciramail.com.

Homeowners that have a “friend” or “relative” teaching swimming to them at No Charge, must sign “Exhibit B,” the Participant Waiver, Release, and Assumption of Risk Agreement. This should be carried with them during all instructional times.

Should you have any questions regarding the policy, please contact the Talega Swim & Athletic Club at (949) 361-8466.

With the swim season here, please take a moment to review the following pool & safety rules and practices with your children:

Talega Pool Facilities

Click HERE to view Approved Talega Swim Instructors

Click HERE to view the Swim Agreement

Living in Talega you have access to three pool facilities. Talega Swim and Athletic Clubhouse (Resort pool, Lap pool, and a Splash-n-play). The second pool facility is the Saluda Lap Pool and is located at 380 Calle Saluda. The third pool facility is the Tierra Grande Recreation Pool and is located at 401 Camino Tierra Grande. The Lap pools are 25 yards.

Pool Hotline: (949) 361-8466
Pool Hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Pool Temperatures:  Recreational 81-84, and Lap pools (79-82)
The Recreation/Resort pool is heated April – October.
Tierra Grande Pool is heated April – October.
The TSAC Lap pool is open and heated year-round.  
Saluda Pool is open and heated year-round.

Pool Reminders

  • Please do not drop your children off at the Swim & Athletic Club if they are under the age of 14. They are NOT allowed in the pool area unless accompanied by a parent or adult (over the age of 18)
  • During the summer months, pool monitors are scheduled.  The primary function is to ensure the well-being of Talega residents and guests and to enforce the TMC policies.
  • As you gather with family and friends for a fun-filled day at the pool, remember that each home is permitted a maximum of five (5) guests per day at the pool facilities.
  • All pools are open for recreation use, although the lap pools are designed for lap swimmers. Please do not hand on the lane lines or swim across in front of the lap swimmers. 
  • Foam noodles are NOT allowed in the resort pool or the lap pool unless they are used with a specific conditioning class with an instructor. The foam breaks apart and gets caught in the circulation system.
  • Plastic blow-up toys, life rings, baby boats, and floating apparatus are not allowed. The only flotation devices that may be used are U.S. Coast Guard-approved with the Coast Guard approved seal on the device. “Water Wings” or “Swimmies” are called Puddle Jumpers and are US Coast Guard Approved. You may buy them from places like Amazon or Target.
  • For safety reasons, only the following water toys are permitted at any of the pool facilities: Blow up beach balls, diving rings, and similar diving toys, plastic masks, and goggles.
  • Disposable diapers are NOT allowed (even with the rubber pants) as they break apart and form a film on the pool water surface. Swim diapers are allowed provided they are worn with plastic pants. 
  • Alcoholic beverages, glass, pets, smoking, bicycles, roller-skates/blades and skateboards, and portable BBQs are NOT permitted.