20 best Sonoma County swimming spots to cool you off this summer

The Healdsburg Swim Center offers unlimited lap swim passes for $65 monthly and boasts a 25-meter, 8-lane competition pool with a diving board. Recreational swimming is also available. (JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat)


Ah, summer afternoon. It's a beautiful pair of words, as Henry James wrote, made even better with the prospect of swimming.

With temperatures rising into the 80s and beyond, Sonoma County residents are heading to the water. From a local swimming pool to the Russian River, there are plenty of refreshing options when it's time to take a dip.

Check out the gallery above for 20 community pools, lagoons, rivers and ocean spots perfect for spending the first lazy days of summer break.

(This piece was originally published in 2017 but has been updated with 2018 prices.) Have fun!