The brightest highlight of the Academy’s activities is the privately lifeguarded beachfront along the west edge of our campus. The beach is generally open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on the weekends, and from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm on weekday afternoons.
This gives plenty of time for surfers, boogie boarders, and beach-goers to enjoy the Pacific coastline. It also allows students of Army and Navy Academy some time out of uniform to catch some waves on San Diego’s scenic northern coast.
The Academy’s six-lane, 25-yard pool is located on the northeast corner of campus. It is open on Saturdays from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm for a swim clinic, lap swim, and/or drop in water polo.
The swim clinic allows students who may have had a hard time passing the swim test continue to practice so they can achieve a better score on their next swim test. Students who like to swim for exercise may use the pool during this time, too. Sometimes, the pool is opened when the beach is closed due to weather or another reason for closure.
The Academy’s Weekend Aquatics Department offers on-campus Red Cross Lifeguard and United States Lifesaving Association Junior Lifeguard courses free of charge in the spring months.
The Red Cross Lifeguard course offers actual Red Cross Lifeguard certification with a student’s committed completion of the course. Once certified, students can apply for employment at any pool accepting Red Cross Lifeguard Certification in the country.