If you can’t head west to the ocean, why not catch smaller waves by dipping into San Jose State’s new Student Recreation and Aquatic Center — dubbed S-RACK — which features two pools — a 21-lane competition lap pool that will be home to SJSU’s swim, diving and water polo teams and a large recreation pool that includes an additional six lanes.
The rec pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and an area for outdoor yoga. It also features a barbecue area, umbrellas, basketball hoops, volleyball net and obstacle course. Current SJSU students have free access to the facility, but it’s also open to the community at large, with pool-only memberships as well as summer pool passes for families of four through Aug. 16.
Details: $5-$10 daily. 324 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose;