To go in the deep end, there's a quick swim test (two short lengths of the pool and then treading water), which you should plan to take or you'll be mobbed by girl scouts and other day campers in the shallow end. I took my goggles and tried to do some laps, which was mildly successful, more for the fun factor of dodging around teenagers than the actual workout. The lifeguards are chill and cute, you can dive off the deep end of the pool, changing rooms are clean, and snacks are $1.25 at the vending machine: there's literally nothing not to like about Roberts Pool and you're pretty much guaranteed a fun afternoon in the sun.
DAY 2 RUNDOWN
Info & Hours: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/roberts
|Roberts Pool @ 10570 Skyline Blvd., Oakland|
|It costs money. Swim suits required. |