Local lap pools.

Swimming is easy and fun.  Whether you swim poorly, or like a dolphin, the exercise is all the same.  There is always someone in the pool or on the deck willing to give you tips and pointers if you ask.  A proper pool is 25 yards long, has lane lines, and hours set aside for lap swimming only.   

The Truckee Donner Community Pool in Truckee is a great place to lap swim.  It’s an indoor 6 lane pool with hot showers and only costs $5 dollars for non residents.  All levels of swimmers are welcome.  I’ve seen beginners to Debbie Meyer (Olympic Gold Medalist) swimming here.  You position yourself in a lane based on ability.  Faster swimmers use the middle lanes and slower swimmers use the outside lanes. 
Truckee Donner Community Pool
Tahoe area lap pools open to the public.

Truckee Donner Community Pool, 11725 Donner Pass Road, behind Tahoe-Truckee High School. 530-582-7725  $5 dollar daily fee. 

Incline Village Community Pool, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV (Behind the Hyatt).  This is an indoor pool,  8 lanes wide and 25 yards long.  775-832-1321  $15 dollar daily fee. 

Idlewild Swim Center, 1805 Idlewild Drive, Reno, NV. 775-334-2267  This is an outdoor 8 lane 50 meter pool or 16 lane 25 yard pool. 

South Lake Tahoe Community Pool, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe.  530-542-6056  This is a 6 lane outdoor pool that they put a bubble over in the winter. 

Carson Valley Swim Center, 1600 Highway 88, Minden, NV  775-782-8840  This facility has an indoor and an outdoor 25 yard pool.  $3.50 dollar daily fee.

There are a number of private pools that have lap swimming, but they aren’t open to the public.  Tahoe Donner has a nice pool, but if you don’t belong to the Association, you can't get in.