The Dolphin Club is a volunteer-led community of 1800+ members, centered at Aquatic Park, with a boathouse at Lake Merced. The club was founded in 1877 with twenty-five charter members whose commitment to spending more time in and on the bay continues to inspire today’s Dolphins.
The Dolphin Club is currently open seven days a week, 5 a.m.-10 p.m. to members. Public access day-use hours are Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Visitors need to sign the Dolphin Club waiver and pay a $10 fee at the front door. Visitors should ring the front-door doorbell to gain entry. For additional information contact email@example.com.
Our 1,800 members swim in the waters of Aquatic Park and around the world; row in the San Francisco Bay, on Lake Merced, and elsewhere; play in handball tournaments; work out in our bay-view weight room; and participate in the annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
The club is made of its place and its people. In addition to sharing sporting activities, many members say that their club experience and friendships have been built and enriched through volunteering and participating in the life of the club. There are many ways to be involved, including events, governance, community support, and fleet and facility maintenance.